Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CAS Mix Up #1 and The Card Concept #51

It's a two-fer kind of day!  I wanted to color some Easter eggs for The Card Concept, and participate in a brand new challenge, too.

First up:  The Card Concept #51 Naturally Pink:


I've captured the pink using an embossing folder, and a technique I will use again tomorrow while 'playing cards' with a friend.  LOved getting out my old favorite wood-grain e.f. on kraft, and a new favorite W&W Noelle's cutaway as the vessel.  Can you find my little hidden fringe that represents the grass?


Next up, another little egg, this one for the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge:

Honestly?  I don't have an egg-shaped die - doesn't cutting the bottom off of an oval make you think it is egg-shaped?!  Works for me!  This time, a little more on the CAS side of life.

  • I've stamped my sentiment
  • water-colored my 'egg' inside an embossing folder
  • my choice was to actually emboss it!  and adding a spritz of gold for good measure!  'cuz who wouldn't love a golden-glitzy egg?
Thank you to - Bonnie, and Loll - for giving us another fun CAS challenge!  and thanks to The Card Concept for those fabulous photo inspirations!

AND to all YOU wonderful friends for the visits this week - hope you'll stop back tomorrow!!

=]  Michele



24 comments:

Loll said...

Two awesome "egg" cards, Michele. :) LOVE the embossing folder stamping technique. You've done an amazing job with both your cards. Especially love the second card where you've also embossed and have all that gorgeous white space. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

LauraJane:) said...

Fantastic texture on your Eggs! I Love them both. Thanks for playing at TCC:)

Cat Craig said...

Michele, You are a good egg ---card maker! I couldn't resist. Sweet cards, fun and fresh.

Julie Gearinger said...

Both cards are fabulous and I agree- the oval with the cut bottom looks like an egg!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

Kajcyika said...

Really stunning cards! Love them :)

lostinpaper said...

Yep, no egg dies here either, so an oval works perfectly everytime lol.

Shannon McComb said...

oh my!! That egg with the speckled look is just perfect!!
Gorgeous cards!!
Thanks so much for joining us over at The Card Concept!

TK said...

Pretty neat technique you've learnt there, Girlie! Awesome cards, and I LOVE those gold speckles - gotta get me some :o) And, I don't mind if I do, come back tomorrow that is...

Bonnie said...

Two fantastic Easter eggs, Michele! Love those pinks and both are terrific examples of CAS mixed media! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

Tracey McNeely said...

Works for me too and it is bigger when you use an oval. Love the first spotted egg-so fun!

Lisa said...

Your ovals look like perfect eggs to me!! These are both fabulous and I do see the fringe. I'm crushing on the pink polka dot egg!!

Sharron said...

What fun cards! The ovals work great and I'm loving the polka dots so much. Love the coloring!

sandie said...

Fab cards, sorry missed so many of your cards. Been away visiting Nonni. But thanks for joining TCC

Susi K. said...

You've got me hooked on that woodgrain EF as well - perfect for showing off the lovely pink egg (with grass "frill" on the side). You dazzled me with the second egg card - the pattern on that egg is awesome!

Kristie Goulet said...

Two gorgeous egg cards, Michele! Love them both. Have fun "playing cards" with your friend today! xoxo

Maria Rodriguez said...

Gosh!! Michele, I wish the Easter eggs we color with the grandkids looked like these!!!, just so beautiful and colorful and, NO MESS!!!!!
But that's part of the fun, right? even my almost 18 y/o granddaughter gets her hands stained and my 15 y/o grandson, even if he acts cool, enjoys the fun, the little ones are in for the mess, we are convinced of that!!
Thank you for sharing.
Maria.

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Michele! Love your woodgrain background to showcase those gorgeous eggs, and the effect of your 'watercolored embossing' technique is fabulous! Love how you improvised with your oval die, too :)
I think 'You' are a good egg, too...Happy Easter!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply gorgeous cards Michele! Just love them both!

Miriam Prantner said...

What fun eggs you created! Love these!

Lilian YF said...

Cool eggs!!!
Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Brenda said...

Oh Michele, I am totally loving both of your eggs cards! I think using an oval for an egg makes perfect sense, because they sure look like eggs to me. I love your little fringe on the first egg to represent your grass. I have to tell you I was really looking for it and then suddenly I saw it on the left end of the sentiment strip. Clever! Love how you embossed the eggs and love, love, love the water colored egg in the second card. Both are just clever and stunning! Hugs, Brenda

Michele Henderson said...

I just LOVE the bright colors in your Easter egg! This is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!
Take Care!
Michele

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are both fabulous! Love that polka dotted egg. Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Petra Swart said...

Love both your fun eggs so cleverly made with oval dies, Michele!!!! Lovely EF and the scalloped frames really have your eggs shine!!!! And I love the cute sentiment!!!!
Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend filled with lots of yummy eggs!!!!
Hugz