Sunday, March 08, 2015

A Taste of Spring in Pink and Orange

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  

I have a few designs to show today featuring new gorgeous Spring Birds with Tulip, Daffodil and Crocus stamps from Chocolate Baroque.  The pretty images are just we need to cheer us up as we are getting tired of snow and extreme cold temperatures.   At least now that March is here we can expect a little milder weather but it's going to take a while for Spring to arrive.




The background above was created with Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using an acrylic block spritzed with water, heat drying and then picking up the drops left on the block.

I stamped the decorative design, bird and flowers from Spring Bird - Daffodil  and the foliage from Spring Foliage sets.  'Best Wishes' is from the Spring Bird - Tulip set.    I enjoyed colouring these images with my Prisma Pencils.

And below are four ATC's that I created using stamps from Spring Birds with Tulip, Daffodil and Crocus sets.   I'll use them as gift tags, but they are cut in the ATC size.


The backgrounds above were created with orange and pink Dylusions spray inks.  I added white Acylic paint using Memory Box stencil.  The images were again coloured using my Prisma Pencils.

I have one more design to show today which was very quick to create.


I painted the tulip stamp from Spring Bird - Tulip with Tom Bow water colour markers and then stamped onto water colour paper.  Using a water barrel brush I blended the paint.  I added a little green Brushos crystals with water to the bottom to create grass.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirleyx

29 comments:

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful spring cards! Love the pussy-willow hanging on the first card, so pretty. The little ATCs are fab too. Great watercolour technique on the last card. Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Xxx

Crafting Queen said...

I love the beautiful colours in all your creations. Those ATCs are just wonderful. Hope you are having nice weather. Skipper sends purrs to Archie.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning collection Shirley, but I have to say that the top one is my favourite. I'm loving these new stamps this month and mine have been cut out and used already. Hope you are well and having a great weekend, even if it is still cold there.

Sue xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely cards! I was out today, it was lovely to see all the spring flowers opening up - hope spring comes to you soon! Hugs, Valerie

Sophie said...

Wow! Außergewöhnliche Farben, wunderschön, liebe Shirley.

Umarmung und Grüße von Sophie

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! What fabulous ways of using those beautiful stamp images, Shirley! Each masterpiece is beautiful - truly - and such a wonderful use of color, as always. I love your "watercolor" piece at the end, but I also lovely the scenes created with those images in the other creations. They are beautiful! hugs, de

Karin said...

beautiful cards and lovely colors!
Enjoy your sunday!
Groetjes Karin x

Gerrina said...

What an original colourchoice! The orange-pink cards look great! And so does your expresfull CAS-card! Happy sunday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Stunning painting, Shirley! Your cards and your ATCs are so vivid and just the bright touch we need to push winter out of the way!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

So bright and pretty Shirley and I adore the catkins on the first as when you see them you know Spring is definitely on the way. The bird on the branch is gorgeous too. The atc's work so well and what a lot of beautiful stencilling as well as the lovely colouring of the flowers. The last is lovely and loose and gorgeously watery. x

Sue said...

Oh wow Shirley your work is absolutely stunning! love everything about it...huggles Sue xxx

Di said...

These are all lovely Shirley. Everything you do is so wonderful and very professional. Lots of inspiration there too! Di xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, they all look fantastic, you really do those stamps proud! I am not really a pink girl, but I have to say, I love these!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a nice cards Shirley...the first one is so sweet because of the colours and the pretty stamps. And so look the atc's...a very nice blogpost!
All the best, Alie :-)

Ina said...

Beautiful pinky Spring card Shirley and those ATC's gorgeous too. Love popping in to see your creations - always so inspiring.

LonettA said...

Wonderful and adorable spring cards! Lovely colour combination!

chrissies said...

All of these are very beautiful Shirley with a taste of Spring for all of.

Love Chrissie xx

Beth Norman said...

You really rock the Brushos. Such a professional turn out. Your first card is truly adorable, and I love your ATC's. Using them as gift tags is a nice idea. Colouring your image with tombows turned out nice.Have a great day. Let's enjoy these warmer temps.

Win Dinn said...

So love the combination of orange and pink - just can't get enough. Beautiful card, Shirley!

Linda said...

Shirley, these are all beautiful!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley. Beautifull cards you made. I love the ATC's.
And I love the combi of colours you used. XXX

weim house said...

Spring! Bring it on....Not that I'm wishing time! :) Love your colors! The trading cards are beautiful! I was trying to make AT boxes today between car travels! I'm hoping to make one with stampscape; but after coming here, I might dig out my Chocolate Baroque stamps or go visit my Mom's! Thank you for inspiring us and making spring warmth shine in your beautiful creations!!!...

MaryH said...

Each card is just so pretty. Thought perhaps #1 was brusho, until I read the post. You do that block technique so amazing. I just can't get it to look so rich...mine are splotchy! (But I'll keep trying!) Love the soft w/c on those wonderful tulips. Hope your trip is going well, & you're relaxing or having fun. Whichever it is that you need it to be. Glad you got to see the brusho results...and the thanks go to you, for your very super instructions! I'm having such fun with that product. Hugs & TFS

aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly gorgeous. These colours are beautiful as are all the added beauties.xxx
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sheila 77 said...

These are glorious, Shirley.
Love the four ATC's, small pieces can be delightful, and I like your idea of using them as gift tags.
I really like the warm coloured piece with the bird and the patterns at the bottom, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry - delicious.
What a way you have with your stamps.

Annemie said...

Gorgeous spring cards Shirley!
The ATC cards are so beautiful, the colours match so well together...
Beautiful creations!!!

Greetings Annemie x.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh - what amazing spring colors... LOVELY!!

Greta said...

Oh how I love the color combos you used, Shirley! These are all just stunning!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your cards looks amazing Shirley, I love them, the first one is really artsy, I love it, and your atc made me make some atc's to, you really inspired me!!! If you want a swap please tell me!!??

Greetings
Maria