Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Create

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  I've had more time in my craft room recently and have another card to show this evening. 

This design features a beautiful lady stamp from Impression Obsession that I bought while in the Netherlands in the Spring.   I could not resist buying the stamp as there were gorgeous samples on display, created by Miranda.  However it's taken me until now to actually use the stamp as I didn't get into my craft room much during the Spring and Summer.


The background is the new Blueprint and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks with water on a Acrylic sheet (yes I use this technique a lot).    I partially stamped with IO's Cover a Card stamps and then spritzed a little water to let the inks run a little.  Gone are the days when I worked hard to create perfect images with the large background stamps.

Miranda's ladies had colourful hair which I thought were great fun & wanted to do something similiar.  I used Tombow markers direct to the stamp and a navy pigment pen for the eyes.   After it was stamped I added a little water with a brush to the hair for the 'water colour' effect.  I left the rest but darkened her eyes with the pen and added 'eye shadow' with a Tom bow marker.

The metal flowers have been hanging about in my stash for a while, I added dew drops to the centres.

Impression Obsession stamps:  Elsie, CAC Rose Lace, CAC Fluff.
Chocolate Baroque stamp:  Artistic Expressions (Create)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week. 
Shirley

23 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a very special card indeed!!! I really love your background , it looks great , and I love your blue dady she looks very special to me! Have a great day !!

Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card, hugs, Valerie

Gerrina said...

Think the hair looks great this way! A fun modern girl! It almost looks strange to use a BG-stamp fully nowadays... Your BG looks so good again! Enjoy your week!

brenda said...

Blue hair works well for me Shirley and compliments the stronger colours of the super background.

B x

chrissie said...

An unusual stamp Shirley and your background shows her off so well

Love Chrissie xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the gorgeous colours you've used on this fantastic card Shirley, you've also created such a wonderful background for this lovely lady.

Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, I adore the background. Very creative. :)

Beth Norman said...

Your background is very interesting, as are all your backgrounds. I like how the girl's hair is blue. Great card.

Pat said...

I love the modern feel you have got to this pretty lady Shirley and the background complements her beautifully, love the metal flowers too. x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful effects, fabulous design.
xox Anja

Donna Ellis said...

ohhhhhh! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you innovatively brought out your blue lady's personality through color and texture, Shirley! It's wonderful, and so happy! I am in the process of using stamps which are virginal, too! LOL Stamps that sometimes are way older than yours from your recent trip! LOL Hope all is well and that you are enjoying the seasonal change. hugs, de

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, a wonderful blue lady here, you've given her a beautiful background with the Rose Lace stamp from IO, great work....and of course thanks for mentioning me! I realized I did not post any of the girl faces yet....will do that after the workshops are finished this year....there are coming a lot more faces in the 'SHE' workshop. hugs to a wonderful lady, Miranda

Sandy said...

Beautifully done Shirley - I need to try your background technique - it sure is attrative.
Sandy xx

Zoe said...

What a fantastic card, I love the background, I love the lady and the colours you've used, very inspiring xx Zoe xx

Win Dinn said...

I particularly like the upper left corner of the background - so visually rich. It's a gorgeous card!

Little Artbee said...

A really nice girls card dear Shirley with a fab background . I like the face stamp and the metal flowers on it.
Greetings and all the best to you.
Sabine

sheila 77 said...

Interesting how you used Tombow markers to colour the stamp first, an unusual and new technique to me. Great result, love her blue hair.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Lovely card Shirley! The partial stamping on the background looks great! Xxx

Enny said...

Oh, this is gorgeous ! Love the blue lady and the background ! Many thanks for explaining your technique ! Greetings, Enny

Shirley Chillman said...

Gorgeous background Shirley love the vibrant colours. Glad you decided to use the stamp as she is so pretty.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Shirley Chillman said...

Gorgeous background Shirley love the vibrant colours. Glad you decided to use the stamp as she is so pretty.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

MaryH said...

At first I thought this was another brusho background, but of course read it was the superb (in your hands) acrylic smooshing of DInks. Great color combo with this pairing too. Thanks for the tip about the large bkground stamps, as I have a ton of these, and sometimes, it's aggravating to get a crisp image. Will remember the spritz 'fix' next time (I hope). You're sharing some truly gorgeous works of art. Thanks.

Greta said...

Beautiful & artistic, Shirley! The lace CAC stamp gives such a wonderful look!