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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Serenity for 2014 (by Shirley)

Happy New Year!   I hope 2014 brings you happiness, health, serenity and lots of creative activities.

I have a design today using the new gorgeous Serenity A5 set.

The background is Teal & Turquoise Dylusions ink.  I stencilled a little over top with TCW Pointy Circles and stamped in the background with a beautiful feather image from Peacock Parade.   I embossed with gold UTEE around the edge of the background.

I embossed the Buddha from Serenity with gold directly over the background.   I stamped a second Buddha image with Cobalt Archival ink and embossed a third image with gold powder on separate cardstock.   Next I decoupaged the cobalt Buddha and the gold Lotus chair and layered over the main image.   I embossed the smaller feather images also from Peacock Parade with gold and decoupaged as shown.  All the images were coloured with Prisma and Inktense pencils. 

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  1. woww how nice i love that yhanks for sharing
    lot's of greating from Bea

  2. stunning work - love this xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous... I do love teal... And that is a good colour choice for these stamps px

  4. Lovely work Shirley, beautiful background colour and the teaming up with the Peacock stamps works beautifully. The colouring of the main image is lovely. A great first project for the new creative year! Elaine x

  5. What a lovely card that teal looks great for the background too
    Jackie x

  6. Lovely work, the main pink image coloured so well and stands out lovelyagainst your gorgeous background

  7. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  8. What a gorgeous card...Love the scene, all the stamps used, the fab colours and embossing!! Coco x

  9. I love the way the new stamps combine so well with the Peacock Parade. The Buddha is decoupaged beautifully and this has the effect of bringing it forward, and similarly with the peacock feather shapes. The stenciling in the background and the gold UTEE are also nice touches. A beautiful palette of colours and a really pretty card.

  10. Love the green colour with this stamp! Such a great image!

  11. Very effective with the subtle hint of pointiness from the Pointy Circles in the background echoed by both the Peacock Parade feathers as well as the image & her architrave. The way you used different colour sequences for the feathers hanging down & the feathers at the bottom pointing up catches the eye & there is a sense of the predominant pink the two bottom ones affiliating them with the image. It's also very effective the way the two bottom feathers are layered over the larger background feathers. The Prisma colouring of the image is delightful & I love the way you used gold for the edging as well as the Lotus chair. I love the way the bird's beak is pointing toward the Serenity text.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Stunning background, love the beautiful image too. Just love these stamps and treated myself to them today.

    Linda xxx


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