Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cacti Wishes

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with As You See It and Inspired By Challenges. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Distressing the edges and around the cacti seemed appropriate for the design. The background paper is slightly distressed and it only seemed fitting the edges should be the same.
The cacti were stamped and white embossed directly on the background. I then used Prismacolor pencil to lightly color in some base white color. Lastly, I went in with color. The white base helped make the colors stand out.
The strips of paper were positioned per the sketch. I wanted to keep a southwest feel by using natural colors and geometric patterns that are often found in that area of the U.S.A.
Sorry, no hives here.
A detail shot of the cacti showing the Prismacolor pencil color that was applied. I depict a bit of cartoonist shadow for my playful images. The glow around the cacti was treated the same as the border of the card. Light and medium gray tones show off the colors on the cacti.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

All the best,


5 comments:

LeAnne said...

Shawna, this is perfect for both challenges....love the details you created with your little cacti! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week as well as Inspired By!

Jan Clothier said...

Shawna, this is fabulous! Love that colouring on black technique - it's always a stunner! Adding in the shadows really adds to the 3D effect. Love your interpretation of the sketch. It's lovely to see you playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

Heather Cooper said...

I love the Southwestern flavour of this card, Shawna! All the details you've included work together to give an appealing design! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Shawna your card is just perfect for both challenges - I love the dusty chalkboard background and the snippets of DSP that add to the whole effect. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us over at As You See It for our current challenge!

Laurel said...

This is wonderful! Love the chalkboard effect.

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