Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hibiscus Designs

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have a couple of designs today that feature Design by Ryn's new gorgeous Hibiscus Flower set (also available with the unmounted Hibiscus set) along with her fabulous Ginkgo and Hibiscus stencils.   They all work well together. 


I used Distress Inks and Brushos in the background.  I used Distress Ink over Ginkgo stencil and then white acrylic paint and the Hibiscus stencil.  I stamp the Hibiscus several times on separate card stock with Cobalt Archival ink, cut them out, molded on the back (with stylus and foam mat), coloured with Distress Inks and attached.

I also have another card I used the Hibiscus in the background as well:


The background is a light covering of Pistachio Distress Ink using an acrylic block.  Using Ryn's Hibiscus stencil I blended the Pistachio and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  The little flowers are by Crealie - CLCF22 which I molded and coloured with Distress inks.   The little sprigs are from Memory box, Winterberry.

One of my followers mentioned recently that it was unusual to see embellishments on one of my designs.  It's true that I don't use them all the time (maybe my style doesn't always suit them), but I do enjoy 'playing' with them.   Somehow I've still managed to have a large die collection that needs to be used more -  I especially love flowers, leaves and flourishes.   Too much stash and not enough time !



Thanks for stopping by, it's a little early but I hope you have a great Easter!
Shirleyx

29 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely stunning, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Shirley Chillman said...

Two very gorgeous makes Shirley. Wahoo more fabulous flower embellishments but I do agree with you some makes don't need them.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

chrissies said...

Wonderful cards with outstanding flowers as embellishment.

Love Chrissie xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow stunning Shirley, I love the lovely stamp set from Ryn but I really must invest in the stencils they work so well together. The colours are wonderful as always and I love the gorgeous crealie flowers. I can totally relate to "too much stash not enough time". Hope the weather is beginning to warm over there, have a great week.

Sue xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE these !

Janny said...

Wow... wow love the colors and how you used them. Janny

Sophie said...

Herrliche Karten, liebe Shirley

weim house said...

Love your creations! You are so correct; too much stash and not enough time! I think that is so the case with most of us! But love my stash! :) your flower addition add a nice touch! You must be up well before the crack of dawn! Hope you have a Happy Easter! PS. I came home with Nicholson's yesterday! At least they don't take up much space! :)

Pat said...

Two absolutely stunning cards Shirley and these new designs by Ryn are really beautiful and are going on my ever growing list! I love the gingko stencil too which complements the design so prettily. The colours are gorgeous and the added flowers leaves and ribbons are the perfect finishing touches. Thank you for your Easter wishes and hope you have a good Easter too. x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful designed creations, dear Shirley, the new pieces of Ryn are gorgeous I mean it too!
Big hugs Anja

Crafting Queen said...

Two stunning cards. Love your backgrounds and those flowers are lovely. I have been getting messy with my Brush crystal as well and thank you. Skipper sends purrs to Archie.

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley,
Wishing you a great Easter as well! Many thanks for these two beautiful cards! Love how you combined the stamps and stencils in the first card. Beautiful inky background in it! The subtle colour blending in the second card is nice. You have a good eye for adding embellishments. They work really well in this design. Big hugs!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely cards Shirley...nice techniques with Ryn's stamps and stencils...the Cracked Pistache is a beuatiful colour!
Enjoy you Easter....all the best, Alie :-) xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! Your magical gardens are beautiful, Shirley! Love the twisty fun and beauty in the first card - so pretty the way you carried that theme throughout, and your dimensional flowers are gorgeous in the 2nd card! xo

Sue said...

Oh wow Shirley these are absolutely stunning!! have a wonderful Easter huggles Sue xxx

Ina said...

Oh Shirley I love coming over to see your beautiful work. They are always stunning and so full of colour. These latest ones are truly beautiful. Keep them coming!

Sandy said...

Beautifully done Shirley and you ALWAYS have the prettiest color combinations!
Sandy xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Fantastic Shirley , I love your samples , they look wonderfull!! Great designs and colours!!!

Greetings
Maria

Jeannette said...

WOw shirley,your both crads are amazing,i love the green one and the blue one,wonderful flowers have you used.
have a great day,here its rainy.

Greetings Jeannette

Karin said...

Beautiful creations, great colors too!
I wish you a lovely easter weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Miranda said...

Just saw this....I am running behind now because I am so busy preparing for the event....but you know that already mmm? Your creation is beautiful Shirley, love that hint of orange in the corner! xx hugs Miranda

~*~Patty S said...

Your color palette always speaks to me dear Shirley
and your designs delight again and again!
Hope that spring finds you soon.
Happy Easter
Happy Spring
Happy Happy Everything...
oxo

Wendy McCarthy said...

Both such pretty cards Shirley! We are all loving these Hibiscus stamps aren't we?! Happy Easter to you too! Big hug xxx

sheila 77 said...

Great cards, and your last picture stands up by itself, I can't imagine how you make these beautiful flowers. They look superb against your painted background.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely project and your colours are beautiful.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Julie said...

Fab cards Shirley, I especially like your handmade flower and your colour choices are lovely, happy Easter, Juliexx

Ellen Taylor said...

Both cards are fantastic! Love the dimension and of course your amazing backgrounds! Hope you are doing well! it's 2 steps forward and 1 step backwards here. Hope your easter is a happy one!
Ellen
xo

Greta said...

Love these colors & the die cut flowers look amazing, Shirley!

Little Artbee said...

I love what you did with the nice stencils, amazing cards in beautiful colors.
Dear Greetings
Sabine