Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Inspired by Miranda

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful crafty week.

I recently purchased stamps from Impression Obsession and Magenta after seeing gorgeous designs here at Miranda's blog - (I couldn't resist, she should get commission on the sale :)).      I already owned some of the stamps but the background stamps are new and I also ordered some cool whimsical flowers from Magenta, I'll play with them soon :)


The background is green and yellow Brushos spritzed with Gold Glimmermist.  I also added some rings with a lid using white acrylic paint.    I painted the flower and leaves with Tom bow markers and highlighted with Gellyroll pens.

The actual flower stamp has a decorative circle around it (see my blog post here) and is meant to be a Poinsettia, but it works fine for non Christmas as well.

Impression Obsession stamps:  Poinsettia Mandala F15008, Damask Floral J2011, Dangle Design J15013, Dangle Border 1 E15020

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirleyx

34 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, the colours are fantastic and I can see why you like those stamps! Hugs, Valerie

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the background and those unusual stamps, Cathy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous! Love the gorgeous background and colours and those stamps look wonderful!

Shirley Chillman said...

Another cool make Shirley, love what you have made with your new stamps.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Karin said...

Beautiful! A perfect background for such beautiful stamp!
Groetjes Karin x

chrissies said...

Stunning card with the amazing background and the standour flower

Love Chrissie

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great card, beautiful colours and design!!!

Greetings
Maria

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love everything about this wonderful card Shirley. The colours, the background and the stamps.

Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the new stamps. Tell Archie to keep warm and safe. Hugs and purrs. Anesha and Skipper

weim house said...

These backgrounds that you come up with are just awesome! Love your colors and layers! Thank you for sharing!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful composition, dear Shirley really a intersting design and coloring.
I wish you a happy day,
big hugs Anja

Janny said...

It's a beautiful background with the black stamps and I find the stamps you've used very beautiful.

brenda said...

My perfect sort of background Shirley, the GM's do add that extra tough of magic. And love your colour choice of course.

B x

Pat said...

This is gorgeously grungy Shirley and I adore the Brusho background and such lovely vibrant colours. The mandala is beautiful and the zentangle feel of the leaves and the background stamping works wonderfully well. x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Very pretty and grungy at the same time! Love the background and your super flower, I imagine the shimmer from the glimmermist looks amazing too! xxxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

These staps are so "you", Shirley....such a lovely card in total!
Greetings, Alie :-)

LonettA said...

Beautiful cards with great colurs! Especially I like the Dangles!

~*~Patty S said...

Brilliant new life you've give the poinsettia Shirley!
Your card is really lovely and full of graceful movement...
oxo

Donna Ellis said...

how pretty, Shirley, with the use of lines - curved, horizontal, vertical - they really add drama to your beautifully colored masterpiece! hugs, de

Willy said...

Beatiful card, love the bright colors!!

Barbara said...

Shirley, your cards are always so inspirational. I adore your backgrounds, the colours are fabulous xx

Beth Norman said...

Absolutely stunning. I love the stamps and the background. Thanks for the links.

Greta said...

Wow--this is just beautiful, Shirley! You make backgrounds like no one else!

Patti J said...

Shirley, this is beautiful! I found you on Beth's blog, and am going to become your newest follower! Love your work!!! I'm a bit boring compared to you, but feel free to stalk me as well :) Hugs...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wondeful card, the background is amazing.

aussie aNNie said...

Love your creation,this is a most stunning image, it’s gorgeous and the beauties added....thanks for always popping into my blog. my internet has been down so sorry if I missed a few lovely cards....♥ aNNie



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Miranda said...

Hi teamie, such a lovely card in your own style, beautiful! Thanks for mentioning me.......big hugs Mirandaxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Marvelous!! beautiful green and blues, I wish one day I would be able to see your cards in person :)

Jeannette said...

wow,amazing card,great colors and compostion,love your steampunk love too,very,very beautiful.
have a great weekend.

greetings jeannette

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, magoodness, Shirley! I have missed a few of your posts lately and just finished scrolling through. Dang, girl, I feel like I crawled inside a kaleidoscope! You know your colorful works of art always leave me awe-mazed!! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Am swooning with these brusho colors and the marvelous background you have created. Did you sprinkle on wet, or did you 'paint' with the brush after dipping into the pots? It's a really stunning look. Am loving the IO flower too. Their stamps are great to work with, and I especially love their CAC background stamps. Bought a bunch of those at the show (along with some dies and other stamps). Magenta makes a great stamp too...very crisp images. This is just lovely Shirley. Wish I could bring my brushos and come up to play along with you! TFS & Hugd

Gerrina said...

Catching up after re-doing my craftroom... I really love the "light"background and the beautiful flower! Hugs, Gerrina

SARN said...

What a fantastic card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shona said...

IO has so many stamps I get overwhelmed, but I am going to check out some of the ones here and on Miranda's blog. Just fabulous creations!