Thursday, May 28, 2015

CAS[E] this Sketch #125

N@ Ali is our sketch artist today - always a treat. 

Here is her awesome CTS#125 sketch:


I'm trying to be more creative, artistic, and interesting with my creations ... more "out of the box!"  Yeah, right... 



I received this awesome stencil from sweet Shery Russ at Stamplorations ... it is called Brackets and I love it.  I've also used a bit of my new pearlescent embossing paste from Dreamweaver... wow is this gorgeous i.r.l. ... a few sentiments heat embossed with platinum powder, which looks incredible with the e.p. and that's it.

What do you think?  Okay ... it is still pretty "inside the box."  So here is my 'second helpings' card:
 
  
Okay.  Who said "I am what I am, and that's all that I am!" 

I do know I will be enlightened when I see all the gorgeous cards you all create... Thanks, always.

=]
 

13 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

I love both of these, Michele! This first one is so cool, but elegant at the same time.... and the second one is very fun! Fabulous takes on the sketch!

Brenda said...

Wow! Your first card is stunning Michele!! What do you mean you are trying to be more creative?!! You are very creative!!! I am loving that pearlescent embossing paste, so pretty so I can imagine what it must look like in real life. I love that bracket stencil, will have to get that one!! And then to finish up with the platinum embossing powder on your sentiment-well this card is just stunning! Love your second card to, it is more playful and fun where as the first card is just plain elegant. What a fun sketch!! Hugs, Brenda

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are amazing Michele, in fact all your cards are so beautifully put together, I can always see all the thought that goes into the finer details and placement of elements, you are an inspiration to us all (either inside or outside the box)!

Lisa said...

I love it when you get all artsy on us Michele!! These are both fantastic interpretations of the sketch. Was is Popeye who said I am what I am?

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Really Michele! These are super. Love that embossing paste too. Haven't ventured into the world of pastes yet... Absolutely love your colour scheme. Love how both your cards are so different, yet would work as a gift set. Love how you do that!! How many times did I use the word 'love' in this comment??

Bobby said...

Look at you, getting out the embossing paste. These are terrific, Michele. Two very different and creative cards, held together by a colorway.

Petra Swart said...

These cards are so different, but both so lovely, Michelle!!! Those brackets look stunning and I love the embossed sentiment!!! Beautifully CAS!!!!
The interesting chevron pattern you've got on the second card is great - love the earthy colours and the great way you have done the sentiment!!!!
Both are such great takes on the sketch!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Taunya Butler said...

2 different cards - both stunners and so fresh and original in their looks!! Awesome and so YOU!!! Great job!!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous cards...oh my I really love both of them!

Happy Dance said...

It was Popeye. And I'm pretty sure I can speak for the entire blogworld and say "We like your style." Sure. Now Billy Joel is playing in my head; "...I love you just the way you are..." That paste is amazing. Great wedding card. Lovely in the neutrals. And am loving the second helpings card as well. Very cool... Have a great weekend sweetie. Bev

Marika said...

When I saw your card at the CTS, my jaw hit the floor!! Amazing interpretations of the sketch, Michele! Just brilliant!

Anita in France said...

These are both so beautifully elegant, stylish and chic, Michele ... so 'creative, artistic, and interesting' ... OH YES ... your designs invariably are, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)