Sunday, June 07, 2015

Twinkling H2O's meets Designs by Ryn

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.   I have been on a blog break but back a bit sooner than planned as I had some fun play recently.  I'm sorry that I have not able to visit your blogs, but I will be back soon :)

Designs by Ryn's DT were sent a generous package of beautiful Twinkling H20's, shimmering watercolors from ColourArte to play with.   I must say that I've enjoyed my first play very much and showing one design today.    I was excited to try these paints as I already have a collection of ColourArte's Silks Acrylic Glaze which are gorgeous to 'work' with.

We also received a pot of Radiant Gels dimensional paint, it's also very cool, a fun medium with glimmer that I will be showing later :)

The Twinkling H20's paints are different than regular water colours as you can make the paint a bit thick as they have mica powders in them.   They will also layer easier than regular watercolors.   I'm still learning and will continue to play, the colours are gorgeous ... did I say that yet?  LOVE the colours and the glitter in the paints.

ColourArte's website has a fantastic tutorial using Twinkling H20's by Marie of their Design Team here

It's difficult to capture glitter in photos, but hopefully you can see it in the close up below.

Design by Ryn stamps:  Lucine (the moth), and Spiral Branch Set.

The background is alcohol inks on glossy card stock.  I painted Spiral branch with Ginger Peach Twinkling H20's and the Moth with Ginger Peach, Blue Grass and Pretty Peridott Twinkling H20's.  I also used a little Fossilized Amber Distress Ink on the moth which blended beautiful with the paints.

I have the Ginger Peach Acrylic Glaze and must say it's one of my favorite colours, but they are all so beautiful it's difficult to pick a favorite.

More to come soon ! 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend,


  1. So so pretty Shirley and Ryn's moth and the stencilled leaves are gorgeous and go together perfectly here. You can see the pretty mica finish and the colours, especially that bright and sunny yellow really sing out! x

  2. No need to aplogise for not blogging Shirely, it's just so nice that you are still crafting and sharing as it's always a delight to see what you create.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  3. Hi Shirley

    Lovely to see and your wonderful artwork again..hope you enjoyed your blog break.

    This is very beautiful with your usual amazing background to show off the stamping

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Nice to see your beautiful work again Shirley and no apologies sweets we all have times when other things take precedent.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. Beautiful Shirley, gorgeous shimer from those paints, I haven't used mine for ages but you've made me want to get them out
    Claire xx

  6. Beautiful card Shirley. I love that moth stamp it is on my wish list! I think my H2O paints need an outing, you have inspired me. Love the colours you have chosen. Elaine x

  7. Once again your creation is stunning. Bet the colours look wonderful in the light.

  8. Forgot to say purrs to Archie from Skipper. She has had three cat visitors to her garden the last two days and is not happy about it. lol

  9. Hello Shirley, how nice to see you popping up on my side bar.
    And now you have a new range of mouth-watering colours to tantalise me with. I saw the Silks Acrylic Glaze on another blog - what amazing colours, how could one choose just a few.
    These swirling leaves give the card a lot of movement and interest and your painted moths look special.
    I hope your crafting assistant is enjoying the blog break too.

  10. Hi teamie, a lovely creation with these shimmering paints, beautiful! I hope the postman arrives soon here......still no postie! Hope you are doing fine, hugs Mirandaxx

  11. Hi Shirley
    So nice to see a blog-post from you after a while. I think this is such a beautiful card. .The design and colors are marvelous. xoxoxoxox.Saakje.

  12. How stunning. I like how you popped up your moths. I just lover Ryn's stamps too.

  13. Beautiful work Shirley! Hugs, Valerie

  14. Wow Shirley what a beautiful card, great colours and image!!! I really , really love it!!!Fantastic!!!


  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful colours and a fabulous composition!

  16. wow this looks stunning!
    Waiting for the postman, haha
    Enjoy your week!
    Groetjes Karin x

  17. Wow what a beautiful card, love the colors and the way the butterfly's pop up!!

  18. A gorgeous card Shirley, great use of the new materials you received! Such a nice shimmery scenery!
    Hugs, Alie :-)

  19. Hey Shirley, so happy to see you having fun with the new Twinkling H2O paints! Just love the colour combination that you used in this and the organic looking border that you made with Spiral Branch Set. Thanks so much :D

  20. Hi Shirley nice to see a stunning creation by you:))) love it so gorgeous huggles Sue xx

  21. A stunning creation, Shirley! What great products you've used so beautifully!

  22. Traumhaft schön...
    Und immer wieder erkenne ich deinen Stil, der einzigartig schön ist, liebe Shirley
    Herzlichst Sophie

  23. This all fits so good together! The background is beautiful and those moths are coloured so great! A stunning card Shirley! We are finally enjoying sun and warmer weather, hope you can sit in the sun aswell? Hugs, Gerrina

  24. Really a beautiful art work!
    xox Anja

  25. WOW your moths are gorgeous.
    Another really beautiful and special creation Shirley!

  26. Shirley, this is gorgeous, great colours and vibrant image. I also thank you for the link to the H2O tut as I have had mine for ages and forgotten how to use them.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  27. Design and colours look amazing. I like the the floating moths, it looks great.
    Dearest Greetings


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