Thursday, January 5, 2017

Birds by the Water

Hello Friends,
I have some great and happy news!! I have been asked to guest design at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!! So excited, happy, and humbled. Thank you for letting me guest design alongside such a fantastically talented design team. So, here is my card for today, enjoy!!

These compimentary colors look so amazing against the white backdrop.
Supplies Used: PTI die, PTI stamp set, SU stamp set, ZIG brush markers
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 with Michele Ferguson
CTS#203
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For Christmas, my aunt gifted me with a set of ZIG markers!
I had to go down to my craft area and play. This card was the perfect project
to test them out and see what they can do.

All the white space around the scene creates a
blank canvas for your mind's eye to fill in its own scenic backdrop.
All those luscious blues in the water are just so pretty.
The waves were colored using ZIG markers and an aqua brush.
I think it created a fantastic effect.

The birds were actually stamped twice. Once on the card's base and once with a MISTI. I positioned the sun exactly where the birds needed to go.
This way I didn't get a white line between the sun and sky.
Okay so remember my pity party from my last post. Well, I received a call at 5 pm with my x-ray results and, guess what, pneumonia was not found in my lungs! I will try to be succinct here. I got x-rays because I refused to go on a medication that makes me turn into a person I don't want to be.  So, the Dr. and I compromised; she will take x-rays to see how bad it really was and if she saw that it was too bad then I would have to go on steroids. Well, the films came back clean! No steroid medication needed AND more importantly no pneumonia. Still on antibiotics for my sinus infection but that is all!! So happy for so many reasons and with that I will leave you with this... Be your own advocate. Speak up and talk about your concerns... I am proof that it works!

Well, that wasn't too succinct but had to try. 

Anyhow, I want to once again thank the team at CAS(E) this sketch for having me over this week. What a joy and honor to be here with all of  you. And thank you so much for joining me here at TheGrandStampede. Until next time take care and happy crafting!! See you soon!
All the best,
Shawna

5 comments:

donna mikasa said...

So great to have you guesting with us, Shawna! Love your dramatic take on the sketch! And happy to hear your test results, too. Happy New Year!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the guest designer x Great colours on your fabulous card. Loving the layout and those stamps and Die are gorgeous. Good news on the update of your health x

I Card Everyone said...

Shawna I am so happy that you've joined us at CAS[E] this Sketch this week ... you've done wonders with our sketch!! Gorgeous waves!
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Aileen Ryan said...

Fantastic results congratulations and fabulous card love it

Julia Aston said...

Love that beautiful wave stamping! Congrats on being guest

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