Thursday, March 24, 2011


I would first like to thank Fiona Shultz and her wonderful kids Emily and Jacob for helping me set up my blog.
The amazing thing is I have never met Fiona in person. I have gotten to know Fiona through her wonderful and creative art on stamping blogs and challenges.

Now for my first post!

The challenge at Inkurable Stampers is PAINT.

I created a wall hanging with four small ATC size canvases.
Two of them were painted with Pool dabber paint.The other two were painted on the back (to turn into `shadow boxes`) in Mushroom dabber paint,then antique linen crackle paint. The 'lazy days' box I applied some scattered straw distress embossing powder to the bottom right hand side. The shadow boxes were also painted inside with Pool paint.
Darkroom Door Seaside VOL1 stamps were used on all four. Inked with Versafine black.
The bird is from the Darkroom Door Love Birds set.
Darkroom Door Seaside film strips attached with foam tape inside shadow boxes.
White mesh ribbon and some of the shells were misted with Sand glimmer mist.
Shells attached with hot glue gun.
Gold gelly pen for light in Lighthouse,some jute on starfish canvas.
A piece of sturdy cardboard was painted with Pool paint and jute for hanging was attached with staples.
The four canvases then attached with hot glue.

If you have made it this far....thank you!
I would love to hear what you think of my new blog and first post.
Any ideas or suggestions are most welcomed!


  1. Congratulations Shirley! Great entry for the paint challenge too!

  2. Congrats Shirley, the blog looks great the the canvas looks teriffic what a great idea and the colours and shells look teriffic what a great entry for the challenge

  3. Congratulations on starting your blog Shirley! I really like the backdrop with the vines and words and owl, and the banner is very pretty.
    Your wall hanging is stunning - the shells are the perfect accent. I hope you have it up somewhere you can enjoy seeing itevery day.
    Best wishes for a great blogging experience. I will have to agree with you on how nice it is to "meet" people through stamping and blogs without ever havng met them in person ;-)

  4. Hi, Shirley! Welcome to the Blogosphere! Yay! Beautiful canvases! :-)

  5. Hi Shirley, & congratulations on a lovely blog...Well done on your beautiful entry into Inkurable Stampers :)

  6. Welcome to blogland Shirley! Your blog looks great! Awesome entry too. :)

  7. Well done on creating your blog Shirley! Welcome to blogland :) I love your paint entry - I can almost smell the ocean and feel the sand between my toes.

  8. Gorgeous work! I am glad to see your blog! I have already subscribed. Look forward to more of your creative works. :)

  9. I had to pop in after seeing your name on a comments list. There you are on the other side of the world, considerably younger than me but with the same name, a crafter AND you seem to love owls. I tried to use this blog layout recently too but it did not suit my existing template so I abandoned it. There the components lie in my pictures folder online...unused BUT you have done so.

    Welcome to the crafty blogging world. Enjoy!

  10. Well done Queen Shirley, great job keep it up....

  11. Welcome Blog Friend Shirley!!!!I love your blog design. How nice to be able to come and visit you often.