Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vintage Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.

I have a design to show today that was great fun creating.  I've been hoarding collecting flower dies for a while, but don't play with them often.  I get 'stuck' in my comfort zone but I drool over flowers on designs that I see at talented blogger's posts and Pinterest.

I didn't have room to keep my Cuttlebug out in my other craft room.   I've gained more space in my new "studio" and have a spot to keep a new Press Boss die cutting machine out which is making it easier to play with dies.   Yes we downsized our home but I've ended up with a larger craft room.  I'm a lucky lady.



The background started with Distress Stain Sprays - Antique Bronze, Tea Dye and Tattered Rose.  I blended a little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over top here & there.   I blended Walnut Distress Ink over a couple of stencils and then stamped with a few designs from the Eccentric Edwardian set by Chocolate Baroque.

Flower Dies are by Heartfelt Creations, Tattered Blossoms - I stamped over the flowers with a fragment from Texture Fragments by Chocolate Baroque with brown dye ink and blended Tea Dye, Peacock and Walnut Distress inks and after the flowers were embossed (on the back) I painted over with clear Glimmer glaze.  Thanks to helpful employees at our local scrap store, I have new paints as well :)

Flourish die is by Die-namics also painted with clear Glimmer glaze.

Clock die is by Marianne Design, I coloured with blue ink and then added 'Cowboy' Glimmerglaze over the blue to give it a patina look.


Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great Halloween,
Shirleyx

26 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow shirley , what a special, beautifull card, I really look the special colours of the flowers and the clock!!! Great ART work!!!

Greetings
Maria

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW really an amazing art work, I love all details and colors!
Big hugs Anja

Pat said...

This is beautifully vintage Shirley and I love the combination of peacock feathers with the browns which gives it that aged look, and the HC flowers with the crazing the fragment stamp has given them also look nicely old. The background has lots of interest with the stencilling and stamping and I love the clock face die and the flourishes. Glad you have s bigger room for your crafting now Shirley, it's a bit of a compensation, and I'm sure your new place is proving good in other ways too. x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Well your new larger craftroom inspires you so good, Shirley...like your layered card with the lovely flowers!
All the best,
Alie :-)

Anneke said...

Inadorebthisbcard. It looks wonderful. Love every bit.
Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, great colours. Good for you getting a bigger craft room, that must be wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

Love this Shirley that clock die is fab! huggles Sue xxx

Cathy said...

Wow Shirley! You definitely should play with your flower dies as these ones are stunning! Love these colours and textures, beautiful combination on this card, Cathy x

Shona said...

This is marvellous!! You need to break out those dies more often because your flowers are outstanding and still work with your fabulous artistic style!

Greta said...

Oh so beautiful, Shirley! I really love your work! How neat to have a larger craft room!

Crafting Queen said...

Shirley this is beautiful. Love the colours and the flowers are wonderful. Tell Archie Skipper is indoors as it's raining. Hope he has a great day. :)

Felicie said...

Wow This is an amazing card Shirley.I really love it.
Greetings
Felicie

chrissies said...

Stunning card with amazing flowers Shirley. They add so much to a craft project.

Love Chrissie x

Annemie said...

Wow Shirley, this is a very nice-looking card.
The flowers are beautiful and the colors so warm.

Greetings,
Annemie

brenda said...

You need a public health warning on your blog Shirley because I am going to 'have' to order some of these stains. I keep resisting but don't think I can exist without them after seeing your wonderful creation using them.

B x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Shirley, I LOVE this piece and what a great colour combination, it looks fantastic!! And the flowers have turned out great and look beautiful arranged around that clock!!

LonettA said...

Wonderful card with lovely colours and details!
Have a nice day!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Glad to see you had your priorities right Shirley - smaller house, larger craftroom - makes perfect sense to me. I love this gorgeous card and the colours you've used for it. The flowers look fab (I love the heartfelt flower dies), along with the clock. Hope you're having a great week.

Sue xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm catching up and love your amazing creations.

Ina said...

Oh my goodness Shirley you just keep creating the most beautiful creations and this one is stunning. Such beautiful colours all wrapped in one. You have an amazing talent and so glad you shared it with us all. Good news you have a bigger craft room the keep producing such gorgeousness. How's that for a word lol

Sophie said...

Die große Uhr hast du prächtig mit den schönen Blüten ausgeschmückt.
Eine herrliche Kreation.
Und wieder ein fantastischer Hintergrund.

Umarmung und Grüße
Sophie xx

Sandy said...

Oh Shirley, your card is gorgeous and all the elements you have used look so good together. I have not seen your flower die much less the clock die. A whole new fresh look!
Sandy xx

Karin said...

wow, gorgeous, love the autumn inspired colors! Have a lovely weekend! Groetjes Karin x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooh so pretty Shirley! Love the clock in the background and the colours are beautiful. Love the texture fragments on the petals too! xxx

Janny said...

Wonderful so beautiful this card. Greetings Janny