Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Leaves in the Water

Hello all,

Every now and then I think I might want to do something with water but then get scared and stray away. That was until I saw this AMAZING card from Michelle Zindorf. I thought I could try it and see how I do.. What is the worst that can happen? I throw it out! Let's try... And here is the end result...

For more dimension I highlighted the water
with a white gel pen.
Dragonflies taking the place of the
purple banner from the sketch.
Well I am not afraid of water anymore! Thanks to Michelle's blog I got up the courage to give it a whirl... Also, this was inspired by the Your Next Step Challenge... I don't have any of their product so I used what was in my stash.. If however I do have the privilege of receiving the gift certificate it will go to good use!

Entering challenge:
Your Next Step: Sketch and Color Challenge #16

YNSSketch-16    YNS Color Challenge 16

I think the card turned out very well.. I especially like the leaf on the upper left. It looks like one part is under the water. I just love it!! I used the dragonflies in place of the purple panel from the sketch. I thought a full panel or even a banner would distract from the water images.

How to:

  1. Cut and scored my white card base to A2 size
  2. Cut light blue CS to the same size.
  3. Die cut three circles different sizes for masks
  4. Layed down the largest circle first and lightly sponged three different shades of blue around the circle.
  5. Repeated step 4 for the other two.
  6. Sponged the entire panel with the lightest ink for continuity.
  7. Used a two step stamp for the leaves using light for the base and dark for the detail.
  8. Stamped the dragonflies and colored their wings a light shade of gray.
  9. Stamped the sentiment twice to make it more bold. 
Well that is it for me tonight. I hope you leave a comment and let me know what you think. Did I do okay depicting water or just so-so.. I am curious to see what you think.. Well have a great night everyone and we will see you soon!!

All the best,


Monika Reeck said...

AMAZING..wonderfully done and ADORABLE
I love your water I love your add of that dragonfly love that leaves too
looks like a real one and I want to touch it
you are doing amazing job my dear
hugs and see you at my last post soon..
miss you


wendy said...

so pretty, thank for joining us at YNS

Annette Allen said...

wow your card is gorgeous.. thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp..

Becca Cruger said...

The results are amazing!! I'm going to have to try that effect because it's downright cool! Very creative use of the sketch, too.

Tracy Penney said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing in our current challenge at Your Next stamp.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is so lovely! Really, really beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at YNS! :)

BożenA said...

Hello Shawna,
amazing card. Circles on the water, now they are, and after a while they do not exist ... They're not here, but they are somewhere else, and most importantly, they are still! Thank you for this card, is wonderful.

Petra Swart said...

You did a wonderful job with the water, Shawna!!!! And the leaves and the dragonflies ...beautiful!!!! What a lovely card!!!!

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