Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thank you!

Hello all,

As the school year comes to a close it is time to thank all the teachers that have helped my children grow. So when I saw 'the challenge' at Always Playing with Paper I knew I was in.

Entering 'the challenge' #36
'Celebrating Teachers'
Appreciation for our teachers is something I don't do enough. I mean they have to deal with us all. Teaching takes a ton of perseverance, patience, and loads of grace. I know because I volunteer in my children s classroom three days a week in the mornings. There is no way I could do what teachers do. Hats off to them! Here is my entry.

The large sunflower, sentiment, and colored sunflower
make the eye pleasing triangle.
All the elements from this card all work todgether
to form a clean design.
The twine looks like one string but in fact it is two.
I am in L-O-V-E with this card! It almost pains me to give it away! The simplicity of the design is so out of my comfort zone but I had to push my limits and here is the result.

The gigantic sunflower started it all off. As it is very large, the light 'wild hare' color calms it down and draws it back from the larger then life sentiment. A touch of color is all this card needed from the small sunflower. Why? Because the over exaggerated sentiment needs its space to dominate. So much so I stamped some of the 'thank you' off the card. I liked the way it worked.

As for the twine it is actually two pieces of twine made to look like one. The twine wrapped around the card is adhered with a dimensional dot and the bow was tied to a die cut paper button then glued on the flower.which was then put on the dimensional dot.

Well that is all for me tonight. I hope this post finds you well and I hope to see you again.  Don' t forget to leave comments good, great, or otherwise. 
Thank you for stopping by!

All the best,


Monika Reeck said...

Dear Shawna
you are a lucky Pilz (Mushroom in German language)
You win at DRS Design
your card all are BEAUTIFUL
If I am joining a challenge and your card is beside my one I feel shame..becoz my one is so easy so CAS and yours...full with trick tips and beautiful technique..
Shawna you are a lucky star this month...
I am happy to know you sweety..hope you like too being my friend :)
this card too you amazed me with a CAS Design wooww wooowww wooowww...
I adore this and yes you can keep it for you near your bed..I sometimes do that if I love my card much I bring it and put it on the table near my bed also I can see it again and again until I feel ok I am ready to send it hehehe...
ADORABLE And Great Concept on your card...
believe me this is also a winner card again...LOL
big hugs

Lesley said...

I love your card too. Thank you so much for the kind words about teachers! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Anita said...

Beautiful card and beautiful comments about teachers! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week.

Nance said...

Love that large flower background and the minimalistic color --- it's all perfect! I agree too teachers don't get enough appreciation all the way around. Thanks for playing The Challenge!

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