Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Love

Hello Readers,

Addicted to Stamps says anything goes! Okay, you asked for it! Well not really.. It actually gave me an opportunity to play along with Make My Monday Challenge using a favorite medium, kraft paper!  Also, I see Addicted to Stamps has a DT call and yes I am interested in the position!

Entering Challenge:
Addicted to StampsChallenge
#146 and DT call
To Find Our Current Challenge
Entering Make My Monday Challenge:
Theme: Use Kraft Card
This card is so pretty and sophisticated with a touch of whimsy! It reminds me of the end of a long summer day. Pollen and butterflies are whisked around with a light wind among the wheat.. Well anyway that was my story when I created it.. Enough of the sentimental stuff here is my card for today.

After heat embossing  the wheat I thought it
needed something more on the bottom.
Just a bit of Distress Ink sponged on the bottom
gave it the depth I wanted.
The butterflies were stamped on blue CS
I lightly highlighted the wings with PrismaColor pencils
and fussy cut the images.
You can see the color variation on the kraft paper.
I really like the way it turned out.  
Well there it is I hope you like what you see! It was so fun to make and I am pleased at how it turned out. It is rich with color but with the dark undertones it maintains a neutral effect.  Those two frolicking butterflies are just beautiful with their touch of yellow and striking blue make the sentiment work so well.

So how did I do it? Here is the way:

  1. Using a packaged kraft card base I stamped the wheat with VersaMark Ink and then heat set with white powder.
  2. Sponged 'Rusty Hinge' on the bottom of the card and worked my up fading the color out on the top.
  3. Sponged 'Vintage Photo' Distress Ink on the bottom.
  4. Mixed white acrylic paint with some water to thin it out then splattered the paint on the card base.
  5. Repeat step 4 but used yellow paint. Let dry
  6. Stamped butterflies on a separate sheet of blue CS then lightly highlighted the wings with some yellow PrismaColor pencils. 
  7. Fussy cut the butterflies.
  8. Attached the butterflies by its body leaving their wings free.
  9. Stamped the sentiment in black.
Well that is it for me! I want to thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Please don't forget to leave a comment good, great or otherwise. I like to hear your feedback.  Also, thank you Addicted to Stamps for considering me to join your design team.  

Take care all and have a great day!!!

All the best, 


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh WOW - that card is a stunner! I LOVE that wheat stamp and you used it in such a perfect way! The splatters are a wonderful addition and those butterflies are a real eye candy! Good luck with the DT call - would be great to have you on board!

Shona Chambers said...

I agree with Cornelia, WOW! The embossed wheat looks incredible and the bright teal blue butterflies are spectacular. Such an amazing card, I'm so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week. And good luck with the DT call too!

Dawn T said...

Just love those butterflies Shawna

BożenA said...

Well, this card knock out the other candidates to DT! Congratulations card and you will soon be congratulated entrance to the composition of the DT ATS.
Great you used the paper craft. Combining it with white embossingiej is excellent. DI sponged added depths of this card. Great card worthy winner!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I lost my comment let me write deserve it to be a DT are a great cardmaker n so talented lady..that wheat in white and kraft is so adorable plus blue butterfly perfecto my friend.

I am not HOC owner...only a DT member dear..all DT member has chance to put the pict of her card by her self..thats why we have access to go in challenge blog Shawna..hugs...and I reply your mail did you got it?

Suzi B said...

A fabulous card, Love the splatters amongst the embossed wheat thank you for joining us at MMM.
Suzi B x

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