Monday, August 29, 2016

Designer Inspiration- Shawna Standish

Hello Readers,

As promised, I am here to show you more uses for your MHKDesigns digi stamps. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Fall is in the air! Nothing says fall to me then apple picking. So naturally I used the apple from the Beginnings & Endings stamp set. The apple scene was created by using the same image multiple times. By rotating, flipping, and resizing it can look like a 'natural' apple tree branch.

MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other.
I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and variety of digital papers we have to offer.

I decided to work with the power of three. First, I divided the scene into thirds. Then I took the first third and split that panel into two sections, leaving the last two-thirds alone. 
The background paper was an old sheet of resume paper I had from ten years ago. I thought it would be perfect for this application. And let's not forget the apple blossoms which are depicted around the very fitting sentiment.
So keep stopping by the MHKDesigns blog to see more inventive ideas from our design team, play along with our monthly challenge, or just enjoy a bit of eye candy

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

All the best,

Supplies Used:
Fabulously Fall Digital Stamp Set  Beginnings & Endings Digital Stamp Set
Left/Top: Fabulous Fall stamp set; Right/Bottom: Beginnings & Endings stamp set

Sunday, August 28, 2016

August Release Winners

Hi, all!  SO sorry to be late with the winners again...I cannot guarantee it won't keep happening, though. ;)  THANK YOU so much to everyone who joined in the fun with our MHKDesigns August release!  I hope you were inspired by the creations that the team had for you and I cannot WAIT to see what each of you creates with these new sets, as well!  Make sure to share them in our Facebook group and monthly challenge so that we can leave you some love!  Now let's get to our winners!

Winner of the Beautiful Bottles set~
Suman Pandit who commented here on our blog:
"beautiful set , love the sentiments a lot !!"

Winner of the Halloween Party set~
Crafty Pink Pixie who commented on Shawna's blog:
"Awesome Halloween card! The background looks amazing! :)"

Winner of the Pansy Corner set~
Leslie Turner who said in our FB group:
"THUD! That's my jaw hitting the floor. This is absolutely s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. Mynn! OMGosh!"

Winner of the Thankful Thoughts set~
Carrie S. who commented on Katie's blog:
"Great Thanksgiving card! I love the vellum for the sentiment here!"

Winner of the Tweet Tweet set~
wannabcre8tive who commented on Mynn's blog:
"Mynn, your card is so cheerful with the pretty blue bird and glittery sun. I love that you used the washi tape, it looks great. I look forward to seeing another new set tomorrow."

Nancy who commented here on this blog:
"So nice to meet the new DT girls! Congratulations to all of you!  The new stamp and papers are wonderful!"

Congratulations, friends!  Please email me at mhkdesigns.etsyATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize!  Make sure to tell me what you've won so I can get you your prizes as quickly as possible. :)  Also, don't forget that our Christmas in July sale has been extended until Sept. 1st!  Use code HOTHOLIDAY for 25% off your next order of $5 or more! :)  Until our next post, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!

MHKDesigns August 2016 Release:

Saturday, August 27, 2016

MHKD Designer Inspiration : SathyaSankaran

Hi Crafty Friends!

This is Sathya here today for this month's Designer Inspiration,using Butterfly Wisdom Digi stampset.

 Its one of my most Favorite set among all MHKD digi images. And i love to find ways to use this beautiful set.

Took a watercolor paper, tored the central portion and rolled those edges. Then using Gelatos in the colors of blue, purple colored the card using water to reduce the darker tones.

Butterflies from Butterfly wisdom are printed, colored using Faber castell bicolor pencils in the shades of blue, purple. Those are fussy cut and mounted using foam adhesives on the focal panel.

The sentiment is printed and and centrally placed under the torn central portion of the focal panel.
Few baby blue pearls are added randomly to highlight the focal panel.

This panel is then mounted onto the base cs, which is a baby blue A2 prescored cardbase using foam adhesives.

Hope you like this simple card!

Project Supplies :

Friday, August 26, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration - NanaConnie

     Well, by now you've had a chance to see all the new releases for this month and to check out the latest challenge inspiration photo so today I want to give you another way to be inspired by another of the images in the "Thankful Thoughts" set.  This is the fabulous turkey and I did a plain Thank You card but it could just as well have been a masculine birthday or even a Thanksgiving card.

     I wanted to stick with fall neutrals but no matter what I did photographically, all the light browns turned orang-y.  Hmmm, don't know how to correct that so you'll have to trust me that they are more brown and less rust than they look here.

     I colored with polychromos pencils but used ProMarker on his wattle for a deeper color.  I fussy cut the turkey and mounted him on dimensional tape.  I used satin lace to make the bow and the ribbon is velveteen.  The corners are decorated with sequins and pearls.

     I hope we're going to see you playing along in the August/September challenge which runs through until September 20.  Here's a quick look at the inspiration photo for the challenge and you can find the challenge by clicking on the tab up above which says "Current Challenge."

  Be inspired by the flower or the colors or the combination of them.  Remember, if you use an MHK Designs image, then the theme is Anything Goes and you don't need to use the inspiration photo at all.  :-D

Thankful Thoughts Digital Stamp Set

Monday, August 22, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration - Jessica

Hello friends!

It's Jess here today to share my Monthly Inspiration for you for MHKDesigns!

I made this step up card featuring the Going Gingham Pastels Digital Paper! I printed off the sunflowers from a set called "Blossoming". The butterflies came from 2 different sets - Beginnings & Endings and Butterfly Wisdom. The sentiment came from "Eat Your Cake".  I just love being able to pull elements together from multiple sets to make a card!

Until next time,

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August/September Challenge

Hello, friends!  We here at MHKDesigns are SO excited to have you here today for another monthly challenge! We are going to keep it super simple each month with a photo/color inspiration.  You choose what you're inspired by!  We will share our creations using products from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop and encourage you to do so, too!  If you don't have our products, though, you are still welcome to enter!


If you don't use MHKDesigns products,
here's this month's inspiration~

And here is some inspiration from the MHKDesigners~

Using Fruit Borders digi

The prize for this challenge includes:

Link up below for your chance to win these products!  Make sure to review our challenge rules before you do to make sure you'll be eligible for the prize, first, though!  We can't wait to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, all! :)