Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Friendship gives Wings to the Heart

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.     We are experiencing drought and heat but today is a little cooler.    

I have a card to show today using beautiful stamps by Designs by Ryn.  The quote is by Chocolate Baroque.


The background is Distress Inks and a lovely stencil with vines, but it doesn't have the name on it, I can't recall what company it's by.

Designs by Ryn stamps:  Leafy Branch, Streamertail Hummingbird, and Flower Lace (background of bottom).   I used a stencil with small circles and white acrylic paint here and there.  I coloured the bird with Distress Inks and highlighted with a white pen.

Chocolate Baroque stamp:  Quote is from Pretty Poppies set.

Thanks for stopping by and if you live in Canada or the USA, enjoy the upcoming long weekend :)
Shirley

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, love the background. Hope Archie is doing well. Skipper has been a bit sick these last few days. Take care.

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  2. Beautiful card with a wonderful background.

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  3. Such a beautiful card, lovely colours and a stunning background ! Enjoy your long weekend ! Greetings, Enny

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  4. Wonderful card, love the colours. Sun and rain don't seem to well distributed in the world just now! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. You could have some of our rain Shirley we have far too much at the moment.

    Such a beautiful card with super colours and quote

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. How the weather differs Shirley, we have had rain most day's this month and many fields sitting in water and so cold as well.

    Absolutely love today's creations both the stamping and wonders blend of colours.

    B x

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  7. A really beautiful hummingbird and love the colours and background stamping and stencilling on this pretty card Shirley, also the white paint you have used in places works fabulously. Enjoy your long weekend. x

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  8. Hey Shirley, Wow! I thought that the background was done with a Gelli plate at first. So much texture in there! Love it! Beautiful framing with the Leafy Branch design and use of the hummingbird. Love it! Wishing you a wonderful long weekend as well :)

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  9. Lovely card, Shirley, the background is fabulous. Love the nice quote too.
    Mar xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Shirley, love the background and the bird's colouring really makes it stand out.
    Avril xx

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  11. A stunning card Shirley, love the colours of the background and the sentiment too.

    Sue xx

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  12. What a lovely card. I still haven't taken an ink pad to this set of stamps, shame on me, but I love your use of this sentiment with the stamp, what a great idea! Elaine xxx

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  13. This is sheer beauty. I love the bird and the words.

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  14. Hi, Shirley! Beautiful card with your trademark amazingly texturized colors and backgrounds. Wonderfully free, just like the upcoming celebrations! Lovely stamps, too. It's always a pleasure seeing your artwork, my dear friend! Hugs, de

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  15. What an amazing art work , I just love this, great image , great colours, a work to put in a beautiful frame!!

    Hope you are well too!!?
    Greetings
    Maria

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  16. Wonderful sentiment & gorgeous card, Shirley! Love how you use stencils! Hoping you get some relief from the heat before long!

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  17. I'm sitting here with my coffee just staring at your background. I love your colour combination and those small white dots. Lovely hummingbird. I think today is going to be a hot day so stay cool.

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  18. Hi my friend, lovely work as alway, beautiful colors this combination of purple, turquoise and green, my favorites! As Ryn said, a lot of texture on the background so I thought too that it was done using acrylics......hugs from across the ocean, Miranda xx

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  19. Beautiful! So much background interest with the textures and colours, and a perfect marriage of bird and quote. That would be wonderful framed and on the wall!

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  20. Really love this Shirley. I am trying to go down a different path and use my real stamps...love your inspirations. Beautiful card, love that background and gorgeous design. Have a lovely weekend.xx
     {aNNie}

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  21. Love the colours and so great how you combined the beautiful stamps! Had to see it bigger to enjoy the background even more... Wish you a good and sunny weekend!

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  22. Hi Shirley... I've saved this as inspiration .. and thanks for letting me know about me being one of the winners at Tim's...

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  23. Just beautiful Shirley! Amazing! Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

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  24. As always, a fabulous card, Shirley. You are such an inspiration! xo Happy one-day-past-Canada Day! xo

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  25. Oh how I adore this card.
    Your colors and design are splendid Shirley.
    My first thought was batik.
    Hope you're having a nice Canada Day weekend.
    oxo

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !