Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Altenew Inspiration Challenge - August 2016

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Between the Olympics, and butterfly watch, I've had my share of 'watching!'  Time today to MAKE something!!!  One last entry for #Altenew and their fabulous Inspiration Challenge.  I couldn't wait to emboss this gorgeous image from the Floral Sprig set that arrived this week!

 
Before I leave you ... would you have time for another two?
 
There is a brilliant card maker who I admire immensely that I must give all credit to for my next card...
made this card:
 
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I did my best to completely CASE it with no shame!!  I do hope she doesn't mind ... it isn't for a challenge.  Well except to myself ... I LOved making it!!!
 
I used MFT stamps for my version... I could never get such a gorgeous photo, or brilliant colors!
 

Sorry about this evening post ... I have been a busy girl today!
Thanks so much for stopping by ... it always makes me...

=]  Michele
 



26 comments:

Karen B. said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, I DO LOVE these cards! ❤️ Your watercolour based on Yoon Sun's is totally stunning! I love how the sentiment piece matches one of the water colours in your art! I am going to give this a try !
Your grey and pink Altenew is equally stunning!

Lisa said...

There you go again making fabulous cards!! That is a pretty pink blooming branch and your CASE of Yoonsun's card is divine, my goodness!! I've been enjoying the women's gymnastics and the simply amazing Michael Phelps! Hoping things don't go green again for the divers LOL!!

Patti said...

You make me wanna QUIT! making cards! every card you create is a masterpiece! Seriously beautiful Michele! I feel like a 1st grader compared to your PHD! of card making. Good luck on your challenge I hope you win!!

Patti

Aileen Ryan said...

Hey petal its only 3pm here so no need to apologise. What an amazing couple of cards. Totally in love with your first card, the colours and the stamp used, wow. And your CASE is wonderful as well. Love the softness of it. Keep it up and share as late as you like.

Donna said...

Your pink beauty is amazing... as for CASEing Yoonsun's card? Fantastic job :)
Mwah. X

Karren said...

Stunning cards, Michele! So soft and beautiful!

Lynn said...

Two absolute beauties Michele!

Michelle said...

Two stunning cards! I'm sure Yoonsun will be super pleased with your gorgeous CASE. :-)

Susi K. said...

I have time to look at dozens of cards you create, Michele! They're always SO inspirational and beautiful. These 2 are no exception.
The Floral Sprig card is not only amazingly watercoloured, but the shading is superb and the sentiment so encouraging.
I also love and follow Yoonsun and am always amazed at her talent. It is always so daunting trying to CASE someone with her skills, but you took on the challenge and ACED it!

TK said...

Your card is awesome! Colors might not be as bright, but I love this card!

TK said...

AND I forgot to mention that first card -- Oh So Gorgeous! What a wonderful job of watercoloring!

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely wonderful Michele! LOVE your 'sprig' and may have to own it myself, Thanks for the inspiration and just want to say, it's morning here so no need to apologise for the late post lol.

Barb Ghig said...

Your floral sprig is absolutely gorgeous, Michele! I love how you created shadows for the leaves, and your color palette is stunning! You did an amazing job CASE'ing Yoonsun's card, too...I love the effect of your watercoloring with this charming blooms...the perfect sympathy card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two beautiful cards Michele. I love the floral sprig and I may need to go back and get it, it is often the one I pass on that I wish I got.

Lindsey said...

I don't even recognize the altenew sprig...it must be new. It's beautiful!!! I love Yoonsun's card and equally love yours. So beautiful. I'm thankful I don't need a sympathy card right now, but if I did, this is the one I would want.

Cat Craig said...

Michele, I love you venture into the watercolors. Such beautiful cards you have made.

Martha said...

OH, Michele, both cards are simply beautiful.

Marybeth said...

Wow.... girl you are so full of....... TALENT!!! I bet you thought I was going to say something else :)
My goodness! I am off to check out Yoonsun’s link to how you made these beauties!

Sharron said...

The simplicity and beauty of your pink blooms is just amazing! Love the softness and wonderful sentiment. And your watercolored design is gorgeous!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both stunning, Michele!

Jeanne said...

Oh gosh, these are some gorgeous cards, Michelle! I'm awed by what you have created. The cards are delicate and sweet and the colors are absolutely perfect. The sympathy card made me gasp when I first saw it. So soothing and comforting, too. Awesome work! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs! :)

cm said...

Gorgeous and Gorgeous, my friend! Beautiful images and your water-colouring...swooning! What kind of paints did you use? Maybe I need to go shopping...again...*grin*
Hugs~c

Nora N. said...

WOW!! I love both of these cards!!! The second one with the CASE-FABULOUS!! I think I am going to have to try that now!!

maria f. said...

Lucky me, I got to see that watercolored beaut again. Actually stopped by to admire your Altenew creation. Beautiful work and a cool card design!

Diana K said...

Both of these cards are simply amazing, Michele, and I'm now "yearning" for that Altenew set (never saw it before). However. Your watercoloured number is jawdropping! Yes, it's a CASE of Yoonsun's beauty, but it's completely unique and very you. Love it.