Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Heart Desires, and W&W Rerun challenges

The Heart Desires Challenge #3 is the perfect place to grow a succulent ... I've had fun 'planting' one of my very own using a few Lola's Bouquet Cutaways, and a bit of creative stamping...

Here is the fabulous inspiration photo from THD:


It just so happens my card fits in the Rerun Challenge at Winnie & Walter ... if I have the luck of the draw, I'll be sending the Lola's Bouquet by Joni Andaya stamp set off to a lucky commenter of my own!  Fingers crossed for both of us!

Teresa Collins for the gold-foiled paper, Cosmo Cricket for the DP,
Lola's Cutaways and stamps for the 'succulent, planter, and flower.'
OH look who else came out to play!  My all-time favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder!
 
It has been a fun day ... hope you've enjoyed yours, too ... and thank you for stopping by!
 
=]  Michele

25 comments:

Toni said...

Love this! Amazing background and you obviously have a green thumb ;-) Thanks for joining us at THD!

Patti said...

Girl! does your creativity EVER stop?? LOVE this beautiful card! so much cool texture : )

Patti

Lisa said...

GASP!!! What an awesome cactus and I love the little bloom you added!! You rock my friend!!

Karren said...

So beautiful! The texture you've created is amazing!

~amy~ said...

This is soooo awesome. Gorgeous woodgrain and succulents!

Karen B. said...

Sigh. Is this ever gorgeous.

Mom and wife. said...

Love your earthy colours. Love your card, and your layout.

lostinpaper said...

So excited to see how you used this inspiration, what a fab card!

LeAnne said...

So sweet! I love all the little elements together...that pretty little bloom, the great woodgrain background, the snazzy gold planter....and those cute little cacti! Amazing!

Susi K. said...

I played along with this challenge last night and couldn't find a succulent stamp image in my stash to save my life. Love how you created your plant and all the fab elements you added to make this card a stand out!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Michele! I really love your neutral color combo, gives such an earthy feel to the card. Love the wood grain background, your half circle with your potted succulents is awesome and I love the cute circle with your sentiment in it. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is just scrumptious. the color on the woodgrain paper, that smart use of your stamp to create the succulent focal point. Another brilliant card.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work, Michele! I really like your embossing folder and how you used it. It looks amazing. The card design is lovely and all your elements look so elegant together. Hugs! :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how I love all the dimension and texture on this card, Michele! Your succulents are gorgeous, and work perfectly with the woodgrain background! Another really beautiful card, my friend!

artful-notions said...

Um, do you give embossing lessons to get that effect of color in the lines of your wood folder? Just asking. Stunningly beautiful.

Bobby said...

You clever little cactus maker, you. Absolutely darling, Michele. I recognize that pot paper. ;)

Michelle said...

I love your use of texture and layering and subtle colour on this card, Michele. I have come back to look at it so many times. It's gorgeous.

cm said...

STUNNING! Succulent sensational, woodgrain wonderful, gold-accents gorgeous! As you can tell: in love....
Hugs~c

SugarGem said...

Super awesome! Thanks for joining us at the heart desires challenge

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the background makes that succulents just pop and do I detect a bit of ink on that embossing folder??x

mandalj said...

What a lovely card! The succulents look so beautiful against the gold-foiled paper!

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE!! That embossed background is fabulous!! LOVE the little succulents tucked in to that pp too. FABULOUS card!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for joining us at THD!

Kathryn Lorenzini said...

Hey Michele, how are you??!! I've been out of touch but am here to say thanks for joining in the fun at THD and I love your card-- especially the background embossed paper and the circled sentiment! Hope you are well!! Can't wait to see what you devise for our September challenge!! Hugs!

Winnie Walter said...

What an awesome card, Michele! I adore your ingenuity and use of pattern and texture! Just lovely. Thank you so much for joining in on our Rerun Challenge.