Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Card Concept #139 {Summer Harvest}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

We are so excited to be back with our full Design Team for our Fall/Winter session!

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

So come and join us!  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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for our Design Team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the chalkboard
and the sunflowers to make this Mixed Media gate-fold card.

Tangii Crain
Tangii will be joining us in our next challenge!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the little bee image on the 
vase holding the sunflowers as well as the colors with 
all of the black accents plus the  striped pillows 
to create a Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by that big sunflower,
of course, along with 
a few summer harvest colors too 

for my Clean and Layered card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The gorgeous fall sunflowers 
inspired my Classy and Elegant/ Mixed Media card.  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I used the chalkboard, the 
sunflowers and all the greenery to create 
my Clean and Layered card!

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration:  I loved the pop of the black and white 
stripes with the beautiful sunflowers for 
my Clean And Simple card.

Mackie Robertson

Mackie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered style card 
was inspired by the beautiful yellows and greens.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the gorgeous sunflowers, the striped pillows 
and the script font on the chalkboard.

Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration:  The colors of black, white, yellow and
 green, and of course, the image itself for 
my Clean and Graphic card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the black and white stripes, 
the texture, and the sunflowers for my Classy and Elegant/
Clean and Layered styled card.

The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
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) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 , #4 and #5(see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, September 21st at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, September 23rd.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

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