Thursday, April 07, 2016

More Spring Tulips

Hello creative people, I hope you are doing well today.  It's cold here in Ontario this week but early April can be fickle.  I'm still thinking about Tulips and used stamps by Chocolate Baroque to create this card.



The main image is A Year of Stamping, Issue 2 - February (standard) which I embossed with brown and coloured with Tom Bow markers.  The background piece is Walnut Distress Ink and water (on my craft mat) and stamped with a fragment from Texture Fragments.

I highlighted the tulips with Stickles which you can see better in the close up below:


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Shirley

33 comments:

Anneke said...

Gorgeous. Wonderful combination the brown and the tulips.
Very inspiring must give it a try. Thanks for inspiring me.

Pat said...

A delightful card Shirley and I love the mix of brown with the pretty pink, blue and green, and the texture fragments add great interest to the background. I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend. x

brenda said...

A glorious card with beautiful Tulips Shirley and the added glitter really lifts them.

B x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Your card makes an amazing spring feeling, love the fresh colors.
Big hugs Anja

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, saw a lot today when I was out for my walk. Hugs, Valerie

Di said...

Absolutely stunning Shirley. The colours are really lovely. Hope you are well. Di xx

kaybee said...

Love the colour palette of this card, the walnut really sets off the other colours. Pretty tulip stamp too.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the contrast of the lovely colours with the brown background. Hope Archie is having a good week. Skipper sends purrs.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Shirley..love the tulips and gorgeous colours and the background is wonderful..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

So beautiful Shirley, I love the gorgeous colours and the wonderful background too. I think this was my favorite stamps of all of the Year of Stamping collection. Hope your weather improves soon.

Sue xx

Beth Norman said...

Using the brown border really makes your tulips pop. I hope you're keeping warm. It's cold down here too.

Donna Ellis said...

Oooh! Hi, Shirley! Beautiful frame. Reminds me of rich, damp soil perfect for gardening, and your tulips are done in amazingly earthy jewel tones. Truly flowers are the gems of nature! A gorgeous project. I imagine you thoroughly enjoyed putting this together! Hugs, de

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley what a beautiful card, great image , great colours and I love the sparkle on the tulips!!

Have a nice day and weekend!! It's olmost a year ago since we met in Holland, this weekend it's the Event again , it's a pitty you can't be there!!

Have fun!!
MAria

aussie aNNie said...

This is one adorable image and card, your colouring and colours are adorable....enjoy your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Karin said...

Beautiful Shirley! Have a nice weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Sandy said...

So pretty, I know I can always look to you for gorgeous color combinations!
sandy xx

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wonderful card Shirley. Nice how you've repeated the stamps and the colors are great too. Janny

Margik said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. The tulips look so lovely and the colors are perfect.
Hugs, Mar

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Another wonderful creation Shirley. The Tulips look amazing and the colours that you've used work so beautifully together, and I love the contrast colour of the border :)X

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Gorgeous inkiness(as always) Shirley! - love the combination of bright colours. The background creates a perfect frame for the focal point.
Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xxx

MaryH said...

Love the brown textured framing treatment with this splendid tulip image. The spring colors really sparkle with the darker background, just like the real flowers do, in the earth! Always a masterpiece to enjoy when I visit here, and hope you get some true Spring weather soon. TFS & happy wkend.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the bright colours of the image against the dark background.
Avril x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the bright colours of the image against the dark background.
Avril x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so yummy, Shirley! I can only imagine how dazzling it must look in real life!! One of your best! Enjoy your day and I hope it warms up soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love the contrast between the bright coloured flowers and the brown background, beautiful! Xx

Sandy said...

You are the color queen - I have always loved the colors you use and the fame is fabulous!
Sandy xx

Win Dinn said...

You're definitely beating that cold off with this card, Shirley - fabulous piece, and so spring-like!

Little Artbee said...

I like that you put the pink and turquoise flower into this brown frame, a very good contrast. Also I like the little bit of glitters on it. A very nice card. Hope you feel well.
Happy springtime Shirley.
Sabine xox

Gerrina said...

Love the brown frame for these beautifully coloured tulips! In our garden the tulips are allmost open... The Art Specially Event was so great! I have been there all weekend and it was really a party! (not for my little moneybag though :) ) Did some great workshops/make and takes, but seeing everybody again was the best part...
Hope it will get warmer at your part of the world soon! Hugs, Gerrina

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, ich liebe die Farben.
Und vor allem liebe ich diese Tulpen.
Leider lieben meine Katzen auch Tulpen :-)

Herzlichst Sophie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your tulips are just beautiful Shirley! Happy weekend!

Greta said...

Oh wow--this should be framed, Shirley! Love the background & the beautiful tulips! Hope you get warmer temps soon!

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Dear Shirley
I am having a nice time catching up with you and your creativity this morning.
Stunning tulips!
I especially like the view into the open one.
oxo