Sunday, October 16, 2016

A two-for Sunday!

The Curtain Call has lured me in ... well, honestly, it was the card Leigh Penner made - OH goodness, it's a beauty!  Now by this I don't mean that my card is anything at all like hers ... in any way!  But she's brought me here, and for that, I am grateful:


I've already confessed to my lack of pumpkins, so my little eye spied that vase ...  et voila!  a little embossing folder comes to my rescue for that fabulous texture!

Ellen Hutson Essentials Mondo Hydrangea, and Christmas Scribbles

Everyone displays Hydrangeas at Christmas, right???  I dry mine, upside down for weeks, and display them ALL YEAR!



Blessed Sunday everyone! 

=]  Michele







25 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh how pretty! I love this challenge photo as well as what you've done with it. And look at those gorgeous hydrangeas (as well as your gorgeous room!).

Jenni's Jems said...

No we don't use hydrangeas in this way but will be now!another gorgeous card Michele xx

Jenni's Jems said...

No we don't use hydrangeas in this way but will be now!another gorgeous card Michele xx

artful-notions said...

Ye gads, those hydrangea!!! Oh yes, your card... lovely interpretation, all your own. And love how you picked the teeniest green and brown for inspiration. Did I mention, I covet those hydrangea?

Lisa said...

I love the way you were inspired Michele, this is fabulous!! Speaking of fabulous, look at that vase of hydrangeas!! I used to dry them, but I don't have a plant at this house. Might have to prowl the neighborhood one night LOL!!

LauraJane:) said...

Pure Brilliance, yet again!!

Sharron said...

What an awesome take on the inspiration! Love the embossing and peek of patterned paper! And wow your hydrangeas are stunning!

Jeanne said...

Gosh, you just showed how talented and creative you are! Never would I have even thought about that vase. What a fantastic card. I adore the texture and the flowers lined in gold. Wow! So pretty. And your hydrangeas are gorgeous. WOW!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! I love your wonderful take on the inspiration photo and how you used those hydrangea petal stamps!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I am LOVING what I am seeing!! This is SUCH a gorgeous Christmas card - honestly! I really adore that colour scheme, and those subtle blooms are so gorgeous. Leigh and you have created such magnificent inspiration! Xx

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Forgot to say, I love the sneeky peek of the new house, those hydrangeas and those adorable teapots...

lostinpaper said...

Those flowers and your card are both wonderful Michele!

~amy~ said...

Beautiful! My friend always gives me a bouquet of her hydrangeas that last forever in a vase with water!

Barb Ghig said...

Your embossed background is such a fabulous way to showcase these pretty blooms, Michele! Love your gold embossing, too...so elegant!

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! If mine looked half as full and beautiful I would display them, too! Your new home looks amazing, my friend :)

Marybeth said...

The photo of your hydrangeas is absolutely gorgeous! Yes, I have them in my house all year too ! Love that yours are white.
What a stunning card dear!

Bobby said...

Way to look beyond the pumpkins, Michele. I love dried hydrangeas and have the pitcher full that my Mom kept. That peek of green and black along the side is not to be overlooked either.

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card....love those beautiful hydrangeas, gorgeous!

Nora N. said...

I am in LOVE with your hydrangeas and with your card!!! The stamping with the gold and the little green accent on the side is genius!!

Misty Elam said...

Lovely card, Michele. I love the white and gold together.

donna mikasa said...

Who needs pumpkins when you have hydrangeas? Love your take on the photo, and I'm smitten with your teapot(?) collection!

Anita in France said...

Stylish and lovely, Michele ... those tiny gold embossed hydrangea (not magnolia ... tee hee!) are beautiful against the embossed white! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Stunning, and I love that you went with the gold and hydrangeas. This is a spectacular Christmas card.

TK said...

Beautiful card! Love the inspiration you took from the photo! Beautiful hydrangeas -- I love them but cannot get them to grow well in my yard :oP

TaeEun said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration picture, Michele! Love the movement of the flowers blown by the wind! And your dried hydrangeas look gorgeous!!!

Lisa H. said...

such a sweet card. love the embossed lines and the touch of green and of course the pretty gold flowers. thanks for playing along with curtain call.