Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer Fairies by Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. 

I have a few designs to show today using Chocolate Baroque's beautiful Summer Fairies Collection.    

The first design above features the beautiful fairy and butterfly from July Fairy and the Freesia from June Fairy.    The sentiment is from Fairyland Words.
I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink at the top and Mowed Lawn on the bottom of the background.  I used a ripped piece of cardstock to vary the shades.  I also used Mustard Seed Distress Ink with a piece of cardstock with a circle cut out as a mask for the sun,  which I also outlined with a white Gelly roll pen.    The Freesia was stamped with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

The rest of the stamping was done with Cobalt Archival Ink and the colouring with Intense pencils.   The butterfly is decoupaged and popped up.  I also used lots of stickles on the fairy wings and a little on the butterfly.  I added holograph glitter with a glue pen on her dress.

You can see the glitter in this close up below:

This next design above features one of the silhouette fairies, vine & miniature sunflower from June Fairy along with flowers from Sunny Sunflowers (which compliment the Summer Fairies very well). 

The large background above was created with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using the Acrylic Block technique.   I also stamped the Vine and Freesia with Mowed Lawn DI.

The smaller background above was created with Mustard Seed DI using the Acrylic Block technique.  The flowers were stamped with Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.  The Fairy was stamped with black Archival Ink.  I bleached her wings and added Diamond Stickles.

The little flowers and leaves were coloured with Distress Inks as well.  I highlighted with a white Gelly roll pen.    The flourish are die cut using Crealies CL CS 02.

The third and last design today features the beautiful August Fairy and the mushroom from November FairyJoy is from Artistic Expressions.

The background was created using Lemon, Calypso Teal & Cut grass Dylusions Inks.   I spritzed with water and then sprinkled course sea salt.   After letting it dry & shaking off the salt,  I stamped the images with Cobalt Archival Ink.   I bleached out the colour from all the images and then painted with Dylusions Inks (on my craft mat, using water & brush).   When everything was dry I outlined with a white Gelly roll pen and added stickles to her wings. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


  1. all those fairies are amazing - you make them so special - beautiful artwork Shirley..uniquel!
    I always adore your colors and the always absolut perfect composition in your pieces!
    Happy weekend dear Shirley!

  2. Wonderful cards, and I ove the greens and blues you have used. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Three stunning cards, love all the backgrounds. Hope Archie and Sheena are both well.

  4. Certainly magical Shirley. The background are just amazing

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Just stunning Shirley! Love your gorgeous backgrounds and those stamps are so beautiful and detailed, fantastic work!

  6. These stamps fit you so well Shirley...3 gorgeous cards, with a magical look!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

  7. Three stunning cards Shirley. I see your signiture colours are back in use again (I'm missed them). I love these wonderful fairies and what you've done with them.

    Sue xx

  8. Wonderful designed and colored, really magic cards as if they come from a fairytale.
    Wish you a magical Friday
    xox Anja

  9. Wow, you have been busy Shirley. These are all so pretty, and all with such lovely background stamping. I love the freesias and the gorgeous glittery fairy in the first, and I particularly love the background stamping in the second with the beautiful sunflowers, vines, and the freesia again, but I think my favourite is the third because I just adore the colour of the toadstools, and the sprinkled salt background. You always use colour so perfectly Shirley. Have a lovely weekend. x

  10. Traumhaft schön, wie immer, liebe Shirley...
    Ist das dein Garten?
    Es sieht herrlich romantisch aus. Aber ich weiß auch, wieviel Zeit und Arbeit darin steckt.
    Schönes WE
    Umarmung von Sophie

  11. Gorgeous, all of them, wow love stamp arrived today and I am eager to try them out...just need to get some backing for them and try and cut them out neatly....thanks for the encouragement. Now I know I can order more in the future. xx
    The Journey is the Start

  12. Hello Shirley,
    it was a long time ago but I'm back, what a beautiful cards you have made... Gorgeous!

    Have a nice weekend, Annemie.

  13. You do have fun with your art materials and these bare stamps. I love reading about all the colours. I'm fascinated by the sun and the way you masked it off and outlined it, maybe that's standard stamping practice but it sounds pretty clever and skillful to me.
    I agree with Susi, your compositions are always perfect, that is not easy either.
    These three cards are outstanding, Shirley, I think you have excelled yourself in this post.

  14. A lovely selection of card Shirley. I love the colours on your first, especially love how you have stamped the flowers in the green and added the colouring in the same tone - a gorgeous effect. The colouring on the fairy and butterfly are smashing too. That second card is a stunner, beautiful background I love the combination of the green splodges with the overstamping , it works so well. and the use of the flower behind the fairy on the main panel is super. The black sets that all off a treat.. The salt background on your last card is smashing and I really love the effect you have achieved on your magical blue mushrooms!!! Have a good weekend. Elaine x

  15. Shirley, you have totally spoiled us with this post and the array of sensational works of art!! That first card, in particular, really blew my socks off! It is so beautifully colored and glittered, and exquisitely executed!! They're all bedazzling!! Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Hello Shirley, as ever so beautiful. I always enjoy your work. Love Vera

  17. Wow I absolutely adore your cards, Shirley. Beautifully done!
    Mar x

  18. Beautiful cards again! And in your colours... Love the serenity of the first, the fine details on the second and the blue fantasy mushrooms on the third! Have a happy weekend, Gerrina

  19. wow they are magical!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Groetjes Karin x

  20. Wow Shirley your fairy cards are so beautiful and full of fantasy. My favourite is the green one, very amazing.
    Have a nice sunday.
    Dear Greetings

  21. WOW shirely,all your fairy cards are amazing,soo beautiful,loved all.
    have a great sunday :-)

    Lovely greetings Jeannette

  22. Three more beauties, Shirley! Such a beautiful mix of colors on each card! And the butterfly on the first card looks so real! Beautiful!

  23. Wow Shirley I really love these beautiful cards, great colours and techniques, I can't say which one I like the most because they are all three my favorites!!!


  24. All so very delicate and pretty Shirley, love them! Xx

  25. Wow, 3 beautiful cards Shirley! Love the BG with the salt technique and the sparkling wings on the "magic happens" card! Gr, Linda

  26. Amazing three cards, the colors are FANTASTIC.

  27. You do work magic with these images, Shirley! Love them all, especially the first one with that gorgeous glitter!

  28. Look at you go, go, go with those fairy stamps! Wow! The first one reminds me of Cicely Mary Barker fairies. We've got a few of her tiny books, full of gorgeous images. That's what I am thinking of, looking at your goodies today. :) You always do these fabulously-colored backgrounds SO well, Shirley.

    Hope life's been treating you good! Hugs!

  29. Beautiful makes Shirley. The backgrounds are fabulous and quite magical

    TFS Annie x


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