Thursday, July 03, 2014

Beauty with New Fragment stamps

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   I've been very busy this Spring & Summer and still don't have as much time for creativity and visiting blogs as I would like.  I'm also having some troubles with blogger, my slow Internet system and have trouble looking at blogs.   It can take forever to open pages and unfortunately right now I don't have the time to wait.    Life will calm down again eventually and hopefully we will find a better Internet provider.

I was very excited to see Chocolate Baroque's July Stamps of the month which are fabulous new Fragment sets - Harlequin and Tangled Fragments.  The possibilities with these are endless and my talented teammates at the Design Team have been creating gorgeous samples.

I recently bought the beautiful Sunny Sunflowers set (it was on my wish list for a long while) and decided to pair them up with some of the new fragment stamps.


Chocolate Baroque stamp sets used for above card - Harlequin Fragments, Sunny Sunflowers and Artistic Expressions.

The background was created by using an Acrylic block and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  I stamped one of the fragments with the same ink and the more solid design with Peacock Feathers DI.     I embossed the flower and leaves with gold and painted with Tom Bow markers.  I also added liquid pearls to the centre.  I decoupaged the flower and leaves and popped up to attach.

And below is another design with a green background using the same stamps:


Chocolate Baroque stamp sets used for above card - Harlequin Fragments, Sunny Sunflowers and Birthday Words.

The background was created by using an Acrylic block and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  I stamped one fragment with Olive Archival Ink and embossed the other one with gold.   Again I embossed the sunflower and leaves with gold.  I stamped the flower twice, decoupaged and popped it  up over the background.

And here is a look at the two new Harlequin and Tangled Fragments which are offered for sale individually or as a multi-buy special. 




Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

36 comments:

shirley-bee said...

Fab cards, Shirley - love those background stamps!

Willy said...

Wow...what a beautiful sunny cards, love how you putting it all together!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Shirley, stunning cards both of them!! The background stamps look great and I love that Sunflower stamp, think that will have to go on my wishlist too.... Both cards are just gorgeous!!!

chrissies said...

Beautiful sunny colours and images and wonderful embossing.

Love Chrissie x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great stamps, love the gold embossing with the yellow/green/blue colours Shirley.
greetings, Alie

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful indeed! Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful design Shirley!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful new cards, my favorit is the first with the sunny background.
Have a nice day dear Shirley,
big hugs Anja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, stunning cards Shirley. A great combination of the fragment stamps, the wonderful colours you've used and the gorgeous sunny sunflowers. I love them both.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Another gorgeous stunning and beautiful card...xx
aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards Shirley, and those fragments in the background paired with the beautiful sunflowers make the prettiest cards. I especially love that mustard seed you have used on the first card as it feels like summer to me. I keep looking at that sunflower set and it is definitely on my list. x

Nan G said...

Fab backgrounds! Love the new fragment stamps. And that sunflower...wow! Also going on the wish list.

Irish Cherokee said...

Both cards are well done and beautiful. I am partial to the first one myself. The coloring on both is quite good.

Gerrina said...

Wow great backgrounds! The cards are so sunny on those colours! Love the gold embossing it ads more. Hope you have some sun to enjoy at your part of the world... Hugs, Gerrina

Karin said...

Wow two stunning cards, great colors and beautiful
Stamps on the background!
Groetjes karin x

kaybee said...

I always love the colour palette you use - stunning cards!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! You still have time to do these gorgeous cards + all the other behind-the-scenes. The gold embossing is very elegant with your fantasy cards! hugs, de

Rianne Timmers said...

Heel mooie kaarten en mooie achtergronden.
Liefs Rianne

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Shirley! Sorry I've been MIA, too! Holding my challenge really took time away from my visiting. I always love to come by and catch up with, however. I'm just loving these latest works in the bright yellows and blues and greens! So fresh and summery!! Enjoy your summer and being outdoors!! Hugs, Darnell

sheila 77 said...

These two sunflower cards are so lovely in their summery colours, you have a wonderful style that is your own, Shirley.

Margik said...

Fabulous cards and great fragment stamps. Love the background.
Mar x

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I do love your card with these wondeful sunflowers! Great und sunny colours, too!

Jeannette said...

WOW,wonderful cards, i loved both pieces,espeically the sunny one,loove it so much.
have a nice sunny day,greetings jeannette

Barbara said...

Love both of these samples, Shirley.....in fact I love all of your work, especially the green ones, for some bizarre reason. Those stamps look very interesting, just gonna pop over for a liitle peep at the CB website x

Sue said...

Stunning card Shirley and I think a lot of people have had trouble with blogger I know mine has been a right pain!!! have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Annemie said...

Wow Shirley, beautiful cards!
Great colors, the backgrounds are gorgeous...

Have a nice weekend,
Annemie.

MaryH said...

Hi Shirley, I've been MIA for a bit, and still playing catchup. Zipped over tonight to enjoy these 2 beauties. I don't think Anyone uses those DI backgrounds quite as beautifully as you do. Each of these is a stunner, and I especially loved the gold embossing & coloring on #1. Those fragments go so well with the marvelous flower image. Your garden banner is so pretty, I can just imagine you out there cutting some flowers to bring inside and arrange. Take care, and hope you get a chance to slow down a bit. Also that blogger starts to behave. Hugs & TFS

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, your colours are amazing and I love the gold embossing, Cathy x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous creations,as always Shirley - your colouring is amazing. Sorry I don't get around to comment as much as I would like to - life seems to get in the way of blogging sometimes. If only there were 48 hours in the day!!

I hope your 'puter problems can be sorted out soon -it's so frustrating when the system slows down.

Hope you and yours are well. hugs, Sylvia xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both cards are wonderful. Always love these fresh summer colors.

friemelchen said...

So schön sind die beiden, wunderbar die sonnigen Farben und Motive!
lg Uli

Greta said...

Oh so gorgeous, Shirley! Love the gold embossing & all the images you used!

Sophie said...

Mein Gott, Shirley...
mir fehlen die Worte...
Einfach ein Traum, nein, Träume :-)

Umarmung und liebe Grüße

Ryn Tanaka said...

Oooo! I am just loving the vibrance of the first card!!! Great job with those stamps Shirley.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
These are absolutely beautiful cards! I love them very much, such pretty sunflower stamps and such gorgeous colours! Beautiful backgrounds and great idea to combine them with the fragments! You made very beautiful cards here, really love them!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Shona said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! How did I miss these beauties? Those are FABULOUS! They make me happy just looking at them!