Thursday, September 17, 2015

CAS[E] this Sketch #141

I'm am being tested again this week - and loving it!  In fact, I may just laminate this one and pin it to the wall above my desk as a guide ... N@ Ali you've given me a perfect example of where in the world one puts a sequin!! 

I present to you N@'s sketch:

 
Here is how I was inspired... for CTS #141:
 
Avery Elle's Beautiful Bow;  SSS Stitched Squares;
Teresa Collins and Martha Stewart sequins.
 
you'll see I've used two embossing powders: H.A. white, and Ranger Gold.  Here is a little close-up shot ...
 
 
My darling teamie, Donna Mikasa, asked me to do a 'tutorial' on this stamping technique, which I've used again today, minus the coloring, let's just say that it is in the works, Donna!
 
I do hope you'll have something in the works for the CTS gallery this week ... we love when that happens!
 
=] Michele
 
 
 
 






31 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love, love, love this, Michele! It is so fabulous and beautiful -- such a fantastic take on the sketch!

Dotty Jo x said...

Super stylish, Jo x

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous! Love the gold!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this bow and all of the embossing on other layers AND your sequin placement! :)))

Deepti said...

Wow such a stunning design :) love the pop of Aqua !!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how pretty this is, Michele! Your gold embossed bow and sentiment is so elegant and I love the touch of aqua on the sequins! Loving your swirls of thread and the tiny stars, too! Stunning card!!!

Lisa said...

WOWZA is this ever gorgeous!! Love the gold and white with the pretty little pops of aqua!

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful use of the sketch! Love the color combo!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW - this is AMAZING Michel - LOOOOVE it!

Tracey McNeely said...

I want to see a tutorial for this one Michele so pretty I love the bow stamp!!

Karyn Penno said...

Beautifully elegant, love the mix of white and gold embossing.

donna mikasa said...

Seriously? This is the same technique? It looks like another fabulous card with perfect embossing and sequin placement, too! XO

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE....LOVE this card. Your gold bow is just amazing!

Happy Dance said...

I love this bow! After seeing yours in gold, I'm just gonna have to pull mine out and totally CASE your card! This is, pardon the pun, brilliant! Great card. Have a good weekend dear friend. Bev

Kara said...

love this! the colors are beautiful and that stamped bow is awesome!

Nora N. said...

Oh WOW!! I LOVE that stamp in GOLD. I like your use of that fun technique again. So COOL. And you are right about the sequin placement. I think I should have this laminated too!! I didn't even notice that when I saved the sketch to use later this weekend!!

Anita in France said...

Happy sigh, Michele ... every. single. detail. is just perfect ... the aqua and gold (swoon!), the bold bow with the subtle embossing alongside, the inset thread nest, those perfectly placed sequins and darling miniature stars ... yep, sighing, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

jintyoo7 said...

FABULOUS - LOVE it :-)

Bobby said...

I'm glad you did a close-up because I thought the bow was brown and couldn't see the white stripes. I love everything about this card, Michele.

Maria Rodriguez said...

Oh my gosh!! this is gorgeous Michelle, super elegant, stylish, perfect. Love the gold embossing on the bow and XO XO, every single detail is just so beautiful. I'm going to CASE your card Michelle, I'm pinning it too.
Thank you for sharing.
Maria.

Karren said...

Oh this is just the most beautiful and elegant card! I love it!

TaeEun said...

This is beautiful! love the layout and the bold bow is just gorgeous!

Cat Craig said...

I am so stinking jealous that you have that fabulous bow set by ae. I am definitely lusting for it. I was too late and it was sold out where ever I looked. Well, its good to have a wishlist right?

Your card is so elegant and lovely. Truly a gem.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Stunning, Michele!!! Cannot get how you did two color embossing, it's impossible, but looks so beautiful!

Paru Mahtani said...

Wow! Your card is stunning! As is your photography!
Just love the bow stamp!

Joyce said...

Loving this card--love how you have done your layers, and I look forward to seeing your embossing tutorial.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great design! Love the placement of the bow, off the panel and how you continue the ribbons subtly on the card base. The die cut square beneath adds some great geometry too!

Nance E Salkeld said...

This is so cool, Michele! I have to go check out that tutorial.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous! I thought the same thing about sequins placement. 😏

Marybeth said...

Awwwww this is so pleasing to look at just gorgeous!!!!!!!

cm said...

Your little gift, sealed with hugs and kisses, is seriously divine! The gold, the loopy thread, the perfectly places embellishments...LOVE!
Hugs~c