Saturday, August 13, 2016

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

Please, just take a look at the stunning photo for Altenew's August Inspiration Challenge ... you'll be as taken by it as I was:

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Using Peony Bouquet and matching dies, I chose one gorgeous leaf [or are they Flamingo feathers?] to create my card.

Altenew Crisp inks: Warm Greys, and Red Sunset ovals.
Sentiment from their Label Love set that continues to be a favorite.
the card base is an embossed cardstock.
 
I don't know if it will stand up to the gorgeous cards in the gallery, but one must try ... I may try, try again!
 
Thanks for the visit ... hope your skies are perfectly clear, and full of Perseids tonight...
 
=]  Michele
 






23 comments:

Michelle said...

Michele! This card is superb! That leaf really does look like a feather, and your card is a perfect take on the inspiration. Wow! I love it. :-)

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole! THis is a STUNNER! Gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Ummm....WOW!!! This my friend, may be your best ever. Spectacular!!!

LauraJane:) said...

A-MAZING!! and so artsy!!

Karen B. said...

So pretty!

Misty Elam said...

Beautiful!! You're so creative Michele. 😊

Sharron said...

Love the soft pink! And it really does look like feathers!

donna mikasa said...

I have no words. Well, maybe one. WOW!!

lostinpaper said...

Oh my, you are one clever chickadee. Your floating 'feathers' on the embossed background is a match made in heaven, LOVE!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Outstanding Michele! I LOVE those soft, pretty colours against that beautiful, dark grey card-stock and that fabulous embossing (I actually did think they were feathers, until I looked more closely). Genius! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Aileen Ryan said...

Ahhh Michele so clever, flamingo feathers floating down, just perfect. Love it

Susi K. said...

Michele, how do you come up with these brilliant card ideas? Superb take on the challenge and YES!!! the fine details in that leaf image definitely gives it a 'feather-y' feel. Fabulous, my friend!

Jeanne said...

I might have missed the Perseids, but I sure am glad I didn't miss the beauty of this card! Wow, it's a stunner! I say the feathers have to belong to flamingos. That background is gorgeous. Wow!

cm said...

Oh yeah, baby...this is a knockout. A showstopping knockout! Love those 'feathers'...Heading back for some close-up gazing and admiring...
Hugs~c

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this so gorgeous! I love it!

Donna said...

So elegant, Michele... and truly unique.
Happy Sunday :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Now that's what I call thinking outside the box!...leaves for feathers???? Perfect choice and perfectly gorgeous card !x

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Michele! Your embossed card base really makes the elements and soft colors pop on this card...WOW! I am so impressed with your elegant, CAS design, too...Love it!!!

Bobby said...

I'd love some flamingo feathers but only you could make them out of leaves. Michele, you are a genius with an artist's eye.

Cat Craig said...

Astonishing, Mis Michele. So darned pretty too.

Patti said...

This is Altenew product!?! wow I need to get my purse and go shopping! Michele this is a show stopper! jaw dropping show stopper.

I'm bowing!

Patti

Shona Chambers said...

This is so pretty and that embossed card stock matches it perfectly!!

Nora N. said...

Oh Michele!! This is AMAZING!! I LOVE it!!