Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!   I hope you are doing well, thanks for stopping in at my blog.  I haven't been around in blog land too much these days, I have a lot going on.

It has been extremely cold this weekend, minus 40 with the windchill.....brrrrrrrrrrrrr.   However when it's cold the sun shines which makes me feel good.   We stay warm inside and wear warm clothes for the times we go out.  I went for a long walk over the weekend in spite of the bitter cold, our thick Canadian blood keeps us warm :)

I have a tag to show today with a background using Brushos and flowers by Heartfelt Creations.  I'm still enjoying creating and shaping paper flowers :)


I started with mixed media paper.  Next I sprayed white Goosebumps.  When dry I sprinkled Turquoise, Violet and Lemon Brusho ink powers, spritzed with water and let it run a little.

The flowers by Heartfelt Creations:  Majestic Morning HCPC3578 stamp and HCD742 die.   These are the same flowers that I used in my previous post but molded them differently.   They are coloured with Twisted Citron Distress Ink and painted over top with Lime Green 3D stamp paint which gives it lovely texture and sparkle.    I also died Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon and attached.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,
Shirley

34 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Ohh minus 40...I can't imagine the cold. Take care, Shirley.
Your tag is beautiful. Brusho background looks lovely and those handmade flowers are gorgeous!!

brenda said...

That's extremely cold Shirley, I read yesterday on another blog how cold the Canadian weather was at the moment. Makes our -4 sound like a summers day.

Some of my favorite brusho colours there and used to great effect along with the Heartfelt flowers.

Keep warm,

B x

akkina van steen said...

Oh so cold your card is so beautiful 💖 and hot

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful composition as always,
have a nice day,
big hugs Anja

Zoe said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, what a beautiful tag, loving the fresh colours, keep warm my friend xx Zoe xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Beautiful tag-love the colours you have used.
I had to look twice to make sure I read your temperature correctly - goodness! if we get -3 or so here and I want to hibernate :)
Have a lovely day.........Gill x

Pat said...

This is so so beautiful Shirley and I love the more greeny tones you hsve used and the pretty mix of die cut flowers and foliage with the lace and ribbon. I just cannot imagine how cold minus 40 must feel but guess that it must be a drier cold than here where the damp atmosphere makes mildly cold minus temperatures seem a mite chilly...lol. Take care! x

Shirley Chillman said...

Such a treat to see this beautiful tag Shirley. The lace and ribbon show off the flowers beautifully.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Shona said...

Beautiful tag, Shirley. The colours are gorgeous and so perfectly wintery. I love the winter, but we don't get nearly as cold here as you do in Ontario, and we think -10 is the end of the world. Luckily our idea of really cold days are few and far between. I'd much rather be here in Canada than down in the US Midwest. Scary! I think you must enjoy the winter also, because you are able to capture the feeling of winter in a celebratory way in your work.

Annemie said...

Hello Shirley,
your tag is so beautiful! I love the colours.
It has been a long time ago, but a lot has happened... I was sick, my mom died...
Warm greetings, Annemie

Margik said...

Oh... Shirley! Minus 40...I don't know how you can stand that cold. Take care!
This tag is lovely, the flowers are so gorgeous and the bakcground is fabulous.
Have a great day!
Mar x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your tag is really beautiful, a breath of spring. Hugs, Valerie

kaybee said...

Wow Shirley - that is cold! I complain when it's +8 today, even though the sun is shining! Fabulous tag, in your favourite colours - which are looking a little icy today! :D

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh what a stunning tag Shirley, - fantastic colours n the background and I just love how you managed to pick up the same colour tones on your flowers! Fabulous and tose delicate leaves really enhance the whole lay out of the tag! Truly stunning!! Stay cosy and warm and happy Valentines!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful!
Love
Amanda x

Donna Ellis said...

So lovely, Shirley! Wonderful flowers and fabulous colors! Shirley, wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, de

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING Shirley!
Hope you had a nice Calentine's Day!
oxo
Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning, love the gorgeous design and colours are just a delight...xx{aNNie}

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful tag, Shirley....the design & colours are fabulous xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, such gorgeous colours and the majestic flowers look wonderful.

Sue xx

Gerrina said...

Beautiful colors and layers and flowers...so much depth in it! Keep warm! Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

STunning tag. Hope you had a lovely Valentines. Skipper sends purrs to Archie.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous tag Shirley, love the colour tones with your gorgeous flowers.
Don't know if I could cope going outside with those temperatures, better to stay inside and craft.
Avril xx

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful. You do so well with Brushos and molding your own flowers. Finally, a craft store (albeit small) had some color bursts so I bought those and hope to be as good as you one day. Finally winter hit Sarnia and we actually had a snow storm last weekend and no longer can I see the grass. We also had -40 with windchill. Quite the difference overnight. Have a great, and productive, week.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your tag Shirley, such a fabulous colour combination. The flowers are stunning and the lace just finishes it off perfectly X

chrissie said...

A spectacular tag Shirley. Lovely to see your work again

Love Chrissie xx

Greta said...

Your paper flowers are gorgeous & I love the lace, Shirley! That is way too cold for me! Actually, I didn't even need a sweatshirt today to walk Fritz!

Elaine said...

Oh my word Shirley that does sound cold. It is only 0 degrees here and we moan!!! Your tag is gorgeous. You are really working well with those Brushos and your flowers are so lovely. Beautifully shaped and I can imagine the touch of shimmer works really well. I love that bluey pale green colour at the moment. I am using the new Cracked Pistachio DI a lot at the moment and that has a similar tone I think. Keep cosy! Elaine xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your tag is veruy beautiful Shirley , I love your background, I love your colours and I love your beautiuful colours!!!

Have a nice time!!
Maria

sheila 77 said...

Lovely tag, Shirley, great background as always and so enhanced by the coloured ribbon and strip of lace.
Blogland - Real Life - we want to do both, but how?

Win Dinn said...

What a wonderful tag, Shirley. I'm delighted you're enjoying shaping those paper flowers, because I love seeing them come to life! Have a great weekend...xo

Felicie said...

A very beautiful Tag Shirley.I love the colours and the background.
Greetings
felicie

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Beautiful tag! Wonderful details! Especially i like the lace at the bottom.

Sandy said...

This is really my cup of tea! Really gorgeous colors - you are known for your pretty color combinations. The background, the flowers and lace and the tie are all absolutely glorious!!
Sandy xx