Tuesday, January 20, 2015

True Love and Be Mine

Hello everyone,

I have a couple of designs today using Chocolate Baroque's new stamps sets Punky Hearts and Fluttering Hearts.  


The background above was created with Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac Distress Inks using an acrylic block and water.   I also used a Tim Holtz heart stencil with Distress Ink.     I stamped the bubbles from Decorative Edges with Seedless Preserves Distress ink and the large heart from Fluttering Hearts with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.

The images were stamped with black Archival ink and bleached with a little bleach & water and then coloured with Dylusions inks mixed with water on my craft mat.

I dry embossed the heart on the balloon and centres of the flower hearts on the back with a stylus and foam mat.  I also highlighted with a white pen and added stickles.    'With Love' is from Mackintosh Sentiments.

I used the lovely balloon again for this design below but stamped a different sentiment in the centre:


I blended Distress Inks using ripped card stock as a mask to create the background above.  I also stamped two fragments from Texture Fragments and flowers from Patchwork Landscape.  The balloon from Punky Hearts was painted with Tom bow markers.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirleyx

30 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Both cards are gorgeous, love he stamps, and the lovely colours.The second one especially reminds me of spring, so nice! Hugs, Valerie

Amanda said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, love those stamps.
Love
Amanda x

brenda said...

Two stunners Shirley and impossible to choose a favourite, I'm a big fan of bleaching and you have used it here to great effect.

Hope you have a good Tuesday.

B x

Astrid Maclean said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley, those new stamps look interesting and you have used them so well here. Love the idea of dry embossing some elements with a stylus, - adds real depth to the card. Both designs are gorgeous!

chrissies said...

Both beautiful cards Shirley. I just love the idea of the first one as a Valentine card it is so romantic

Have a great day

Love Chrissie

Sophie said...

Zwei wunderschöne Karten, liebe Shirley.
Ich bin jedesmal begeistert von deinen neuen Werken.
Du setzt immer so herrliche Farben ein, einfach fantastische Ideen.

Herzlichst Sophie

Karin said...

two fab cards! Have a lovely day!
Groetjes Karin x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great surroundings for these lovely stamps Shirley. Like the colours you've used...such nice cards!
Greetings, Alie :-) xxx

Annemie said...

Hello Shirley,
two gorgeous cards you have made...
The combination of colours is so beautiful.

Greetings, Annemie.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley, I love the colours you've used in both cards and they look so different even though it the same stamp.

Sue xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both of them are simple beautiful... ♥♥♥

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both cards are amazing love specially the blue coloring.
Big hugs Anja

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design. Beautiful colours. Love the journey and sorry if I have missed commenting last day or so.xxx.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley and the colours are delightful. I love the background details of both cards with the bubbles on one and the fragments on the other and the fluttering hearts with the bird look so pretty in the foreground of the first, and then the hills and and bits of background detail including the tips of the hollyhocks in the foreground of the second work really well and make for an interesting design. x

Janny said...

Love them. Beautiful colours en lovely stamps. Janny

~*~Patty S said...

Each card is oh SO lovely Shirley!
Gorgeous colors and design.
oxo

Win Dinn said...

What delightful stamps, and your design and colours are, as usual, stellar!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful scene on the first and beautiful BG and depth in the seconf! Both cards have a great delicate-feeling. Hugs, Gerrina

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work, Shirley. Left you some love on the C.B.blog.

Eliza said...

Love the stamps you have used and beautiful cards so vibrant.

Hugs Eliza

Greta said...

Your cards are so unique & beautiful, Shirley! I love these!

LonettA said...

Both cards are fabulous! Wonderful choice of colours!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two amazing creations.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great, amazing cards, beautiful colours, really love the backgrounds!!! You have very much talent yourself, enjoy your course!!!

Greetings
Maria

MaryH said...

Very unusual valentines, and I love the colors that make both of these cards so bright & different. The hot air balloon is very dramatic and makes a super presentation of the sentiment. The dimensional embossing and white gel pen highlighting added so much interest to the design details. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite...both are just beautiful! Nobody does these backgrounds like you do, and it really enhances an already pretty stamp! TFS & Big hugs.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Lovely soft and atmospheric cards! Xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Fabuluos colours and gorgeous cards, I love your cards Shirley :D I hope all is good for you and I wish you a very belated Happy New Year, Hugs Gay x

Donna Ellis said...

wow! my eyes are in for a real color feast today! I especially like your card with the bird watching the hot air balloon. I think the bird wants to build a nest in the flowers - beautiful cards, Miss Shirley! xo

sheila 77 said...

Really lovely picture designs, and I always love to read of your materials and processes. Bleach! Seedless Preserves Distress ink! Ripped card stock! So fascinating to see in action.

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful new stamps and I love what you did with them. Two amazing cards.
Dear Greetings
Sabine