Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CC#72-April 26th- {April Showers}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  We are about to start our new "April Showers" Challenge, but before we announce the details, we want to take a moment to say farewell to Laurie Schmidt!  She is stepping down from the Design Team here at The Card Concept and we are going to miss her!!

Thanks Laurie for the inspiration you have been to all of us for the past two years!  You can let Laurie know that you will miss her as well and check out her creations on her blog!

 Now, on to our new inspiration challenge!

Isn't this a gorgeous photo?  Lesley, our challenge creator, finds the most inspirational pictures, doesn't she?  So what inspires you from this picture?  The colors, the flowers, the polka dots, umbrellas, boots- whatever inspires you, we hope you will create a card style (or styles) and share your card with us!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  We'd love for 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:

Becca's Inspiration: My Mixed Media card sprung from the polka dotted patterns and some of the colors. I loved those adorable rain boots, and brought out my umbrella to match. 

Karen's Inspiration - My Mixed Media card was inspired by the vibrant flowers, the blue polka dot boots and the cream splodgy background.

Vicki's Inspiration - I was inspired by the bright colors and the gorgeous flowers to make a Mixed Media Card.

Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the flowers, polka dots and gorgeous colors to create a Mixed Media/Classy and Elegant card. 

Kim's Inspiration - I was inspired by those wonderful polka dots on the rain boot and the bright flowers that are popping out of them for my Clean and Graphic card. It's like springtime on a table top. 

Michele's Inspiration - I was inspired by the tiny yellow umbrellas on the table and the idea of April Showers in my Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy's Inspiration: Oh, those gorgeous, colorful flowers! My eye saw them and inspired my Classy and Elegant card.

Maureen's Inspiration: The colours, flowers, and polka dots inspired my Clean and Layered creation.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of it - the boots, the polka dots, the flowers, the umbrellas - the whole image was inspiring for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel's Inspiration:  I loved the colors and all the flowers and created a Clean and Layered card. 

 Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun rain boots filled with pretty flowers for my Clean and Graphic card!

Laurie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun boots, flowers and colors for my Clean and Layered card!

Julee's Inspiration: I took my inspiration for this Clean and Layered card from the polka dots and the bright, happy colors!

Veronica's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the lovely bouquet of Spring flowers, and the polka dot boot for my Clean and Layered card. I love those happy little gnomes!

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.

4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).

5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will close on Monday, May 8th 
at 12:00 EDT.

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