Friday, February 20, 2015

Summer Fairy

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.    It's been busy here and I haven't been able to visit blogs as much as I normally do, so sorry!

It's also been extremely cold here with lots of snow, I'm dreaming of warmer temperatures.   My design today combines stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Design by Ryn and makes me think of Summer.


The background was created with the new Cracked Pistachio along with Evergreen Bough and Mustard Seed Distress Inks using an acrylic block and water. I stamped Patio Stone over the background with all three Distress Inks. I stamped with Spiral Branch set (highlighted with a Gellyroll pen) and the fairy onto the background with Cobalt Archival ink.

The butterflies from Summer Fairy were stamped on separate card stock, coloured with Inktense pencils, cut out and attached.

I bleached the fairy's wings and when dry coloured with Inktense pencils.  I also used stickles on the butterfly bodies and the fairy wings.  

Design by Ryn stamps:  Patio Stone, Spiral Branch Set
Chocolate Baroque stamps:  June Fairy, July Fairy

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirleyx

29 comments:

  1. Stunning card, love the background. Hope Archie is doing better,sending hugs and purrs.

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  2. FANTASTIC card. Popped over to see you from Mary H's blog and boy am I glad I visited. Off to see what else you've been up to!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. Fantastic card, definitely with a spring feeling to it! Hope it soon gets warmer for you! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Fabulous card with wonderful spring feeling! Great coloured background and so lovely butterflies!

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  5. Stunning Shirley. I love the beautiful summery feeling you've given to this card, which at the moment seems so far away. Hope you are having a good week even if it is busy.

    Sue xx

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  6. This makes me think of summer aswell! Here it is not so cold, but grey and rainy all day... So your card is a feast of colour! The butterflies fit so well with all on the card and love the colours as ever! Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

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  7. Bring on spring! :) Not that I'm wishing time! I'm tired of snow and cold! your card is awesome as always! :) Your butterflies colors are so beautiful! You are such a great artist! Thank you for inspiring and sharing! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Beautiful card Shirley, love spring feeling :)

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  9. Very nice card Shirley!
    You always make such beautiful cards, I enjoy it...

    Have a nice weekend, Annemie.

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  10. Beautiful and atmospheric Shirley! Xxx

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  11. Very beautiful card with lovely colours Shirley

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. Hello lovely lady! Great combination of stamps :) Always love how you make borders with Spiral Branch Set. Great colours and background texture. Many thanks!!!

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  13. Makes me think of a fairy tale world...lovely Shirley!
    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  14. Fabulous background shirley, great card
    Love
    Amanda x

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  15. This is gorgeous Shirley and the background is beautiful. I love the way you can see the background pattern through the silhouette just a little as it makes it look like the fairy has a subtly patterned dress on. The butterflies are so prettily coloured and the fairy wings with the added sparkle and also the little bit of sparkle on the butterfly bodies is just perfect. x

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  16. Fabulous work with such a creative use of the stamps. Love the way you have used the little purple leaves to make a fairy frame.

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  17. Wonderful combination of all stamps and colors, it is really summer feeling, I wish it too!
    Have a happy weekend with more warmth and sun for you.
    xox Anja

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  18. Wow- such a beautiful vision of Spring!

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  19. Gorgeous card and such a beautiful stamp, Shirley. Happy weekend! xoxo

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  20. Awesomely brilliant creation....love the colours , it's just gorgeous.xxx


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  21. Love the patio stone image in the background--gorgeous work, Shirley!

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  22. So nice Shirley. I love those patiostone stamp and the colours you used. XXX

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  23. Another dreamy card, Shirley! Your blog is like going on a vacation! One can come here and be transported to another world just by staring into the depths of your cards! Enjoy your Sunday! I hope it warms up soon! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Fantastic card, love it!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  25. Alot of steps went into this beauty. I love the silhouette with the sweeping branches.

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  26. what an incredible design to match the fairy's wings to the butterflies' wings - great design idea, Shirley, and so pretty with the foliage, too! This is so PRETTY! hope you are soon able to enjoy your new garden. hugs, de

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  27. He is awesome beautiful bright colors. Greetings Janny

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  28. Fabulous card, Shirley. You have created beautiful background with new Pistachio ink (that reminds me to take out mine ). Stamped fairy image has got enchanting look, love that glitter on her wings.
    I wish weather will be good soon in Canada. Stay safe :)

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