Friday, August 25, 2017

Hibiscus

Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to enter several challenges- Curtain Call, CAS watercolour challenge, CAS on Friday and AAA Cards. All the challenges were so inspirational for this project. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

My salt technique is ever so subtle.
All I wanted to accomplish was the faint texture of sand. 
A small simple sentiment goes nicely with the larger than life hibiscus.
I decided to reverse the Curtain Call photo and put the color in the background leaving the flower white. I think it really pops against these colors.  
This teeny tiny flower might have missed your radar.
Masking with post it notes worked well this little flower. The rest of the flower was also masked off using repositionable adhesive from my Zyron. Rolled some paper through the machine so the back would have the adhesive. Stamped on it, fussy cut and placed it over the original. 
 Challenges Entered:
Curtain Call: Hibiscus
CAS Watercolour: August 2017- Salt
AAA Cards: CAS Game- Masking
CAS on Friday: #115- One Layer Wonder

These flowers are so majestic and absolutely stunning! When discovering this flower I will usually stop and admire the sheer size of these things! And then there are the amazing variety of colors. Just awesome! Mother Nature sure knows what she's doing. 

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna

9 comments:

Loll said...

So beautiful, Shawna!! LOVE your white flower with your pretty watercoloured background. Great job masking!! The salt adds wonderful texture to the background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Craft-E-Place said...

Super card ... the salt technique adds lovely texture to the background. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards
Elaine

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! This is stunning and your masking is superb! Love that salty Background! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Watercolours challenge!

Leigh Penner said...

This is stunning! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful flower, Shawna! I love that you've left the flower white as it shows so perfectly with the salted background! What a wonderful job of masking! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercoloured and salted background for your white masked hibiscus, Shawna. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Jane said...

Brilliant masking and such a brilliant decision to keep the bloom uncoloured. Fabulous background watercolours, looks amazing. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Tracie Pond said...

Beautiful....love how the white floral pops. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

Susan said...

Such a pretty card. Love how you kept the flower white and added color around it. Striking! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

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