Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Card Concept 1st Anniversary, Ms. D, and CASology!

Since I'm celebrating... I can't help celebrate this special anniversary for The Card Concept ... take a looky-loo at this photo inspiration:
GAGA over those flowers!
 
I used the boxes, a rose, a pattern - but not the stripe - and aqua, as inspiration for The Card Concept!
 
Trying to use NBUS to add to the fab Ms. D's challenge... I wonder if some left-overs qualify? or sequins? Well I'll give it a whirl...
 
For Darnell's NBUS, and CASology NBUS who is celebrating Ms. D, and The Card Concept:
 
 
First, notice that I've used a left-over die cut negative from Mama Elephant; which then accentuates a water-colored panel I did during the online class last year; a little MFT rolled-rose I found in a box of leftover schtuff; a NBU SSS sentiment; and last-but-not-least?  a few Teresa Collins aqua sequins I picked up at Christmas-time in one of those gorgeous glass tubes! 
Wowsers... that is a whole bunch of schtuff!
 
 
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
 
 
I'm also celebrating a very gorgeous, sunny day in Michigan!!




27 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

EEEK! LOVE that watercolor panel and you are so smart to use that leftover piece. It fits so perfectly and adds just the right touch! Awesome! Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

Jean said...

A gorgeous combination of elements!

lostinpaper said...

Super fabulous and so pinned!

Anita in France said...

Gasp ... Michele, every single element here is so perfectly and precisely placed on this card ... it's stunning! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh..I am in love with the inked background. So stunning!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Judy1223 said...

Michele, this card is perfection! Gorgeous, gorgeous! Pinning right NOW! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's about time you had a gorgeous sunny day!! Thank you so much for using all that wonderful schtuff and joining in the combined CASology and NBUS challenges, Michele! Your cards are always ones that make me "take a minute" to r e a l l y eyeball every gorjuss detail and this one was no exception!! It's a gasper! Hugs, Darnell

Toni said...

There's so much to love about this card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh beautiful Michelle! So much interest and soft colour and no colour! Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Geri said...

I am totally loving the angles of your panels...and the gorgeous water colored background...and the perfectly placed sequins... and the rolled rose with the gorgeous stems that extend below the sentiment banner! Awesome card! So glad that you shared it with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

Joyce said...

This is fantastic. So many fabulous details and yet still sharp and clean. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Gillian R said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Michele, so beautiful

~amy~ said...

oooooohhh....nice work!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Another beauty Michele...details, colours, every single element is wow!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! Lovely detail and I love the angled framework

Lea Lawson said...

This is fab!! I am such a sucker for houndstooth, and I just love the watercolor you've added to it!! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept this week!!

Brenda said...

That is a lot of schtuff Michele! And you have used it all perfectly together! I love your negative piece you used on this card and that watercolored background is amazing, love those sequins and rolled rose too! I'd say that this is a pretty amazing card! Hugs, Brenda

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Love the watercolor background.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a beautiful, watercoloured background piece you've created here and a stunning CAS design! Hazel x

Bobby said...

I would like some fabric like your background, Michele. It is gorgeous, as attested to by all the other commenters. My mind has run dry and you just keep coming up with these wonderful creations.

Kim Heggins said...

So so pretty and I love your beautiful water colored background, just so sweet.

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Michele!! I totally love your card. Your card is so detailed and I love it. The watercolor panel is my favorite. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

Shona Chambers said...

That watercolour panel is so pretty, can't believe its taken you this long to use it!!! Never seen a rolled rose before, its awesome and such cool dimension. So many things going on with this card but they are the perfect card family!

cm said...

Holy moley, Michel! My jaw is experiencing yet another bruise from having dropped it in AWE at this gorgeous, lovely, stunning card (I'm running out of 'fresh' adjectives...but darn it all, my friend, everything you do is supremely...well, supreme!). The watercolouring...wow; the frame...wow (I want, want, want that die), the rolled flower...wow! Add it all up and this is triple WOW fabulous...
Hugs~c

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous, Michele! That background is a stunner! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!