Monday, May 1, 2017

PIP Challenge 1718 May 1 - MHK Designs

Happy May Day everyone! What better way to celebrate than playing along with the PIP challenge this week.  MHK Designs is our wonderful sponsor, and as always, it's anything goes. Seriously, if you can't find something in her shop for this, you aren't looking!

This week I worked with Beginnings & Ends Digital Stamp set. Specifically the Apple Blossom branch and the Sincere Sympathy sentiment. The apple blossom was duplicated and rotated to create a corner on the card. Card stock is a soft grey and white. The sentiment was changed to print in grey tone rather than black for added softness.

The blossoms were colored with Zig Photo Twin Markers, which I have had for more years than I can remember. I admit they are so old I actually did a Google search before writing this post to see if they are still around. I'm happy to report that they are. The nice thing about these markers are the softness of color and that they don't bleed through papers. I will list the colors used at the end.

I punched a butterfly from some scrap paper and applied a coat of Clear Wink of Stella. Yup, broke down and got a new toy tool to play with. The butterfly was then glued to the upper right for balance. Here is the card and I must admit I really like it in person. Still debating on the need to add some shadows behind the blossoms. Any thoughts?

I think the photo is a bit darker than in person; still working on my photography skills.

This is such a beautiful set to work with, as are all MHK Designs. Thank you Mynn!  I highly recommend you take some time to check out all that she offers and I can't wait to see what creations you will enter on the PIP challenge this week.

For those of you interested in the markers here are the colors I used.
Blossoms colored with  Rosewood, Blush and Peach Glow. Centers are Honeycomb.  Stems with Woodland and leaves in Meadows.


  1. This is positively GORGEOUS!!! Fabulous coloring! Love love love it!!

  2. Soft, elegant, warm: Like it!😍

  3. Really Pretty Birdie! Wish I could see it in person, I love your soft colors!! Thanks for the info on the photo twin markers ;)

  4. Oh Bridget, this is so beautiful! You thought of everything...right down to the gray printing for a softer feel! Awesome card!!