Friday, August 22, 2014

Fusion Bright Floral, and a little more Time Out

I have a favorite flower - though I don't grow them in the yard!  SO happy to see these beauties in the Fusion Bright Floral challenge.
 
I've chosen to use the sketch this week and have brought back the Ranunculus stamp from Hero Arts - it just takes my breath away!  My thumbs were green by the time I completed this, by the way =]
 
 
I've stamped them twice, once on the front of the card base in black, then again on water-color CS which, after coloring in, I cut out with W+9's circle dies, then aligned them over the first stamped image.  The sentiment is SSS, the yellow CS is to represent the darling yellow enamel painted coffee-can vase in the photo and, finally, a little green floss to mimic the green ribbon.
 
Another inking and, voila, another little something for Time Out!  My 'twist' is to use this very floral stamp instead of the more graphic border stamp Anita used, and obviously using warm colors instead of cool ones, and then the bit of fussy cutting the portion of the image for use as a border - Wow, I really did the twist, didn't I?  Hope I don't get a 'time out' for not following the lead =] 
 
 
A bit more paint-my-own water-colored cardstock for the top layered 'love' - the under layer is cut from white CS and then white embossed, to match the embossed stamping.  Once again, sorry the photo doesn't do.




18 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE, love L.O.V.E. these, the coloting is BRILLIANT.. love that you only colored some of the card on the first one, wow effect for me!!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION, so happy that you did, thanks for sharing!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! These are AWESOME!! Gorgeous work, Michele!

~amy~ said...

These are both gorgeous! That floral stamp is wonderful and you used it in such different ways...love seeing them side-by-side.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, these are stunning! Love the different uses of the stamp image! I am in awe with the second, wow!

Anita in France said...

There I was, Michele, having just gasped at the gorgeousness of your first card ... then I scrolled down ... clunk ... chin hit floor! These are both stunning ... I particularly love the second ... such delicious colours and a wonderful ombré sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at Time Out again with such a fabulous twist on my CASE! Anita :)

Wida said...

That second card...oh that second card. I need a set of 10 and a instructions video. It's magnificent

Nonni said...

What a beautiful, delicate, girly card! I love the soft look. Thank you for your nice comment in my blog yesterday! The embellies I used are actually not clear enamel dots but a bit thicker plastic "drops" that look like glass -they are very pretty and come in many colours. Unfortunately I can't tell you where they are from -I've won them in a blog candy and don't have the original package anymore. Thank you for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Sarah Gray said...

Both of your cards are stunning! I am in love with that stamp and am off to search for it :) Love the warm colours you have used - your takes on both the Fusion inspiration and Anita's fab design for Time Out are perfect!

Angela said...

Two totally outstanding versions, Michelle! I love every detail and thank you for explaining how they were created.

SmilynStef said...

I love both design ... so graphic and fun ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Taunya Butler said...

Gorgeous and then more gorgeous!! Breath-takingly so!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Both cards are beautifully done and so very creative :) Love your twist on the CASE card at Time Out - thanks so much for sharing them both, gorgeous cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of these are so beautiful Michele, the flowers the die oh my!

Michelle Lupton said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Fusion :)

Jeanne J said...

Similar but so different. I think I'm in love with the second one. Wow just gorgeous!

sandie said...

my goodness I just adore your TIME OUT card. It is so delicate and I love the overlap edge, thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at TIME OUT Challenges

sandie said...

You got honours at TIME OUT, congrats x

Anita in France said...

You know already I LOVE your second card, Michele ... reiterating my congratulations to you on getting honours with it at Time Out ... soooo well deserved! Anita :)