Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Card Concept #93 {Floral Centerpiece}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #93 {Floral Centerpiece} Challenge!!! 


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as your inspiration.

You have until 
Monday, May 28th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Card Concept #93 {Floral Centerpiece}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.


Before we proceed with the new inspiration photo, we want to wish Robin Messenheimer a temporary farewell to the Design Team. Robin lives in Leilani Estates in Hawaii and due to the recent volcanic activity, Robin and her husband had to flee their home. 

They had to evacuate in a hurry and since there home has not destroyed by lava yet, they have been able to return to retrieve a few things (most of Robin's craft supplies are still at the house).  They are staying safe at a friend's home, but at this time, it appears that they will never be to live in their beautiful Leilani Estates home again.
  
Robin is hoping to be able to return to our DT in the fall and we wish her and her husband all of the best for the future.  If you have a chance, please stop by Robin's blog and let Robin know that you are thinking of her. 

We will miss you Robin- we are praying for you and all of Hawaii!

Now, on to our inspiration photo for our Floral Centerpiece challenge!





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!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by multicolored flowers 
as well as all of the gorgeous green to create 
my Shabby Chic Mixed Media card! 


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the fresh color palette and focused
on the central pale yellow flower with sprigs of pink around it 
for my Clean and Layered card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The floral centerpiece in pinks and corals 
with one yellow flower was my starting point 
for my Classy Elegant card.



Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours, the florals, and the layout of this 
darling photo.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:   I was inspired by the colors of the flowers 
and the round plates for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera


Angel's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the soft peachy color 
with the pop of the flowers for my Clean And Simple card.

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Classy & Elegant style card was 
inspired by the colors of the beautiful flowers 

Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration:  My Clean & Layered style card is inspired 
by the floral bouquet and colors. I opted to do a center focus 
with the flowers and sentiment.
Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
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).
5.  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, May 28th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


Winners #92- Bold Blossom

Happy Wednesday, Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Bold Blossoms" challenge!  


Again, we had such wonderful entries in our gallery that we had a difficult time narrowing it down to only four artists to highlight! 

 We are so thrilled that you joined us and believe me, you are all winners for sure!


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...

Janet Swanlady








Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 


Thanks again for stopping by! Check back in an hour for our next challenge- we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Card Concept #92 {Bold Blossom}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #92 {Bold Blossom} Challenge!!! 



We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as your inspiration.

You have until 
Monday, May 14th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Card Concept #92 {Bold Bloom}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  


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!


Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the deep color of the 
large bloom as well as the softness of the 
draping curtains for my Clean and Simple card. 


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the bold contrast between the 
red and the  white and flipped them to create 
this Clean and Layered card.

Robin Messenheimer
Robin's Inspiration: As much as the single red flower 
was a focal point, I let the window blinds guide me
 to this Clean and Simple card design. 

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  The boldness of that red bloom 
inspired my Classy and Elegant card.



Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the gorgeous pop of red, the flower 
and the neutral background.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the stark contrast 
between the redflower and the rest of the photo 
to make my Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: For my Clean and Simple card, 
I was inspired by that big coral flower 
against the clean white lines.


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration:That bold bloom inspired me to 
create my Classy & Elegant style card!

Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the contrast of the bold bloom 
that "pops." Instead of a red bloom, I opted for a bold yellow 
bloom that "pops" and stands out against 
a bold Brusho Crystal Color Background 
for my Mixed Media card.

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
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).
5.  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, May 14th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


Winners #91- Blossoms in Blue

Happy Wednesday, Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Blossoms in Blue" challenge!  


Wow, what a fabulous gallery this week!  Such talent in our gallery, we have such a tough time selecting only four artists to highlight! 

 We are so thrilled that you joined us and believe me, you are all winners for sure!


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...

Lebilulas de colores










Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 


Thanks again for stopping by! Check back in an hour for our next challenge- we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Card Concept #91 {Blossoms in Blue}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #91 {Blossoms in Blue} Challenge!!! 


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as your inspiration.

You have until 
Monday, April 30th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Card Concept #91 {Blossoms in Blue}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  

Before we show our inspiration photo for this challenge, we would like to say farewell to Kim Heggins.  She is stepping down from The Card Concept Design Team and we will miss her for sure!!  We know that we will still see her lovely creations on her blog and wish her all of the best!

Now, on to our {Blossoms in Blue} Challenge!! What will inspire you from this gorgeous photo?  The dress, the flowers, the colors, the fur?  We cannot wait to see what you design!



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!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful dress- 
the blue and pinks as well as the overall feminine 
feel of the photo to create a Vintage Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:I love the contrast of the 
bright pink flowers against the blue and used 
that in my Clean and Layered card.   


Robin Messenheimer
Robin's Inspiration: I found myself inspired by the lovely 
sprigs of cherry blossoms on that beautiful turquoise 
background. The white behind the dress and flowers made 
them pop, so I made it a part of my Clean and Layered card, too.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Femininity and the pink blooms are 
standouts and against the aqua, layered loveliness! 
All of this inspired by Classy and Elegant card! 


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: The colours and branches 
inspired my Shabby Chic card. 

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by all the beautiful 
flowers and the shades of blue on the 
dress for my Classy and Elegant card!

Angel Rivera
Angel is taking a break for this challenge and will be 
with us for the next one.  We hope you will stop
 by her blog and say "hi"!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple style card 
was inspired by the beautiful dress that 
reminds me of my mom!

Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered style
 card was inspired by the gorgeous blue 
and the pink floral design.


Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
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).
5.  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, April 30th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!