Thursday, January 7, 2016

CAS[E] this Sketch #154

Happy New Year, everyone!!!  After our hiatus, I am a bit rusty!  But ever so happy to get back to crafting ... aren't you?  Here is a lovely new Sketch from N@t Ali to get our CTS year started on the right foot:


I have lots of new goodies since last we've gathered.  On the top of the list to use is a fabulous, beautiful set designed by my friend May Park called Oriental Orchid ... here's what I've done with it for this week's sketch ... a match made in Heaven, I think!


For it's first use, I've chosen to white heat-emboss the outline of the orchids onto linen vellum, and add a bit of simple coloring on the reverse with Copics.  A sprinkling of wonderful sequins [a very generous gift in my W&W order] and voila! 

A little close-up and I'll leave you with my thanks, and a wish to see YOU in our CAS[E] this Sketch gallery this week! 


Please, be sure to check out all the loveliness my team-mates have to inspire us!
=]  Michele

30 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Yowzah! Great use of that set, Michele. The pinks and greens are so lovely and delicate; a perfect compliment to the orchid. So pretty. Bev

Marybeth said...

Loving this white embossed orchid,absolutely stunning with lightly shaded pinks! You have amazed and inspired again!

Joyce said...

Fun sketch this week, and your card is stunning. Love the soft colors.

Kay Miller said...

You don't look rusty to me... ;) This is spectacular!! Such a beauty!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I think I need this stamp set! xoxo

Bobby said...

This is so gorgeous, Michele, and the stamp was perfect for the sketch. Linen vellum? I must see that.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous results friend! Love that stunning image taking center stage with all of the lovely soft colours!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely stunning Michele!

Jenni's Jems said...

Gorgeous.. and such beautiful colouring Michele x

Jenni's Jems said...

Gorgeous.. and such beautiful colouring Michele x

donna mikasa said...

Rusty? Surely you jest. I was wondering if that was a white-embossed-colored-from-behind little number. It's absolutely gorgeous and thee perfect take on the sketch!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Michele! I have a big wishlist of Altenew stamps but every time I go to order, they are out of stock! Patience is a virtue...

Karren said...

Oh this is gorgeous - so soft and pretty!

Kara said...

So pretty!!!

Dianne Ayers said...

Very pretty! But where oh where did you find linen vellum? Di

TaeEun said...

Beautiful! The softness of the vellum goes perfectly with orchid flowers!

Lisa said...

Soft, delicate, romantic, dreamy, incredibly beautiful card!!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch Michele! The orchids are so pretty and I love the white embossing with a touch of color inside. Fab Fab Fab

sandie said...

This is so pretty. I can't tell it is vellum. I haven't heard of linen vellum? This is so delicate , love the soft colouring around the edges x

~amy~ said...

this is simply...wow.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Michele! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

TK said...

So beautiful! I love the orchids, and then the soft coloring sends this over the top!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So beautiful and soft and pretty, just lovely!

Sharron said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Michele! Love the white embossing and soft colors--so delicate and beautiful! We have one of our orchids blooming now--soft pink and wine--looks so much like this type of orchid.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW!!! This the most delicate and sweet card I have ever seen. Wonderful take on the sketch, Michele!

Virginia Lu said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the soft colors and inking!

Barb Ghig said...

Your orchids are the perfect choice for this sketch, Michele! I love your Copic coloring, and that you chose linen vellum for this card! So elegant and stunning!

Anita in France said...

Fresh and lovely, Michele ... the delicate orchid is wonderful embossed on the soft vellum ... and your colouring against the white outlines ... swoon ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen said...

Another gorgeous card!

May Park said...

Oh so pretty!!!! Is that vellum you used? It looks white cardstock to me. And your coloring is so beautiful, I haven't noticed you used Copics until I read your writing. Way to go!!!!!