Friday, April 1, 2016

Pink Poppies

Hello Readers,

For today I am writing on behalf of House of Cards to let you know we have a new challenge for this month. Even though we are predicted to get snow this week, Spring is still is in the air. ((I think?)) Anyway, here is my inspiration card for today, enjoy!

This is kind of a scene done in reverse. The off white background is what is embossed
and give you an opportunity to color within the lines and have texture all around.

Some of you may have this stamp so as you can see this card is gigantic.
The inside had to be modified to the correct size to the front of the card. 
Watercolored using Distress Ink pens and water. The green frame is just an extension of the
of the flowers. 

I didn't use script for this card but I didn't think it needed it.. The colors and scene were nicely put together and thought the sentiment would be better suited for the inside of the card.

I do hope you will be able to play along with us at House of Cards. As usual we really enjoy seeing your take on the challenge. So please hop on over there and see what the other talented DT's for their inspiration. See you there and until next time take care.

All the best,


Merethe A said...

Wow Shawna. This just gorgeous. So elegant. Lovely

(✿*‿*) Ma
HOC DT team

Mac Mable said...

Loving the idea of the texture around the flowers. Beautifully coloured flowers with the distress inks. Thank you for sharing this very pretty card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is just gorgeous, Shawna! I love the whole design and the fresh color too!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card, I love the image.
Kevin xx

Mynn xx said...

This is AMAZING, Shawna! I adore the texture you created here--and the colors really look vibrant against the off white! Beautiful card, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Glittered Paws said...

Very very pretty - love this stamp and the colors are perfect.

BożenA said...

Great card. Is excellent, in spite of color pink;-) I am delighted shading flowers, excellent work

Donna said...

Stunning card Shawna! Donna HOC teammate

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning card, Shawna! Beautiful colours and a great way to use this pretty stamp, Jo x HOC DT/Teamie

Katy said...

So pretty and elegant! I love your flowers! So spring and happy! :) Hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate

Petra Swart said...

Love the beautiful, delicate flowers you have coloured so wonderfully, Shawna!!!! The pink and green frames really highlight the pretty flowers so beautifully and I do agree on putting the sentiment on the inside!!!! Fabulous, my friend!!!!!

Jane Knudsen said...

Beautiful! I really like how the white pops! Plus poppies are one of my favorite flowers! jane hoc dt

Monika Reeck said...

Ok may I ask
this is Hero Arts stamp right
and you arrange it sooo beautifully
your coloring is STUNNING
and the all white is make it more stunning
I am soo in love with this card
you have to sent me not one card but 2 or three haha
all of them are BEAUTIFUL and ADORE ABLE!!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning! Stunning! Stunning! I love it!
Em, HOC teamie

sue t. said...

What great coloring you did on this spectacular card! No script needed!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

What a stunning effect! Beautiful card :o)
Tina HOC teamie

Susan Renshaw said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the colouring!
Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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