Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sympathy in Gold

Hello everyone,

Now that the new year is here I have an announcement! I am now part of the MHK Design team! Mynn, the owner, has put together some amazing stamp sets using vintage images and modern sentiments.  I am so excited to spending 2016 with this remarkable company and design team. With that said I introducing my first MHK Designs card and of course entering a challenge that inspired the design. Here is my card, enjoy.

The wildflowers in the background and colored flowers in the foreground help create a serene scene. I thought this image was too delicate to use my Coastal Cabana markers so instead I used my PrismaColor pencils.
Lots of white space surround the flowers. The flowers are from
MHK Designs digital stamp collection. I thought the color scheme would
be a perfect fit for this type of card.
Gold gilding creates a sense of elegance and care; conveying
a feel though color and design.
Detail featuring the flowers.
Once the background flowers were in my photo editing software I washed them out and the colored image had more contrast to pop it to the foreground.

Entering Challenges:

The gold gilding came from a new toy I received for Christmas; the machine is called the Anna Griffin Minc and wow do I love it! Foil is applied seamlessly using the pre-cut dies that come with the machine. This will become a staple product for my craft area and needless to say you will see more projects with foil! Well I will get off my soapbox!

Thank you for joining me today and I do hope you will join me soon at TheGrandStampede!! Take care all and see you soon!

All the best,


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Congrats on your DT spot - Mynn is lucky to have you! You are such an outstanding card maker and this card again proves it! Just fabulous!

Jan Clothier said...

I love the contrast between the washed out flowers and the one still with a degree of vibrancy. It really helps to create the elegaic mood that's so suitable for a sympathy card. Lovely!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Shawna, such a beautiful card!
I congratulate the entrance to DT MHK. Mynn creates wonderful card so the company is great. Once again, congratulations.

Mimi said...

This is beautiful. I struggle wuthering sympathy cards, but you do not! Great job!

Mimi said...

This is beautiful. I struggle wuthering sympathy cards, but you do not! Great job!

Lisa said...

This is stunning and elegant too! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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