Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Flower Challenge! and Second helpings!

There is a NEW Challenge on our horizon, and I couldn't help but play along!  Aileen Ryan - this one's for you, and your fabulous new The Flower Challenge!!


Since it's an "anything goes with florals" challenge, I thought I'd combine it with a few blooms I cut from the left over water-colored panel I created yesterday.  LOve using snippets!

Congratulations on the new Challenge, Aileen!  You've tons of gorgeous entries in your gallery already - so happy for you, and your fabulous design team!

Here's my card ...

SSS Hydrangea Petals
Altenew Floral Sprig set for sentiment
Distress inks for water-coloring
Finally using that Glass Glitter I HAD to have
because of the fabulous Therese Calvird - here's her card! - so stunning!
 
I think it's only fair that I also send it over to Inspired by All the Little Things, too!
 
 
Sorry about the double dip today ... but thanks, if your day allowed a second visit, I appreciate it so much!
 
=]  Michele

So happy to be honored!
 



29 comments:

TaeEun said...

Another pretty interpretation of the inspiration picture, Michele! So lovely!!! Are the lines some thread? I love the idea!!!

LauraJane:) said...

this is the ONLY double dipping I will tolerate! And the BEST kind TOO:))
I LOVE LOVE the thread wrap!! So Glad you linked to Inspired By all the Little Things!

Becca Cruger said...

Whoooooaaaaaaa. This is now all over my Pinterest board. I pinned it as soon as I pikced my jaw up from the floor. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love the little bit of sparkle in the center.

Jen W. said...

So glad you made use of the rest of that water-colored panel - these colours are so gorgeous and I love the font on the sentiment!

lostinpaper said...

Super sweet Michele, the twine is genius!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

An exquisitely pretty card, Michele! Glass glitter - I think I have some of that in my stash (for years now...) - time to use it - thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh, I LIKE this!! What pretty little flowers with fancy little centers!! You are rocking the challenges with this one!! My kit arrived today...I hang my head in shame that I have not opened it yet ~ GASP!!! Taking a breath and then I will!!!

TK said...

Hey! Who cares about a double dip when the "find" looks like this? Amazing and beautiful! Love the silver thread too

Katie Ann Brooks said...

beautimus! Love, love your take!

Barb Ghig said...

I just typed a "novel" telling you how much I LOVE this card, and blogger kicked it out :(
Gorgeous watercoloring, and I really love how you placed the Glass Glitter in the center of the flowers! Love how you wrapped it like a lovely 'package', and the texture on your card base is perfect, Michele! I'll stop before I get kicked out again...Hugs, Barb

Sharron said...

Another beauty! Love seeing these colors again--perfect for your sweet blooms!

Karren said...

So fresh and gorgeous! And another great card from the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge, too!

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Michele! I love the delicate coloured flowers, so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Ruth said...

Oh that is beautiful! I love the colouring on the flowers - very artsy - and I like the added elements - the thread in particular. Thank you so much for playing along in our first Flower Challenge! xx

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful, Michele! Those flowers are so very pretty. I am so happy for you that you were able to use some of that beautiful watercoloring that you used on the previous card. Those colors are so serene and striking. The addition of the string adds the perfect amount of texture and interest and the sentiment is so encouraging. Great use of that glitter you had to have as well. All around awesome card! So happy you double dipped! :) Hugs!

Bobby said...

I'm glad you used the leftover paper from the winning ;) card, Michele. This one is gorgeous too.

Susi K. said...

Ahhh, more eye candy with those gorgeous colours, and that glass glitter looks amazing as your flower centers!

Karen Davis said...

So delicate and stunning!

Susanne Vargas said...

Simply gorgeous! The watercolored flowers (that I have in my NBUS box), the sparkling centers and the subtle background (embossed and thread?)! Absolutely love it!

Anita in France said...

Delicate and so very pretty, Michele ... love those sweet magnolia flowers against the slender wrapped thread! Hugs, Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty, Michele! I love your wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

KimCreate said...

Oh my! Gorgeous choice of colors on these pretty, pretty flower die cuts! Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little Things!

Donna said...

You really do make some of the most beautiful cards my little old eyes have ever seen.
This is breathtakingly beautiful... love the overall gentle feel of it. X

artful-notions said...

Oh my, a standout in the lineup. this is just a sweet hug for the soul. But truly in love with the raindrop one. You know, the one that WON the challenge. Congrats, Michele!!! So well deserved!

Cat Craig said...

wow, you made another stunner, so pretty.

Misty Elam said...

Beautiful Michele!!

Shona Chambers said...

Thank you so much for joining this new challenge and I can't believe how many entries we've had!! Your CAS design is stunning and I love how you were inspired by the colours in the umbrella photo. Such a soft and modern design. Your always welcome here at The Flower Challenge!!

Ellie Knol said...

This is SO beautiful... spotted it at The Flower Challenge!

lynda said...

This is such a beautiful, soft card, Michelle! Love the way you used your leftovers. A very creative and lovely design!