Thursday, July 21, 2016

July/August Challenge at MHK Designs

     Good Thursday morning!  Today we start a new challenge over at MHK Designs and, as usual, we have an inspirational idea with colors and a photo.  You can use either of those as your inspiration; however, if you use an image from MHK Designs, then you can do an Anything Goes card without having to follow the inspiration at all.  First I'm showing you my card and then the inspiration photo/colors.



     The cranberries in the photo made me think of other berries so I chose to use the Raspberry Branch from the "Fabulous Fall" set and a sentiment from the "Butterfly Wisdom" set.  I also used digital paper from MHK Designs, one of the Delightful Daisies options from the "Flower Power Brights" set.

     I colored the image with my ProMarkers, then fussy cut it.  I added 3 layers of CS matting, fussy cutting each one of them as I went along.  I did the same thing with the sentiment.  I printed the background dp and added it to the card front.

     Next, I dug out my favorite leaf die (Cheery Lynn) and used it to cut leaves from two different shade of gray CS.  Then I die cut the little flowers with a die from Sue Wilson.  I added the image, the sentiment, scattered the leaves, and finally used the flowers to enhance the leaves.  I do think die cuts are my favorite form of embellishing a card.  :-D

     I love bows and tied this simple one using satin ribbon.  I tied thread around it to cinch in the center.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Allsorts
A Vintage Journey
Cheeky Challenge
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Sentiments
Create and Inspire
Digi Choosday
Glitter n Sparkle
Scrapper's Delights
Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday Throwdown

     I hope we're going to see you playing along this time.  You have until August 20 to enter your projects.  I hope to see you there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Fabulously Fall Digital Stamp SetFabulous Fall  Butterfly Wisdom Digital Stamp SetButterfly Wisdom

Flower Power Brights Digital Paper Pack   Flower Power Brights

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19 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

What a FABULOUS make from such rich and beautiful colours. Love the berries stamp and your leaf dies, just GORGEOUS.
Faith
x

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Connie, I love the image and gorgeous colours. The leaves are wonderful and I particularly like the quote.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Helene E said...

Thank you for entering this lovely project at Allsorts and good luck!

*Vicki* said...

Hello friend! :) This is absolutely gorgeous with the colors!! That sentiment is really special too!! HUGS

jimlynn said...

Beautiful paper for a beautiful card! Love that image too.
Yes, I'm somewhat around again. Still learning this new computer. Hard to teach an old gal new tricks.
Lynn

Nicky G said...

Fab card :) I love the layout. Thanks for entering the Scrapper's Delights Challenge. PS i love all your cats :)
Nicky - SD DT

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

MHK Designs said...

I am totally loving the combo of the Flower Power Brights with the fall set! What a fabulous idea! The layers you used to highlight the image and sentiment are wonderful, too! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Michele Henderson said...

I love your juicy berries! They look so bright and vivid on your pretty card!

Jane Proffitt said...

Lovely card! Wonderful colors to be working with! Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Jane P. DT

genie said...

First of all...I love red. This is so cute. The berries, the saying, the background, and the leaves all fit together so well. Such a nice piece. genie

Asha said...

Super fab card, NC. I love how you've used the colours. Hope you are well.
x Asha

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really striking card.

Thanks for joining us at Create and Inspire.

Helen x

Michele said...

wonderful color scheme! xo

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a gorgeous creation & I love the colours too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Kim said...

Love your monochromatic theme NC! The pop of red on the image is beautiful and the die is beautifully placed. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Kim - TT DT
www.lilypatchstamps.com

laurigami said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs
laurigami

June Macfarlane said...

How utterly beautiful this card is. Thanks so much for adding this to the Dezinaworld cheeky challenge.
Hugs June x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love how you have combined the berry colours with the berry imagery, lovely idea. Thank you so much for joining in my monochromatic challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Tracy x