Friday, July 14, 2017

Color Throwdown #451

I colored a little panel before leaving for our trip ... it was such a nice surprise to find the colors I used featured in the Color Throwdown #451 challenge!


When finished, the panel made me think Poinsettias ... why not a little tropical Christmas card?

Waffle Flower: Greenery, and Magical Flower 2 dies

I must give credit where credit is due... last year, my friend Chriss Blagrave sent me this gorgeous embossed panel to play with.  She was inspired by Shari Carroll's card blog here - you'll see I haven't come close to making mine as beautiful as Shari did - but that's okay, I'm happy, and I have another Christmas card made!! 

I'll be sharing this with Nancy Thomas, who is encouraging us to join her for Christmas in July 2017.

I may have to do Second Helpings for CTD 451 - I'm feeling a little melon-izing coming on!

Thanks for stopping by ... it makes me smile, big time!

=]  Michele 

17 comments:

Nora N. said...

This is fantastic Michele!! I adore how you colored in that panel and those leaves are so fun on a Christmas Card!! AMAZING design!!

Lynn said...

What a cool Christmas card! i love this Michele!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love this!

Sharron said...

Fabulous idea to color the embossed background--it looks wonderful! And I love the bold tropical leaves!

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

But it looks spectacular, Michele! You must have spent so much time making this, and it has definitely paid off! Absolutely love it!! Shout out to Chriss Blagrave for sending the embossed background to you!! :)
xx Ashwini

Anita in France said...

Welcome home, Michele! What a delicious card ... a wonderful take on Shery's (you definitely did her proud!) ... love that tropical Christmas style you've created with the background ... it's fun and stylish ... and brilliant with those luscious leaves and flowers! Hugs, Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

I just love this Michele, what a fabulous overall design and that great background adds so much interest!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful, Michele. Different from Shari's in that you used different colors, but no less spectacular. Wow! And the leaves, oh so pretty. What a unique and lovely Christmas card. I so admire the twists you take on your cards. So creative!

Pam Sparks said...
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Pam Sparks said...

Wonderful Michele! Love this and what fun dies! I have to check them out! hehe

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a beautifully coloured Christmas in the tropics card Michele! Welcome home!

Happy Dance said...

Delightful, my friend. One of the things I noticed right off, was that your flowers weren't all colored exactly the same. And I like that. I like the variation very much! And I'm finding it very hard to finish this comment, as I keep stopping and letting my eyes wander around your card again. And again. It's marvelous darling, simply marvelous. Have a wonderful Sunday!! Bev

Barb Ghig said...

You clever girl! Creating a tropical Christmas card with your beautiful background, those gorgeous leaves, and sweet bloom was such a great idea! You nailed it once again, Michele...Love this card!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is swoon-worthy Michelle. Absolutely gorgeous background, and those die cuts are fantastic!!!

Marge said...

Gorgeous colors Michele! I envy your creativeness and productiveness!!

Birgit said...

This is stunning Michele! Love that background and fabulous die cut flower and leaves.

Lisa Elton said...

I am so happy to have seen this little number in person. What a beauty it is!!