Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Card Concept #30 Thinking of You

It should be known by now how tired I am of Winter..it has been dreadful. 

I must thank this lovely bouquet at The Card Concept, as it surely makes me smile:

I have used the Freestyle Florals from Mama Elephant once already, but reached for it again for this challenge. I'm never sure which "style" I'm conveying here though I always start out to be simply CAS... what would you say?

 
I've used Distress Inks for water-coloring, several sprinkles in the way of sequins, and a sentiment from the March SSS card kit - if you haven't seen it, please take a peek - gorgeous collection of yellows and greys! [Which you may see soon - hint, hint =]
 
Daisies, and Dahlias, and Mums - oh my! This time, I added a bit of grey to the background to convey how flowers could make anyone forget about grey skies, or Winter!
 
What makes you "think Spring?"
 
Thanks for stopping by! =]

22 comments:

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Michelle, I love your vibrant colors against the gray. Well done!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful bouquet Michele! Love the grey background and the rich and vibrant colours in the blooms! I may have to get this floral set after all... Love your sentiment!
I know it's Spring here in Austin when the Texas Mountain Laurel blooms. Mine are threatening to burst in a day or two BUT, we are supposed to have our temps go from 70 to 30 in the next 7 or 8 hours! Anywhoo...when they do bloom, it smells like grape Kool Aid. The next bloomer will be the Wisteria. They have a delicate fragrance unique to them too.

Lisa said...

You said it girl...41 yesterday and 14 tomorrow...enough already!!! Your card is a welcome breath of fresh spring air, so needed on this gray day!! Love it ;)

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, how gorgeous is this, Michele! LOVE the bright and happy colors on your card! The grey background is the perfect backdrop with your lovely design. You sure have brought Spring to us with this card!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! LOVE the bright, happy colors against the gray background! This card makes me think spring and I can't wait. ;) Looking forward to changing the clocks this weekend. Yay!

Anita in France said...

What a ray of sunshine, Michele ... that's you and your card ... it's stunning! Gorgeous vibrant colours and beautiful watercolouring! What has me thinking spring... this does! Anita :)

Bobby said...

I'd love a real bouquet like this, Michele. The flowers are so bright and happy. The gray background looks terrific.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a pretty card! The watercolored grey background really makes the flowers pop! Beautiful!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card Michele. The grey really highlights your blooms. Your card is a wonderful interpretation of that beautiful challenge icon.

Lesley said...

Stunning card and I love those blooms! I need to emboss and try this technique...I can never seem to master it! Love this card!

Petra Swart said...

Your flowers are stunning, Michelle and the grey lets your flowers pop so beautifully!!! Your colouring is really great!!! Love the sentiment on the vellum and the perfectly placed sequins!!!! Great card with a lovely spring feeling, Michelle!!
Have a lovely day!!

Brenda said...

I am so over winter too Michele, but winter isn't over us yet. It is snowing it's head off here as I type this. I guess a cook day for baking and crafting. lol I love, love, love this beautiful card!!! Your watercoloring looks amazing, those flowers are just so beautiful and make me long for spring and summer even more. I love the gray background, it makes those sweet flowers pop even more! Hugs, Brenda

Pam Sparks said...

I'm the same way... I struggle putting my cards in a category! lol Beautiful work! Love your card!

Sharron said...

LOVE this, Michele! The grey definitely is a perfect background for your gorgeous blooms. They are SO beautifully colored and really pop!

cm said...

ACK! Your beautiful flowers have stopped me in my tracks; I've been staring at them, wide-eyed in wonder and delight - for the past however many minutes! And this isn't the first time, as I've visited them daily, with the same response. Michele: stunning, gorgeous, pretty...In awe! Keep those flowers blooming whenever you want, because wow: magic!
Hugs~c

Meg said...

this is card is fabulous - it is just beautiful.

Taunya Butler said...

I wish we could all express our awe and delight like C can!!! Saw her comment and that is exactly how I felt!! SUCH GORGEOUSNESS and BEAUTY in one small space of a card - fantastically done!!! Love it!!

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours! Spring: flowers & rainbows :)

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...this is just stunning! Love all your beautiful posies, they look so real.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, how did I not see this. I have been off the radar. Absolutely stunning, your embossing is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Amazingly beautiful! Love all of the beautiful colours! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with The Card Concept Challenge!