Monday, June 02, 2014

Vibrant Flowers & Butterflies

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well.

My designs today feature vibrant colours with the gorgeous and versatile Briar Rose Butterfly and Harebell Butterfly sets by Chocolate Baroque .    I'm drawn to greens & blue but there are lots of other beautiful colours to play with.

I'm entering this first design below into this week's  Less is More Challenge as the theme is to 'use more than one stamp'  -  I've used 3 on this card.  I haven't had a chance to enter this challenge for a while, it's a great blog to see gorgeous CAS designs. 


The background above was created by blending Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over a circle cut in cardstock.  I stamped a fragment from Textured Fragments with the Picked Raspberry ink.  The flowers from Harebell Butterfly were stamped with black archival ink.  The sentiment is from the fabulous Mackintosh Sentiments.

And below is definately not CAS in the same vibrant colours:



The large background is Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks that I stamped onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.   I dragged the cardstock through the ink and when dry I stamped the branch with both colours.

The smaller background is using the same technique but with Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.   I used the Harlequin stencil by TCW to add the diamond pattern.

I stamped the gorgeous image from Briar Rose Butterfly with Cobalt Archival Ink and coloured with Prisma Pencils.  I stamped the image a second time to decoupage the butterflies which are popped up over the background.   I added stickles to the butterfly wings.


Here is a look at the fabulous Briar Rose Butterfly and Harebell Butterfly sets



If you have time to visit the CB Design Team we have lots to show this month, my teammates have created beautiful designs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

34 comments:

  1. Your have made some wonderful and vibrant creations with those lovely stamps! Valerie

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  2. Such amazing colours in the first project Shirley and a very beautiful second one with great use of the stamps in both

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. Lovely sunny colours on both Shirley.

    Hope your week is a good one.

    B x

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  4. Wunderschön, Shirley...
    Die Sonne scheint heute nicht, und da freut sich meine Seele über diese herrlichen leuchtenden Karten.

    Sophie xx

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  5. Both are beautiful makes Shirley and how cheering those vibrant colours look.

    Warm hugs from Shirl x x

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  6. Wow, two stunning cards. Love the colours, so vibrant. Hope Archie and Sheena are both well.

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  7. The first card is such a happy card Shirley, and the second very stylish.
    Gorgeous.
    Kind regards, Alie :-)

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  8. Two stunning cards Shirley, such wonderful colours too. They seem to match the rose bushs in your blog header. I hope you had a great weekend and didn't over do it in the garden.

    Sue xx

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  9. Oh.. Wow beautiful colours, Greetings Janny

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  10. Two so different pieces and I like them both! Good to see red/pink in such a beautiful way on the backgrounds! And a stunning CAS-card! Have a sunny-good week, Gerrina

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  11. I love both of these and such lovely vibrant colours Shirley. The colouring of the Briar Rose is beautiful with the pretty detailed stamped and stencilled background and popped on that lovely purple card. The second is so elegant with the Harebells stamped over the patterned circle and so perfectly CAS. x

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  12. Both so beautiful Shirley! Love your colours on these cards, summery and warm! Xxx

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  13. Two fabulous cards Shirley but I love your LIM entry
    Margaret (Guest Designer LIM)

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  14. Two beauties today, Shirley! Love the card in the post below. I'm going to have a go at this CAS technique. Love the focal circle.

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  15. two stunning cards, beautiful designed as always!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  16. Great LIM card, I love that textured fragments stamp you used on the background!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  17. Oh wow Shirley, stunning cards both of them!! Very clever how you did the top one specially, but they are both gorgeous!!

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  18. great cards shirley
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

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  19. Love the colors & love both cards which are indeed opposites! You are so talented, Shirley!

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  20. 2 fantastic cards Shirley, the LIM one just tops it for me with the stunning background and beautiful colours.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  21. Your cards are gorgeous. Love them both.

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  22. Both very beautiful Shirley and totally different makes. Another stunning use of colours.

    Warm hugs from Shirl x x

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  23. The way you paint the stamped images is spectacular. Thanks again for your detailed description of the colours and processes, these are mouth-watering names of colours.

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  24. Beautifull cards Shirley. I love the colours. And....I love this stamps especially the Briar rose set. They are on my wishlist You used this stamps on such a lovely way.
    "lieve groetjes" Saakje.

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  25. Both cards are amazing and different. I especially love the colors of the second one. Great stamps, too.

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  26. Two amazingly gorgeous cards...love the colours on both ..xx

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  27. Hello Shirley, these are beautiful and refreshing!

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  28. Wow Shirley, super vibrant cards, fab!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More
    Anne LIM Designer

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  29. Beautiful warm cards Shirley!

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  30. What gorgeous cards, Shirley - and mouth-watering colour, as usual!

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  31. Well, I have to say I love the technique you used for the first one and the colors are vibrant and beautiful. The second one is just as lovely, but with warmth and energy. I really like the color combination.

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  32. I love the cards and the circle really adds something special to your cards. Very inspiring.

    Great colour combos in your fabulous style

    Hugs Annie x

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  33. re: pinterest; the butterfly card brought me here! :) I love the color combinations, I guess I want spring to come! :) thanks for sharing and inspiring ! I love your creations!

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !