Monday, July 27, 2015

Marika Rahtu - Muse: ChristmasVisions 12

Only for Marika would I dare show my [lack of] water-coloring skills!!  But I simply had to play along - and practice makes perfect, right?  Lots more practice to come, rest assured!

Since Marika sent us all those darling gifts, I felt a thank you card was in order!

Using two of my favorite Purple Onion stamps, and a Winnie & Walter pressie, and with distress inks on my palette, for Marika, for ChristmasVisions #12:


 
Now I must get back to thinking Summer again!!!  A view from my window:



Thanks for stopping by!
=] Michele

25 comments:

Ardyth said...

Super cute! I love the whimsy of your images! So glad you joined us at MCV!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful view from your window...and an adorable card!

designbydonna said...

Cute images and great coloring. You are way beyond me, I'm still just doing straight lines. That butterfly and flower would be a great picture for someone's challenge.

Hannelie said...

Love your card... love your view... lucky you!

Taunya Butler said...

Cute and super well done - your coloring looks great - love the softness and the sweetness of this card!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh goodness! This is such a sweet card! Love these images, your water colouring and of course, the colours and whimsy that you were inspired by...
Great view from your window too :))
Thanks for playing at MCV this week!

Nora N. said...

What a sweet card!! You did a fantastic job on the watercolor for those adorable images. I like the soft, pastel look. Wow!! I love that photo from your window. Thank you for sharing!!

Joyce said...

This is so adorable, and perfectly colored. You are way too modest. And, very cool picture from outside your window. Perhaps inspiring you to make a butterfly card next?

Marybeth said...

Love your card and watercoloring! I love the PO stamps and should have used mine I have quite a few. Get out a here with that gorgeous photo, it almost doesn’t look real! Wow!!!!

Petra Swart said...

Your watercolouring looks great, Michele!!! Really lovely - such a cute little scene you've got there!!!!!
WOW, the butterfly is so beautiful!!!

Anita in France said...

What a pair of cutie patootie bunnies, Michele ... beautifully turned out in their wonderfully watercoloured winter collection ... so adorable! Stunning photo ... really stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

Cute card Michele, and your watercoloring is great. Fabulous photo of your view too!

lostinpaper said...

Those little POD cuties look so happy in pink and purple, I just know she will adore this card! ps AWEsome butterfly (and photo)!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Michele, your watercoloring is fabulous! I love the soft images and cool colors on your card...perfectly inspired by Marika's adorable card! And your view is awesome, too...how beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Love your card.

~amy~ said...

I love your sweet watercolored card!!!!!!!!
gorgeous photo! We experienced some lower temps but it's back up to the 90's for us starting tomorrow:(

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a sweet card, Michele! Love those images.
That photo is just amazing! WOW!!!

Brenda said...

Cute card and cute take on Marika's Muse Christmas Vision card Michele. I think your watercoloring looks great, love that sweet girl image and those presents as well as the tree. Also love the scene outside your window! Hugs, Brenda

Barb Ghig said...

I think your water coloring is amazing, Michele! I love the muted color palette on this card...perfect with the images, and your CAS design is stunning!
What a great view you have :)

Marika said...

Michele, you're too modest! Your colouring is great, love that soft look. And I also have those two bunnies yet unused.. Now I have to play with them after (and maybe) if I survive this little hiking trip that my hubby is taking me. Thank you, Michele for playing along!

Kim Heggins said...

I love the view from your window, so beautiful. And your card is as sweet and darling as can be!

LauraJane:) said...

That is a SWEET line-up of bunnies!

Sharron said...

LOVE your monarch! What is that gorgeous flower? Your card is just adorable--with great coloring too! The bunnies look so sweet in pastels.

Lisa said...

Love the view from your window and this card is just adorable!!

cm said...

Excuse me, but did you say 'lack' of water-colouring skills? Ummm...did you LOOK at your card? There is no 'lack' of anything; just an abundance of sweet, delicate and pretty! The bunnies, in pink and purple, are darling! Love your wintry scene!
Hugs~c