Friday, January 22, 2016

Time Out with Marika!

It seems that I've not taken enough Time Out, lately ... missed the last few challenges, I think.  Today, I found just the time I needed to make it happen!

Marika, of Me and Minime Crafting, is an artist, not just a card maker.  I adore her gorgeous creations, and often save her lovely videos for my morning coffee ... our way of spending time 'together!'  I was so please to see the designers at Time Out Challenge #48 CASEing Marika for their challenge.  Doubly glad to see we could give it our own twist - which is what I'm calling the big mistake on my card!

Here is Marika's beauty:


and her video can be found here.  Be sure to fill your coffee/tea cup!  =]
 
I am blending-skills-deficient, but I did put my best foot forward, and blended a pretty little card base with lavender ink.  After creating all of my pieces and parts, I promptly proceeded to glue the flowers on the base... [oh you know I used that really strong mat medium, too]... and forgot all about my lavender panel. 
 
Enough about my mistakes ... I'm so happy to play along - with my twist: die cut flowers with some Copic detailing!
 
Die-namics Hybrid Camellias and Layered Leaves- detailed w/Copic neutral grays
WeR memory keepers enamel dots; Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Crocus sentiment - cut with the smallest MFT Wonky rectangle.
 
Ta da!  I even found a spot for a touch of my little lavender panel!
 
I'll be thinking about all my friends on the East Coast ... be safe, stay inside and craft!  That goes for the rest of us, too!
 
Have a wonderful weekend ... thanks always for stopping by for a visit, and for your kindness.
 
=]  Michele [xx and thanks, Marika!]
 


36 comments:

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful Michele! Amazing depth on the flowers and leaves, they pop right off the card. Love the colors too, especially that bit of lavender :)

Barb said...

I totally agree, Michele - Marika's talent is amazing! Love your beautiful take on her card! Those flowers are delightful!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow! Think you've just knocked the socks off the TO challenge here! Swooning here and the sheer elegance of those blooms and a wonderful composition. Great case card! Love it! X

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME!! You ROCKED CASEing her beautiful card -- I love that you used dies [gives me idea], since I am coloring challenged!

Marika said...

Michele, I NEEDED to come here also and say how beautifully elegant and stunning your card is. I just love the depth of the flowers and the contrast of those white flowers against that darker violet background is gorgeous. With or without the lavender panel, this is beautiful. And, just between you and me... I changed my plan at least five times while making that card of mine, so great CASE in every detail! :) Thanks for taking the time to CASE my card! It means a lot to me.

lostinpaper said...

Had to pin it! just saying.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a GORGEOUS take on Marika's card, Michele! Barring your 'mistake', I think you made a great comeback with those stunning flowers and how you used your Copic markers for details...so pretty!

Michelle said...

Michele, I LOVE your card! Those flowers are gorgeous. :-)

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fabulous take on Marika's card! You might have been mad at yourself for forgetting your lavender panel but the card couldn't be more beautiful as it is now!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Susanne

Lynn said...

Ta Da! This is truly fabulous. I love every last detail. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Cat Craig said...

Oh lovely, those camilla's are fab u lous!

TK said...

Gorgeous card! Love the bold purple panel (is that the one you forgot? can't tell!), and the soft lavender tag and those beauty-mous blooms! (sigh)

Lisa said...

Sigh...this is exceptionally beautiful. Those gorgeous milky white blooms against the dark background are striking. Love the depth you added to the leaves too. STELLAR card Michele!!

PS. Thanks for my pretty card with the "sweet" surprise tucked inside!

Rahmat said...

Wow Michelle, those flowers are so beautiful, I came in with a curiosity to see what you made, and I am completely blown away by this beauty!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely so so pretty!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is one of my favorite cards you've created, Michele! It's fabulous!! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

This post made me laugh! I am also sponging deficient! Oh how I try but mess is what I get! I love how you added the detail to the flowers, a touch of genius. And so pleased to see you join us at TO x

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Michelle: Oh how I love this card!!! your CASE of Marika's card is stunning. I love those gorgeous flowers, the dimension they add to your design is amazing, your "mistake" looks lovely.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! This is one gorgeous card!!!! Your detail on those flowers is amazing. Great job! xoxo

TaeEun said...

Beautiful CASE of Marika's card, Michele! Love the CAS look with the soft colors!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, how I love these gorgeous flowers, Michele! Great combo of quite plain paper and beautiful flowers!

~amy~ said...

whoa.
stunning.
seriously.

Kay Miller said...

Oh my! Blown away here! Your take on Marika's card is stunning!! Love that purple ;)

Brenda said...

Gosh, I watched that video and when I first saw Marika's card, I thought she used 3D flowers on it, but then I saw her color those flowers and was in total amazement! I wish I had the talent to make something flat come to life and look 3D. lol Even with all your problems, your card came out beautiful Michele!! I love it. Hugs, Brenda

Joyce said...

Your card is stunning, Michele, and I adore the flower you created. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Kathy said...

The inspiration card is lovely, but yours even more so!!! Love those flowers, the lavender and purple panels.
Oh, my, GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

I love your flowers. What stamp was used? Your card turned out really beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Brenda West

Bobby said...

This is a "Go bold or go home" card, Michele. Those big camellias are gorgeous and perfect with the bold purple strip. Smaller flowers would be lost against it.

Marybeth said...

Saw this on FB , Michele I can't tell you enough how much I love this gorgeous bloom you have created! It showcases just how talented you are! Stunning card!

shirley-bee said...

Love your bright and bold CASE of Marika's masterpiece, Michele! The white flowers really pop off the page.

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Michele ... what beautiful, bold blooms that really pop off the bright violet ... a striking stunner, my friend (in spite of ... or maybe because of ... your enthusiasm for multi matte medium!!). So delighted to have you back playing with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

I would give my two front teeth to have those fantastic flower dies, Michele - wow, wow, WOW!!!! The little bit of grey on the inside of the flowers are fabulous!!! The little bit of white twine and the enamel dots finishes it off perfectly!!!! This is soooooo beautiful, Michele, I keep on going back to have another look!!!! LOVE your take on Marika's inspiration card!!! A winner in my books!!!
Hugz

Sharron said...

Oh my, this is just exquisite!! Your flowers are sooooo beautiful and I love the gray touches! An amazing CASE!

Gerrina said...

What a great card! The the simpel elegance of your flower looks beautiful and thet purple panel lets the message really pop just enough! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Jenni's Jems said...

How did I miss this beauty?? Love love the flowers!!!xx

Nora N. said...

Michele!! Those flowers are STUNNING!!! They look so pretty against that purple panel!!