Monday, September 29, 2014

Autumn's Vibrant Colours

Hello blogging friends, I hope you had a great weekend.   We enjoyed 'summer like' temperatures and lots of sunshine.   The leaves are showing gorgeous vibrant oranges early this fall.    It must have something to do with our cool wet summer and recent cold nights.

I used a couple of Design by Ryn's fabulous stencils and a Fairy stamp to create this Autumn design.   


The background was created with Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.  I blended Distress Inks over the Flowing Branches stencil and  bronze Viva 3D Decor Modelling Creme over the Maiden Hair Fern stencil.  I stamped Dragon Fly Faerie with coffee Archival Ink, coloured with Prisma Pencils, cut her out and attached over the background.  I also added holograph glitter to her wings. Autumn is from Chocolate Baroque's November Fairy set. 

Thanks for your visit and have a great week,
Shirleyx

32 comments:

  1. Wow, stunning colours. I adore the background you created. Hope you are doing ok. Sending purrs to Archie from Skipper, who is out in the rain. :)

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  2. Nice to see you back Shirley and looks like I missed one last week, afraid I didn't get time for much blogging, instead a week of cooking for a special party.

    Loving the Autumnal colours here.

    Hope you are settling into your new home.

    B x

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  3. Love the gorgeous warm Autumn tones you have used Shirley, and then the softer tones on the fairy, and that Decor gold is so luxurious. x

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  4. Wow, what a gorgeous card, love the autumn colours. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Stunning card and colours Shirley. I love the look of the new stencils Ryn has bought out (not bought any yet) and they go beautifully with the fairy stamp.

    Sue xx

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  6. Hey Shirley, I LOVE the gold Maidenhair Fern over top of the rich Autumn colours in this. Also love the shimmer on the wings and colouring on the faerie's dress. Thanks so much Shirley :)

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  7. What a great world for the fairy to fly in, Shirley...such a friendly, warm card!
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  8. Great all that orange! Looks super with the gold and sweet fairie! Luckely it looks green here, with a little bit of autumn colour on some edges... Enjoy your week, Gerrina

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  9. what a fiery choice of colors....AWESOME!

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  10. Beautiful combination of autumn colors, stencils and stamps.
    I hope you are well in your new home:-)
    Big hugs Anja

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  11. Wow Shirley, beautiful card, i love the warm autumn colors...

    Greetings, Annemie.

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  12. It's good to see you back, making these wonderful cards with your beautiful colours. I especially like the golden leaves here and the whole picture is just so happy.

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  13. Wonderful card! I love the Fairy stamp and the lovely autumnal colours.
    Mar x

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  14. Hi Shirley, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, and for becoming a follower. I'm delighted to return the compliment. Your work is superb. I love this card, the background is stunning, the colours are beautiful, and the fairy looks as if she is really flying. I've just had a lovely wander through some of your blog pages and see lots to inspire me. And I can so identify with your comments about moving house and the amount of craft stuff you have! We did the same three years ago, I had a good clear out before we moved but seem still to have just as much stash! Fortunately my hubby is, like yours, very handy at building storage. You can see on my blog how my new craft room progressed. Anyway, I look forward to seeing lots more of your lovely projects.

    Lynne x

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  15. Beautifully done Shirley!! Love the warm fall feel! fabulous stenciling and sweet fairy!

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  16. Wow Shirley this is just stunning, great colours great image , wonderful colours , I LOVE IT!!!!Super!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  17. Gosh Shirley this really gives you a lift when you see all those vibrant colours on your card. Beautiful make as usual.

    Hope all is going well in your new home sweets. x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  18. Stunning card Shirley

    Love Chrissie x

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  19. Beautiful rich colours, gorgeous card! Xx

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous card! Wonderful autumn feeling!!

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  21. wow this looks stunning!
    Love colors in combination with the golden color of the maiden hair fern stencil! groetjes Karin x

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  22. Your colours orange and golden look so good to me. The background is amazing. A wonderful autumn card.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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  23. Oh MY! Shirley, you have outdone yourself! And while I enjoy every beautiful pixel of your masterpiece, I am in love with the golden maidenhair textured on top! GORGEOUS! xo

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  24. Love the rich colors and that glistening bronze embossing cream. That's a color I've not seen around our area. Really looks terrific with the rich depth of your background and the pretty fairy. (You would be a whiz at what I did with the Autumn butterfly. It's fun to work with the pearlescent colors.) Hope the house moving project is going fine for you, and Happy wkend. TFS & Hugs

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  25. I, really love this card dear Shirley, (I know I did mention it before) I didn't receive any mail , it happens all the time I don't know way, but there is somthing that doesn't want us to mail or send cards(haha)
    Greetings
    Maria

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  26. Fantastisch, was für schöne Farben!
    lg Uli

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  27. Hi Shirley....lovely to see you back blogging. Hope the house move went well and you are settling in to your new home.
    Your card is gorgeous....so rich and vibrant with that gold....stunning make. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  28. I'm just getting around to seeing this, Shirley, and I'm floored, as always by your talent with color and design!! That bronze looks like solid gold! I hope you continue to have a lovely fall! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. Such a beauty--always love seeing your creations, Shirley!

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