Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Challenge at MHK Designs

     The April/May challenge starts today at MHK Designs and we have this lovely inspiration photo.  Feel free to use the colors, the photo, or whatever inspires you.  Remember, you are not required to use an MHK Designs image on your card but if you do, then it's an "Anything Goes" challenge instead of an inspiration photo challenge.  :-D

     As you can see, I chose to go with the Anything Goes since I'm using both an image and a sentiment from the MHK Designs Fruit Borders set.  Still, I did manage to use a botanical image and a couple of the colors in the inspiration photo.

     The image is colored with Copics this time, then die cut along one side with a Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Petite die.  I cut two more border pieces from yellow and green CS and layered all the borders together for a 3-in-a-row look.

     I also border cut the sentiment and layered it on top.  I gathered up a few of the 'dots' which fell out of the holes along the borders and glued them to the sentiment piece, then added the strings of pearls for embellishment.  At that point, it seemed finished so I resisted the urge to smother it with flowers or bows or glittery additions.

Classic DT Open
Colouring in Scrapland (flower/pearls/die)
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Deep Ocean
Pearly Sparkles
Petal Lu
Sisters of Craft
Sparkles Forum
Through the Craft Room Door

     I hope you are going to come and play in the challenge this month.  We really do get a lot of inspiration from the wonderful creations we see entered there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Annette Stapylton said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love the design and the colours and great stamp which is nicely coloured. Love the layers of the border punch, really sets of the card nicely. Great work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for enter the challenge at Pealy and Sparkles.
Gr, Elly GDT

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, I love the beautiful image and sentiment too.
Linda xxx said...

Beautiful card love the colour combination. Love Alison xx

jimlynn said...

I'm so bad at color challenges or I'd be playing along too! This is soooo pretty. Gorgeous colors and coloring. Love the way you added the sentiment with the pearls. Beautiful!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, wonderfully done!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. I think this just might be my favourite of all your cards that I have seen. I love the layered border with the dainty pearls, your coloring is outstanding and I really like how you did the sentiment too.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge at

[aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Crafty Pearly said...

Amazing, I love this alot. Thank you for joining me at Pearly Sparkles it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining in at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

K Ritter said...

Found ya, Connie! :) Mynn kindly invited me to play along at MHKDesigns, and my smile went *super* wide when I saw your lovely card and name in the DT. Lovely work as usual and so fun to "run into you". :)

Lilian YF said...

Great use of the border punch! Lovely card!
Lilian DT teamie
The Leaf Studio

Claire Rhodes-Brandon said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining in at Petal Lu, Claire :) xXx

Theresa Pace said...

beautifully coloured in. lovely image. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at the Petal Lu challenge, Nicola X

Dawn Lancaster said...

Wow, what a stunner! Your design works so well with that amazing image!
Dawn xx

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Helen said...

A lovely card.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges
Hugs Helen (DT) x