Scattered Seashells with The Card Concept #111

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you could join us today for another amazing challenge from The Card Concept! This week, our inspiration is Scattered Seashells, and you are going to LOVE all the amazing ideas our design team has put together for you! You can learn about all of our styles, see more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your Scattered Seashells project over at The Card Concept blog right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

This is one of my favorite inspiration photos this season! I love the pale color of the shells, mixed in with the starfish and beach sand.  For my mixed media card, I started with a blended oxide ink background splashed with water. I stamped the shells, starfish, and mermaid tail with gold ink, then embossed them with pearl gold Wow! Embossing Glitter. I just love that beautiful sparkle when the the light hits it just right. Then I painted all my stamped images with water color paint, and glued them to my card along with a few tiny pearls and a few REAL sea shells I picked up off the beach near my house. It’s a shell-a-bration!

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Live your life in color!

Shamrock Blessings with The card Concept #110

Hello Crafty Friends!

Thanks so much for dropping by as we kick off another challenge at The Card Concept! This week, our theme is Shamrock Blessings, and our team has put together their finest shades of green! You can link up your own Shamrock inspired card over at The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

There is a lot of inspiration in this pretty wooden shamrock wall piece. I went outside the box a little bit, and created a paper mosaic style card using a die cut that makes a unique repeating pattern when you put them side by side, almost like a big quilt. These pretty circles and diamonds have always reminded me of Celtic patterns and shapes. It’s a different way to bring out the green!

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Live your life in color!

You Are Loved with Altenew

Hello Crafty Friends!

The time is down to the wire for this month’s Inspiration Challenge over at Altenew! I LOVE this photo of the vivid bloom against the dark grey, and tried to capture a little of that in my card! You can get all the details and play along over at Altenew right here: https://altenewblog.com/2019/02/02/february-2019-inspiration-challenge/

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Live your life in color!

Pineapple Party with The Card Concept #109

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am SO glad you could join us today as we celebrate our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Pineapple Party! When I saw this proud little pineapple inspiration photo, I knew it was time to bring out one of my newest dies! I love the adorable image of the pineapple, and wanted to make it the star! I created a super sweet easy breezy layered stamped CAS card featuring this fun sentiment and the pineapple! It’s so cute!

Now it’s your turn! You can get all the details and link your pineapple party creation, and see more great inspiration and ideas over at The Card Concept right here: https://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

 

Thank you so much for going us today!

Live your life in color!

Love is In the Air with The Card Concept #108

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad you could drop by today and see our newest challenge from The Card Concept, Love is in the Air!  This week, our beautiful photo inspiration photo features big fluffy pillows in graphic colors and shapes. You can find more great inspiration and ideas, and link up your card over at The Card Concept blog right here: http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com

I was really inspired by these colors and shapes. I like the tiny vertical lines of the oblong pillow, and the hard angles of all the pillows on the couch. I brought those elements in to my Clean and Graphic card, and then added that pop of red in the hearts and the pencil. After struggling with a big pile of die cuts and ideas, it finally all came together for me and I fell in love with the graphic punch this card brings.

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!  Show us that Love is in the Air over at The Card Concept this week!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Live your life in color!

Fusion Challenge: Penguin Love

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am playing along with this week’s challenge over at Fusion, Penguin Love! The temperatures have been so chilly lately, that these cute penguins in their winter hats seemed the  perfect choice! You can get all the details, link up your penguin love card, and see more adorable penguin love inspiration over at Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/fusion-penguin-love.html

I was really inspired by the photo itself, and the beautiful yellow and orange colors on the penguins! I thought about how I could bring these orange and yellow shades to life in a sea of black of white! There’s nothing like a little color therapy on a cold day too!

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Live your life in color!

You Otter Love THIS!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am over on the Poppystamps blog today with these darling otters that you are going to LOVE! You can get all the details, see more great ideas and inspiration, and play along with this month’s Poppystamps challenge, Starry Night, all on the Poppystamps Blog right here: https://poppystamps.typepad.com

Thanks so much for joining us today!