**Elegant Post blog hop post is below this post**
It's finally Saturday!!!!! This week seems to have just flown by. So much going on!!!!
Today's Etsy Inspired shop is MelissaKate. She offers the most beautiful photographs and some really adorable cards and prints as well.
I chose this print of a Daylily as my inspiration. Mostly because I had just picked up this large Tigerlily stamp from The Rubber Cafe at the stamp show in Novi a couple weeks back and was itching to use it. I colored it with Copics....Y17, YR04, and YR07 for the petals; YG67 and G99 for the leaves; E37 and E47 for the anther; and C1 and C3 for the shading.
This week, MelissaKate is offering a non photo card of the winner's choice as the prize. All you have to do to win is pick any item from the MelissaKate shop to be inspired by and make a creation of your choice. Your creation can be anything ie a card, a drawing, a layout, a cake, a piece of jewelry, etc... Take a picture of your creation and leave a link to Ashley's blog post by Aug 21 at noon Pacific time. You will be entered in a drawing to win the card of your choice! If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC49.
We also have a special sponsor this week! AiFactory is the company Ashely is currently designing for. They offer tons of different digital stamps, clip art, vector art, photoshop brushes, and much more! The shop hasn't even launched yet and it's full of great stuff! There's tons of freebies too with more being added all the time. On top of the drawing for the card, you will also be entered to win a new Blog Couture blog banner with custom personalization! This is a $22 value!
Make sure to check out all the other Design Team member's blogs for even more inspiration.....
Ashley Newell -- Link your creation here.
Tonya Hopkins -- Tonya is having a family emergency, so send her some well wishes.
and our August Guest Designers.....