Friday, March 6, 2015

Whale of a Tale

Hello readers,
It has been awhile since I last posted.. I have been working on some techniques with no particular direction.  But when I saw the Color Throwdown Challenge #332 (keyword: ctd332) I was very pleased!


Awhile back I got this scrapbook kit from a discount craft outlet. The kit had paper, embellishments, and a 12x12 sticker sheet. I just fell in love with its colors, patterns and sentiments; which inspired me to create this card.. I hope you like it!


Lots of dimension without the bulk!
card size: A2- 5.5" x 4.25"
The striped background are scraps from my stash which I pieced together. The background stripes I think are perfect for our whale. He is bold and very large for the card. So large in fact, he hangs over the edges, which gives him a sense of largeness. The double matted white frame is a good anchor for the design (no pun intended.) and I just adore the whale 'swimming' through the frame. Lastly, I attached the 'you and me' banner sentiment and the seahorse stickers.  

I think this would make a wonderful not so conventional anniversary card. It is fun, bold and whimsical.  Just like the recipients.. 

Whale that is it for me today (HA! Okay bad joke). I have to go back to my craft counter and redo a card that I messed up in its last few steps.. ugh. Enjoy you day and thank you so much for stopping by. 

All the best,
Shawna 

4 comments:

vinita jain said...

So stunning and a clever design!!! I thought first you used a PP, bot you paper pieced the whole BG, amazing! Love that Huge whale swimming through the frame, really a fun creation and perfect take on the photo inspiration:)))))

Lori said...

What a fun design! Love how you framed the whale. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Broni said...

Well now, that's just plain fun! Love the whale! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome design with the frame and sentiment stamped on the whale....beautifully done!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

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