Monday, October 5, 2015

The Challenge #45 - a Sketch!

It's perfectly clear to me that I design best from a sketch.  Sometimes quite literally ... this time?  I ask that you use your imagination, please?   Here is our sketch:



 
Here is my card:


Why, yes, that is the Avery Elle Beautiful Bow once again ... this time I am celebrating it in high style!  [My darling Scottish friend, Jenni, dared me to put on a masculine twist to this card ... there you go, Jenni.  I think I've managed it!]

At The Challenge we celebrate every single entry, every single week!!  Consider this my personal invitation to you to enter your own version of our sketch ... no r.s.v.p. necessary, black tie optional!  I'll bring the champagne!

Speaking of champagne: we have a wonderful guest this week:  Valentyna Komisarenko who has created a gorgeous floral panel with our sketch - pop over to give her some love, please?  And let the games begin!  We have Shona Chambers with us all month long!!!  [insert fireworks, and confetti here]!

=]  Michele
 

28 comments:

~amy~ said...

gorgeous...love the classic black & white with pops of gold.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this "tuxedo"...great interpretation of the sketch!
You are so clever :)

Charlene said...

Very elegant and clever!

sandie said...

That bow is gorgeous and this card is a CAS beauty x

Becca Cruger said...

This is SO wicked cool! As a fellow lover of all things sketch-related, I can say that you certainly seem to be inspired! Love the smattering of sparkle!

Marika said...

Oooh.. black and white and a bow tie... that means a fancy dinner, right? :)

Cat Craig said...

So fabulous and shows that I am right to lust after that set. It's on my wish list so I will get my hands on it eventually. Your card takes that sketch from interesting to Oh Holy Batman WOW! Or should that be Bruce Wayne? Either way fabulous creation!

Nora N. said...

Totally cool!! I LOVE the black and white color scheme and your interpretation of the sketch. Oh so clever!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh Michele,my friend I think you met my challenge and more with this gorgeous card!!It is so dashing and debonair that forget the champagne ....this calls for a vodka Martini shaken not stirred 007 style!!!!! ;-) x

TK Watson said...

Great card! And I believe you met the challenge (from the challenge and from your friend)!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous take on the sketch Michele, WOWZA!! This is masculine, elegant and I love it!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW, Michele, You did managed to make this card be masculine and elegant. Love the idea of tiny gold details , and BOW, yes, it is gorgeous!!!
Thanks for champagne and lovely words! Really appreciate it :)

Marybeth said...

Ok, I love your spin on this sketch in this stunning back and white! WOW!!!!

Sharron said...

You definitely meet all the criteria! Love the stunning, chic design with a masculine flair!

Lesley said...

Love your masculine taken on the sketch! I didn't buy that set but now I regret it!!!

Marika said...

Hah! Once I made to your blog before you published something new!! You're so super creative and productive! I'll be back very soon! ;)

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect take on the sketch, Michele!!! Great masculine design. :)

KayM said...

Well that is just fabulous Michele!! I love the bow in black! So classy and elegant and yes, masculine too!

Joyce said...

I have been admiring that bow stamp from AE for all too long. Your card is fantastic, and I love the repeating play of black and white all through your card. Just a delight to look at.

Bobby said...

So classy, Michele. Love the shirt tucks and buttons, and that bow it fabulous.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Let me get out my formal! Wow! Wonderfully elegant and classy, Michele!

Taunya Butler said...

This is awesome and elegant beyond words!!! Love the black and white and I think you are a pro!!! Have a wonderful week!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so cool and striking!

Shona Chambers said...

I keep seeing this Avery Elle bow everywhere.....its so gorgeous!! I love the thin stripes it has. It stamps so perfectly and is so stylish. And I think you nailed using it in a masculine way. Those scored lines are so cool and love how you used the sketch. I'm so going to love being with you guys on The Challenge this month!!!

TaeEun said...

WOW!!! Your card is so elegant and classy!

Barb Ghig said...

I don't know how I missed this gorgeous card, Michele! WOW! I really love the striped bow and your color combo is so elegant! Awesome take on the sketch...Love it!!!

Anita in France said...

I'm thinking very James Bond, Michele ... cool, crisp, stylish and elegant ... yum! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

One classy, eye-catching, head-turning card, with that 'tuxedo like' black-and-white combination! Handsome and striking! I read Anita's comment about James Bond...and now I'm distracted thinking about Bond...Anyway, your card is, indeed, yummy!
Hugs~c