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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Fantasy Castle with Blue and Green (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope all is well.

I have another design today using the new beautiful Fantasy Castles set.   These castles have so much wonderful detail, I enjoy colouring them with pencils.


The background behind the castle is Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks using an acrylic block and water.  I coloured the clouds from Magical Landscapes and castle from Fantasy Castles with Prisma pencils which I used Cobalt Archival ink to stamp.   I added glitter to the rain and water fall.

The larger background was created with Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks again with an acrylic block.   I stamped Wisteria from Wisteria Lane and the trees from Magical Landscape with Mowed Lawn DI ink.   I stamped the brick work using a fragment from Abstact Fragments with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day,
Shirley

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely card Shirley, such uplifting colours and great effect with the acrylic block. The use of the fragment stamp in the background, works really well and your colouring is gorgeous. I am sure the glitter adds a special little touch too. Elaine x

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  2. A really stunning card! Looks like an illustration in a storybook! Beautiful!

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  3. I feel as if I'm looking at a scene where a little part of it has been enlarged to give a peek into a magical world hidden midst these rolling backs & trees, or perhaps there is a little door in that stone wall which when opened reveals the magical castle scene. The sunshine & showers effect you achieved is so effective & it really looks as if the castle is appearing in the midst of a waterfall with its own mini waterfall gushing out. The colours of the scene add so much dimension to the scenario. It really sent me off into a flight of fancy!
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. This is a beautiful card and your backgrounds are amazing
    Jackie x

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  5. Shirley, this card makes me feel like I'm walking in a beautiful cool, green glade with a magical castle within.
    Just beautiful!
    all the best, Liz M x

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  6. stunning - I love the background especially - wonderful xx

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  7. Lovely scene, I love all the stamps you used and your colorization is so shiny!! Coco x

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  8. WOW what a fantastic scene you have created for the background! I could just step into my own fairy tale.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Wow oh wow! I wish I was this brave with my use of colour - it is stunning and looks so real, thank you so much for sharing xx

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  10. This is a real wow card, and everything about it is beautiful. The background with the Wisteria foliage framing the scene and the Abstract Fragment along the bottom half are inspired choices. The topper with that beautiful fantasy castle, which I think is my favourite one, has been beautifully coloured with the Prisma pencils and the glitter looks lovely on the water. The dark blue it is layered on to, and the little bit of dark ink around the edge, draws the eye in perfectly.

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  12. Absolutely fabulous card Shirley

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  13. Oh a little oriental feel here and a fabulous tonal card with lots of stamping details to look at.

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  14. a beautiful card and I love the look of the prisma pencils.

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  15. Gorgeous card! Love that castle and how the countryside scene continues to the background. Very effective!

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