Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Magnolia Drive

Hello All,

For tonight I writing for (PIN)spirational to let you know we have a new challenge! Here is my inspiration card, enjoy!

The resolution for this digi stamp is superb!
Easy to work with white or transparent options.
Fred, She Said Designs .... The Store
What a great card, huh?
Well it wouldn't have been possible if it
weren't for our sponsor!

Our challenge for these next two weeks will be
a photo challenge. It is up to you to
interpret it anyway you'd like.
The entire card was colored using PrismaColor pencils.
My hand still hurts.
Sponging the edges of the card gives it a boundary
and a sense of dreaminess.
Detail showing the magnolias.
Entering Challenges:
Curtain Call: January 15- Girly
Inkspirational: Colour Challenge- Blast from the Past
Using past color challenge: 75 - Use rose shades of red and /or pink. You may also use green leaf colors. 


When I was a little girl, and I mean little, I lived on Magnolia Drive in New Jersey, USA. I don't remember too much, but what I do remember was every spring I would see tons of magnolia trees lining our street in full bloom. I remember loving how pretty our neighborhood looked. I remember not liking the smell too much, but the color was incredible, for about two weeks. After that, all the petals fall off and it looks as if snow had just fallen to the ground. So as I was making this card I was reminiscing about being a child and how magical things were back then. Childhood, what a wonderful experience!

I do hope you will join us at (PIN)spirational. Until then take care and see you there!

All the best,


Suchi said...

BEAUTIFUL card Shawna!! :)
Suchi xx

Petra Swart said...

Absolutely stunning and sooooo beautiful, Shawna!!!! WOW, those magnolias look fantastic!!! And I love the sentiment!!!! Enjoyed reading your story of Magnolia Drive!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Shawna. I had a huge magnolia in my other house - I planted it as a 2 foot high twig and 27 years later had to leave its stunning blooms behind when we moved. I loved it and this card brought back all those memories of watching the buds appear and waiting for the flowers to burst open. x

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!!!!! I love it!!!!

creationsnz said...

Such a lovely card, it was worth the pain!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This card is absolutely stunning... gorgeous flowers!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, so love your colouring of the image. Sensational

sandie said...

Wonderful colouring and the sponging does give a dreamy look x

maria f. said...

Well the pain was definitely worth it, I'd say. This is beautiful.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing! I love it!

Mandy LaCroix said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I just love those blooms! Wow.
Thanks for sharing it with Addicted To Stamps & More!

Melody said...

So pretty! Makes me want to get my colored pencils out! Thanks for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Rahmat said...

I must admit that you have mad coloring skills, the flowers look super pretty, I love it, and you chose the perfect colors to color, so very glad to see you at ATSM.

Rahmat said...

I am happy to follow you, would love it if you follow me back.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colour so soft and delicate and your card reminds me also of where I live as the streets are lined with these trees and every year it is a joy to see.


Shauna said...

Wow! What a stunning card! The coloring is gorgeous and I love the addition of the sponged outline! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

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