Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The Card Concept #180 {Travel Abroad} or {Stay At Home}

               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.  

We are starting something new this year- the second challenge of every month, we are posting two challenge photos!  You can choose whichever photo you prefer, or you could create two separate cards, one for each photo!    

We hope this new option will be one that you enjoy as much as we do- our Designers will let you know which one they decided as well. 

Remember, 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 travel theme and 
elements in the second inspiration photo (flowers, clock, globe, 
and postcards) to create this Mixed Media card. 

Kerry's Inspiration: The inspiration for my Mixed Media card 
was one of my favourite overseas destinations.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Travel Abroad photo, 
the color dots and the Paris picture in the top right corner.  
I decided to pull out a few of my older stamps and create a 
Clean and Layered Mixed Media card!

Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by Travel Abroad - Africa! 
I haven't visited Africa yet, but I certainly love the wildlife 
and the adventure! I made a Mixed Media card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors from 
the first photo and the stamp like images 
for my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: I am very much a HOME body, so I
was inspired by the idea of being close to home
when I created this Clean and Layered Card.

Jenny's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Globe and
 Vintage style of the 2nd photo to create a 
Clean and Layered/ Freestyle Collage Card.

Nancy's Inspiration: The globe and colors of the inspiration 
photo. The style? A bit of vintage, a bit of Freestyle Collage 
combined with layering. Layered Vintage Freestyle Collage?

Mackie is taking a break for this challenge and 
will be back soon!  

Kim will be taking an extended break and
 will be back with us as soon as she can!

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the first inspiration photo.  
I chose one of the pictures in the grid to create my 
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 will be  
Monday, October 3rd 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.  Also, please make sure that we are the only inspiration challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!

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