Sunday, April 6, 2014

Just Because And How To Keep A Post On Top Of Home Page

Hero Arts Large Flower Background

I've had this stamp for a long time and decided to use it. I had a really difficult time getting a good photo because of the shine I wanted you to see. Oh well, and then I really didn't like how the inside turned out.....so you don't get to see it!! ;-)  I also didn't want to cover that gorgeous background.  I paint with Twinkling H2O's and for this card I used Ice, Luv-U-Pink, Buttercup, and Moss Green.  IRL it has a wispy look and shines!!

  1. I stamped the Large Flower BG image on white CS twice with Memento Cocoa Brown, painted with Ice, Luv-U-Pink, Buttercup, and Moss Green; added Gold glitter glue to the centers of the tiny Buttercup flowers.  Added white AB sequins with glue dots to the flowers here and there (like dew drops).
  2. I did cut out painted portions of the second image and mounted on the inside I'm not going to show you.  LOL  Anything you do with that will be better than mine I think.  We all have bad days.  The envy has a piece of that background too.
  3. Used the Perfect Layers 1/8" ruler for the shiny brown layer around the image.
  4. Used the Perfect Layers 1/4" for the white Laid CS layer on the bottom.  The card measures 4.75"X6.0".
  5. The tag is the smallest die cut from Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B.  With die in place watercolored edge with Moss Green.  Stamped with sentiment from Flourishes Garden Picks.  I would link, but have no idea what is happening for sure at Flourishes.  I do know Power Poppy is open.  The ribbon was a gift with a purchase on EBay.
And that is it.  I am off to make a card for the little girl in the post you see at the top of my posts, Lauryn Newsome.  She is 2 years old and fighting for her life with treatment for Leukemia.  She loves Princesses and Superman!!!  Please pray for her and her parents and send some love for Lauryn.  The information is there so you can visit her Facebook page or go to this blog to purchase stamps, where the proceeds will go to her fund and/or make a direct donation through PayPal.  Thank you all for any help you can give.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!


 Shirley

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31 comments:

Benzi said...

Shirley, this is a gorgeous card. How beautiful are those big blooms and you painted them so pretty. It must have taken quite a while to put the Stickles on the center of the Buttercup flowers. But, well worth it.

Yes, we so all have some bad days in the craft room. I sure do! Today was one of them. Ha

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful painting on this !! Just the right touch!!

jimlynn said...

Now you're making me curious as to what the inside looks like! If it's anything like the outside it's gorgeous!! One of my favorite color combinations is pink and green too. So beautiful and I know it shines!
Lynn

Mary said...

Shirley, A gorgeous card that's for sure. I love the directions you've given...very helpful. Great job with the H2O's I need to start using mine....You've inspired me!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Shirley.

Greta said...

I love shimmer & can just image what this is like IRL!

Beth Norman said...

I haven't pulled out my H2O's in ages, and you inspired me to do it. Your card is so gorgeous. Enjoy your week Shirley. Hugs.

Olga said...

Gorgeous, you did great!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! I can see WHY you love that beautiful Hero Arts background image! WOWSER! gorgeous - but then, your intricate painting makes it even gorgeouser LOL Pink and green is one of my favorite color combos, so soft and peaceful - I imagine a lot of time went into the card (and it really is amazing) - you are likely your own worst critic on the inside, too LOL hugs, de

Phree said...

Gorgeous card, love those huge blossoms.

Conniecrafter said...

After all that coloring I wouldn't want to cover it up either, it is so pretty! I see I am not the only one that isn't always happy with my end results

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card.

Beth said...

absolutely stunning GF a definite spring card love it and the colors yummy.

Curt in Indy said...

Yes, I bet the inside is just horrible. . .right. . .uh huh. . .It probably looks better than the front of most of my cards! The background stamp you used on this is amazing. Love the colors. Hugs, Curt

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your pretty twinkly pink blossoms all over the card! Sometimes the fronts are just too fabulous all on their own and the sediments are just fine placed on the inside.

I'm so sorry about Lauryn. I see other posts about a boy named Jonah. And a dear friend of mine (not of the stamping/blogging community)has a little two-year-old grandson named Hunter who is also fighting leukemia.

I wish I had the time and knowledge to start a sort of clearinghouse blog of just folks who need cards and need prayers. Sadly, I think there are so many that the updates would be constant.

I will add little Lauryn to my prayer list.

Have a great day, Shirley! Hugs, Darnell

Gay Peplow said...

Such a pretty card, I can see why your like the stamp, it must be really gorgeous with the twinkling H2os :D x

Barbara R. said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. You really have a knack for making beautiful cards.

Diane said...

Shirley, this is just gorgeous card.

Hugs Diane

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, GORGEOUS stamping and Love the h2o's you used for color! I wouldn't have wanted to cover that up either!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful floral background Shirley - the sparkle and colors are wonderful!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So beautiful card Shirley! Love colors.
Thanks for visit of my blog and your kind comments.
hugs, Helena

Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful card - love the choice of paper thanks for sharing!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- I love this image and the beautiful coloring! I bet the inside is lovely as well. Two is too little to be challenged in such a way!!!

Karen Amidon said...

Beautiful Shirley! Love that stamp and what a great background.

Lee-Anne said...

Love those gorgeous blooms, Shirley! Love the sparkle from the H20s too!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! Your coloring with the H2Os is amazing!! Love that you just used a small tag die so we can see that awesome background!! How nice of you to be a part of such a wonderful cause for a sweet little girl!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful design and it's beautiful what you are doing for little Lauren. I've donated cards to our local Sick Childrens' hospital, it's so sad what families are going through. Take good care, Shirleyx

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers, Shirley!

stampqueen said...

Halllooooo!!!! :)
Beautiful card - lovely colors!!!
I haven't been blog surfin much lately - working on some DT stuff trying to get commitments done through the summer - I have one graduating first week of June from HS and my college girl will only be home for a month this summer as she is going to Europe with ROTC for a month, so want to make sure I am free to cling to the kids like glue and make the most of the summer (the house is going to be very quiet come fall!!!)
Glad you stopped by!!!

Katherine said...

wow- your stamping & coloring looks so perfect, I would have sworn it was patterned paper! I will certainly get a card to Lauryn too, thanks for sharing the card drive info!

Pat (mspfd) said...

You always create such fantastic background with your wonderful stamps and coloring. This creation is a beauty.

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