Friday, May 22, 2015

May flowers

There is a special place in Michigan... A magical place that is filled with fairies and dreams come true.. Well at least if you are a kid who doesn't pay property taxes, have to keep up the lawn, the house, or take care of a water main. This very special place is called Castle Park, Michigan..

In May Castle Park starts to come alive with vacationers, visitors, family and friends. So when I saw CanYouCaseIt? challenge I thought this would be perfect for the theme May flowers.

Entering Challenge:  CYCI#70
This is the first time sending my card here and I surly hope you like it... It is a bit risky because it doesn't show all the colorful flowers but the sky was so mystical and magical and the purple silhouettes of the flowers were very fitting. Well here it is I hope you like it...

So can you believe this stamped using celery! I cut the stalk and dipped it in yellow acrylic paint.  It didn't turn out right plus there were flex of other colors in the yellow. So I let it sit.... for a year.. Then I thought I bet ya the acrylic paint would resist watercolor paints.. So I took it out of my storage box, dusted it off and tried it... WOW!! How dreamy!! I just loved the way it turned out. I just kept mixing blue-greens, yellow-greens, dark greens, light greens for what seemed like a few minutes then I checked the clock and in fact I was doing this for an hour and a half.. Completely transfixed!! Then I saw the stamp to go with it and presto!! there it was... Sponged the edges and added the sentiment... But it wasn't done.. It still needed magic.. So I stamped my little fairy and took to the watercolor again! To balance the composition out I added some leaves and watercolored those as well.. I had to split the celery stamped paper in half so maybe in another year you will see another dreamy background..

I hope you enjoyed your stay with me today... Don't forget to leave a comment good, great, or otherwise.. For those of you in the USA happy Memorial Day.. We will never forget our soldiers sacrifice for this country. Thank you.. 

All the best,


Eva Bussom said...

Shawna I can't tell you all the wondrous things I see in your card, a work of art in a card, its beautiful! Thank you for joining us at CYCI :) Eva

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Shawna...funtastic BG...totally did a great job on making this adorable card...I miss u on my blog..see you soon..hugs.Monika

PS:My MIL passed away last night :(

BożenA said...

Oh my God, wow, wow! I can not believe that this card is made by hand. It is simply impossible! It is so beautiful. I am one of the elves, lying in the meadow, over me flowers and grass, and my friend the elf ... Just a fairy tale.
Probably I never understand how you managed to create this masterpiece, but I can enjoy eye this wonderful view.

Dawn T said...

a truly magic background Shawna. It looks amazing.

Inkyfingers said...

Celery? I have never heard of that before but I absolutely love your wonderful dreamy background. A perfect mix of soft colours and they really make the foreground pop!

Inkyfingers said...

Celery? I have never heard of that before but I absolutely love your wonderful dreamy background. A perfect mix of soft colours and they really make the foreground pop!

Unknown said...

absolutely amazing

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