Monday, May 18, 2015

Muse: Chriss Blagrave - ChristmasVisions 2

Muse: ChristmasVisions
Before I go further, I must tell you that our fabulous Muse at Muse ChristmasVisions2,  is not only a fabulous card designer, and maker of thousands of gorgeous creations for local Co-Op, Chriss Blagrave is my treasured friend.  One day we will spend more than hours on the phone with one another ... but for now, I love that we play cards together virtually!

Have you seen her gorgeous Muse card this week?  I have spent countless hours just pondering what to do, what to do ... wanting it to be perfect!!  Well, my kind of imperfect perfect =]

 
 
Searching through my stash only proved that I'm totally lacking an actual Poinsettia ... then I remembered that the flower, as we see it, are actually its leaves - BAM!
 
I knew that the leaves from my Bold Blossoms  dies by Julie Ebersole would be stunning immediately ... Bold Blooms stamps a recent, very much appreciated gift from another of my wonderful blogging friends!!!  [xoxo]
 
Here goes... are you ready? 
 
PTI Holiday Words and Sentiments;
American Crafts - Dear Lizzy Christmas circa 2010 patterned paper.
 
Congratulations again, Chriss, on your newest quest which will prove to be as inspiring to all,  as you are to me every single day!  Hugs...
 
=]


24 comments:

~amy~ said...

Oh my, this turned out gorgeous!

Kristie Goulet said...

ACK! This is just gorgeous! So creative of you to use the leaves to make this beautiful Poinsettia! Stunning!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning creation my friend! Perfect placement, ingredients, colours, pattern and sparkle for a very classy beauty! I love this :)))
Thanks so much for playing cards with me and your kind and generous words...blushing.
Hugs XOX

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous - I tried this with the same leaves for Kimberly's Muse last week, but couldn't make it work. You nailed it! So glad you joined us at MCV this week!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another beauty Michelle! LOVE the colour combo! Hazel xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply fabulous take on Chriss' card. More yumminess!

Jenni's Jems said...

Stunning poinsettia Michele and very clever,would never have looked at the flower as leaves..which of course it is!!x

Lisa said...

SHAZAMM!! Wow did you ever do a fabulous job Michele. Brilliant idea, brilliant execution!

Taunya Butler said...

Love the kind, sweet things you said about Chriss!! Lovely take on her card and she is, indeed, a great muse!! Beautiful stellar cards!!

Pam said...

Perfect!

Joyce said...

Fabulous idea, and just so very beautiful.

Margaret said...

Beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

So gorgeous love the dies you used!

Bobby said...

That leaf makes a wonderful poinsettia, Michele, and a gorgeous card for the challenge.

Sharron said...

Brilliant idea to substitute the leaves! They work perfectly and make a gorgeous flower. Love the paper you used for the 'peace' die cut. It makes the word appear to sparkle!

Monica Maier said...

Love the turn out, it's so pretty!

Brenda said...

OH shoot! I wanted to make my card and get uploaded today and forgot! Dang it! Well next time. I was struggling with what to do with Chriss's inspirational card, it was so beautiful and I just wasn't sure. But then I finally got an idea. Now I will have to get it made to put in my stash. Your card Michele is stunning! What a clever gal you are to use leaves to make your poinsettia! I am in love with it! Stunning card my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Joan B said...

I feel odd just saying gorgeous but I have to do so! so clever.

Neets B said...

Very resourceful to create your flower, Michele! And I like that you've cut your word from patterned paper, fab card x

Lindsey said...

Adore this one!

Petra Swart said...

Brilliant, Michelle!!! Your leaf flower is stunning and the sentiment looks great!!!! Beautiful, LOVE it!!!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... this is just beautiful ... the shimmery leaf petals are gorgeous ... brilliant with that bold word sentiment! What a lovely tribute to Chriss ... such wonderful words ... and so true! Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

Sublime...I just want to sit inside the creative part of your brain for a few hours.