Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Little Bird Told Me

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.    We are keeping busy in our hot, dry summer.  I have not been in my craft room much and not in front of my computer either so I've had little time lately to visit blogs.  

It's too hot to be outside so I had a play with some new stamps from Chocolate Baroque.  I could not resist ordering their new sets As Free as a Bird and A Little Bird Told Me.  It felt great to be in my craft room for a change:)  I also used a new Crealie die set that my sister brought over from the Netherlands... thanks Sis:) 


The background is a combination of Distress Inks (with water) and Distress Paints.  I used some stencils and stamped over with the bird cage.   I coloured the bird with Prisma pencils and carefully cut him out.

Crealies Dies:  CL CF 21 and CL CS 11.   I used white card stock to create the flowers which I coloured with Distress Inks and molded with stylus tools.






Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

28 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning creation Shirley. Love the Summer outdoor scene - gorgeous colouring ,as always! Please send us some of your hot weather - summer has been mostly cool and wet so far over here!
Have a happy week - Sylvia xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Shirley, I always love it when you use greens! The background on this one is so gorgeous! Love the flowers too and what you did with those Crealies dies, a truly lovely card!!

Stay cool!! (I'm quite envious of your heat..... here it's soooo cold)!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Gorgeous, Shirley!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card Shirley, hugs, Valerie

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great beautiful card dear Shirley , yes these stamps looks wonderful and elegant ,, and in your hand they are just gorgious!!

Greetings
Maria

Wendy McCarthy said...

A beautiful, serene card in gorgeous colours! Xxx

LonettA said...

What a lovely birthday card with this cute bird! Wonderful colours!

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful card with a 'Shirley' background and stunning hand made flowers.

Love Chrissie xx

kaybee said...

Another beautiful card - loving that bird, so may have to get it!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, such beautiful colours and gorgeous flowers too. The weather here at the moment is more like september that July, but we live in hope of improvement. Glad it's nice a hot for you.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

I just love this Shirley no wonder you couldn't resist that stamp its gorgeous.xx

Pat said...

Glad you are having a good summer Shirley. Well at least here in the south west the sun is shining but there is a cool wind which seems to have been a feature for quite a while now. This is a gorgeous card and the greens you have used are beautiful and the lilac and bluey green colour on the pretty flowers and bird show up so prettily against it. I love all the detail in the background and also the bird cage with its white dotted hanging chain. x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Oh wow! The background in this is lovely! The layering and colours... Gorgeous...

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my... must wonderful Shirley!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful I love that design and the beautiful colors as always.
Big hugs Anja

Beth Norman said...

How beautiful. You really love the green, eh? The flowers are so pretty. I like this stamp set too. I hear you about visiting blogs. I actually have been deleting most of my subscriptions as they come in because my computer is ready to crash and is so slow. Plus it takes away from stamping time.

Margik said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley! Love the flowers and bird and the colors are perfect. Very beautiful as always! Hugs, Mar

Win Dinn said...

What a lovely card - can't imagine how you can bounce that off with so little time in the craft room, Shirley! :D The flower in particular really appeals to me.

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, such a beautiful card with the birds! A real Shirley one! big hugs, xxMiranda

GHAZALA said...

Wow! Gorgeous, What a lovely card happy to find and follow you

cheers

Enny said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation, lovely colors, and super stamps ! Love the flowers too ! Have a lovely weekend ! Enny

Greta said...

Those flowers are stunning, Shirley--beautiful card! Very hot here, too!

Asha said...

WOW! This is pretty amazing, Shirley! LOVE the texture. You know I adore your creations. Hope you're keeping cool in this heat.
xxx Asha

~*~Patty S said...

Very beautiful Shirley!
It makes me happy to see that lovely bird free outside the cage.
Happy August and stay cool.
We are headed for a stretch of very hot and humid weather here in Virginia too.
We had a few days with low humidity that were idyllic summer days.
oxo

MaryH said...

Lovely background with the combinations of the DI products. So very soft looking. Beautiful stenciling and the leaf design worked so well with the birdcage and that gorgeous bird. Terrific pencil shading too. Loved the wonderful florals and flourishes. Will have to check the links, as I've never seen Creelies on my wanderings. I'm sure I'll see something I can't live without, and it's only available in the Netherlands!!! Stay cool. TFS & Hugs

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This set is lovely and your artwork with it utterly beautiful Shirley!
Keep cool.. we have heat here as well...
but think that in just 4 months x-mas arrives at the door.
oxo
Susi

sheila 77 said...

Oh yes, the bird and your beautiful 3D flowers and the way you have painted this is all so lovely. I agree it is difficult to keep up with making art in summer and yet when we do then we always enjoy it.

Sandy said...

A little bird told me that your are not only a very pretty lady but a very talented one too!
Love this make!!
Sandy xx