Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Card Concept #157 {Vacation Time}

       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 several things in the photo
 (stripes, oar, lantern, trees) when I created this 
square Mixed Media card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the mallard duck
 figure on the table (near the canoe) as well as the textures
 and colors to create a simple Mixed Media card!

Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by a mountain lake 
vacation theme, and some of the colors in the photo 
for my Clean and Layered bold card.

Karen's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the trees 
in the  photo and the woodgrain for my 
Clean and Layered Card. 

Nancy's Inspiration: The lake painting and 
masculine  vibes inspired my 
Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  I was inspired by that little 
metal picnic tin as well as the colors on the blanket
 to create my Clean and Layered card! 

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
boathouse  theme  to create my 
Clean and Layered style card!

Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the striped blanket and by 
the general theme of fishing.

Anita's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the picture of 
the lake and the lake itself for this 
Clean and Layered card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by different
 colors of buoys and textures.  I created a 
Clean and Layered 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 the linky tool (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 gallery.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, June 21st at 12:00 pm EST.

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

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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