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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Texture and a Lotus Flower (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope 2014 is starting out wonderful for you.

I have another design today using images from the beautiful Serenity and Tranquility A5 sets.


I started by creating texture using a stencil with light molding paste.  Chocolate Baroque has a  great stencil selection here.    After letting it dry I sprayed with Dylusions inks (Cut Grass, London Blue & Turquoise) and rubbed Inka Gold over parts of the raised areas.    I stamped the water Irises from Tranquility on the bottom RH side with Peacock Feathers DI and the vine also from Tranquility at the top LH side with Mowed Lawn DI.  I highlighted the background images with Prisma pencils (a technique inspired by Miranda).

I stamped the  Lotus flower from Serenity with Cobalt Archival ink, sprayed again with Dylusions and then coloured with Prisma pencils.  I added a little glitter to the water and centers of the flowers.


Thanks for visiting and have a great day,
Shirley

16 comments:

  1. One word.. Stunning.. Says it all, Px

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  2. A beautful card Shriley, some of my favourite colours. I love the way you have created the background, great texture and stamped highlights. The main panel is as always beautifully coloured and the addition of the lilac colour range is super. A bright and uplifting card for this dreary time of year. Elaine x

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  3. This is just gorgeous....fab image and colours.xxx

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  4. Love the fan texture and all the fresh greens! Beautiful card!

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  5. Ooo very lush. Great texture created fabulous colours flowing through then the pop of different colours on the main image makes one stunning piece x

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  6. What a gorgeous card, I love the texture and the vibrant colours you have used
    Jackie x

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  7. The colours are exquisite and the background is fabulous, it's such a lovely card.

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  8. Your deckled edge for the image panel looks super & again I'm transfixed by your matting colours. The background panel highlighting of the fans echoes the striations of the conical flowers in your image panel & the addition of the subtle glitter really catches the eye. Your positioning of the image panel is beautifully effective with the stamping in the diagonally opposite corners & I particularly like the way you have gone from light (yellow-green) to the dark (blue-green) top to bottom on both the image panel & the background. Phew - there was more here than initially meets the eye…….
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. this is just beautiful and I love the background - what a fabulous idea xx

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  10. I love the blues and greens with the stencilled texture in the background, and the gilding wax and stamping just add layers of interest. I also like the way you have coloured the image panel with the yellowy green at the top and the bluey green at the bottom which echoes the background colouring. I adore the Lotus Flower image and the Prisma pencil colouring, and the
    soft colour stamping behind and touches of glitter finish it beautifully. There is so much interest in this card.

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  11. That's a very gorgeous card!! Coco x

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  12. AWESOME!!!! I do so love that gorgeous background!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. Stencils really seem to be the in thing these days. I love your bg. Beautiful work.

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  14. gorgeous card, love the textures too

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  15. Beautiful background Shirley! Stencils are one of my favourite things to use.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  16. Absolutely beautiful, Shirley! Right down to the detail in glitter! Love those colors together!
    Hugs, Clare xo :)

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