Thursday, May 4, 2017

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge



One look at the May Altenew Inspiration Challenge, and a fabulous video from May Park, PLUS a gorgeous card and video tutorial from Therese Calvird using the Altenew Lotus set ... I was all in! 

Now before you even think I could come close to achieving the results of either of these card makers, let's just get real, okay.  BUT I never give up trying to do the best that I can... here's my card:


I didn't have quite the right pinks in my Copic supply ... something I will soon remedy!  I was quite happy with the little pond I created with a little slip of vellum and a swirly embossing folder ... can't see it?  Here's a closer look:


I'm reserving the right to add a sentiment at a later date, but couldn't resist a little bit of bling!

Thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele

20 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Oh Michele, this is absolutely amazing, your colouring is outstanding and the pink you used perfect! My fave is how you added the subtle texture of the embossed vellum in the background, it helps bring it all to life!

Aileen Ryan said...

You under rate your colouring skills mf. Beautiful, pink is pink is pink you know. This is a very eye catching pink and I love how you have done this card, particularily that embossed vellum. Perfect, ahh I need to start making again. The urge is there.

Hannelie said...

So beautiful Michele!

Linda Langes said...

Don't downplay your own talents Michele - this is absolutely stunning!

Michelle said...

Oh, Michele, May and Therese are two of my favourite card makers, so talented. I'd put you up there against them any day. You're very much equal in talent. :-) You card is simply beautiful! I love that subtle background!

TaeEun said...

This is so gorgeous, Michele! The colors are beautifully blended on your lotus! And I love the embossed vellum as backdrop! Beautiful design!!!

Jeanne said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous to me! You did an amazing job. Love the swirly pond in the background, the colors and the bit of bling. Doing your best always works! Happy day to you!! :) Hugs!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous....and I am loving the pond!

Cat Craig said...

Michele, its lovely. Gorgeous coloring to boot! Makes me want the set...I am trying to stay away from the purchase front this month. I have glasses to buy...but these gorgeous florals make it difficult.

Nonni said...

Wonderful coloring, really love it!

Susi K. said...

All the inspiration you drew upon came together to create this gorgeous card, Michele - but it's creation is definitely all YOU! From the fantastic colouring to the luxurious texture you tucked in behind those beautiful flowers. The close up shot even showed off the linen texture of the white cardstock (swoon!).

Viv said...

Oh Michele this is soo very pretty! thanks for the lovely comments also...and yes you can enter up to 5 times at 'The Flower Challenge' so feel free to CASE at least 5 of us ;) Viv xx

Barb Ghig said...

So GORGEOUS, Michele! Beautiful Copic coloring and I love how you added the piece of vellum and your swirly embossing behind the blooms...WOW!!! And, by the way...I love the pretty shades of pink that you used here...so lovely!

Bobby said...

I can definitely see Therese's influence in your beautifully colored card, Michele. I saw the video after I had already painted my lotus (for another challenge) but I'll be doing another one for this challenge.

Karren said...

Beautiful! Your coloring looks fabulous and I love that layout!

Lisa Elton said...

Your swirly embossed background makes your flowers look right at home in their pond! This is a beautiful card Michele!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Lovely card! I adore the way you created that pond!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Michele ... those gorgeous pink lotus are just beautiful, such delicious colouring ... and I love that fabulous swirly pond! Therese is one of my card making hero's too ... as you are, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharron said...

Oh, I love the rich pink you used, so gorgeous! Your swirly pond looks fantastic!

Maryam said...

It is a beautiful card. Love your detail on the vellum. 😍😍