Sunday, June 14, 2015

African Daisies with Twinkling H2O's

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  We are still keeping quite busy, but I've had a little more time for creativity.  

I have two more designs using Twinkling H2O's by ColourArte combined with stamps by Designs by Ryn.  I've been having fun playing with these beautiful watercolour paints and combining them with other media.


The background was created with Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry) using an acrylic plate.   I also blended the inks over Design by Ryn's Maidenhair Fern stencil. All of the stamping was done with Archival Ink (Cornflower Blue).    The Daisies were painted with Twinkling H2O's (Wisteria, Ruby Red and Poppy).   I added stickles and liquid pearls to the flower centres and white embossing enamel on the background. 

Design by Ryn stamps:  African Daisy, small  cluster of water drops from the Textures unmounted sheet.

Hopefully you can see the glimmer from the paints in the close up below:


Next up is African Daisy again with a different colour combo and a background created with Acrylic paints and Gel medium.

 
I stamped Patio Stone over top of the Acrylic paints and medium with Distress Ink and also embossed it with silver.  The larger circles were created with a small bottle and white Gesso and the little circles with a stencil.  I also used silver embossing enamel on the background. 

The daisies that I embossed with silver, were fancy cut and painted with Twinkling H2O's (Cool Water, Jasmine and Wisteria).  I added stickles to the flower centres.   I hope you can see the glimmer in paints the close up below:



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week,
Shirleyx

25 comments:

Pat said...

Really beautiful Shirley and I love the African Daises you have used on both and the Twinkling H2O's give a pretty sheen, also the water drops stamp on the first, and patio stone on the second work fantastically with the background stencilling with that maidenhair fern which is lovely. Such gorgeous colours too. x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful colours on both, although my fave is the first one. The African daisies are fabulous. Have a good new week, hugs, Valerie

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooh beautiful Shirley! Love the fern in red, lovely colours in both pieces! I have some gel medium but I've not used it yet, I think I should give it a go, the effect is gorgeous! The layers of patio stone and circles are great too. Have a good week! Xxx

chrissie said...

Stunning Shirley. I haven't used my H20s for ages so I feel inspired

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

Oooh Shirley, what a treat especially the first which has to be my fav it's so vibrant. And it sounds like I need to top up my DI's not come across Abandoned Coral before.

B x

kaybee said...

Fabulous cards and you have reminded me about the H20s I have languishing in a box, so must get them out. Have a great week.

Karin said...

Gorgeous! great colors and stamping!
Groetjes karin x

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful creations. The colours are stunning. Hope Archie is well and having a good summer. Skipper's ear is healing but there will be a gap in her ear now, my poor baby. Have a great day.

Sophie said...

Wunderschöne Blumen-Karten.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Shirley, I especially love the colours on the first. We've just got back from the Canary Islands and the colours remind me of the wonderful flowers that we saw there and the fact that it was a lot warmer than here in the UK.

Sue xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful creations. I love specially th first brilliant red card, but the second is amazing too.
I wish you a lucky week.
xox Anja

Gerrina said...

Beautiful cards both, but the red one looks so sunny and vibrant; so my eyes keep on going in that direction... The twinkling H2O gives a beautiful contrast! It is sunny today, so inbetween my work I step out and get warm.... Hugs, Gerrina

Ryn Tanaka said...

The colours really pop in the first card! love how youve clustered the flowers. The Twinkling H2Os really show in your angled photos. Thanks for including those. Many thanks!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both variation are adorable.. the one is more warmer tones , the other more cooler tones ..
amazing! For every taste the WOW card today!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great cards...the Twinkling H2Os fit so well on Ryn's stamps! Wonderful creations Shirley.
All the best, Allie :-) xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning work with the H2O's they look fabulous. What is the best ink pad to use for the water drops, mine always come out too dark...ta.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Willy said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, great colors!!

Miranda said...

Hi Teamie, these are lovely and you can really see the shimmer very well! The background is also great with all the embossing and structures. have a wonderful day! xxMiranda

Sandy said...

Beautifully done Shirley!!
Sandy xx

aussie aNNie said...

Just popping back to thank you for the info on the stamp and also for the link.xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Again two beautiful creations, great shimmer , great colours!! I love them both!!!

Greetings
Maria

Julie said...

Hello Shirley, hope you are well. Stunning card creations I really love your backgrounds xx

sheila 77 said...

Your 3D cards and designs are terrific and again I am mesmerised by the colours you use.
Glad you are finding time to make art as well as "Real Life" things.

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley.
Beatiful cards with the wonderfull daisy stamp. I love the colors you used , special in the back grounds.. Have a lovely day. Saakje xxx

Greta said...

Love the coral & raspberry together & the stickles is perfect!