June 09, 2015

TGIF Challenges - Watercolour!

June is Pride Month, and today's card was inspired by the rainbow flag and with the worldwide push to legalize equal marriage.  Ireland recently became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote, which is amazing.  Personally, I'm a staunch believer that the rights of minorities shouldn't be decided by the vote of the majority, but it's wonderful to see that it actually works sometimes.  Here in Canada, we've had equal rights extended to same-sex and opposite-sex couples since the late 1990s (and same-sex marriage fully legalized in 2005) so it's really no big deal here.  It's amazing to see it becoming more the norm across the globe.  Anyway - all of this seems like odd inspiration for a card, but it's what I had in mind when choosing the rainbow, the world map, the sentiment, and the embellishments!

Today's card is also my entry for TGIF Challenges #6 - Watercolour!  (And yeah, I'm spelling it with the U!)  

All politics and inspiration aside, I'm quite enamoured with how this card turned out - I love the bright rainbow and bold gold mixed with the vintage newsprint.  It's fun.  

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Have a fabulous day!  


  1. What a fabulous idea for a card - both the inspiration behind it and the gorgeous colours overlaid on the map. So delighted that Ireland voted yes, although I do agree that it's a bit weird having the majority voting on the minority, it's wonderful that the level of support was so overwhelming

  2. I saw this on Pinterest and HAD to visit!! What a beautiful card and a lovely blog post. There is momentum gaining here in Australia for marriage equality, however sadly our current ultra-conservative government is not on board. Props to Canada, Ireland and the other 20 nations for their intelligence and compassion on this issue.
    Great card Shannon!! xx

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