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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

More Beautiful Florals (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well and enjoying this busy time of year. 

I have two more floral designs using the new beautiful Floral clear stamps.

For the card above, I stamped the Big Bold Background - Wildflower on an orange/yellow sheet of designer paper with brown dye ink.  I also stamped the Peony with the brown ink and coloured both the background and main image with my Prisma pencils.  Joy is from Artistic Expressions.

And below is another design using the gorgeous Magnolia in a different colour combo.

The background was created with Seedless Preserves Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.    All stamping was done with black Versafine Ink.   I coloured the Magnolia with Prisma pencils.  The corner flourishes are from the beautiful Fancy Flourishes clear set which I highlighted with a Gelly Roll pen and turquoise Pencil.

Thanks for your visit and enjoy the Season !


  1. Two beautiful cards Shirley. The bold background works beautifully with the main flower image and your pencil colouring is gorgeous. I love the pink and black combination, the flourishes frame the main image so well. Have a great day, Elaine x

  2. Hello Shirley
    The 1st one reminds me of an Elizabethan tapestry and I love the Peony!
    Love Marg

  3. Hi Shirley,
    Two really beautiful cards, I love them.
    I am following this blog in all ways I can, it is so wonderful and always get wonderful ideas from it.
    Thank you so much.
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.
    Love and best wishes.

  4. Goodness Shirley - I kept having to look at the Big Bold Background of the first for my initial impression was that you'd actually used the peony stamp in combination with it for it's such a good match! I love the way those green gems echo not only the 3 green buds but also the little sparkly stamens within the flower heads. I feel as if I've walked into a late Georgian or early Victorian house (the colours are so right) & I'm looking at a framed picture on a wall.
    Your second one with the Magnolia is a delightful composition with the way you have added the green & white to the corner flourishes, not to mention the touch of sparkle on the stamped flower.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Shirley, these are beautiful! Your coloring is perfect, and I love the Prisma pencils! I've gotten so caught up in using markers, I do need to break out the old pencils.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Hugs, Clare xo :)

  6. Two gorgeous cards Shirley, it's lovely to see the different ways all the DT members use them to create beautiful unique cards. Your colouring is fab I really must get my pencils out again after the holidays.
    Happy Christmas
    Jackie x

  7. Both of these are so beautiful and show how gorgeous the stamps are too. Love every little thing about them xx

  8. So beautidul colour combinations and delicate colouring!

  9. Both of these cards are beautiful, and such lovely colouring. The Wildflower Bold Background goes so well with the paper you have used with the Peony stamp, and that lovely dark mat and the gems finish it off a treat. The lovely pink background and piece of lace shows off the Magnolia perfectly, and the ornately shaped dark colour mat and delightful flourishes give good contrast.

  10. Oh my goodness - these are gorgeous Shirley - that top card would definitely win top prize anywhere. Beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Sandy Claus

  11. Two stunning cards I'm really loving the way you've coloured them and shown two different ways of backgrounds. Is there a difference between Polychromo pencils and colour soft, wondering do I need to invest in coloursoft pencils

  12. I use Prisma colour pencils, they blend beautifully. I can't compare to the others as I have not used them. Cheers,


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