Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thankful Little Bird

Hello All!

Another day another challenge! For today I am playing along with Just Add Ink. The inspiration was well.... inspirational. Here is my card for tonight, enjoy.

I sponged the background the colors from Just Add Ink. I allowed the two colors
merge just a bit for a nice transition.
I inlaid just a few gray pieces to the cover die to
represent the gray on the inspiration walls.

Left: Detail showing the sentiment stamped in gray on white. The bird however is the inverse with white heat embossed on gray paper.
Right: Showing the rest of the sentiment inside the card.

Challenges Entered:
Just Add Ink: #309- Inspiration!

JAI #309-Inspiration

Here in the U.S. it is National Teachers Day. It is a day to celebrate our teachers and how hard they work for our children. There are also some who work behind the scenes and I feel they too deserve to be recognized for all their hard work. For me, that is the president of our schools' P.T.O. (Parent Teacher Organization) who works tirelessly to propel our school forward and serve as the main resource between teacher and parent. The recipient is not getting paid for her time. She is doing this out of the kindness of her heart; and for that I am so grateful and want to thank her with a card of appreciation. I do hope she likes it.. I'll let you know tomorrow.

Thank you so much for stopping by my little byte of the internet.. It is really nice to have a visit! I do hope you a fantastic day and we will see you next time at TheGrandStampede.

All the best,


Nikki Spencer said...

Love your take on the inspiration Shawna. Such a great effect and lovely use of the colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Jan said...

Wow, this is fabulous Shawna and such a special card for your PTO recipient too. We don't have that particular "day" here in Australia but am sure it would be a great idea.Youve used a beautiful sentiment and your chevron background is totally stunning! I love the how you allowed the middle colours to blend and the touches of grey too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Mac Mable said...

What a lovely thing to do and make this unique and special card for your PTO. Your card is really eye catching. Absolutely love the colours and how you've blended them. Great to inlay some of the grey shapes to emphasize the grey in the photo. Clever and thoughtful sentiment and such a cute idea to do the thank you die cut sentiment inside the bird. Just loving this card x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is such a stunning card and so perfect for the PTO president, Shawna!!!! Simply wonderfully done with the lovely sponging and the inlaid grey pieces!!! That chevron die is really great!!! Love the very cute bird and the sentiment is so special!!!!! This is such a beautiful card, my friend - I LOVE it!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
PS. Thank you so much for all the sweet comments on my blog - you've made my day!!!

Anonymous said...

Great card - I love the background you have created - it's very effective with the different colours. Chantell JAI

Christine Blain said...

Sharna, your take on our inspiration challenge is brilliant! LOVE all the details, and your use of colour, on this card; I have no doubt it will be appreciated. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

Shona Chambers said...

Such fantastic inspiration from the challenge photo and I LOVE that die you used. Your sponging technique is perfect and love how the colours merge. I also like how you added the odd area of black to add interest and break the colour up a little, very clever. I'm sure the recipient was very grateful and touched that you were thanking her for her hard work. And I'm glad you shared it with us too at Just Add Ink!

Mac Mable said...

Came back to say congratulations on the win with this fabulous and very creative card x So very well deserved x

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