Monday, June 8, 2015

The Challenge #38 - Color!

I just adore the challenge this week... now I know I've said I'm afraid of color, but when a great combination of colors is handed to me, I am A-OK with it!

Simply gorgeous!!!
 
It is graduation season, and I'm preparing for an Art's & Crafts fair ... what perfect timing!
 

I created a perfectly windy kite-flying day with the help of a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, add a scrap of coral cardstock for tails, and the sentiment, stamp, and die from Clearly Besotted.

Here is a second helping.  Same little C.B. kite/tails, and a little help with the perfect words from Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold and You set, on a backdrop of linen vellum cut with an MFT cover-up die.  The inks are S.U. Crumb Cake and a little Studio G navy.

 
Thanks, Lesley, for such a gorgeous color combo!
 
So.  Will you join us in the gallery this week?  We sure look forward to it!  OH!  Karolyn's joining us again... be sure to check out all the inspiration on The Challenge blog!!
 
Thanks for the visit!
=] Michele



16 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

These are perfect for the challenge and for a graduate too!Just getting my thinking cap on for this weeks challenge.....x

Cat Craig said...

This is a fab combo of colors. I adore that first one.....excellent embossing folder.

Marybeth said...

I found the colors a bit hard but you used just a tiny bit of each and that was smart! Love your cards!

Lisa said...

You won me over with the polka dots and tiny red bows on both of this super duper cute cards!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 fabulous and elegant takes on the colour palette!

~amy~ said...

Oh my, love them BOTH.

Sharron said...

Wonderful use of the challenge colors, Michele! The embossed backgrounds were perfect!

Joyce said...

Love both of these. The kites are perfect symbols of graduation and moving on.

Anita in France said...

Brilliant, Michele ... love the kite soaring imagery ... and that 'windy day' embossing is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Wow Michele, these are both fabulous grad cards! I love the embossing on both cards, your kite and plane kite are just perfect to send the grads off soaring! Hugs, Brenda

Chriss Blagrave said...

Dreamy and yet energetic with your created movement from embossing...love!

wienerhoneymooners said...

These are dreamy and CAS and lithely beautiful!!!!!

Taunya Butler said...

I love these cards with their simply lovely CASness and the uplifting tone to them!!!

Bobby said...

Love the ef and holey vellum for your backdrops, Michele. These are darling cards. Let me know how you make out at the fair.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

I am amazed at how your creative brain works, Michele! How fun, how you incorporated the embossed lines into your kite images. Fabulous!

cm said...

Two razzle-dazzle kite cards; love all that yummy white space that makes those darling kites all the more special. Awesome!
Hugs~c