Friday, March 18, 2016

Gift of Nature

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with Addicted to CAS, Retro Sketches, and Colour Q. All these challenges have inspired me to create this card.. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Another one layer card. Heat embossed leaf scene
then added different shades of green using watercolor.
I wanted to take a different look at the word 'gift'.
Using the gift of nature seemed appropriate. 
Detail showing the emboss resist and watercolor.
Challenges Entered:
Colour Q: cQc #333
Retro Sketches: rs#206
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #83- Gift


I think this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere I think we all amazed at the wonder of life. Leaves are budding on the trees again, birds are singing again, and the sun is out thawing us all off. I think that is why I really enjoy living in a part of the world with four seasons. Without any one season I think you have a less time appreciating the one you are about to embark. For me, Spring is on the way.. And for that hooray!!

Thank you so much for helping me with my blog anxiety.. I guess everything is good from the outside looking in!! Also, I want to thank you so much for stopping by. Your visits and comments do inspire me to live a creative life! Take care all... See you sooner then later!

All the Best,


Lisa Young said...

Very pretty!! Nice watercoloring!!

Mac Mable said...

Clever take on the gift challenge. Love the embossing and shades of green. A gorgeous card and thank you for sharing x

Susan said...

Very pretty...great way to combine the challenges! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Petra Swart said...

Another wonderful creation, Shawna!!!! Love the very subtle watercolouring behind the beautifully painted leaves!!! Oh, this is soooooooo beautiful - I can't stop staring at it!!!! Perfect in every way!!!! A winner!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Deepti said...

Ah! This is so pretty :) those leaves look so real, thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

Marianne said...

Congrats on winning at ATCAS. So well-deserved. Your card is gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

Another beautiful card, Shawna, I feel this one really makes the colors pop! Thanks for playing with us again this week at the colourQ.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring, and gorgeous card, Shawna! Congrats on your well deserved win at Addicted to CAS!

Monika Reeck said...

you said emboss resist?
are you kidding
this you must painted it
it is so real so adorable and I miss your visit me to I have so less time sweety
my hubby was surgery on his nose (stay some days in hospital)
alone at home with two son you know much to do right
and I see you are the winner at ATCAS woohooooo
congrats sweety I am proud of you (proud being your friend too)
I love your card
and I miss my sweet friend visit
look at this Shawna
I am featured designer at CASology
wish you like to visit that blog too
Hugs and kisses

Fran Gibson said...

What leaf stamp did you use on your awesome card, please?

Darnell said...

Eep! This is so gorgeous, Shawna! Congratulations on the well-deserved win from ATCAS!! I had to come over for a closer look and tell you how much I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa Elton said...

I love those cascading leaves, the is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ! said...

Congratulations on your win at ATCAS with this beautiful card, I simply adore this beauty such an elegant card and deserves to be framed.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


(PIN)spirational (76) 4 Crafty Chicks (1) A Day For Daisies (3) AAA Birthday (5) AAA Cards (50) ABC Christmas Challenge (1) Addicted to CAS (41) Addicted to Stamps (2) Addicted to Stamps and More (31) All Dressed Up Challenge (1) Allsorts Challenge (4) Alphabet Challenge (2) Always Playing with Paper (11) Animal Friends Challenge (3) As You See It (11) Brown Sugar Challenge (12) CanYouCaseIt Challenge (1) Cards in Envy (21) Cardz4Galz (2) Cardz4Guys (12) CAS Colours & Sketches (25) CAS Mix Up (1) CAS on Fridays (7) CAS on Sunday (5) CAS Stencil Challenge (1) CAS Watercolour Card Challenge (12) CAS-ology (54) CAS-ual Fridays (4) CAS(E) this Sketch (90) CASEing Christmas (1) casology (1) Challenge Up Your Life (6) Christmas Card Challenge Blog (2) Christmas Card Throwdown (1) City Crafter Challenge Blog (37) Color Hues (5) Color INKspiration (2) Color My Heart Color Dare (41) Colour Q (26) Come and Get It Challenge (3) Craft Stamper Challenge (2) Crafty Cardmakers (2) Crafty Creations (1) Crafty Gals Corner (10) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (1) Create with Connie and Mary (8) Creative Inspirations (2) Creative Knockouts (5) Creative with Stamps (46) Cupcake Inspirations (28) Curtain Call (18) Daisy Chain Challenges (2) Daring Cardmakers (2) Day of the Month Card Club (4) Design Team (294) Double D Challenges (39) DRS Designs (4) Fab Friday (5) Fab n' Funky (2) Fantasy Stampers (1) Festive Friday (1) Freshly Made Sketches (118) Friday MashUp! (3) Fusion (33) Gina K. Designs (1) Global Design Project (2) Guest Designer (41) Hand Stamped Sentiments (18) Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies (1) Happy Little Stamper- CAS (3) Happy Little Stamper- Christmas (4) Happy Little Stamper- Mixed Media (1) Happy Little Stamper- Sketch (1) HLS Christmas Challenge (1) Holly Jolly Christmas (1) House of Cards (49) If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (6) IN(K)SPIRE_me (5) Inkspirational (48) Inspire.Create.Challenge (1) Inspired by All The Little Things (10) Inspired By... (11) Jingle Bells (1) Joy of Sets Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (1) Just Add Ink (14) Just Us Girls (52) Less is More (23) Let's Squash It! (1) Little Tangles Challenge (4) Make It Monday (2) Make My Monday (61) MarkerPOP! (1) Match this Sketch (1) Merry Monday Challenge Blog (2) MHK Designs (114) Miscellaneous (3) Mix It Up (1) Mod Squad Challenge (12) MoJo Monday (1) My Time to Craft! (6) Naughty or Nice Challenge (3) NBUS (7) One Layer Christmas Card Challenge (2) Paper Craft Crew Challenges (7) Paper Pals Arts (2) Papercraft Challenge (3) Pattie's Creations Design (3) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges (1) PolkaDoodles Challenge (1) Rainbow Card Challenge (6) Retro Rubber Challenge (20) Retro Sketches (4) Rubber Dance Blog (1) Runway Inspired Challenge (2) Seize the Birthday (9) Sentimental Sundays (1) SheepSki Designs (1) shopping (1) Shopping Our Stash (15) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (5) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (6) Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge (1) Sister Act (1) Sketch Saturday (13) Society of Stampholics (3) Sparkle and Shine (3) SSS Wednesday (10) Stampin' Royalty (2) Stamping Sensations (7) StampInkPaper (5) STAMPlorations-Theme & Sketch (3) StampPeddler (26) Sunday Stamps (45) Sweet Stampin (4) Technique Tuesday (1) TGIF Challenges (3) The Card Concept (33) The Challenge (4) The Color Throwdown (111) The Crafty Addicts (1) The Flower Challenge (14) The House That Stamps Built (1) The Library Challenge (4) The Male Room (89) The Merry Christmas Challenge (2) The Paper Craft Crew (1) The Paper Players (112) The Sisterhood of Crafters (2) Tic Tac Toe Challenge (3) Time Out Challenge (21) Try Stamping on Tuesday (2) Tuesday Morning Sketches (1) Tuesday Throwdown (11) tutorial (1) Twofer Challenge (14) Virginia's View Challenge (5) Waffle Flower (1) Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (12) Wednesdays Creative Inspirations (4) Weekly Christmas Challenge (1) Your Next Step (1)