Thursday, February 18, 2016

Good Shepherd

     Day Three of the February release at MHK Designs and the first of my Easter cards.  This spectacular image of the Good Shepherd is from the set called "Easter Blessings."  The sentiment is also from that same set.  Check the bottom of this post to see a photo of the entire set.


I started with the sketch from Sketchy Colors
but left off the diamond shape because I couldn't squeeze 
this image into a diamond shape.


     When I first began designing this card, I was thinking about how to color the image but the more I looked at it, the more I decided there wasn't much I could do to 'improve' it so I decided to leave it black and white; color could be added through the papers and embellishments I chose.  I cut the image with a die from Spellbinders and backed that with a Swiss Dot embossed piece of CS.

     I layered that onto a background of blue dp from the MHK Designs "Going Gingham - Brights" set.  I added some of my favorite sheer ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and also used it to tie a triple loop, triple layer bow - a perfect handmade embellishment!  I finally inked the edges of the card and it really gave it a finished look.

     Challenges:
Becka B (die,ink, layers)
CCC Digi
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Digistamps 4 Joy
Great Impressions
Just Keep on Creating
My Time to Craft
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Petal Lu
Pile It On
Scrapper's Delight
Sisters of Craft
Sparkles Forum
That Craft Place

     Check out the MHK Designs blog to see what all the other designers have made.  You can hop around all the blogs, leaving comments for everyone on the DT and on the main blog, and you could win one set or all of them in the February release.  Don't forget to join the Facebook group!  Links to  that group are on the MHK Designs blog.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Easter Blessings Digital Stamp Set Easter Blessings

34 comments:

Pat said...

Such a beautiful Easter card, the image is gorgeous. Many thanks for sharing with us at MTTC.

Pat xx

Bonnie Taylor said...

Your Easter card is so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at CCC Digi Creations. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Mynn Kitchen said...

NC, this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the monochrome blue--that bow is just magnificent! A gorgeous way to highlight this set, friend! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Nanaconnie this is beautiful
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck

Karin

jimlynn said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Connie, this is outstanding! I love that you didn't color on it. The image is totally gorgeous and so is your card (blue and all!)
Hope things are starting to improve some for you.
Lynn

cghundley said...

Gorgeous and loving
the design and the
center frame.
Carla from Utah

The Craft Princess said...

What a wonderful card!!! I just love that image!!! I love that you left it black and white :) Hugs...Janie

Donna Hanley said...

I'm so glad you didn't color it. It doesn't need anything and your blues are perfect just backing the image and sentiment up. Have a fun evening.

Vicki robertson said...

Connie, this is a fantastic Easter card! I love that image and the unusual color that you used. The bow is amazing! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ February Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love it NanaC! It's a great sketch & your card is amazing!
Hugs
Dawn xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is a lovely set too! Mynn's got some great releases this week! Love the bow!

Carrie Sheridan said...

NanaConnie, your Easter card is beautiful! That blue ribbon bow is a great embellishment, and your die cut for the image is lovely on that background matting!

Teresa Arsenault said...

So beautiful and meaningful. Love that blue bow.
hugs,
Teresa

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow, this is so perfect Resurrection Sunday. Beautifully crafted in that gorgeous die frame.
Hugs my love
Berni

Claudia Rogier said...

Such a awesome card. Outstanding!!!!! Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.

hugs
Claudia
DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge
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Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Synnøve said...

I really like the blue and white colours and that you left the image in black and white. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors.

Sandra Crosfield said...

Such a pretty card, thank you for joining us at BBCB xx

Heather Carney said...

Just gorgeous. Thank you for joining is at Scrappers Delights
Xoxo Heather

Amy Cohen said...

Gorgeous- The bow is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC Digi Creations.
Amy-DT

Pia S said...

Beautiful framed image, love that you left it uncolored, it doesn't need coloring, and the monochromatic design goes so well with it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a wonderful card- beautiful : ) I like that it is not colored- perfect just the way it is. I will have to go check out this company : ) I am slow getting around- been running to folks and daughters- all is well here. Hope you have quick healing!

Cazro said...

A wonderful Easter card, so subtle. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - that is a powerful image! I REALLY like this card! Hugz

Helen said...

A beautiful card.Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Hugs Helen P x

Peggy T. said...

Connie, what a gorgeous Easter card. I'm glad you left the image black & white. Great design. Thank you for joining us at the Digistamps4Joy challenge.

Peggy T.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Helen Haines said...

Lovely Easter card. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT

Tracy Welham said...

Lovely. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x Don't forget about our Sisters of Craft Facebook Group too where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

Becka B said...

WOW So beautiful, thank you for joining in at Beckabchallenge blog. Becka DT xx

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Becka B challenge blog, your Creation is a totally stunning , divine colouring and arrangement! hugs x

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

Val said...

What a lovely card. Welcome to the challenge x.

Beccalite said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our very first Challenge at Becka B Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca (DT)

lulucker said...

Lovely card, fantastic bow. Thank you for joining us at Petal Lu xx