Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Card Concept Challenge #160-Sunny Sunflowers

Hello my stampy friends!

Welcome to another challenge 

here at the Card Concept! 

We have a beautiful inspiration photo-Sunny Sunflowers!

I hope it inspires you to join us!

I was inspired by the sunflowers and the black and white gingham 
ribbon to create my Mixed Media style card.

The leave and flower images are created with the Thank You-Wendy Vecchi stamp and stencil set. It was so fun and easy to color the stamped images by sponging Distress inks through the matching stencil!  I added some shading, and some details with colored pencils.

I created the background panel by first stamping white card stock with a wood grain background stamp with Weathered Wood Distress ink. Next, I sponged over the whole panel with Pumice Stone Distress ink. And finally, I sponged the edges with Black Soot Distress ink. I also splattered the background panel with Black Soot Distress Paint, that was mixed with water.

I die cut the oval from white card stock to put behind the flowers to help them pop against the background panel. I added black and white gingham ribbon and some enamel dots to complete the card!

I hope I have inspired you to join our challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

How to Join:

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, the 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.  

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stuff I Used:
Stamp:Thank You (Wendy Vecchi)
           Hardwood (Stampin Up)
Dies: Thank You (Wendy Vecchi)
         Dotted Ovals (Stamps of Life)
Stencil: Thank You (Wendy Vecchi)
Sentiment Strip (Simon Says)
Ink: Vintage Photo Archival Ink
Distress Inks:Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron,Weathered                      Wood,Pumice Stone and Black Soot



Julie Gearinger said...

What a work of art, Mackie! Love your mixed media card with all of the wonderful details! The background is the perfect setting for those sunny flowers :-) Hugs and thanks again for your inspiration to all of us, sweet friend!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the rustic country feel this has! It's lovely, Mackie!

Kerry Parkinson said...

Love, love, love your smooshy background Mackie, and with that pop of colour from the gorgeous flowers, your card is stunning.

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful flowers and fabulous background you created
Carol x