Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year!   I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you.

Again I would like to thank everyone for your visits and kind comments.   I feel lucky to connect with friends close to home and fellow bloggers around the world through creative hobbies.   Thanks to all of you for giving me so much inspiration and encouragement.

I have a card design to show today that I very much enjoyed creating.    I used stamps designed by the talented Ryn Tanaka from Designs by Ryn (Trickling Water 2 Set and Patio Stone).

I combined Ryn's stamps with a flower stamp set designed by my talented 'teamie' Miranda Degenaars of Miracle Art Inspirations.  The flower & word stamp set were included with a set of two techniques books written by Miranda for Art Specially.   A sweet sister gave the books and stamps to me as a wonderful gift:)

I painted the background with Distress Paints.  Next I brushed watered down Gesso over the dried paint and then scrunched plastic wrap on top.   After drying I also sprayed with a metallic Glimmer Mist (which you cannot see in the photo). I also painted highlights with Gesso using bubble wrap and a round lid.

I stamped Design by Ryn's amazing Trickling Water 2 Set and the lettering from Miranda's stamp set with Cocoa Archival ink.   I also stamped Ryn's Patio Stone with Distress Inks in the background.

The flowers were embossed with brown on separate paper, coloured with Tombow markers and highlighted with white Wink of Stella and Luminate Smooch ink.   I 'fancy cut' the flowers and attached as shown.  The stamped image is one large flower with the smaller one,  I added the 2nd large flower on the left by gluing together.

All the best,


  1. It is always a treat to see what you've created Shirley.
    The colors and textures of this card are outstanding.
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring again and again.
    I echo your lovely sentiments above.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year

  2. Hello Shirley,
    what a beautiful card you have made.
    The colours are so beautiful, and the stamps you used, gorgeous...
    I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!

    Many greetings and until next year,
    Annemie xx

  3. Wishing you a wonderful year to, beautiful card!!

  4. A beautiful card Shirley, lovely colours and textures going on. Lucky you getting Miranda's books and stamp (are they in English yet?). Happy New Year to you and Jim.

    Sue xx

  5. Happy New Year and all th best to you! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Another magical card Shirley. Can't wait to see all your amazing makes for 2015.

    Happy New Year and here's wishing everything is a little more peaceful for you and hubby.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  7. Great work Shirley, super combination of stamps, including Miranda's lovely design with great warm colours. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Elaine x

  8. Happy New Year Shirley. Debbie xx

  9. Hey Shirley, wishing you both a wonderful New Year as well :) Yes, let's pick a date. I'll get back to you with ideas. Big hugs to you and I will talk to you again in 2015! Xo

  10. I'm quite breathless after reading about all the techniques you used. You've created such a stunning background and the finished card is just so lovely.
    All the very best for 2015, Shirley, and please give your Crafting Assistant a special stroke from Scotland.

  11. Your makes are always so beautiful Shirley.

    Happy 2015

    Love Chrissie x

  12. What beautiful artwork. I love the distressed background. The colour pink is so pretty too. Have a Happy New Year, from Sarnia.

  13. Stunning work Shirley..I wish you and your family all the best for 2015 lots of huggles Sue xxx

  14. Fab background using patio stone. Lovely lovely all around, Shirley. I hope to get back to regular visiting in the new year. Have a wonderfully creative 2015! Happy New Year!

  15. Just gorgeous Shirley and love Miranda's stamps. Such lovely colour choices too. Happy New Year to you and yours and wishing you a healthy and another wonderfully creative year as this one has been. x

  16. Oh! Shirley! Could this be any more glorious? Of course not. Love the vibrant pink hues, and the amazing card design with so many images used. Just beautiful. Happy New Year, my friend! hugs, de

  17. Gorgeous creation Shirley! Love the trickling water drops and colors! Happy New Year to you and yours my sweet friend!!
    Hugs and love

  18. Very nice card dear Shirley. I love all your amazing creations.every time a great inspiration for me.
    I wish you all the best for this new year, stay healthy and creative.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xox

  19. What a great gifts Shirley and you've made a lovely card with the stamps from Miranda and Ryn!

    Best wishes for 2015 for you and your loved ones!
    Hugs, Alie :-)

  20. I am so in awe of your gorgeous mixed media cards! I look forward to seeing many, many more in 2015! Happy New Year!

  21. Wonderful creation here Shirley, love the trickling water, fabulous design and gorgeous colour tones.May 2015 bring everything wonderful to
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  22. wow,amazing card,love the design and pretty colors.
    wish you all the best for 2015.

    greetings jeannette

  23. Beautiful card Shirley - your creations just get better and better. Love the colours! Thank you for your comment on my blog. Di xx

  24. So lovely card with these fine colours! Wonderful!

  25. Super combination! Those flowers fit so well with ryn's stamps by the way you let the colours flow; beautiful! Best wishes for 2015; enjoy the new house and make it yours... Hugs, Gerrina

  26. Hi teamie, great to see that you've used my flower in your lovely card! The droplets look really soft with this technique and colors, lovely!! Will send you a pm.......xxhugs Miranda

  27. Unique & gorgeous--love this, Shirley!

  28. Beautiful creation and a gorgeous "Miranda"stamp too! I also see some dutch words on the card, haha


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