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Jul 27, 2016

MHKD Designer Inspiration

Hi Friends!!

Am at MHKDesigns blog for Monthly Inspiration using Butterfly elements and Butterfly Wisdom Digi set. If you are following my Blog, then you would know how much i love butterfly digi sets.



Love to highlight the sentiment this time with my favorite Butterflies.

Sponged the sentiment banner with Mustard seed, Wildhoney Distress inks. Butterflies are from Butterfly wisdom, colored using Fabercastell bicolor pencils and fussy cut. These are mounted on a ivory base cardstock, which is sponged at one of the edge with Rusty hinge distress ink.


A flower from Open Bloom set is used here, which is colored, fussy cut, mounted near the sentiment.


This finishes off the card.


Jul 21, 2016

MHK June/July Challenge

Today at MHK designs, we have monthly challenge with photo/color inspiration to play along and to win some beautiful digi image and designer papers. MHK Designs Team is showcasing few digi sets from MHK Designs Etsy shop for the inspiration. Do hop into blog to get inspired and play along the challenge.

This month's inspiration:




My take on this:




  • Took vanilla colored A2 base cardstock
  • Sentiment is printed on a cs, torn at edges and distressed heavily with Mustard seed DI.
  • Flowers from Open Bloom digiset are printed in cs, colored with Faber castell bicolor pencils, fussy cut and mounted on base cs with centering the focal piece.
  • Then splashes of Fired brick DI to finish off the card.





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Jun 27, 2016

MHKD Designer Inspiration: SathyaSankaran

Hi Friends!!

Its my turn today to post Monthly Inspirations at MHKDesigns.




I made this card using Sunflower sampler digi set. I just colored the printed digis with Faber castell bicolor pencils , fussy and mounted on a Beautifully brocade digi paper, which was matted on a ivory A2 cardbase.


Butterfly image from Butterfly wisdom is colored and fussy cut, mounted near the flower. Sentiment is matted with Sunflower sampler digi paper and tucked under satin ribbons.

This finishes off the card. Hope you like it!




Jun 21, 2016

MHK Challenge and Birthday Bloghop :)

Hello, and welcome to our SURPRISE Birthday Beach Blog Hop for the lovely Asha!  You should have arrived here from Rocky's blog.  If not, start at the MHKDesigns blog to complete the hop for more chances to WIN!  We are celebrating a very special lady today, and we're doing so by creating birthday cards to wish her many happy returns!




"Very Happy Birthday Asha Martins"

  • The cardbase is distressed using Mustard seed DI
  • Its matted with Beautifully brocade designer paper.
  • The florals and blooms are from Blossoming Digital set
  • The florals are printed, colored using color pencils and sentiment is distressed using Mustard seed DI
  • Mini butterflies are from Butterfly wisdom set.
  • All are assembled as shown. 

Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!  Your next stop on the hop is  Shawna's blog!  






Jun 20, 2016

MHK June Release : Butterfly Elements

Am excited to welcome you to the June 2016 MHK Designs release. We have some really fun sets to check over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!.

Butterfly elements is the digi on focus :





My take on this is:





Took image and sentiment of focal panel and colored images with Faber castell bicolor pencils
Fussy cut butterflies alone from similar design and colored and mounted on the focal panel and embellished with few baby pink pearls.This then matted on a black cardbase. Hope you like it!







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Jun 19, 2016

MHK June Release: I've Been Framed

Am excited to welcome you to the June 2016 MHK Designs release. We have some really beautiful sets to check over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!.

Digi on focus today: I've been framed




My take on this digi :)

Somehow this plain image given me several ideas to work with. Shall work on it in forthcoming inspirations.


Wanna make a sunset scene. Loads of distress inks - Scattered straw, Wildhoney, Rusty hinge by masking the base layer with a circle mask for sun and went ahead by darker tones by building colors one by one.




The ground was made by distressing with Toffee crunch and Rich cocoa Momento inks. Revealed sun by removing masks and draw few birds amidst of those branches to mimic the distant flying birds.

Thus the focal panel s made ready and matted on a black cs for little more focus to the panel and mounted on to light yellow A2 cardbase.




Sentiment is fussy cut in portions and distressed slightly with scattered straw and toffee crunch and mounted using foam tapes on the centre portion of the focal scene. 

Lot of series of distressing made this super simple card. Hope you like it!




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Jun 17, 2016

MHK June Release - Open Bloom

Am excited to welcome you to the June 2016 MHK Designs release. We have some really fun sets to check over the next few days, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!.

Open bloom is the focus digi design today :)


My take on this design:




Flowers are printed in different sizes and colored using Faber castell bicolor pencils. Sentiment directly printed on the focal panel and distressed at one end with Mustard Seed DI and arranged these flowers.



Then matted the focal panel on Beautiful brocade brown paper and then to A2 ivory card base.
This finishes off this simple card.
Hope you like it!


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