Monday, November 20, 2017

Two Cards, Two Challenges!

I actually found a little time to just 'play cards' over the weekend... two challenges were calling my name:

Inspired by All the Little Things #73 featuring my Sister from another Michigan Mister - who could resist?

A favorite set from Christmas 2016 was perfect for it... see if you agree:

Wplus9 Holiday Houses, DOX water-coloring; Stickles;
and Nuvo Glimmer Paste over a stencil from GinaMarie Designs
 
Trying to photograph this gorgeous Glimmer Paste is trying my patience!  Try this:
 



Moving on... The Card Concept also had an inspirational photo, with a gorgeous Vintage Bauble Wreath...


here's my version:

Lil' Inkers: Vintage Wreath; Copic colored; and a wood-grain panel from Cat!
 
I have to tell you that I've had so much fun playing with this wreath on Instagram with Tracy Hawkins... just what the doctor ordered for a dark day in the craft room... must run over to see if she made her card!
 
BTW you all brighten any day for me - thanks!
 
=]  Michele

18 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Michele! I love all the sparkle from the Glimmer Paste...it works perfectly with your winter wonderland! I also love how you used the vintage color palette on your 2nd card! So subtle and lovely, and your woodgrain background is so striking! Looks like you've nailed it on both challenges, as always!

TaeEun said...

Both cards make my heart warm <3 !!! The cheerful wintery scene in soft pastel and the glimmer texture on your first creation is gorgeous! And I love your take on the bauble wreath!!! Very pretty!

Jen W. said...

These are both stunner, Michele! I especially love your sweet little village with all the fabulous texture!

Birgit said...

Oh my goodness Michele, I'm smitten with both of these beautiful cards! Love, love, LOVE the little winter village. Your winter wreath is so lovely too!

Lisa Elton said...

These are both winners in my book! I love your sweet sugar plum village and the touches of sparkle. I think I need that wreath image, I LOVE it!!

Marybeth said...

I was just thinking I need to use that set again .... I bought it because of you last year. Oh my what a beauty you made today. Loving them both so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Tom my friend!

lostinpaper said...

Oh to play with a challenge, not for me at the moment, life seems to be getting in the road of my papercrafting (wink)! at least I get to enjoy your creations though. I especially adore that sweet wreath like sentiment on the (OH Yes!) woodgrain background!

Papercraft Boutique said...

The soft water-coloring of the holiday houses are so pretty, Michele! The glimmer paste must look more beautiful in real life. The wood-grain panel is perfect for the beautifully colored wreath too. Great organic feeling. Hideko :-)

Jeanne said...

So much beauty packed into two cards, Michele. Adore the colors on the first one and the glittery shimmer that I know is there! And that vintage wreath is lovely. Wonderful work, my friend! Hugs!

Anita in France said...

Your little village scene is positively scrumptious, Michele ... seems I could just break off the teeniest little bit and munch on it!! Gorgeous wreath, such lovely colours ... and fabulous against the woodgrain plank background! Hugs, Anita :)

Donna said...

Such cute and pretty houses... not like the real world at all sadly!
Love your take on the bauble wreath, too! 😘

Linda Langes said...

Love the little houses - you've been so busy - lots of fab inspiration for us all.

Nora N. said...

Not only do you do funny but you can also do pastels!! These cards are so pretty!! I LOVE the house one and your wreath is stunning with the wood background!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both wonderful!

Stampingcountry said...

Your village looks so sweet in pastels!

Sharron said...

Both are truly stunning, Michele! The wreath is gorgeous and I love the woodgrain. Your village is so charming with wonderful cool pastels. Is DOX a particular style?

Cat Craig said...

Two gorgeous cards Michele and each perfect for their challenges.

Bobby said...

Love those yummy pastel watercolored houses, Michele. And there's that wonderful wreath, made more so with that fantastic wood panel background.