Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome 2016!

Hello Everyone,
I am so excited to get back online with House of Cards! I do hope you enjoyed our blog hop last month and congratulations to all our winners! Now is a new year and a new challenge!! Here is my card for tonight, enjoy!

The texture of the wall was done using a brick die cut.
Texture from the brown and foliage plays off the texture of the brick wall.
House of Cards: January Challenge

As you can see, I took this challenge quite literally. I wanted the card to highlight the architectural elements and foliage; this is why I left the sentiment understated.
Detail showing the brick wall. Some bricks were given added texture by accenting some brick using deeper shades of color.

Again I am so happy to be here celebrating another term as a design team member with House of Cards. Our challenges will prove to be thought provoking and fun! So I would like to invite you to come on over and join us this month. Thank you so much for stopping by and I am looking forward to see what you create. Until then take care and see you at House of Cards.
and....  HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 

All the best,
Shawna 

16 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

So very exquisite Shawna. I love your take on this challenge, the texture, the colours, everything! I am so happy you and I made it for another term as I know if I am ever short of inspiration all I have to do is check out what you've been creating: so much awesome art! Happy New Year sweet lady, I hope it is a good, happy, prosperous and awesome one for you and your family Karen x

Judy V said...

Happy New Year Shawna! You're certainly starting out with a gorgeous creation! Love everything about it!
Judy HOC Teamie

Donna said...

Fabulous card Shawna, like that you used the picture and colors! Donna HOC Teamie

Merethe Arstein said...

Happy new year Shawna, Love card for this challenge and I love the colors palett for this much.

(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
Teamie HOC
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Merethe Arstein said...

Love=Lovely ;)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

An expert interpretation for the inspiration photo! Happy New Year to you and your family, Shawna!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great card from the inspiration picture, thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

sue t. said...

An awesome card! great take on the colors and photo! Glad to have you on the team!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Shawna, this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the fabulous textures and soft shading you utilized on the vine die! Stunning creation, friend! HUGS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) Mynn xx

Toni said...

Oh, wow, you captured the architectural elements spot on!

Jane Knudsen said...

Beautiful! I love you how really used that image to create this fun card! jane hoc dt

Michele Henderson said...

Great card! I love the dark vines against the white embossed brick! Have a warm and crafty 2016!
Take care!
Michele

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful card! What a fabulous interpretation of the challenge.
Tina
HOC DT

Dotty Jo x said...

Love how you used the inspiration picture! Jo x HOC/DT Teamie

Dotty Jo x said...

Love how you used the inspiration picture! Jo x HOC/DT Teamie

PLISSA ADD said...

Beautiful! I love the texture, it's very nice creation... Thanks for sharing with us! Happy to see you, Paula.

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