Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #14

Time for a new challenge at The Heart Desires!
Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Independence Day- summer officially starts in the PNW today!
We've got another great inspiration board for you:

Here's my take:

Yep, completely in love with the Under the Sea set from Flora & Fauna- it's the set that got me hooked (hahahaha!). Sorry- couldn't resist!!!
I've stamped it with Versafine onyx ink on Bristol paper, colored with zigs & my Watercolor Detail Brush20, then fussy cut the images. The background was created with Turquoise Brushos & framed with the Gina Marie scalloped stitched rectangles die.
The sentiment & bubbles are heat embossed in white. Can you see the bit of shimmer on her tail? A little stickles....
No doubt this set will get lots of use in our house!

We're celebrating the anniversary of The Heart Desires Store and the THD Challenge this month with a hop where you could be a winner! It seems like just yesterday that our journey started--insert damp eyes--and we want to share the love!  At the same time we're going to start something new for the challenge.

  • There are up to 3 opportunities to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.
  • Leave a comment on this post on the blog, IG, and/or FB.  You must be a THD follower of each platform you comment on for your vote to count.
  • Enter the challenge for an additional chance to win a $10 gift certificate. Don't forget to link back to the challenge in your personal post.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from the eligible entries and announced August 2 so you have plenty of time to comment and enter.
  • Some of the DT will be offering up prizes on their own social media platforms. Visit the DT for more details.
    • NEW:  A randomly selected participant each month will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store. Who doesn't like an excuse to shop?!
    • NEW:  If you would like to be a guest designer on the blog, please add GD next to your name when you enter.
    • Don't worry. We'll still be choosing our favorites.
    • Challenges will run from the first Wednesday to the last day of each month. 
    • Enter up to 3 times and combine with no more than 5 challenges, including ours. 
    • Include the challenge inspiration pic or link in your post. 
    • The challenge winner will be invited to be a future guest designer. 
    • Most importantly, have fun!!!!
    • As an added bonus, everything in The Heart Desires is 20% through July 31.  Use the code CELEBRATESUMMER2017!
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    When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
    #thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

    We can't wait to see what you're inspired to create!


    1. Your background is just amazing, wow! And I love the sweet little mermaid and her friend swimming amongst it!

    2. Love the background you created for this fun under water scene!

    3. I can see why you're 'hooked' on this set; the mermaid and crab are adorable! Your underwater scene is fun, fresh and fabulous!

    4. Lovely card.. So cute.. Love the pop of colours against the background!


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