08 September 2016

Designer Card for The Card Concept Challenge 57 - The Rainbow Connection

Gosh I have some lovely news to share. Lesley has invited me to join The Card Concept Design Team :) I feel so honoured, and delighted, to team up with the other amazing designers. You will see links to their blogs at the bottom of this post. I will be designing in the 'Freestyle Collage' style.

Let's see the inspiration for the theme, The Rainbow Connection. The colours are divine...................

Well, I can truly say I suffered from 'First Designer Carditis'!! I made a few cards before I settled on this one!!  You can see the extra cards at the end of the post. 

Freestyle Collage is described on TCC blog as:-  
-unrelated elements in a collection
-can be done in any style
see The Card Concept Challenge blog, under 'The Styles Defined'

Both parts of the definition give you so much freedom in this style. 
The unrelated items........ wood grain and a branch, hearts, a button, sequins, a black sentiment and a rainbow colour grade. When you list the items you realise they are unrelated, but as card makers, we frequently bring disparate objects/techniques together to make a harmonious whole. (hopefully, ha ha)
As Freestyle Collage can be done in any style, I would call this one Cleanish and Layered.

The coloured background is hand painted using Peerless pigments and a water brush. The blue and purple are more dilute than the other colours because I wanted a similar value for each colour in the grade. The sentiment is white embossed and the branch is stamped with Hero Arts Dye Ink.

Scribbles and Splat Thinlits Die Set
Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents
Avery Elle Hand Written Notes
Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling card. (Woodgrain Hearts, negative cut)
Peerless Pigment Colours
Water brush
Hero Arts White embossing powder and Dye Ink
Watercolour paper. 

Design Team Links                                                                                            
  1. Maureen
  2. Sandie 
  3. Rahmat
  4. Alison
  5. Jennifer 
  6. Kerin 
  7. Laurie 
  8. Julee 
  9. Karen   You are here
  10. Michele 
  11. Julie
  12. Ilina 
  13. Mackie
  14. Lilian
Come and play along with us at The Card Concept   


Michele K. Henderson said...

Hi Karen! Welcome to the team! I LOVE your beautiful and colorful style - -your work looks amazing!
Take care!
Michele, CC teamie!

laurie said...

Wow..what gorgeous cards. I LOVE how you used the bright rainbow colors....beautiful!

Bonnie said...

All of these cards are gorgeous, Karen! I like the first one the best too. Congratulations on your new DT spot! They are lucky to have you on the team!

sandie said...

Welcome to the team Karen, so good to have you join us and I can see this photo really inspired you. I love how you used the white die against such an amazing background x

Nancy said...

These are all incredible! You could have picked any of them to showcase! Congrats on the new DT too!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh my goodness! I love all three!!!! However, hearts do make me smile!
Welcome to the team!!!!

Karren said...

Congrats, Karen! I love all your cards - especially the background on the "wonderful" card and those gorgeous die-cut leaves on the bottom card.

Jo Manna said...

So cheerful and delightful­čśŹ

Jen Timko said...

These are all so wonderful! Love these die cuts agains the gorgeous backgrounds.

Kerin said...

Amazing background!! I'm staring at this, wondering how in the world you got your stripes so perfect! WOW.

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous news (congratulations!) and card!

Bonnie said...

Oh boy! Congrats on your DT news...exciting! All of your creations are just so colourful and pretty!!

Alison Barclay said...

These are ALL fabulous! I can see why you shared them all....too good not to showcase! Welcome aboard - you are SO very talented. xxx

Julie Gearinger said...

Karen, welcome to The Card Concept team!! Your style is gorgeous- love your hand painted rainbow background and wow, all three cards are spectacular!! So looking forward to designing with you- hugs and have a blessed week!