Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Card Concept #91 {Blossoms in Blue}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  

Before we show our inspiration photo for this challenge, we would like to say farewell to Kim Heggins.  She is stepping down from The Card Concept Design Team and we will miss her for sure!!  We know that we will still see her lovely creations on her blog and wish her all of the best!

Now, on to our {Blossoms in Blue} Challenge!! What will inspire you from this gorgeous photo?  The dress, the flowers, the colors, the fur?  We cannot wait to see what you design!



Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful dress- 
the blue and pinks as well as the overall feminine 
feel of the photo to create a Vintage Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:I love the contrast of the 
bright pink flowers against the blue and used 
that in my Clean and Layered card.   


Robin Messenheimer
Robin's Inspiration: I found myself inspired by the lovely 
sprigs of cherry blossoms on that beautiful turquoise 
background. The white behind the dress and flowers made 
them pop, so I made it a part of my Clean and Layered card, too.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Femininity and the pink blooms are 
standouts and against the aqua, layered loveliness! 
All of this inspired by Classy and Elegant card! 


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: The colours and branches 
inspired my Shabby Chic card. 

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by all the beautiful 
flowers and the shades of blue on the 
dress for my Classy and Elegant card!

Angel Rivera
Angel is taking a break for this challenge and will be 
with us for the next one.  We hope you will stop
 by her blog and say "hi"!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple style card 
was inspired by the beautiful dress that 
reminds me of my mom!

Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered style
 card was inspired by the gorgeous blue 
and the pink floral design.


Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, April 30th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #90- Sweet Treats

Happy Wednesday, Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Sweet Treats" challenge!  


What a wonderful gallery this week!! Again, we were so excited that many of you were able to join us and trust me, it is extremely difficult to choose winners!  


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...

Lea L.







Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 


Thanks again for stopping by! Check back in an hour for our next challenge- we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Card Concept #90 {Sweet Treats}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #90{Sweet Treats} Challenge!!! 



We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as your inspiration.

You have until 
Monday, April 16nd at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Card Concept #90 {Sweet Treats}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  


Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!



Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright spring colors 
as well as the beautiful flowers on those scrumptious 
cupcakes for my Mixed Media card!

Kim's Inspiration:  I loved all the sweet treats and pretty colors, 
pink and purple. I used yummy doughnuts instead of cupcakes
 in a photo frame. I kept my card clean and simple, 
love all the white space. 

Michele's Inspiration:   I love the vivid colors and shapes 
of the flowers, and the subtle layers of color, and used
 them in my Clean and Layered card.



Robin's Inspiration: The circles in the photo and the swirls 
on the cupcakes are what drew me into the picture, and
 helped me create this Clean and Layered card.

Nancy's Inspiration: The photo had me at pink!
 And frosted flowers... andthe cake! 
Clean and Layered, my favorite style card!

Maureen's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered look is 
inspired by the bright, cheerful colours!

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors
 and the little flowers on the cupcakes 
for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the sweet cupcakes, 
the bright colors and the birthday theme for 
my Clean and Layered card!

Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors and 
the birthday theme for my Clean and Graphic card. 


Pam's taking a break for this challenge- 
we hope you will stop by her blog and say "hi"!


Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, April 16th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #89- Spring has Sprung

Happy Wednesday, Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Spring has Sprung" challenge!  


What an exciting gallery this week!! We were so thrilled that many of you were able to join us and again, it is so difficult to choose winners!  


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...

Lee Ann Barrett




 

Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 


Thanks again for stopping by! Check back in an hour for our next challenge- we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!