Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Card Concept #156 {Anchors Aweigh}

                     Welcome to The Card Concept !

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's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blue and 
white sailboat pillow for this Clean and Layered card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the red, white 
and blue colors as well as the nautical theme to 
create a vintage style Mixed Media card. 

Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the blue 
and white sailboat pillow for my easy breezy 
Clean and Simple card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the nautical 
images along with the colors for my 
Clean and Layered Card. 

Nancy's Inspiration: The second pillow from the left, 
inspired this Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:   I was inspired by the graphics 
and colors in the pillows to create my Clean and Layered 
sailing-themed card.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beach theme
 to create my Clean & Layered style card.

Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was
 inspired by the colors, the stripes, the anchors and 
the general nautical/water theme.

Anita's Inspiration: The theme of anchor and the colors
 of blue inspired my Clean and Layered card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, stripes, 
and nautical theme.  I created a Clean and Simple styled card. 

The Card Concept Guidelines:

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 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!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, June 7th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, June 8th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!


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