Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Challenge #192 at The Card Concept Begins

It's time for a FUN new Easter/Spring Challenge over at The Card Concept and we sure would love for you to join us.  There's a gorgeous inspiration photo shared below and we hope you will add it to your blog post (to be eligible to win), and let it inspire you in some way to create a card that you'll link in our gallery.  It's always way more fun when you are able to join us in all the fun and inspiration.  I can't wait to see what you will create to share with us.  Here's what I came up with for this challenge.
Here's the inspiration photo that gave me my ideas for colors, etc.  I started with some fun patterned papers from the Craft Consotrium's Brick Textures 6x6 Paper Pad, layered them, and machine stitched them together.  Next, I drew from the colors in the inspiration photo by adding a kraft tag, a journalling tag, a candle, and a canvas tag.
The sentiment I used is from Stamp Simply's Farmhouse Scriptural Quotes Stamp Set.  I just really fell in love with all the wood textures, bricks, and images in the inspiration photo and I used many of these elements in my card to try to give it all those rich textural elements.  The (HOME) journalling card is from Jenni Bowlin (old stash item).
I tied Solid Black Baker's Twine and Solid Ivory Baker's Twine onto my tag.  The canvas tag and kraft ticket are both from Maya Road.  The chipboard candle and chipboard clip are from Echo Park.  I also love the font of the sentiments in the Farmhouse Scriptural Quotes Stamp Set and I thought that matched the inspiration photo as well.   There are so many great inspirations to be found in this lovely photo.  How does it speak to you and to your creativity?  We can't wait to see it.
We all hope that you'll stop by The Card Concept to play along in this fun new challenge.  You can use anything in the photo to inspire you - a color, an image, a texture, etc.  Just let your creativity run wild and share what you design.  We can't wait to see what you'll come up with for this challenge.
Oh, before I run off here...I'd like to remind you of another FUN new challenge starting today over at Word Art Wednesday.  Our sponsor for this challenge is the AMAZING Stamps of Life offering a FABULOUS $25 prize to one lucky entrant.  Come, play along with us.

Here's where I'm sharing my art today:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog - Challenge #2312 - Anything Goes - I always love to play along here when I can.  This is my Entry 3/3.  Thanks for another great challenge, Pam.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes" - I'm linking both of my cards in this challenge (two different cards as posted above).



  1. Hi Karen:
    Two Beautiful cards, Psalm # 4610 is perfect.both cards are lovely. great job my friend.
    Have a Blessed Day

  2. Oh wow the layering of your first card is awesome, I love how you have brought it all together, and I like that verse, we need to hear that often in today's world.

  3. Two beautiful cards Karen, and so totally different. The rich textures and colours in the first are stunning, and I love the way you presented the scripture in the second

  4. Great use of that inspiration for you gorgeous card. Both cards are very lovely.

  5. Wonderful card - very different but I love them both.

    Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.

    Helen x


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