Saturday, September 03, 2016

Dreaming of Christmas

Hello everyone,I hope you are doing well.

I have another Christmas card to show today featuring the beautiful stamp by Chocolate Baroque - Serena, who appears to be dreaming about Christmas.  

I'm not dreaming about Christmas yet, it's a beautiful late summer day, much cooler which makes me feel more energetic.    Unfortunately it's going to get hot again over the next week.



I coloured Serena with Distress inks (on my craft sheet using brush & water) and Prisma pencils.  I also added highlights with a white pen.   The die cuts are Poinsettias (coloured with inks and over painted with clear Wink of Stella)and frame by Spellbinder.

 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

27 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card. Hope Archie is well. Skipper has a visitor this morning another black cat who did not want to leave. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Lovley colours on this gorgeous creation..xx{aNNie}

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really magical! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Beth Norman said...

Beautifully coloured. I love your colour scheme, and your signature flowers. Have a super weekend. Hugs.

Sophie said...

Eine wunderschöne Weihnachtskarte, liebe Shirley.
Ich geniesse noch die letzten Sonnenstrahlen, bevor die Kälte kommt.
Noch kann man das hier herrlich aushalten.
Bloß dunkel wird es jetzt schon immer sehr früh.

Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
Sophie x

Greta said...

Oh wow, Shirley--what a beauty! Love how you used the white pen in addition to your beautiful painting of the image & the frame is perfect to showcase it! Enjoy your cooler day--we're definitely moving into Fall here & it feels great!

brenda said...

Another lovely card Shirley, thank you for sharing.

B x

chrissie said...

Very beautiful Shirley and your usual amazing mix of colours. The flowers are wonderful

Your weather sounds like ours though we have rain now

Love Chrissie xx

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful work - I love your subtle shading and all the delicate hues. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate your kind comments.
Diana x

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my goodness! How incredible your coloring is, and imaginative, too, Miss Shirley! I can feel her serenity and love - all the result, of course, of your own serenity and love through the work of your hands. An amazing design with shading that really speaks to my soul. Thank you, Shirley! xo

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, this card is stunning Shirley, the colours are beautiful. Glad you are enjoying a cooler day today.

Sue xx

Margik said...

Absolutely gorgeous is your card Shirley! Love the different and beautiful design for Christmas. Mar xx

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wow .. what a beautiful card. Nice combination of stamps and colors. Janny XX

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning Shirley, love this gorgeous card with all my favourite green tones, just beautiful!!

Sorry for not coming by for so long, but as you may know I have been away for two months and only now getting back into blogging....

Miranda said...

Hi dear friend, you've made her really beautiful and they gave her the perfect name, she is really serene! hugs from across......Miranda xx

Pat said...

Serena is gorgeous Shirley and I adore that SB frame in the darker colour which draws your eye in to this beautiful image. I love the added flowers too. x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wooow,this looks amazing, you used again some great colours, Úour design is gorgious and your details pup up so wonderful, the person who resieve this will be very glad , I'm sure!!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card, lovely colours, and she looks like an angel ! Enjoy the (last ?) Summer days ! Enny

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW beautiful colored!
I wish you a wonderful new week,
xox Anja

Gerrina said...

What a dreamy card this is! Love that you used your favorite colours more in pastel; she realylooks like she is dreaming away! Hope you will enjoy a bit of the warm weather; before you know it is cold again.... Hugs, Gerrina

~*~Patty S said...

Serena looks stunning in the glow of those lovely candles and with the beautiful blooms there too.
Such an original and wonderful Christmas card dear Shirley.
Our weather sounds similar.
We had the windows open most of the long weekend, but hot and humid returns again.
It won't be long and the trees will be bare.
How fast the seasons fly by!
Happy September to you and yours oxo

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Shirley, love your colour choice with this lovely image.
Avril xx

Felicie said...

A very beautiful Christmas card Shirley.
I love the colours.
Greetings
Felicie

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shirley, what a wonderful card, lovely image colours, I love the cluster of purple blooms, Kate x

Win Dinn said...

What a beautifully serene card, Shirley...your colour choice is the perfect combination with that stamp! Happy weekend from the 'other side' of Canada. xo

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Wonderful and very special christmas card! Beautifully done!

sheila 77 said...

Three images, lady, flowers and candles and all beautifully framed. Even the three candles in themselves would make a lovely card The way you colour turns these stamps into works of art.