Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Extended Scene

Hello everyone,

For today I am entering for a few reasons. One, maybe get a prize or two from one of your generous sponsors. Second, I am applying for the position of DT member for House of Cards. I feel I would be a good fit because I have a passion for card-making which, I believe, shows through the final product. Another reason I will be a good fit is you graciously choose my card as Top Winner for the month of March. Again thank you!

House of Cards photo inspiration is just... well... inspiring! So full of color, objects, linear elements blended with organic, just chuck full of potential. Although, it may seem straight forward but it was actually pretty challenging.

Playing along with
House of Cards: Photo Inspiration
There were so many elements to pull from I had a hard time getting all my thoughts together. I generated six sketches but this one won out. I hope you like it. Enjoy!!

The white embossed flowers are meant
to be an extension for the watercolor flowers.
The dark green watercolor is meant to also
bring the green of the background into the watercolor.
Close-up of the watercolor flowers. Colors
were inspired by those vivid pink flowers and splashes of green
in the photo.
The black framed element drew my eye immediately. Probably because it was the only black element in the photo but I didn't mind. In fact, I liked it; my eye could move around the room and then land on the frame again. So I wanted that exact element in my design along with the colorful pinks and calming greens. White was also an important element and thought that too should also be added to the design.

How to:

  1. Cut and scored my card base to 4.25" x 5.5" (A2)
  2. Cut dark green CS a bit smaller then the base to make a lighter green border the same size as the base.
  3. Cut watercolor paper to 3" x 3" and black border an 1/8" larger on all sides.
  4. Stamped flowers with VersaMark Ink then heat set with clear embossing powder.
  5. Masked the embossed flower and stamped the same image and \repeated step 4.
  6. Painted the flowers and background using watercolor paints in pinks and greens. Set aside to dry.
  7. Stamped flower image three times on dark green CS using VersaMark Ink then heat set with white embossing powder.
  8. Attached the watercolor panel on the black CS then attached that to the card.
  9. Stamped sentiment in black.
Well that is all for me today. I hope you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to seeing you soon.  Thank you House of Cards for your consideration. 

All the best,
Shawna Standish


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Absolutely AWESOME! Wonderful spotlighting! And what fun would it be to have you on the team! You are such a fabulous card maker!

Mynn xx said...

Shawna, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE your use of color and the gorgeous floral image! Absolutely amazing! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Good luck on the hop & DT Call! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Monika Reeck said...

you took the great part of that photo inspiration
Love what you did Gorgeous flowers and the color blended so smooth love love love...
sooo beautiful coloring my dear friend and soo clever choose the colors and I am happy you joining us at HOC...
I really wish Mynn choose you Shawna and we will be in a team yeaaah :) GOOD LUCK like Mynn said

You have sent me so many lovely comments
Many thanks sweety
and I have reply it from my Mobile Phone
That I have got some DIECUTS(CUT OUT) from friends on my birthday and on the other time too
I save it and I use it when I need and no stamp needed on my design Card like the VW BUS card it has a black n white stripes and I choose the Sentiment Die Cut sent from a friend...
I also answered you if you maybe like to get update , you can choose FOLLOW BY EMAIL button on my Blog dear
I always get your update per email cause I choose that way and Follow you By Email hehe :)
And I also found your facebook I think my Yahoo mail never sent my mail to your gmail sad..some ladies too get issue like that I sent mail and they never get it from me..funny?? not funny but sad..
Now if anything just INBOX me in Facebook and I will answer you soon..
I wish you like to visiting me again dear (it always makes me smile to read your comment ;) ) I love your card your style and your blog :)
big hugs

Monika Reeck said...

Ooppss my comment so long hihi I am sorry but I believe writing comment you will read it my friend..send mail and it never reach you it makes me sad..
hugs, Monika

Graciellie Design said...

Looove this!!! So nice!!! Hugs, Gracie / HOC DT

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE your watercolor flowers and how you extended them onto green card base. I also love the black frame-brings the eye right to the beautifully colored image. Stunning design.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you used the inspiration photo!
Thank you for joining our Challenge at the House of Cards.
Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

BożenA said...

My dear friend,
I would like to congratulate you victory in the House of Cards! This card is great. The perfect combination of colors and used stamps makes the card look like a nice puff. Wonderful and admirable.
kisses :-)

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