Thursday, May 26, 2016

CAS[E] this Sketch #174

I had another play with a lovely Hydrangea today for Chrissy Larson's fun sketch ... 
 
I've flipped it, switched it, and turned it upside-down, but I know that Chrissy won't mind one little bit .. she's sweet like that =]

For CAS[E] this sketch #174:


I must have been in 'purple mode' =]  Here is a little close-up - in lieu of bits of bling, I chose to do a little selective petal popping ...

Just an embossed stamping with VersaMark and Concord Grape - yes, you did read that correctly -
I applied VersaMark, then Concord Grape onto the stamp and clear embossed it!
Water-coloring done with several sittings of Concord Grape, and a bit of muddied Mustard Seed.
 
OH that was such a fun card to make!  Simple, but with happy results! 
 
We can tell by your cards that you're having as much fun as we are at CTS - can't wait to see what lovelies you'll pop into our gallery this week!
 
Thanks so much for your visit today!
 
=]  Michele
 

41 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the gentle falling of petals and all the purple! I'm sitting down to play with this very set today:)

Dotty Jo x said...

So pretty, Jo x

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I hope this is Julie's Mondo Hydrangea? I want to play with it, too now! Clear embossed Distress ink? Genius! And I know Chrissy won't mind one bit....fantastic take on her sketch!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! And your colouring is fantastic! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Joyce said...

So very stunning, Michele. Love your take on the sketch, especially your coloring and selective petal popping.

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Really gorgeous take on the sketch, Michele! I love how you colored the blooms and how you added a touch of yellow...so lovely! You always know how to inspire me...that's for sure!!!

Anita in France said...

Oh, Michele, this is so beautiful ... such delicate colouring and such a gorgeous bloom! Love how the individual flowers are tumbling down the card as hugs! Hugs to you, mon amie, Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Stunning Michele, love how you have taken this sketch to the next level!

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!

Bobby said...

Falling petals are better than bling any day, Michele. Your card is beautiful and I love how you cut around the sentiment.

Nora N. said...

Oh man!! This is STUNNING!!! I love the falling flowers and the purple!! Swoon!

Marybeth said...

Oh I do love the close up of this beauty! Love the purple blooms!

Suchi said...

In LOVE with this card Michele! You rock lady- this card stole my heart! :)
Suchi xx

Rachel Jolley said...

Such a soft and very pretty card, just lovely!

TaeEun said...

Love the placement of the flowers, that some petals have movement and your watercoloring with some rough shading! Very pretty card, Michele!

Susi K. said...

Michele, this card is so PRETTY! Love the cascading purple flowers and the elegant sentiment you chose for your card!

~amy~ said...

rockin' the purple...love this!

Eliz Stewart said...

Blow me away...amazing!

tonilea said...

such a lovely card. Well done. What is the name and company of that stamp set? I have a hydrangea stamp but this one is prettier. Thanks

Diana K said...

So pretty it almost hurts. Seriously, Michelle, even the little fussy cut sentiment adds an extra special touch of goodness to your stunning card. Sigh.

Tracey McNeely said...

A beautiful card and your technique rocks! I remember you teaching me about that when you visited me! It looks amazing in purple!

Cat Craig said...

Love your take on the sketch! Beautiful.

Kay Miller said...

Oh how pretty this is! Purple is my favorite color!! Cool embossing and beautiful watercoloring! Happy weekend!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, what a lovely card! You are making me want that hydrangea...!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just gorgeous - your coloring is perfect!

Jen W. said...

LOVE the petal popping and the fussy cut sentiment! So gorgeous!

Julie said...

So pretty and fresh. Love it.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

What a purple!!! And flowers, amazingly beautiful and delicate!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! These flowers are so lifelike, I think they could float right off the page! Just lovely!

TK said...

Beautiful! It's wonderful the way that you just popped up a few of the petals!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Perfect and delicate. So very elegant. Love this ❤️

Karren said...

This is beautiful, Michele, and your petal popping is a fabulous look!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow thought Id never reach the end of your comments that is one popular card (&you too of course lol)and I can see why simply gorgeous and those falling petals just finish it perfectly !x

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow thought Id never reach the end of your comments that is one popular card (&you too of course lol)and I can see why simply gorgeous and those falling petals just finish it perfectly !x

Olga said...

So pretty!

Sharron said...

Amazing, Michele! LOVE your take on the challenge sketch. Your coloring is gorgeous and the dropping petals create just the right amount of movement!

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card, I am also loving that stamp set too. Hugs, Brenda

Eliz Stewart said...

Love love love this!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gasp!
Stunning! ❤️

Petra Swart said...

You've done wonders with Chrissie's great sketch, Michele!!!!! Love your beautiful hydrangea flowers that you have watercoloured so perfectly!!!! The panels that are just a teeny tiny little bit askew are just great and gives a lovely effect!!!! WOW, this is sooooooo beautiful!!!
Hugz