Monday, April 06, 2015

Awesome Orchids

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great Easter.

I have a few designs to show today using Chocolate Baroque's new beautiful Awesome Orchids clear stamp set.

I used the new Abandoned Coral along with Picked Raspberry Distress Inks in the background (using an Acrylic Block & water).   Next I added texture with white Acrylic paint and a small stencil by Memory Box and a bottle cap.  The little dots are a 'snow' stamp from the Frosty Trees set.   I painted the pretty little Orchid with Inktense pencils.

I used the same colour theme below:

I used the same background technique as the first card.  I stamped the Orchid stem & leaf image three times onto the background, and one of the flower heads on separate card stock.   I coloured the leaves and flowers with the same Distress Inks along with Seedless Preserves, cut them out and attached.

And the last design is a quick CAS card:

Using a circle cut from cardstock as a mask, I blended the new Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed Distress Inks over top and used a stencil for the texture.  I coloured the image with pencils.

Here is a look at the complete stamp set which is pretty cool as you can pick which flower head you want to add to the stem.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


Unknown said...

Each of these is a winner in my book Shirley especially the backgrounds.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Wendy said...

Such pretty cards Shirley! You always make beautiful backgrounds and colour the flowers so well too, lovely! Xxx

chrissie said...

Very beautiful cards Shirley with the wonderful orchid stamps and your amazing backgrounds

Love Chrissiexx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous cards, hugs, Valerie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Shirley these are stunning. I love the new Orchid stamp set and the wonderful new distress ink colours, the backgrounds you've made with them are wonderful. Hope you've had a great Easter.

Sue xx

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful cards dear Shirley! Wish you a happy Easter Monday!

Sue said...

Stunning cards Shirley and Happy Easter Monday!! huggles Sue xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing cards with the new stamps, dear Shirley I wish you Happy Easter Monday.
Big hugs Anja

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card Shirley, they look like wonderful new stamps! My favourite is the green and yellow one, but the other two look great too, wonderful backgrounds on those!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful orchid set, Shirley! I love what you have done with it! Looks fabulous in these colors and backgrounds. Shirley, you make such gorgeous fantasy gardens. I love looking at the highlights and shading. hugs, de

Greta said...

Oh what incredible backgrounds & gorgeous cards! Hope you had a lovely Easter.

Pat said...

Three beautiful cards Shirley and the stamps are so versatile. I love the added white acrylic on the backgrounds of the first two cards, and the more CAS card with the circle of colour and the inktense pencil colouring is gorgeous. x

Ellen Taylor said...

Alll three are stunning Shirley! Love the backgrounds and those gorgeous flowers!
Love & Hugs!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely Spring cards Shirley, like them all but he one with the circle has to be a favorite!
All the best, Alie :-)

Karin said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, love the first one the most!
Groetjes Karin x

Gerrina said...

In the red-purple combination the orchids look so different from the last card... Beautiful cards and great background on all of them again! Have a colourfull and inky week!

~*~Patty S said...

Such beautiful and original cards you created with those lovely orchid stamps dear Shirley!