Monday, June 19, 2017

Inspired by ATLT and INkspirational Challenges

Two fabulous photo inspirations today...

from Inspired by all the Little Things #61:


More gorgeous blue blooms from Inkspirational #137:



One design, two ways ... I'll be honest - I haven't adhered a thing YET ... taking a lesson from my friend Bobby!  I really felt like the gorgeous pink stucco needed to make an appearance ... but OH, it is just as pretty without!


We'll see if either gets a nod from the 'judges!'

Hope your week is starting out with a smile!

=]  Michele

Supplies: Bamboo Roses from #Altenew [bundle on sale now]
                  Distress Oxide Broken China, mixed with regular Distress Chipped Sapphire;
                  Distress  Oxide,  mixed with regular Distress Black Soot.
                  Mama Elephant dies
                  Flora & Fauna sentiment
                  Ellen Hutson linen cardstock

21 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning both ways Michele! Great take on both inspiration photos! Have a great week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

LeAnne said...

Wowza, these are both stunning! I love the little bit of pink but I am trending towards monochromatic these days, so the "plain" blue is my favorite! But truly, there is nothing plain about it, they're gorgeous!

shirley-bee said...

Well, if I was a judge, both versions would be getting a nod! Fabulous interpretation of the themes.

Lisa Elton said...

Ooooh, that little bit of pink is PRETTY!! But then again I love it without the pink too. Call me fickle!!

Linda Callahan said...

I love the bit of pink!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two beautiful inspired cards! I do like the added pink ;) !!! Thank you for playing with us!

lostinpaper said...

So very wonderful Michele, What a great colour you chose for the roses!!!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both gorgeous, Michele! Wonderful takes on the inspiration photo!

Susi K. said...

Both are so pretty, Michele, and wonderful submissions for both challenges! If I were a judge, you'd definitely get a high score from me!

Birgit said...

I like it both ways Michelle. Actually, I love it! Your work is always stunning!

Jeanne said...

This is a lovely card design. Such pretty blues with wonderful depth. I really like the color of pink you chose. It's almost a coral. I do prefer the card without the pink, though. Those flowers are so beautiful and shine wonderfully on the second card! :) Hugs!

Bobby said...

You know me, Michele. I've gotten so simplistic in my old age that I have to say I prefer without the pink, although that is a lovely pink, both on your card and in the inspiration photo.

LauraJane:) said...

That swatch of pinky-peach on the first card makes me think of Rick-Rack..Nodding like a bobble-head:) LOVE them both!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo, Michele! Your Bamboo Roses look beautiful in blue and I love how you framed everything with the postage stamp panel! A really stunning card!!!

Daria said...

I love those flowers, and I love the mix of regular and Oxide Distress Inks. Beautiful card! Thank you.

Cat Craig said...

Michele, not a judge but I'll not to the bit of pink peeking out. Love that blush shade. Fabulous card(s).

Nora N. said...

More beautiful flowers with a fun design!! Love the scalloped die cuts!!! I like BOTH cards but the pink leaves an unexpected element in it that is kind of funky.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your interpretation of the challenge! Thank you for sharing with us at Inspired By this week!

Karen Day said...

Oh, these are so lovely! I like it both ways - and I love how you did your flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things!

Sharron said...

Stunning, Michele! I love the clear, peaceful blue color (with or without the bit of pink)! And the sentiment is perfect!

Marina said...

This is a fabulous design - love those blue flowers and the squares have a window effect, like they're climbing the wall o a country cottage.
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