Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beautiful Pond

Hello everyone,

For today I have a card that I am very proud to have created.  It consists of a collage of images (mostly Stampin' Up) that all relate to what you might find around a pond/lake.. Thanks to the creativity of Hand Stamped Sentiments for their photo inspiration and AAA cards for their masking theme it all turned out to be a wonderful card.. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed making it..

Collage of images using the pond as the common theme.
Distress Markers is what was used to color the images
I grew up on a lake in the country which makes this card sentimental. While I was creating it my mind drifted back to my days on Lake Christann..  Mud between my toes while walking around the lake, watching the stars bundled up in my grandfathers gray coat, listening to all the sounds of nature will always have fond memories for me.

Entering Challenges:
AAA Cards: #46- Maskerade 
Hand Stamped Sentiments: Inspiration Challenge #219 (HHS 219)
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


How to:

  1. Stamped collage frames on heavy weight watercolor paper.
  2. Stamped pond/lake images using Post-It notes to mask the frames.
  3. Stamped dots 
  4. Colored images using Distress Markers and an aqua pen.
  5. Cut a mat a bit larger then the collage.
  6. Colored the edges using Distress Markers to create an ombre look. 
  7. Adhered the collage image to the ombre background.
  8. Matted the entire design on watercolor card base sized to be an A2 card.
That is it for me! I hope you have a great day and I want to thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time here at TheGrandStampede.  I would like to hear what you have to say good, great or otherwise..

All the best,


Anonymous said...

Your card is work of art. I love your collage idea and your coloring technique of the images is beautiful. Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Shawna, I can feel how much you enjoyed living at the lake. Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

Love and hugs

Jane said...

Just fabulous and what a super idea to create a collage of images. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Shawna, I like the images and the design
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Love your coloring on birds, makes them really come to life. Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Karen said...

Shawna!! That is one drop down dead beautiful and awe inspiring card, love, love, love it! It will be added to my board of your beautiful creations and now I want all those stamps too, clever girl, this is beautiful Karen x

Suchi said...

LOVE the way you have colored those images!! Your work is a work of art and patience Shawna! Glad to be here at your blog. :)

Jingle said...

Very nice collage card! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

brrenwick said...

What a stunning card! The coloring is amazing and you truly captured the life of a lake! Thank you for playing along at HSS!

Petra Swart said...

So beautifully and cleverly done, Shawna!!! The birds and the dragonflies are stunning and I love the little boat and tree!!!! This must have taken you some time to make, but it was worth all the effort!!! A lovely card to make you remember your childhood!!!

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow! This card is impressive! The combination of images is amazing and your watercoloring is impeccable! Thanks for sharing with us at hand stamped sentiments!

brrenwick said...


You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design in our INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #219! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

Please contact me for the html for your badge of grab it from our blog site post.

Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Come play again!
HSS Design Team

Monika Reeck said...

conhgrats on your winning dear
this is a complicated card I have seen from you
all the images all the coloring you put much time on this card dear
you are deserve to be a winner
this is one of my fav card from you
love love love this

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