Monday, January 25, 2016

Blooming Where You're Planted

     Even though I posted on Saturday and expressed how excited I was to now be a member of MHK Designs DT, today is my official introduction as a team member so I'm sharing one more card.

I based this on the sketch from The Outlawz,
turned sideways 1/4 turn.

     This gorgeous image comes from the "Blossoming" set, as does the sentiment.  I colored it lightly with my ProMarkers, then die cut it with one of my newest Spellbinders die sets.  Oh, yes, I'm really going to love this set of dies!   I layered that onto black CS and hand cut around the outside shape so that the black makes a mat behind the negative parts of the die cut.  The entire image piece is adhered on Pop Dots.

     I used Swiss Dot embossed CS and added black ribbon across the bottom of the card.  The Bow Tie bow was made on my new Zutter Bow-It-All.   I'm going to be doing more of those, too.  I love the way they look and, in fact, I used the rest of that roll of black and white polka dot ribbon, turning it all into Bow Ties.  The sentiment was fussy cut and matted, then fussy cut again.

     I suppose this is actually a CAS design but the die cut frame makes it look rather fancy, don't you think?  I guess this is another example of why paper crafts are such a favorite of mine -- an immediate "satisfaction" reward seeing the end result quickly.  :-D

As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Craft Rocket
Crafty Addict
Crafty Friends
Crafty Girls Creations
Crazy 4 Challenges
Hannah and Friends
I {heart} ProMarkers
Inspiration Destination
Let's Color Saturday
Moving Along with the Times
Scrapper's Delight
Sweet Stampin'
Time Out (turned sideways)
WordArt Weds.
     I hope you're going to fall in love with Mynn's gorgeous designs as much as I have.  She has the most fabulous combination of vintage and retro digis along with lots of shabby papers and modern sentiments.  Don't forget that MHK Designs has its first ever challenge going on until February 16 and all you need to do is take a peek at the inspiration photo, and make something inspired by it.  It might be the colors, the flowers, the ribbon -- you pick it.  Then come play with us in the Challenge.

     Additional information regarding the challenges at MHK Designs --

You are NOT required to use MHKDesings products to enter the challenge BUT if you do, the challenge theme then is ANYTHING GOES.   That means you can choose not to follow the challenge inspiration at all but only if you use MHK Designs products.
You all have a choice of EITHER using the Photo Inspiration OR the Colour Swatch provided by the challenge prompt.  You are not required to use both. If you want to do both, that's ok too. It's all about options.  :-D
We are not a card-only challenge. All forms of paper crafts are welcome: cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, gift card holders, boxes, bags, art journal pages, multimedia artwork, etc. 

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Blossoming Digital Stamp SetBlossoming Set

   Challenge Inspiration Photo


Stampsnob. said...

Hi Connie Happy to see you sharing your beautiful card at Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Connie. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Donna Hanley said...

Congrats on your new position. They are lucky to have you. This card is just a true beauty. That die is gorgeous and your colors are sweet. Enjoy the day, Connie.

*Vicki* said...

That flower is so gorgeous and you've really elevated it with all of the details on your design!! HUGS

Lori Kobular said...

You colored that beautiful flower beautifully! I love that Spellbinders die and it looks awesome with the black background behind it! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous flower which you have showcased beautifully with the dies. A beautiful sentiment too.
Linda xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card, love that die, so useful to show off beautiful images.

sandie said...

Lovely colouring and that frame is so elegant. Thanks for joining TO

jimlynn said...

Another beautiful die and card! Love that cute little bow too. Very pretty card Connie!

Mynn xx said...

Hi, NC! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this beautiful purple card, friend! I can't wait to see what you make for us this year at MHKDesigns! So happy to have you on my team! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is

Teresa Arsenault said...

My goodness, you did a great job coloring that flower. This is a really elegant card.

Julie said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Julie T

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours (of course) & your take on the sketch!
Dawn xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is just Beautiful! I love that elegant flower and how wonderful the die is framing it. Congrats on your new DT!

Blankina said...

Wow such a great colouring on the flowers, pretty die too.
Thank you for joining our anything goes challenge at Crafty Friends, hugs Blankina

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So pretty. Love the rich violet and the pretty diecut frame. Very cool. Thanks so much for joining in the fun for our Shabby Chic/Vintage challenge at Sweet Stampin'. We hope to see you back with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x SS DT

Ellibelle said...

Congrats on your new design team position! A beautiful cration, and loving your choice of colors! Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky party!

Helen said...

Great card - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Paddington fan said...

Congrats on your new DT position and what a fabulous card to start out with!! Love the cheerful colour and the contrast with the black behind the gorgeous did cut frame. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Anita in France said...

Such fantastic colouring, Connie ... that bloom is so lovely ... and beautifully framed! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

kreative basteltante said...

So fantastic colouring.
Thank you for participating in Hanna & Friends
Hugs Manuela

Gale said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Billie A said...

Love your card and love the colors are stunning. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

gail said...

Gorgeous card and great embossing, thanks for sharing at MAWTT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you for participating in last week's Vintage/Shabby Chic Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

stempelmausi said...

very beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Hanna & Friends.