Thursday, January 12, 2017

CAS[E] this Sketch #204

N@ Ali is the creator of our Sketch this week ... always a pleasure.  Now I'm going to post her fab Sketch here ... but, please, be sure to keep a really open mind when I post my card? 

 
I had a little set on my desk that was really crying for some attention before it got filed away ...  ready?  go...
 
Wplus9 Woodland Basics dies; Memory Box sentiment from So many things to love from Impress.
 
As our Winter is so very dark and dreary at the moment, I'm forced to re-think how I am photographing my cards ... this set up seems to get the best natural light, from a North facing side of the house.
 
Okay.  Off we go to the CTS blog ... I know you will do better than I did with N@'s sketch! 
 
=]  Michele


20 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Our winters are pretty gray here too but your beautiful card is a ray of sun shine! Love the pink and red......the birds are delightful!

cm said...

Michele, your translation of the sketch is ingenious, pretty and most refreshing, especially during this cold, gloomy days of winter! Your little bird with the heart-shaped wings is darling!
Hugs~c

donna mikasa said...

Considering your dreary weather, your card screams "cheerful" in every way! Love the wonky layering, too.

Barb Ghig said...

I really love your take on the sketch, Michele! Gorgeous elements and I love the pink-on-pink scalloped panels, and how you skewed them! Looks like you have definitely found the perfect spot to take your pics, too ~ Not easy with the change of seasons and a new home!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, Michele, and I love how creative you were with the sketch.

lostinpaper said...

This is so very pretty Michele, the vellum layer makes it perfect! I think I might send you some of our heat and humidity, sitting here sweltering today....

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the sketch, Michele!

Lisa Elton said...

What a sweet pair of birds!! This is a darling card Michele and I can totally see the sketch. Pretty colors too!

TK said...

Sweet, and beautifully photographed even without the sun's cooperation! Your card brought some color into my world!

Aileen Ryan said...

This is so pretty Michele the way the time seems to be going the summer will be here before you know it.

Susi K. said...

That's truly the joy of these card challenges - to keep an open, creative mind. Your take on the sketch is superb, as it resulted in a lovely card.

Jeanne said...

This is a beautiful card. I'm sorry your days get dark and dreary. I hope creating this and your other works of heart help transport you away! Those birds are so sweet. I like the panels behind them that help them pop. Well done! Hope you have a great day.

TaeEun said...

Nathalie's sketch for this week is so pretty and your take even more!!! I guess you have a collection of the prettiest papers, Michele! The patterned vellum (or stamped?) is the perfect mat for the sweet friends!

Olga Matyushevskaya said...

These birds delightful!

Sharron said...

They're predicting ice for us this weekend so this a welcome breath of spring! Wonderful layering with those pretty papers and I love the adorable birds!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Oh, this is so feminine, and so beautifully composed, and you've used BIRDS!! I have such a soft spot for birdie cards, and matched with that sentiment and scalloped tilted panels - such a tangible expression of love. It's beautiful, Michele! X

Cat Craig said...

Loving those layers Michele, and the colors are sweet.

Bobby said...

Not better, just different. You are to be inspired by the sketch and then people will be inspired by you. This is a darling card, Michele, and all the elements are there, plus a few more. ;)

Anita in France said...

Oh, Michele, this is just so charming ... such a wonderful little layered scene ... complete with a loving song being trilled from the beak of that sweet red bird! The sentiment is just fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Nora N. said...

WOWZERS!!! LOVE these birds!!! LOVE the layout!! What is the vellum that you used on this card? I LOVE it! Used the vellum you sent me in my card on a card last night (on my blog) and wondered where you got it. LOVE the weight. Also want to know what embossing folder you used. NEED to purchase it!!