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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Make a Wish (by Shirley)

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.   Please visit previous post here to learn who won a shopping spree at Chocolate Baroque ! 

I have two designs today in similar colours featuring beautiful ladies from the new Fabulous Flappers set.

The background is Cut Grass Dylusions and Gold Glimmermist (hard to see the glimmer in the photo).    I used TCW Echoes stencil with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and stamped a rose from Mackintosh Windows with Olive Archival ink.  The beautiful sentiment is from Loving Sentiments.

I stamped the pretty lady from Fabulous Flappers on separate mixed media cardstock, coloured with Intense pencils and decoupaged over the background.  I tucked in a feather and added glitter.

The card above background was created with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using an acrylic block.  I added the feather design using TCW Peacock Feathers stencil with Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.   I used Black Archival ink for the stamping over the background.  The deco corner is from Steampunk Butterfly and the pretty lady from Fabulous Flappers was coloured with Prismas.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,


  1. Thank you Shirley for your comment on my blog.
    These two ladies just look wonderful. I love your background too.
    beautiful bright colors. Have a wonderful day Anneke.

  2. Wow Shirley , both your artworks are so gorgious, I love your beautiful ladies in there live world!! Greet color choice and great image, and thes two ladies are really my favorites!!!


  3. Juicy, lush background and the the ladies are amazingly elegant! LOVE that bit of feather on the first... classy or what?!
    xxx Asha

  4. Such a fabulous background and the ladies are fabulous.
    Linda xxx

  5. I love the vibrant colours you have used to create these backgrounds, they set off the ladies wonderfully

    Jackie x

  6. lovely Shirley, great colour combinations, and fab backgrounds

  7. two stunning cards Shirley - I love the first one especially - big hugs Rachel x

  8. Both of these are gorgeous! I love your wonderful colour scheme and the backgrounds - fabulous inkyness and stamping! Thank you for sharing your card art with us! Karen x

  9. Lovely cards. The feather adds a gorgeous finishing touch.

  10. I love the feathers behind the image in the first, especially how the aqua picked out her dress & the tiny hair ornament. The echoes stencil is a perfect 'echo' of the roses on the dress, as are the stamped background Mackintosh roses. Again your use of the stencil in the background for the second is a lovely echo of the hat's ornamental flourish as well as the echoing the fan's shape; I love your use of those corners for framing.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Wow!!!! Fabulous, love all the elements on this card and the great use and combination of colours! Have a great week-end everyone, Coco x

  12. I love the colour of the dress in the first and that lovely Mowed Lawn stencilling and lovely feather headdress you have given her. The Peacock Feather blue ink looks so different in the second one when put over that vibrant Mustard Seed ink. I love that Peacock Feather stencilling and the prettily highlighted corners, and the sentiment works perfectly on both the cards.


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