Monday, September 22, 2014

Working with new Stencils in a pink room!

Hello blogging friends, I hope you are all doing well.     We are finally settled into our new home, happy to have most of the big projects done, it was a busy summer and suddenly Fall has arrived.   We are still working on our new gardens but I finally found time for crafting, which sure feels good :)

I was frustrated one day while still waiting for my 'craft studio' to be painted and decided it could stay pink for a while.  I'm not a 'pink girl' and it's the only room in the house that needs re-painting.    My husband has been working hard and ran out of time so I unpacked all my boxes, put away the drawers, a new desk was assembled and I'm able to 'play' again!

Ryn from Design by Ryn sent me her fabulous new stencils prior to our move, two were still waiting for me to 'work' with them.    What I came up with seems very familiar, either I've created similar designs or I've been influenced by my talented DT teammates.   I did have fun and as you can see I've used my 'go to' or 'fav' colour combos !

I used Dylusions inks, gold Glimmermist and Gesso on both Designs.



Design by Ryn stamps above:  Sea Bubbles Set and Candra (the Moth)
Design by Ryn stencils above:  Flowing Branches (faint) and Maidenhair Fern (with Gesso)



Design by Ryn stamps above:  Striped Reed Set.  The words are from a freebie from the Craftstamper magazine.
Design by Ryn stencils above:  Flowing Branches (with Gesso), Floral Spirals, Maidenhair Fern

It was great to have a creative 'interlude' but I'm back working on gardens and getting ready for a family visit from overseas, so my blogging time is still limited for a while.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week,
Shirleyx

33 comments:

  1. Dear Shirley,
    I'm glad you are now settled into your new home and you can be creative again.
    Your both creations are so beautiful, I love the combination of colors stamps and stencils very much.
    Have a nice day,
    big hugs Anja

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  2. Happy to hear you are settling in well Shirley! I hope the pink is all painted for you soon.
    It is amazing how we crafters miss stamps and inks when RL gets in the way.
    As always two beautiful creations - I love the colours you have used and the stencils are lush! Hope you get some time for you soon Karen x

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  3. It shows, that you can survive the pink room Shirley...you're creativity is still there. Lovely cards in great colours and nice use of the stamps and stencils from Ryn.
    Enjoy your time with the family.
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  4. Both cards are fabulous Shirley....
    why not a pink craftroom.. pink is powerful and lovely!

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  5. Glad you are back Shirley even if briefly, and that your new home is getting sorted out, and even with a pink craft room your creativity shines through as normal. I love this colour combo and Ryn's stamps and stencils work together beautifully. x

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  6. Great to see you again Shirley. You must feel very relieved now that the worst of the move is over, and there are worse things than pink rooms! Love what you have made, Ryn's stamps are all gorgeous, and I love those cool colours. Wish you lots of joy and happiness in your new home, hugs, Valerie

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  7. Glad you've settled into your new craft room, I'm not a pink girl either so know how you feel! Love the cards you have made.

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  8. Two stunning creations. Hope you are enjoying your new home. I know it must be hard still and hugs to Archie. Take care.

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  9. Wow! You are back with a lovely theme - the day before Autumn is ushered in! Your masterpieces look more like Florida than Canada! While I am in love with your moth card and it's background and intricacies, it is your 2nd card which has really touched my soul - the way that the white trees climb upward, and that the leaves abound in a mystical manner. The light beneath and through the leaves is especially mesmerizing. Gorgeous! hugs, de

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  10. Wunderschöne Karten, liebe Shirley.
    Ich freue mich jedesmal, wenn du deine neuen herrlichen Werke einstellst.

    Dein herbstliches Foto ist einfach umwerfend schön.
    Ist das wirklich dein Garten?
    Traumhaft.
    Nach vielem Regen heute vormittag, kam dann ab Mittag die Sonne hervor.
    Und der Wind hat viel Walnüsse abgeschüttelt :-)

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  11. Hey Shirley, these pieces feel like you to me. You definitely have your own style that shines through in whatever you create. Might be easier to see from the outside :) Anyways, I love both of them. The colour combinations feel like your favourite colours with an Autumn twist (the yellow). Thanks so much!!!

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  12. Hi Shirley so glad to hear your almost settled in your new home been through that myself and it's soooooooo tiring! but so pleased your back with your fab creations and this one is no exception really stunning:) lots of huggles Sue xx

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  13. Both are stunning Shirley, great use of Ryns stamps and stencils.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  14. Both card are so beautiful Shirley.
    I wish you joy and happiness in your new house.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  15. Beutiful cards Shirley, glad to hear that you can play again :)

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  16. Two beautiful cards Shirley, so lovely to see these familier colours pop up on your blog again after your break. I'm glad that you seem to have settled into your new home and I'm sure, and even if the room is pink, that getting you crafty stash out and playing with it again has helped. Hope you get the garden sorted before your visitors arrive.

    Sue xx

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  17. Welcome back to live blogland, Shirley! Both are lovely pictures with the amazing depth of colour you manage to achieve.

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  18. Stunning, both of them and I am so glad you managed to get settled in your new craft room! It's great to see your beautiful creations again and these are just beautiful!!

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  19. So glad you are back making beautiful things for us to look at! Gorgeous cards in scrummy colours as always, big hugs teamie! :) xx

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  20. Gorgeous cards Shirley, love the vibrant colours as always. Glad to hear you are settled in and happily creating in your garden, Cathy x

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  21. Hi teamie, glad to see you are creating in your new place! Two beautiful cards in the ' Shirley' colors. As Ryn said, your style is recognizable and that's great! The stencils are great mm? hugs xx<Miranda

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  22. wow Shirley , these cards look really wonderfull, love your designs and you colours,very much, Ryn, can be proud of her designerteam members!!

    Have a wonderful week!!
    Greetings
    Maria

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  23. Both great cards! I love stencils... Good that you can work your creative ideas out again! Enjoy the new house and the new memories you will have in it! Hugs, Gerrina

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  24. Lovely to see you back Shirley and to know all is going well for you in your new place. I am sure you will miss the beautiful garden you used to have but I bet it won't be long before this one is just as beautiful.

    Great cards with the new Ryn goodies.

    Love Chrissie x

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  25. Gorgeous cards Shirley!
    I love the colours and beautiful stencils.
    I wish you happiness in your new home...


    Greetings,
    Annemie.

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  26. You jumped right back into step. Beautiful creations. Love the glitz in the first one and the detail in the second one. - Jim

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  27. These are two wonderful cards. Love the fresh greens and blues.

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  28. Hi Shirley, wow, two fantastic creations here, loving the colour schemes, thank you for visiting and leaving such lovely comments on my blog xx Zoe xx

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  29. Both are stunning creations! I see your new studio comes complete with creativity! Glad you are back in the groove! Hugs,
    Ellen

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  30. Fabulous colour tones plus the butterfly is amazing.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  31. You may not prefer pink, but I'm told it's very creative & soothing in its atmospheric auras. Sure looks like it was with this beauty. Gotta check out Ryn's stencils. Really love what you did with this one. Glad you are back in the crafting world once again. My admiration for getting your craft space organized so quickly. Hugs & TFS

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  32. Ganz bezaubernd, eine wunderschöne Karte!
    lg Uli

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  33. I've been thinking about you, Shirley--glad you're getting settled & able to share your beautiful creations again! So sorry you lost your fur-baby--never easy no matter how old they are. Hugs, Greta

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