Saturday, June 18, 2016


Hello Readers,

For today I will playing along with Addicted to CAS, AAA Cards, and Curtain Call. All of these challenges were fantastic source of inspiration. Here is my card for today, enjoy.

Whimsical sentiment gives a sense of fun. While in contrast the hibiscus gives
a feeling relaxation.
Not centering the flower gives the card interest.
All the white space around the hibiscus and white sentiment
allow this one image to be CAS (I hope).
Such a pretty shade of pink.
I used water to control the saturation of color.

Detail images of the hibiscus and sentiment. Hibiscus was stamped then embossed using clear powder. Notice the sentiment falls off the card but only just a bit.

Oversized hibiscus stamp by Stampendous reminded me of
saying 'Aloha' in the tropical oasis of Hawaii
Challenges Entered: 


So today my family went to teach our dog, Crown, to swim. While I was left home to create this card. Thank goodness because it has been in my head for quite some time. Anyhooo, Crown is a black labrador retriever and apparently is very adept in the water. We weren't sure if he has even experienced swimming in the water as he is a rescue dog. He was a bit scared of the waves but when he got used to it he quite literally went in head first. Splashing, swimming, and wading using his webbed paws and long legs very efficiently. It was like he was doing it all his life. So happy to rescue a dog, especially this dog. Our Crown.

Well that is it for me today! I hope you enjoyed your stay and short stories about my little life in Michigan. Thank you for joining me and until next time, take care and happy stamping!

All the best, 


Lauren said...

Wow, this card is absolutely stunning!

Aileen said...

Stunning card, love every aspect of it.
As for your beautiful rescue dog, he like all his breed would absolutely love the water. Honestly a lab will climb in a cup of water if he can, think in previous times they were more water related than land :)

Jane said...

What a beautiful hibiscus stamp and your colours are so gorgeous. Dogs are such fun to be around, love seeing them in water. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

BożenA said...

Shawna, it is exceptionally beautiful. Great watercolor flower on a white background is wonderful. Another big card in your execution.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning card with the most gorgeous water colouring. Such a pretty card and love the die cut sentiment x Thank you for the 'story' about Crown, one special dog x

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful hibiscus, Shawna!!!!! Such a beautiful card!!! Love it!!!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW!!!! Love this big hibiscus! The detail on it is fabulous.

Karen said...

Shawna I saw this on Facebook and had to come take a closer look! It's so very very beautiful!!
OMGEE I want/need to know how you did it - it is beautiful and I love that stamp too. I need to know and soon huni Karen xx

Unknown said...

Oh just stunning!!! Thanks so much for contributing to ADTCAS! X Carolyn

Doni High said...

Beautiful! love your large hibiscus. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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