06 December 2013

The Card Concept - A new Challenge Blog and News!

The dynamic Lesley Croghan has developed a fantastic new challenge blog called The Card Concept.
The challenge will be bi-weekly, and it's aim is to present six different styles of card making with a team of twelve designers. The DT are currently being introduced, one at a time, every second day, on The Card Concept's blog. See more  details about the challenge, and it's start date, here at The Card Concept.

I am so excited to tell you that Lesley asked me to be a part of this team, and my day to be introduced is today!!
I will be representing the  Freestyle Collage style along with another designer (who makes the most wonderful cards).
Here is a definition, from the blog, for the Freestyle Collage Style ......
- unrelated items in a collection
- can be done in any style

Lesley asked us to share a card we have made in our style. This card was made for Fusion Challenge #20 and I am happy to say it was chosen as winner for that challenge.


I love to layer 'odd bits', asymmetrically, so this style is a good fit for me. 
While I do stamp, I have a real passion for die cuts. In the card above I have used mismatched sentiments, mixed patterns, used different die cut shapes, and added an array of embellishments.The aim is to bring them together as a cohesive whole....well, that's the idea!  :-)

Drop in to The Card Concept to meet the other designers, and do join in the first challenge in January 2014.
See you there!


Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Karen! Lesley has made an excellent choice asking you to join the team for this new challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Joni nina Andaya said...

That is so FANTASTIC Karen! Congratulations! I am so excited for you. Your card is beautiful <3

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Congrats, Karen! Your card is gorgeous; I am in awe of anyone who can do this style! This style eludes me, so I am excited to see what you share every challenge!

Loll Thompson said...

Congrats Karen. So happy to see you on the DT for Card Concepts. Looking forward to the start of challenges in January! Loll xx

MaryH said...

Hi Karen, Just zipped over from Darnell's blog to enjoy your creations. Tried to join as a follower but for some reason I'm getting a 'page not found'. I'll try to get back for another visit & become a new follower. Hope you'll find time to visit me as well. Now I'm off to enjoy your beautiful cards.

MaryH said...

This is a gorgeous & fun card, with so many interesting elements to enjoy. Congratulations on your new assignment & also on your card being such a winner. I can see why it was selected. The bright colors, dimension & textures with this nice layout just produce such a delightfully fun card. TFS

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats Karen! Your freestyle card is beautiful; love those leaves. :)

So nice of you to visit recently. It makes me happy! Have a great rest of the weekend.

cm said...

Congrats on the new role - and based on your card here - I'm super excited! Looking forward to trying your style, as I, too, love die-cuts. Layering 'odd bits' to create a whole sounds absolutely intriguing! Exciting!!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Karen! You are a perfect choice for this style of design! I've loved all of your collage cards, including this one!

Jeanne J said...

Congrats Karen! I love your style!