Friday, April 17, 2015

The Gossip Column & Curtain Call

I normally don't combine challenges... usually it is because I don't think ahead and wonder if the card I've made works for multiple challenges... or I might be chewing gum.

Yesterday, however, I had so much fun embossing and coloring flowers from my newest Winnie & Walter The Big, the bold, and Extras set!  I was inspired by a gorgeous card sent to me by my friend Chriss Blagrave who uses gorgeous vellums which she turns into the most beautiful flowers!!  SO starting with a slip of PTI Linen vellum, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Tombow waterbased markers, I created a few of these beautiful bouquets:

1st take - for The Gossip Column choosing Custard Yellow, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine Orange, and Glacier Grey from the Pantone palette:

 
 
The base is embossed with an Anna Griffin for Cuttlebug folder called Regal Braid.  I adore it...as if that isn't totally Custard swirly deliciousness!
 
Ready for take 2?  Not really much different but wanted another for any occasion, with a little Cheers from Paper Smooches, for The Curtain Call - Bouquet challenge:
 
 

                                            

Add a dash of sequins [thank you Neat n Tangled!] there you have it - two nearly identical cards, two totally different challenges... now where did I park that gum?
 
Thanks for stopping by ... wish you could for reals.
 
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30 comments:

Purvi Gadewar said...

Beautiful and elegant card!!!!

Judy1223 said...

Isn't it amazing how changing the font of a sentiment can change the feel of a card? These two cards are both PERFECTION and I love them both equally, even though they are different. And, of course, i LOVE LOVE LOVE that embossing folder (I adore anything by Anna Griffin, really) and now I must go search for it and buy it. Didn't see that coming! Have a great day, Michele!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous cards - LOVE that embossing folder and the vellum flowers are a great combination of bold lines and soft colors!

Chriss Blagrave said...

This is Gorgeous! Love your bouquets and that embossing folder...omg! Elegant.
Thanks so much sweet friend for the shout out :))

Susanne Vargas said...

Those flowers are so beautiful in front of that elegant embossing folder!

Joyce said...

Both are totally gorgeous. Really love those beautiful vellum flowers.

Brenda said...

Wow! Both of these cards are just stunning Michele! I love that embossing folder-of course I love anything AG and I am really love those flowers too, they looks so soft and beautiful on the vellum and then colored. Hugs, Brenda

Lynn said...

Two absolutely stunning cards. Love them Michele.

Joan B said...

gorgeous. !!!

Lisa said...

You've blown me away yet again Michele!! LOVE the embossing folder, I've never seen it. Pretty use of the flowers. Love how changing the sentiment made these look like two completely different cards!

Sharron said...

Totally gorgeous! The embossing folder is fantastic and I love your vellum blooms!

~amy~ said...

oooohhhhhh...perfect blooms and awesome combo of challenges.

Bobby said...

Fabulosity, Michele!! I love how you added the paper stems. And I WILL be borrowing that ef. ;)

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Mmmmmm. Custard. Yes, that is exactly the colour! How awesome does it look with that gray?? Geez, you've got that yellow gray combo working so brilliantly again. Those vellum blooms are too gorgeous, and that embossing folder is pure luxury. So lovely to visit. Xx

Tracey McNeely said...

The embossing is so gorgeous and two fabulous cards Michele! Love how you built the stems and the vellum embossing/colouring--swoon!

Ela G said...

Hi Michele,

whata wonderful wedding card, so soft and beautiful!
I also loved your inspiration card for Muse!
Hugs
Ela

PiecesbyEmily said...

Absolutely goregous! LOVE both cards... the texture is so pretty.

Kim Heggins said...

Love the elegant look you created for this amazing card...from that fabulous background to those gorgeous flowers, so sweet.

Neets B said...

LOVE these! They are so elegant and that background is such an unusual colour but works brilliantly with the soft pinks. Beautiful work x

Marybeth said...

Take my breath away......... this is so beautiful! Love that embossed background and then the wonderful vellum flowers...... nice work!

Cat Craig said...

Oh wow, this is breathtaking. You have a wonderful collection of embossing folders. This is such an elegant combination of elements!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Beautiful!! Both of these are just lovely. Thanks.

cm said...

The embossing, the flowers, the layouts - yes, two different cards, that are equally as stunning, innovative and inspired! In my world, these are winners. Major winners!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Wish we could for reals, too, Michele! Such elegant cards ... beautiful texture, gorgeous delicate blooms ... and what a fabulous colour combo! Hugs, Anita :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

These are both absolutely stunning!! I love the delicate embossed pattern on your base, and your flowers are so beautifully coloured! Love the clever addition of the grey strips as stems too! Really impressed with your fabulous cards! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!

Deepti said...

Wow! Congratulations on your big win :) breathtaking beauty!!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

What a stunningly beautiful card! I especially love the background pattern... pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Petrella said...

Hello, GORGEOUS!!! These are totally stunning, Michele!!!

Anita in France said...

Yay, Michele ... I'm sure you've seen by now you're Gossip Queen at Winnie & Walter with this first stunning card ... big congratulations, my friend! Hmmm ... new W&W goodies ... can't wait to see! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Talk about being tardy!!! Seriously, I had to leave you a note to tell you how much I LOVE both of these cards, Michele! You are so deserving of your "Gossip Queen" title, as you've showcased the W&W goodies so beautifully! Congrats again, my friend!