Time for some midway inspiration for the Path of Positivity challenge #48 with the optional theme of The beauty of nature.
While we are enjoying the bright spring colours in the bulbs, blossoms and leaves at the moment, nature has beauty to share all the year around. My card for today focuses more on the bounty of autumn.
I have a strange fascination for fungi which is the reason I was drawn to this image. There is such a variety of colours, shapes and sizes to be found and yet so often they are overlooked and regarded as somewhat sinister – perhaps because of the highly toxic properties of a lot of them!
Over the years I have taken quite a number of photos of fungi I have come across on walks, mainly in woodland areas where it is not too hot or dry for them (of course I cannot find any of them now!) However if you do an internet search for fungi in images then you will see what I mean, everything from the weird and wonderful to the breathtakingly beautiful.
Sparkle N Sprinkle – Mushroom in the Forest
pale brown, dark brown, mustard yellow card
X-Press It card
white A5 card blank
gold greeting sticker
The mushroom image is printed on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics. It is then cut with a rectangle die with rounded corners, matted and layered on the brown and yellow card which have had the corners rounded to match, and attached to the card front.
The little leaves are punched out of the left over bits of brown card and attached in the bottom corners.
The corners of the card base are rounded with the punch and the greeting sticker attached across the corner.
This month, in order to have a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, we want to see the beauty of nature reflected in your design work. Whether you choose to draw or colour a landscape; focus on flowers; spotlight animals coming out of hibernation and/or the baby animals to follow; concentrate on the birds returning for spring; or even showcase the thawing world around you as the snow melts and the creeks and streams flow once again, it is totally up to you. Just be sure that your project contains some element of nature in a prominent manner. Whatever direction you take the beauty of nature in, we’d love to part of that journey.
If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. We also ask that you please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of the beauty of nature if it isn’t readily clear within the design itself or clearly written somewhere else in your post. While you may easily see how the concept of nature’s beauty relates to your creation, it may not be as apparent to me or the DT members. That is why we ask that you clarify it somewhere, whether here or in your blogpost. You can simply write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, if it would be easier. We just need to know how your project ties into the theme. Letting us know, clears up any ambiguity that may exist.
Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some manner. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize, you only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.
SPONSOR & PRIZE INFORMATION:
A $15.00 gift certificate from Sparkle n Sprinkle, our sole guest sponsor this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch.
A $15.00 gift certificate from Sparkle n Sprinkle, our sole guest sponsor this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
It would be lovely to see you over at the Path of Positivity Challenge so please come along and join us.
Thanks for lingering a while. Take care.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge – April Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #339 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #106 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #324 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #237 – Make Your Mark
Funday Friday Challenge #184 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #42 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #56 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration Challenge #177 – Anything Goes