Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Calling All Artists

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Ellen Hutson has an open call for a guest designer for the Pin-Sights Challenge ... I've entered one card/project, but couldn't resist another try =]  I do hope you'll join me!

Lucky me that E.H. teamed up with Winnie & Walter for the Mix it Up Challenge this month!  I have SO many fun ways to play with W&W cutaways - what 'fun' to get wildly creative with Julie's Wild Garden die cut flowers!

 
While I had those fun products out, I created another for The Mix it Up Challenge, too:
 
 

 
Adventure IS out there, my friends ... have you checked your garden?
 
 


Thanks so much for all your kindness, my friends ... your comments, and support, just make my heart happy.

=]  Michele




30 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

These are FABULOUSLY elegant Michele. That stitching across the top of the second one is the perfect little touch of TOOT SWEET!
We are enjoying the Cycle of Butterflies too:)) TFS

cm said...

Woo hoooo! Commenting on time for a change (shock and amazement)! Another duo of delights, my friend. You sure know how to create dazzling floral arrangements, and paired with your W&W word dies...spectacular! Love the polka dots...and the green/light blue/grey combination...and the wood grain...and the everything else! Your stunning butterfly photo is a fabulous reminder than ature is filled with magic....
Hugs~c

Patti said...

Wow Michelle!! two more outstanding cards using Ellen Hutson product! I have never used any EH products before! gasp do you still love me?? You are making me need to shop! I might have to ask my hubbers to hide my pocket book... or not! giggles

I really love these dies! but the design and colors you selected make these cards A-maaaaze-ing!

Patti

Michelle said...

Two amazing designs!! LOVE, love this beautiful color combo!

Karen B. said...

These are truly beautiful.

LeAnne said...

LOVE your softly-colored florals....so pretty! But the butterfly emerging...that IS a wonder of nature! Lucky you to have captured that!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh this are simply beautiful and LOVE the colour combo!!...and can't wait to hear all your news !x

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh this are simply beautiful and LOVE the colour combo!!...and can't wait to hear all your news !x

Becca Cruger said...

Oh Michelle, these are so breathtaking. I love the gorgeous flow of colors and patterns. They are soft and lovely! You rock and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

lostinpaper said...

So wonderful Michele, great colour choices and definitely the WOW factor!

Barb Ghig said...

You are really on a roll, Michele! I'm loving how you're playing with these blooms, and added polka dots to both cards! Also, your placement of the sentiments is just perfect!
I happened to see your FB post this morning...looks like there has been some progress :)

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful colors and designs on both cards Michele. You certainly have a gift for placement and design.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous cards Michele and a fantastic shot of that butterfly! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Lisa said...

I LOVE the flowers cascading down your first card and the bit of polka dots!! Your second card is just as fabulous with that little bit of stitching. Marvelous cards Michele, both of them!

Karren said...

Fabulous use of those awesome dies, Michele! And I just love your color schemes!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work, Michelle! Your color choices are so striking and soothing at the same time. What a fun set of flower dies. I also really like the font in the "fun" on that first card. Oooh and look at the bit of texture in that burlap. Then you had to go and extend the beauty onto a second card. Wow! Guess you struck while the iron was hot! The font on adventure is great and that big flower looks wonderful with the embossing, too. Gosh, you are talented! :) Oh man...you got a Monarch in your yard? Lucky! Ohhh it looks like it just emerged, too. Double lucky! Fantastic photo. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy sigh!

Susi K. said...

Two absolutely stunning creations, Michele - I hate to say that I don't have any Winner & Walter goodies, but after seeing your post today, that may well change - and soon! ;-)
If you ask me, the Guest DT spot is yours!

Brenda said...

Oh my word! These cards are stunning Michele! I don't know which I love better because I am loving them both!!! You are just to talented my friend! Awwww, look what hatched in your yard! Is that a hydrangea plant??? Just beautiful, nature is so amazing. How can one look at the beauty this world has to offer and not believe in God?! Hugs, Brenda

Kay Miller said...

Oh my goodness! You win!! haha! These are fabulous! I love cards created with just die cuts, there is something so neat about them! You really did a beautiful job with these! Thanks my sweet friend for the nice and supportive comment you left on my blog today! Means so much! :)

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous cards and fabulous die cut work! You have mad skills and any DT would be lucky to have you! And I adored getting happy mail this week <3. many thanks my friend......so beautiful to see your work up close! xox

Lindsey said...

I love these!!! How do I not own these dies?! I've hoarded the ones you gave me because I love them so, but it is high time I use these.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a fun project, loved all the paper piecing!

Sharron said...

Both cards are fabulous, Michele! Those dies are so amazing. Love the colors and inlays, just beautiful! And of course, LOVE the monarch photo! I signed up yesterday to do all five Monarch Watch Days at Botanica and the Festival of Monarchs special event!!

artful-notions said...

Well you learn something new every day... are there Monarch Butterflies in Michigan? The cards are just so perfectly crafted, I'm running out of grandiose expletives! Golly, I love those dies!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE both of these, Michele, really beautiful use of patterned papers combined with the EH and W&W!

Donna said...

I love the way you've layered up and created such wonderful texture.
Fantastic :)

Misty Elam said...

I am just in awe of you Michele... How in the world do you A. Get so many cards made so quickly, B. Blog every day and C. Still have time for extra circulars, like growing a butterfly garden!!??!!? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Misty Elam said...

P.S.
I'm lovin all these fun, bright cards!!!

Laurel Beard said...

Outstanding. I particularly adore you used the negative space on some of the images!!!! Love the colors and patterns you chose to use together as well! Fantastico!

Nora N. said...

I need these flower dies. They are just amazing!! You used them so well!! I also love your pretty butterfly. I wish we had more near us. Saw a ton when we were in CA but we could not get a good photo!