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:

Crafting Queen said...

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

SARN said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

LonettA said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

weim house said...

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!

Willy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love spring feeling :)

Annemie said...

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

Have a nice weekend, Annemie.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful and atmospheric Shirley! Xxx

chrissies said...

Very beautiful card with lovely colours Shirley

Love Chrissie xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

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

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

Amanda said...

Fabulous background shirley, great card
Love
Amanda x

Pat said...

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

sheila 77 said...

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.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Lori Saul said...

Wow- such a beautiful vision of Spring!

Win Dinn said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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


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Greta said...

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

Saakje said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic card, love it!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Beth Norman said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is sooo beautiful Shirley!

Donna Ellis said...

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

Janny said...

He is awesome beautiful bright colors. Greetings Janny

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

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 :)