Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Playing Cards with my friend Michelle - yes, Two Ls!

A few weeks ago I received a sweet little blog-note from my friend, and team-mate at CAS[E] this Sketch, Michelle Williams of Amusing Michelle!  Guess what?  Two Ls, as I fondly call her, invited me to Play Cards!  Yay!

Again, this is how it works:  Michelle got to choose a card from this fabulous card-making world of ours - no problem there.  She has chosen a fantastic card, from a doubly-fantastic card designer:  Kara Vrabel of K & R Designs!  Are you ready to see the challenge card?  Yes, I think so!

Pure delight using some awesome products from Wplus9
and my favorite: a slip of vellum!
 
Now.  This is where the real challenge of Playing Cards comes in ... I didn't have the stamp set Kara used.  Michelle didn't have the stamp set either ... what to do, what to do? 
 
This is where I get the deciding vote ... we each had to choose something from our own stash of supplies to CASE Kara's card!!!   I love it - and it makes the reveal day even more fun. 
 
Enough chit chat already... on with my card. I think you will smile Two Ls - I didn't use flowers at all!
 

I totally went veggie on you, using the Paper Smooches Green Thumb and coordinating dies! 

Kara stamped on white, and actually colored her black background - yes... time to go take another look - I'll wait. 

I die-cut the various veggies from my black panel, and again from Neenah Solar White, which I then colored with Copics* and placed in the appropriate spot on my panel.  The watering can is a stand-in for Kara's darling bouquet, and a cute little Clearly Besotted bow does the trick nicely, I think.  Could there be a cuter sentiment?  Pleases my pun-y little heart, for sure.

And that is that!  Except to say thank you Kara, for inspiring us with your magical card - hope it makes you smile!  [By the way... I've since ordered that amazing Doodle Buds set so don't be surprised when you see it another day! =]

Two Ls, I've loved Playing Cards with you ... thank you so much for the challenge!  I'm running over to see your card ... Wait.  Do I have to run backwards, or forward at an amazing rate of speed?  This time difference just blows my mind - thanks for figuring that out, too!  xoxo

=] One L.

* Big giant hugs to Jean Jachna for those Copics!!!  I liked them, Jean, I really, really did!  =]

 


21 comments:

Kara said...

How fun! What a great idea. Thanks so much for choosing one of my cards to 'play' with! I love your version and can't wait to see what you create with doodle buds once you get it. Off to visit two L's!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your version of Kara's card! Awesome job using the Copics too! :)

Marybeth said...

What a fun take on Kara’s card! You will do fun things with the new set! I might have to take another look at that set myself.

Michelle said...

Oh, Michele! I love this card so mulch! I almost made my background like yours, and then I decided I would meet the challenge of colouring my own. It was scary! :-) Thanks so much for playing cards with me. It was so much fun!

lostinpaper said...

Your card is such a cute take on Kara's, love love love the overlay of vellum!

Lisa said...

I see sweet peas in there and that made me smile!! I LOVE your CASE of Kara's pretty card. Those doodle bud flowers are nifty aren't they. Your card is a delight Michele!

Nora N. said...

You rocked this!! I LOVE your take on Kara's card!!

Leigh Penner said...

So fun! I love your card!

Sharron said...

Love your card very mulch too! It's such a fantastic take on Kara's card. But you have made it totally you with the vegetables--so cute!

Anita in France said...

Chuckling at your fabulous veggie CASE of Kara's card, Michele ... it's brilliant ... fun ... and so you! Off to see Michelle's take! Hugs, Anita :)

Susi Kelly said...

I adore your challenge "game" - a great way to inspire and get to know others out there in blog land! Your take on this challenge is awesome - all those veggies and the watering can!!! Brilliant.

Bobby said...

You are such a vegetable lover, Michele. This card is so much fun, including the punny sentiment. I was going to say "I didn't know you had Copics" until I saw your note at the end. It looks like you caught on to the technique right away.

Lisa Lara said...

I love how you used the Vellum Michele.

Kelly Latevola said...

ahhh! Color. So much color! I'm proud of you ;) I love both Michele's for sure!

Cat Craig said...

wonderful case Michele, love that black background and those fun cute lil veggies! Well done.

Barb Ghig said...

You got your hands on some Copics, and did you ever bring these veggies to life, Michele! I love how they pop against the black background and your vellum panel is sheer perfection! Awesome CASE of Kara's card, my friend!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your veggie art! Great take on Kara's card! Off to see Michelle's...

Shona Chambers said...

How fabulous, the two 'll's', what a team you two make!! What an amazing card to CASE, Kara is incredible with her designs. I love that you went all 'veggie', you do amazing things with those veggie stamps and your CASE is brilliant. I'm off to see the other Michelle now to see what she came up with......Looking forward to seeing your new stamp set when it comes in too, those Doodle flowers are so yummy!

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome and so cool - what a wonderful alternative set you used - I have that one, now I can CASE you - so excited!! Have a fabulous day!!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love visiting Kara's blog as she makes the most beautiful cards and your CASE of her beautiful card is so much fun, Michele!!!! Love all those cute little veggies and the sweet watering can!!!! The sentiment is just the best!!!! Lovely Michele!!!!
Hugz

cm said...

Hello sweet Michele! Sitting at mom's, waiting to head over to pick up my brother and the kiddos to gather up Andy on this second-to-last day of his officiating the Tour of Alberta race. The weather is icky! Cold, rainy: not pleasant for a bunch of guys clad in lycra or my hubby in motorcycle apparel! Tomorrow is the wrap-up...and the journey back home. Sighhh! Anyway, let's not think about that, but turn to far more pleasant things, like your AWESOME veggie card! Innovative, imaginative, totally *you* translation of Kara's card! Dee-light-ful!
Hugs~c