Friday, October 21, 2016

Strawberry Blossoms

     Well, if you've been visiting each day this week, you've seen all five of the new October releases from MHK Designs.  Today, our new challenge starts and we have a beautiful Inspiration Photo for our theme.  You can find that photo on the MHK Designs blog or look at the bottom of this post, next to the photo of the Chicken In set.  Remember, you are not required to use an MHK Designs image on your card but if you do, then the challenge theme is "Anything Goes" and you need not use anything from the inspiration photo.


     This image is the second one from the newly released set, "Chicken In."  The other ones are the Rooster and the Chicken Wire I used earlier this week.  I colored it with chalks and ProMarkers, the cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  

     The dp is also from an MHK Designs set, called "Holly Days."  In order to get that look, I reduced the height of the paper and lengthened the width slightly, in essence squashing and stretching it.  This is a relatively new technique for me and I love the way the pattern looks.  I've adjusted the size of digital dp before but always kept the ratio of height and width; never before have I squashed and stretched it.  I've just found a new reason to love digital dp.  :-D  The digital paper was printed onto a scrap of white CS, then I punched the corners with a Fiskars punch.  The sentiment was also printed on a scrap but it was hand cut and matted with another scrap.

     The ribbon was 'reclaimed' from another project which was headed for the trash can and I think it is a perfect complement for the dp and coloring.  The sentiment is also from Chicken In set.

     Challenges:
Petal Lu
Pixie's Snippets

     This is my second and last post for today but I hope we're going to see you playing in our challenge this month.  It will run until the 15th of November so you still have almost 3 1/2 weeks to get an entry in.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Chicken In Digital Stamp Set "Chicken In"  

16 comments:

Di said...

What a gorgeous card Connie - such pretty flowers and beautifully coloured as well,

I posted your Playground prize off to you on Wednesday - with luck it should arrive sometime soon :)

Hugs

Di xx

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeousness, Connie! Love the light coloring, and beautiful image, against those shapes and the matching papers. Beautifully designed, my friend, and gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS! XO

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Connie, I love the papers and wonderful image which pops inside the frame. Enjoy your day dear friend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,a fabulous image.xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Ohhhh.... this is beautiful!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
[Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow this is stunning. I love the image and you have coloured it so beautifully. Love the colours chosen, perfect. The design is super, I love it. Nice work and always a pleasure to visit your blog and view your talented 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]

Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning card. Great Colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations Challenge.

hugs
Claudia
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Andrea Norris said...

Absolutely beautiful NanConnie!! fab colouring and gorgeous die. Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art, we hope to see you again soon
Andrea x

lalkygirl said...

What a pretty card ,love the colour and design
You could use this card for any occasion ...love it
Thanks for joining us at Craft-DeeBowZ and good luck
Tracey x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is absolutely GORGEOUS Connie!! Love the monochrome color and your delicate looking frame too!! HUGS :)

wannabcre8tive said...


Connie, this is just beautiful. I love the image and you have colored it perfectly.

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Sweet Friend

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Your design is FAB and love the colors.

Laine DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Connie and you aced those colours. Love it!
hugs
Glenda

MHK Designs said...

This is absolutely beautiful, NC! I adore the fun shape, the paper you used with this image, and your amazing coloring! Gorgeous card, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us over at Petal Lu, Nicola X