Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sending a Smile as a Guest Designer for Crealies

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I was very pleased to be invited as a Guest Designer for Crealies, from the Netherlands.  They produce beautiful dies and clear stamps, I have many in my stash. 

The actual design has more purple which always seem difficult to capture in photographs. 

The larger background was created using blue and purple Dylusions Inks along with a little Brusho powders sprinkled and then spritzed with water.

The smaller background was created using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on an acrylic sheet and spritzed with water.  Next I stamped Bits & Pieces no. 11 Sparkle with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  I'm loving the new Distress colours :)

The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque's Amazing Birthday set

The flowers - Set of 3 no. 3, were sponged with Blueprint Sketch or Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  I stamped over top with the Bits and Pieces no. 9 Grunge dots.    I used a sponge mat and stylus to add dimension to the flowers and glued them together.   I added purple glitter glue to the centers and added a few swirls from Creative Shapes no. 2.

Crealies items:

Thank you Annelies for the opportunity and Wilma for your assistance :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


  1. Another stunning creation Shirley, well done on the GDT spot. I've never mixed brushos with dylusions but seems I need to give it a go as tour background looks great.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card, love the colours. Hug, Valerie

  3. Wonderful creation, great background. Congratulation on your GDT spot. Sending hugs and purrs to Archie. :)

  4. Amazing colors on this Shirley! Beautiful!

  5. Stunning Shirley, I love the colours and the Crealies dies you've used to make this gorgeous card. Congrats at being asked to guest on the DT. Hope you are well.

    Sue xx

  6. Not sure why but I haven't been getting mail about when you have posted Shirley. Have added you again to the mailing list so hopefully all will be well. Popped in on the off chance after your lovely comments on my blog. Thanks sweets. Glad I did because I have just been gazing and sighing at all I have missed. Beautiful pieces of artwork every single one.

    Congrats on your GDT spot and another wonderful art piece. Going to have a try at the Brushos and Dylusion inks sounds and looks great to me.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  7. This is such a beautiful creation. Love your colour choices, the layout everything. Wonderful

  8. Amazing desgned and colored creation.
    xox Anja

  9. Beautiful creation, gorgeous flowers and great colors!
    Groetjes Karin x

  10. I saw this card on the Crealies-blog, and I liked it!!!
    Now I've found you...:-), thank you for your lovely comment on my blog...:-)
    You got yourself a new follower...:-)
    Hugsss, Gaby

  11. Lovely work, Shirley, with your amazing 3D flowers.
    I wonder if you have all the Distress colours, as every time I look I can't decide on any as they are all so luscious, and this years additions get better and better.

  12. Fabulous background and wonderful work on those flowers! Love the look of those stamps!!

  13. Wow, beautiful work with the Crealies dies and stamps! Beautiful colors too, Annelies will be pleased with it! xx hugs Miranda

  14. I always look forward to seeing your next project because they are always so beautiful. Boy, I wish I had your talent. I love the way you made the flowers dimensional. Pretty colours too.

  15. Really beautiful! I think these are your favorite colors.
    Sandy xx

  16. Congrats on being the GD! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Shirley--love the background & those incredible flowers!

  17. This is a fabulous card, Shirley - and your work is so inspiring it's no wonder you were chosen as a Guest Designer. LOVE the flowers especially!

  18. So great to see your work at the Crealiesblog! And I love the BG and flowers; they look beautiful in green and blue! Have a fun weekend, hugs, Gerrina

  19. Another beautiful card, those flowers xx

  20. Your card is so gorgeous, beautiful flowers and I love the colors! Congrats on being Crealies designer, they couldn't choose a better one ! Thanks again for your kind comments on my blog ! Enny xx


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