Thursday, September 29, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Shawna Standish

Hello Readers,

Today I would like to show you how you can use your MHKDesigns digital stamps, photo-editing software, and traditional colored pencils to create a scenic card. But before we get to that here is my card for today, enjoy!

The sky was done digitally by using the gradation feature on my software
then I just plucked in some stars using my paint tool in various sizes.

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

The witches, berry bush, and sky were all printed out I then added my own color
using colored pencils. It all came together to form a fantastic Halloween card.
The sentiment is actually black but all it took to change the text 
was the color bucket feature on my software. Also notice it is not white but a light blue. It is meant to make the eye go to the moon then the sentiment.

So don't be afraid to electronically color backgrounds, images, and even sentiments then print it out. Afterwards, you can use traditional methods to enhance your design.

I will encourage you to stop 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 the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

All the best,

Supplies Used:
Flight By Night Digital Stamp Set  Fabulously Fall Digital Stamp Set

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MHKD Designer Inspiration : Sathya Sankaran

Hi Friends!

Am here today with this month's Designer Inspiration. Open Bloom is one of my fave digis and so you have seen me using this very often. Today's card is also using that.

  • As always, Printed and Colored the blooms using Fabercastell bicolor pencils, fussy cut.
  • Distressed the one edge of the base ivory card using Momento Rich cocoa and other edge with scattered straw distress inks.  
  • Printed the sentiment in a white cs and distressed in the same way and matted with black cs.
  • Mounted on the base cs and florals are added using foam adhesives.

  • Hope you like this simple card!

Project supplies:

Monday, September 26, 2016

MHKDesigner's Inspiration - NanaConnie

     Today I'm sharing a Designer's Inspiration card with you which pleases me greatly because I managed to use a really cute, MHK Designs, non-holiday image (Cat to be Kitten Me) and turned it into a fun Thanksgiving card.

     I colored that darling feline with ProMarkers, cut it with a Spellbinders die, and used houndstooth paper from the Autumnal Accents set.  Then I added die cut leaves in offset layers and tied one of my latest bowtie bows for embellishment.

     Don't forget that our newest challenge is open and we have a wonderful inspiration photo as our theme.  However, if you use an image from MHK Designs, the theme is "Anything Goes."  Click on the "Current Challenge" tab up above to see the inspiration photo.

     Hope to see you there.  

 Cat to be Kitten Me Digital Stamp Set Autumnal Accents Patterned Paper Pack

Sunday, September 25, 2016

MHK Designer Inspiration: Lorie Ames

Good morning MHK Design friends!  This is Lorie and it is my day to take over the blog and share I card I made with a couple of fabulous MHK Designs products!
For this card I've used the Simple Rose set, Stenciled Roses Papers, and Simply Seasonal Papers (for the leaves).  As you can see I used several of the papers from the Stenciled Roses Papers and began building the card with the main blue and pink colors.  I printed the rose out twice to make dimension for the rose and three more times to make the leaves (on the green from the Simply Seasonal Papers).  From there I just started building the card and the dimension for the rose. 
You can see that I've used some of the kraft colored paper from the Stenciled Roses paper on the inside as well.  I then added a couple of different colors of twine and tahdah...this card was born!

I hope you enjoy my card!  Make sure you stop over and see what our challenge for the month is and then play along too!  Have a wonderful Sunday all!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September/October 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 Fabulous Fall digi and Perfect Poppies sentiment.
Using Pumpkin Jack digi and Stencilled Rose paper
Using Mum's The Word digi
Using Blossoming digi and Deck The Halls paper
Using Friendship digi and Thankful Thoughts sentiment
Using Blossoming digi
Using Fabulous Fall digi
Using Mum's The Word digi and Fabulously Fall paper
Using Pumpkin Jack digi
Using Eat Your Veg! digi and Fruit Borders sentiment
Using Perfect Poppies sentiment and Beautiful Brocade paper
Using Thankful Thoughts digi and I've Been Framed! 

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! :)


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

August/September Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our August/Sept challenge here at

We loved every single entry
 and have some winners to announce!

Our Top Winner is~
#2 - Patti J

 Please email Mynn at 
mhkdesigns.etsyATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize!  

The Top 3 are~

#5 - Sue N

   Congratulations one and all!
 Grab your badges up top!

Be sure and check back with us tomorrow
for a new challenge!

HUGS and happy crafting to you all!


Monday, September 19, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Jessica

Hello friends!

It's Designer Jess here today with another Designer Inspiration for MHKDesigns!

This month I chose to work with Pansy Corner and Eat Your Cake (sentiment).

After printing my image, I used Nuance  Watercolor Powders to Watercolor the image. Once dry, I fussy cut it out and then covered with Versamark Ink. I sprinkled on Clear Embossing powder and heat set.

I printed the sentiment off on Vellum paper and cut out.  I attached it with a clear liquid glue.

I hope you enjoy this card and I can't wait to see you next time!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Katie Skiff

Hello friends, it's DT Member, Katie Skiff here today.

I really fell in love with this image from the Friendship Digital stamp set.  I thought it was super cute, and thought that I would try to pull some color as if it were an early morning with the sun rising to the bottom right hand side. 
I love orange talby cats and think it being pared with the cow is super cute!!

I added some paper from the Autumnal Accents Paper pack to finish off the card. 

I had already printed off the sentiment from this set, so I trimmed it up and added it inside the card. 

Thanks so much for checking out my card today!  Check out the supplies used in the MHK Etsy Shop today!!