Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Card Concept Challenge # 177- Summer Swirls

Welcome to another challenge starting today at

Look at these BOLD colors!

The first thing I thought of when I saw this inspiration board were big beautiful hot air balloons. I went to a hot air balloon festival a few years ago and it was spectacular!!! All of the balloons were bright , bold colors and it was beautiful!

I stamped the balloons and did some simple coloring with Copic Markers. I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze and Stickles to give them some texture. 

I used a MFT Cloud stencil and some Salty Ocean Distress ink to make the clouds in the back ground.
The perfect sentiment is from an older Lawn Fawn stamp set.

The style of my card would be considered Clean & Simple:

One main image
Lots of open space
Limited layers and embellishements
Quick & easy to create

I hope I have inspired you to join us here at 
Create a card or project using any of the  styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.
All of the styles are explained HERE.

The 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, June 24 at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used:
Stamps: Let's Go to the Beach (Paper Sweeties)
              Flying by to say Hi! (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Black Memento; Salty Ocean Distress Oxide 
Stencil: Small cloud (My Favorite Things)
Dies: Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts (Paper Sweeties)
Other stuff: Nuvo Crystal Drops, Yellow Stickles, Stardust Stickles


Betty Wright said...

This is so festive and fun! Love all your special touches and the different patterns! Fantastic card, Mackie!

Lisa Elton said...

Your colorful hot air balloons are fantastic Mackie! This is a pretty card!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the bold bright balloons and the crystal glaze! This is a WOW card!