Saturday, May 21, 2016

MHK Designs Tulips and Butterflies

     Today starts the May/June challenge over at MHK Designs and here's our inspiration photo:

Remember, you can use the colors, the photo, 
a specific thing within the photo, 
or a combination of everything.
If you use an image from MHK Designs
then the theme is "Anything Goes"
whether you use the inspiration photo or not.

Here's what I did using "Tulip of Thanks."

     I printed two of  the flowers, die cutting one and fussy cutting the other.  I colored with ProMarkers and, though it doesn't show very well in the photo (try enlarging it for a better look), added glitter to the top one.  I mounted that flower on dimensional dots after cutting away the leaf and adhering it so that it pointed in the other direction.  

     The three, green, CS rectangles are also all die cut with my Pinpoint Rectangles die set from Memory Box.  I scattered die cut butterflies (also Memory Box) across the card, adding pearls to them for the bodies.  The final touch, making this almost a vintage card, was the lace and stitched ribbon.


     I hope you'll come and play in our challenge this month.  It runs through June 15 and you can use any image from any company with the inspiration photo or you can do "Anything Goes" if you use an image from MHK Designs.  Hope to see you there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

This is gorgeous and I love the glitter on the top flower. Nice touch for sure. Your little butterflies are darling. Have a good day.

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is gorgeous! I love that beautiful bloom and your entire card is so pretty. The touch of lace just adds to its beauty! Love this.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful flower and gorgeous lace.
Linda xxx

Maria Giselle B. said...

Very pretty flower! Love the layers! Thanks for submitting your creation to the Incy Wincy Touchy Feely Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

KarinsArtScrap said...

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


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card NanaConnie, love the flower is B&W great use of the colours. Love the lace too.

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely vintage image, Connie, and beautiful shades of green from the MHK Designs inspiration photo! Those tiny butterflies are so sweet, and your ribbon and lace bring out an even more vintage feel! Beautiful card, my friend! hugs, de

Veronique said...

Beautiful card.

Many thanks for joining us at the challenge of Card and Scrap. DT Veronique

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. That flower is gorgeous. Beautiful design. hugs, Teresa

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous. You can use this for any occasion. Beautiful image, Loving the stitched frames and those butterflies are a great addition to showcase the focal point of the flower
Hugs said...

Connie such a gorgeous card love the image. Alison xx

Cumbrianlass said...

This is gorgeous NC., I love the silver glittered Flower and the glitter does show up
Hugs Janet xxx

CraftYourPassion said...

Just love the different shades of green and beautifully sparkly flower.Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Lori Kobular said...

Stunning card! Your tulips really stand out nicely with the calm background! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, like the addition of the butterflies!

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back with my other hat, Connie! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel DT

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Connie - this is a gorgeous card. I love the colour palette and the sparkle on the top flower layer is fab! Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous, love,love the image and what you did with it. Beautiful card!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card NanaConnie, I love that image and all of the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious.
Tammy x

Mynn xx said...

I LOVE the double tulip you used here, NC! The glitter and fabulous texture from the borders are perfect! Gorgeous card, friend! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your card! That pretty emerald green really makes your flower pop! Beautiful!
Take care!

Aileen said...

What a beautiful card, your colour choices are brilliant, it works together so well.

Crafty Pearly said...

Superb make. Love the colours. Visual bliss. Thank you for joining me at Pearly Sparkles it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

Peanut said...

Great minds and all that.... looks like both us are drawn to the same lovely image! LOVE your layering and sparkle, NC!
x Asha

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Stunning card !Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

Unknown said...

Gorgeous love the flower and lace. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

Andree said...

A pretty card, lovely image and lace.
Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

paperMona said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us at CraftyEnjoyments

Monika DT

Glittered Paws said...

Breath taking - what a great job you did on this card. Love Mynn's digis.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful card, Connie. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

kartkadopolski said...

Love the card and this dramatic flower. Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at challenge #7

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Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card!!! Love your flower on this! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!!