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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sprintime Edges (posted by Shirley)

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.  Spring is taking a long time to arrive in our part of the world.     

I have two designs using the beautiful new Springtime Edges,  I've enjoyed pairing them up with other Spring collections.


The background on the card above was created with Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.   I stamped the Springtime Edge with Ripe Persimmon DI at the top and bottom.  I had some wide canvas style material in my stash that complimented the colours but it's difficult to see the greens in the photo.   The Tulip from Spring is in the Air is coloured with Prisma Pencils.  I also did a little highlighting with a Gelly Roll pen. 




The background of the above card is a piece of designer paper from my stash (pale yellow with tiny green dots).    I used Olive Archival ink for all the stamping and coloured with Prisma pencils.     The bottom design is from Springtime Edges and the top is from Spring Foliage.     The sentiment is from Mackintosh Sentiments, another great set.   The decoupaged butterflies are from the Spring Fairy Collection.    I added glitter to the top foliage.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful Shirley! Love the warm colours and amazing colouring on the first card, and the fresh spring colours and pretty, pretty stamps used in the second. Xxx

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  2. Gorgeous cards Shirley, my springtime edges arrived yesterday and I can't wait to get some time off to play.. Thank you for the inspiration,2 glorious cards, Px

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  3. Gorgeous cards,fabulous colours and designs.xxx

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  4. Hello Shirley
    Love both cards but really like the Spring colours on the 2nd one!
    LoveMarg

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  5. Two beautiful cards. I love the warmth of the colours in the first, but yellows and greens of the second really are brilliant Cheers, Dianne

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  6. They are both stunning. Great designs and beautifully made as always. Lots of lovely inspiring ideas.
    Flo x

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  7. Both of your cards are gorgeous. The top one is so bright and colourful. Outstanding job on the colouring.

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  8. Really pretty cards. I especially like the lightness and springiness (is that even a word?) of the bottom card.

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  9. The green of the canvas material comes through beautifully subtly with your green matting & those pearls - your colouring of the tulip is quite exquisite, I particularly like the variegated backdrop you gave that panel with lovely hints of warm orange top right. However, the second is my favourite (wonder why my husband thinks I like green??). The way you have made that sentiment panel with the lovely white deckled border & then used the two butterflies to frame it with that lovely touch of orange in the larger one's wings is just wonderful.
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. Forgot to say - the gold edging of the ribbon is picked out beautifully by your glittering.
    PEP

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  11. Beautiful cards! Love the way you used the textiles to create depth!

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  12. Both these cards are beautiful. The first so zingy with that gorgeous orange background enhanced by the green of the canvas, pearls and green mat, and that wonderfully coloured tulip topper. The second calm and serene in green and yellow with the lovely glittery catkins and what were exotic blooms on yesterday's DT card are in their normal guise today as daffodils. It just goes to show how using different colours can make it look like a completely different flower. I love the pretty butterflies framing the sentiment and that sheer green ribbon to finish.

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  13. two stunning cards Shirley in really amazing colours - fantastic work xx

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  14. Shirley both are gorgeous, the wonderful way you have used the colour is fabulous, fantastic stamping and thank you for sharing Karen x

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  15. Oh my these are gorgeous Shirley, love the beautiful colours and the stamps look fabulous.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  16. Love the glittery green card.

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  17. Very beautiful cards, the colours are lovely.

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  18. Lovely cards! Really loving the pretty Springtime Edges designs!

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  19. These are LOVELY, Shirley! I particularly like the green & lemon one - the different stamps complement each other perfectly. Gorgeous!
    all the best, Liz M x

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  20. Two absolutely beautiful cards, the colours are so vibrant, you've framed them beautifully x

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