Thursday, April 28, 2016

CAS[E] this Sketch #170

Hannelie Bester is our sketch artist this week - it is bold, fantastic, and oh so fun - just like I imagine its creator to be!



I couldn't help using another of the Altenew Beautiful Day flowers I created while I had my hot little hands on Bobby's stamps!  This time I also used her inks!

For CTS #170:

My panels were cut from a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of Fog cardstock, then cut to mimic Hannelie's sketch.  I opted to use an MFT die to
add faux stitched lines on the upper panels, and to the card base to form the other panels.
 
OH I do LOve grey, plus any other color!
 
I  hope I have inspired you in some little way to play along with us at CAS[E] this Sketch this week! 
 
I'm off to check on my team-mates cards!  You should come along!  I cannot wait to see the card that inspired Hannelie's sketch -  oh no, I try really hard not to peek at any of their cards until after I post mine - are you surprised?
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
=]  Michele
 
 

30 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Michele! I love that beautiful bloom and the stitched lines on your background panel! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Jenni's Jems said...

I just soooo love this I think the faux stitching finishes it perfectly!!!!xx

Jenni's Jems said...

I just soooo love this I think the faux stitching finishes it perfectly!!!!xx

Susi K. said...

Fab idea to use the stitched dies to re-create the sketch lines in the challenge. It's a great backdrop to this beautiful purple flower, which goes beautifully with the touches of grey on your card, Michele. Love it!

cm said...

My sweet, awesome friend: time for some serious catching up in your feasts-for-the-eyes gallery! Breath-taken-away with your gorgeous Beautiful Day bloom; the grey/purple/green combination, the placement, the faux stitching...in awe! This set, along with a couple others, have joined my collection! Yahoooo! Found a 'local' craft supply gal who can order them and I can pick them up when we visit the big city! How cool is that! Love your card AND you!!
Hugs~c

Nancy said...

I had to come over from CASE to tell you how much I love your card Michelle! Great job with that sketch! Take care!

donna mikasa said...

Yay for MFT's stitched line dies! And that gorgeous bloom is the perfect touch!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele gorgeous card and your stitched dies worked perfectly for the sketch! Love that outline bloom, perfectly purpled!

Jeanne J. said...

So sophisticated and beautiful Michele!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Michele! Love that bloom and purple. These are my high school colors. :) Love those stitched lines too.

Patti said...

This is stunning! I love love love the Altenew flower stamps!! and you have colored yours perfectly!! The stitched lines are the perfect touch!

Patti

Karen B. said...

Wow os this ever gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Oh boy!!! This, my sweet friend, is outstanding!! Gorgeousness I tell ya!!

Barb Ghig said...

Well, you have certainly inspired me to play along, Michele! I love your details on the bloom and leaves so much, and that you chose 'Fog' cardstock for your upper panel! Stunning card...WOW!

Sharron said...

So gorgeous! Love the color and your faux stitching!

Aileen Ryan said...

Stunning Michele, love your flower and your fantastic line markings which we are all off to try out.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've turned an odd sketch into a thing of beauty, Michele! This design reminds me of vintage and much-adored hand-embroidered pillowcases of long ago! The kind that smelled of long afternoons hanging in the sunshine on the clothesline, layered with the smell of the ironing board. Hugs, Darnell

Cindy Boney said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and the soft texture to reflect the sketch. Wonderful!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I definitely want to play along with CASE this sketch this week - your card is truly inspiring! So elegant! I am sure I won't manage to do elegant, just not me, ha ha!

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! Those flowers are breath-taking. I just love this sketch...very creative and I have lots of ideas floating around in my head! Thanks for the inspiration!

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeousness abounding. The gray...oh the gray! And that sweet bloom... Wonderful soft and gentle card. Really a thing of beauty. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Bev

Lindsey said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Such a cool layout and I LOVE these stamps! This one should be framed, too. :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, Michele this is so beautiful, I think you should frame it!!! Such a fantastic combination of colours and wonderful colouring - the purples with the very soft greys and the white is simply FABULOUS!!!! The faux stitched lines are so beautiful and cleverly done!!!! Oh, I keep on going for back another look!!! This is one GREAT card, my friend!!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!!
Hugz

Jen Mitchell said...

You have colored those flowers so beautifully and I love the stitched detail between those layers. Such an awesome card!

Jodi said...

This is lovely, I like the faux stitching and the pop of purple of the flower. I think I really need to lash out on some stitching dies, I quite like the effect.

Hannelie said...

Michele!!!
You made a FANTASTIC card with my sketch!
And you made my day for saying (or thinking) such kind things about me!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... truly beautiful ... incredibly gorgeous ... a gallery-worthy piece of art, mon amie! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I'm thinking you should have made a few more of those flowers while I was there, Michele. Now they're gone. :( I need to get them out and make some of my own, too.

TaeEun said...

You've created a beautiful floral card with Hannelie's modern sketch, Michele! Love that grey and purple!

Cat Craig said...

So WOW!