Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday's finale!

I feel as if this has been the busiest I've ever been blogging!  Where this mojo is coming from, I haven't the foggiest, but I'm thankful for it after the holiday lull.

Two cards for you today, and then I'll leave you be for the weekend - promise!

First up, some oldies came out to play with the current ColourQ Challenge #324 - I do hope they'll accept the silver-grey as my silver stand-in!  I loved the softness of it.

 

Technique Tuesday sentiment; Mama Elephant Origami stamps
Distress inks for the coloring:  Peacock feathers, Pine Bough, Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade
 
Next up is a card for Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Ombre challenge - it has been far too long since I've played cards with Simon!  When this set designed by Shari Carroll arrived, I couldn't wait to play!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I found the perfect ombre 'leftover' inks on my acrylic block:

 


Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele xx



36 comments:

Marybeth said...

Oh my GOSH these are so beautiful Michele! My jaw still wide open! Love the way you used the colors and it looks like I have some catching up to do. Busy week for me.

Chriss Blagrave said...

I am echoing Marybeth...ohMyGosh, gorgeous! Really love both of these!

Jacquie Southas said...

Two beauties, but the first one honestly took my breath away with its soft elegance!

Kara said...

what a beautiful little swan card!

Barb said...

Both cards are so pretty, Michele! I love the soft colors you used! Beautifully done!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous cards for both challenges Michele. I love the softness of the pool beneath the swan and those cool colors for your swirly heart card.

Jen W. said...

We're both on a mojo high these days, Michele! Both of your cards are gorgeous but I especially love the first one. Your watercoloring is stunning and that swan is so perfectly shaded. *Swoon*

Tracey McNeely said...

These are beautiful Michele and thank you for sharing with us at the colourQ!

Rahmat said...

Love both, The color palette is really nice, I have been wanting to play for this one, I hope I find time to make a card.

Joyce said...

These cards are both so very stunning. I am loving how you used the water colors and really softened everything up. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Tow gorgeous CAS beauties! Wonderful water coloring!

Dana & Glen said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Michele! I just kept scrolling between them. LOVE the clean designs and color combos.

TK said...

OK, now my keyboard doesn't work!!! Thanks for making me drool so much! I absolutely love the origami scene, and the roses are adorable too - can't believe those are the "leftovers"!

Victoria Burgess said...

Two beautiful cards, you are a very talented lady and always inspire me.
May your mojo last forever 😀

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Michele, both of them are absolutely stunning! LOVE them :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Petra Swart said...

WOW, these are both just fabulous, Michele!!!! Love the soft greens you've worked with and the soft watercolouring!!! Clearly the mojo is flowing strongly!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Hugz

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Two beautiful card. Super inspiration.
hugs,
BozenA

Susangail Powell said...

GORGEOUS!! These are both incredible cards! I'd like to frame them and put them on my wall!

Happy Dance said...

Dang girl. Your mojo is running on all cylinders, plus a few from somewhere else! Two fantastic cards. Can you come over and help me watercolor like this?! BEAUTIFUL cards. True story. Bev

Kristie Goulet said...

You have been a busy bee! :) Love both of these cards. Such awesome colors. I have played with the color Q colors but can't share it just yet.

Jenni's Jems said...

There is only one word for both of them.....fabulous!!!!x

Jenni's Jems said...

There is only one word for both of them.....fabulous!!!!x

donna mikasa said...

MORE! MORE! I want more! I LOVE your cards--the origami crane and that gorgeous rose heart? So much awesomeness! Winners in my book!

lostinpaper said...

Stunning Michele, love how you have used these subtle colours!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

OMG!!!!!! Love both of them! So delicate and heartfelt!

Brenda said...

Your mojo is on hyper active Michele! Yay for you and for us because we get to see all your fabulous creations. I am so loving that color combo, so striking together. Your card is fabulous, never saw an origami swan before and I am loving it. Your second card is equally beautiful my friend. Hugs, Brenda

shirley-bee said...

Both cards are beautiful, Michele! I love the soft watercolouring.

Kim Heggins said...

Two amazing cards Michele...love the soft and beautiful way you used this week's colors. Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Bobby said...

it's a good thing you didn't clean up in a hurry or that second card might not have happened, Michele. It looks wonderful in the same colors as the first soft and dreamy card.

Gayatri said...

Both your cards are fresh and pretty! Love them both. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Ombre Challenge!
Gayatri xxx

Nora N. said...

Oh WOW!! Both of these cards are STUNNING!!! I love those mix of colors and your watercolor is like a little piece of art I would frame. Thank you for sharing!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your mojo is shining through, my friend! I really LOVE your watercoloring with your Origami, and your ombre effect on the flowers is just perfect! My apologies for my late visit...you've done an amazing job on both cards, Michele!

Sharron said...

Both are so beautiful! Love how you used the colors! And your designs are so delicate and lovely! That's a perfect way to use that origami swan.

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these are beautiful, Michele!!! Love the white embossing with the soft color palette. So peaceful and pretty.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous, Michele!!! How did you create your water? It's amazing. (PS I forgot to tell you huge congrats on your "Master" title at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I was jumping up and down to see your card.)

Anita in France said...

Breathtaking, Michele ... both such beauties ... you truly are firing on every single mojo cylinder, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)