Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Card Concept #179 {Change of Seasons}

            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.  

This year we will be changing up things a bit in our mid-month challenge, we will have two inspiration photos versus one! We will have more details in our next challenge regarding the two options, we hope you will play along!

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 butterfly 
and flower when I created my Mixed Media card.

                     Kerry's Inspiration: 
Here in Australia we're emerging 
from the cold winter months so I've used fresh spring 
colours on my Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card 
inspired by that gorgeous swallowtail butterfly. 

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful
 butterfly and colors for my Clean and Layered/
Mixed Media card!

Michele's Inspiration: I used the inspiration from the 
sharp yellow and black colors in the butterfly for my 
super Clean and Simple style card!

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
beautiful butterfly and the colors for my 
Clean and Simple card today.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the butterfly &
the beautiful colors when creating my Mixed
Media/Layered Card,

Jenny Martin
Jenny's Inspiration: I chose to use the colours from the
 'out of focus' background to make a Clean and Layered/
Mixed Media Card.

Nancy's Inspiration: The butterfly, but also the grey 
background inspired my Elegant and Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired to create my 
Clean and Layered Style card by the colors 
and the big bold butterfly.

Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the big detailed butterfly
 and by the muted and misty background that made that 
butterfly pop for my Clean and Layered card!

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the background, 
theme, and colors.  I created a Mixed Media 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 will be  
Monday,  September 19th at 12:00 pm EST.

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, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  And remember, we do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
Thanks again for playing along with us!

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