Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tropical Hello

Hello All,

For today I am honored to have been asked by Inkspirational to be their guest designer for this challenge! Thank you so much for this opportunity. So without further ado, here is my card for today, enjoy!

I really do enjoy the browns, yellows, and greens this card has to offer.
I used the green and yellow around the card for a bit of color.


The outline sentiment is light and airy and doesn't distract
from the overall design of the card. In fact, I think it only adds to its charm.
The pineapple was embossed then sponged using Distress Ink.
I wiped the excess away and it seemed to glow.
 I can honestly say this card was almost thrown away.
Nothing was working and was not impressed how the pineapple turned out. So with no stress, I started playing around with the design. As it started to form I really started to like it, and the more I played the more I liked it. Now I can safely say it is one of my favorite card designs. I like the way the pineapple seems to glow. I embossed it and sponged the color over the embossing and wiped off the excess. Then I added the crackle stamp then started sponging around the pineapple going darker closer to the edges. That is what gives the pineapple its glow. Last was the sentiment, and this outline stamp from Stamplorations was perfect. 

Well, that should do it for me!! I want to thank Inkspirational once again for being such fantastic hosts. I do hope you join their challenge. For me, it was great fun and I am sure it will be for you too. Take care and until next time, take care and happy stamping!!

All the best,


Marina said...

What a gorgeous card! Everything looks quite subtle and organic - not at all forced - the colours blend beautifully together and the sentiment has presence without dominating the card. Very cleverly done. Thanks for being our wonderful GD at Inkspirational.

sandie said...

Well done for keeping going at it even though you didn't like it at first. I love the depth and richness of the colours and how the pineapple really does glow. It is wonderful having you as GD x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Shawna this is gorgeous great colours
Gr Karin

BożenA said...

I love the effect when the pineapple comes out of the darkness. It's very striking. Wonderful project, Shawna. I hope you are fine.

Cathy said...

Great card, love the background and your blending looks fantastic, Cathy x

cm said...

Apologies for my late visit, but here I am, oohing and ahhing over your absolutely beautiful card. The rich brown background is a perfect canvas for your lovely pineapple! Scrumptious in every way! Thank you so much for being our GD for Inspirational with your most inspired and inspiring design!

Shauna said...

I am quite late as well... but better late than never! It was great having you design with us at Inkspirational! Your card is a real stand out - the use of ink is lovely and that pineapple is really fun and bold! Great having you!
- Shauna

Nonni said...

I love your pineapple, what a good thing you didn't throw this card away! :) The way you added color looks great and I love the fun, artsy look! Thanks for being an inspiring GD at Ink!

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