Friday, March 16, 2018

Uniko Guest Designer - Challenge #46


I'm beyond thrilled to report I've won another wonderful prize from Uniko - and the bonus?  a Guest Designer spot for their Challenge #46 for March & April!

Here is our inspiration, and their Optional Twist:


Now just when you think I might color up those GORGEOUS Gerberas once again, I've switched it up with their Originally Organic stamp, and die combo

My use of the Optional Twist may not be evident, but our love of Cadbury Mini Easter Eggs is what my tummy was thinking of ... check it out... do my tulips remind you of them?  are you a fan?


I even found a way to sneak that wood grain in...


Thank you, Uniko, for your generosity, and this invitation to play cards!  Of course we want all of YOU to play, too!  Come along with me to the Uniko Challenge #46 blog post... and thanks for stopping by!

=]  Michele

28 comments:

Julie B said...

So pleased to have you GD this time Michele. What a fab take on the pic and I hadn't noticed the link between the blooms and Cadbury mini eggs but I can't get them out of my mind now! :)

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your guest spot, Michele! How fun for you! Your card here is beautiful. I like the speckled look on your tulips and the heat embossing/die cut offset a bit. I have never had a Cadbury egg of any sort, so can't tell you of any resemblance. I've been a die hard Hershey's mini egg fan my whole life and never looked beyond them. You say Cadbury and I think of the commercial with the lion in the bunny ears, so quite honestly (and very silly of me) I thought I might see a bitty lion or something. LOL Thank you for sharing your wonderful, creative talents! Big hugs!

Skylark said...

Congrats on your GD spot at Uniko. Very inspiring card Michelle and beautiful 'mini egg' coloured flowers. Stef x

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, Michelle, these are stunning and such an unusual way to use the dies. Love them, Jo x

Cat Craig said...
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Cat Craig said...

I love the way in which you used the die cut. The peeking woodgrain is fabulous. COngrats on the GD gig too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Gerberas Michele, those die cuts are so lovely!

Izzy Scrap said...

What a pretty card ! So clever use of the Originally Organic stamp and die combo. Love the little spots of colours on the flowers. Very original. And thanks to be our talented GD for this challenge. x

Lisa Elton said...

This is just lovely Michele! It's oozing with Spring. I used to buy Cadbury eggs for Joe at Easter. His only request now are Reese's eggs!

Darnell said...

Stunning and very clever, Michele! The addition of the wood-grain really makes your Cadbury blooms POP!! Congratulations on the GD gig at Uniko! Hugs, Darnell

lostinpaper said...

Congrats on your GD gig! Love the clever and cas design here Michele!

Bobby said...

Guest designing again. Way to go, Michele. Off-setting those dies was a genius idea to let the woodgrain show through. You are indeed the DCQ.

Patti said...

Oh Michele! I am sure they are just as thrilled as you are when they see how you have totally rocked this challenge with these beautiful products!! woo hoo!! and congratulations on your win. The gift that keeps on giving friend.

Patti

Anita in France said...

Now how fun would that be to have Easter eggs blooming in our gardens, Michele ... yum, yum, yum! The same words apply to your gorgeous card ... glorious white on white embossing ... so clever to have that cool wood grain paper peeking though the offset space ... and those tulip eggs ... scrumptious pops of delicious colour! Congratulations on your GD spot with Uniko ... such stunning inspiration, thank you! Hugs, Anita :)

donna mikasa said...

Oh I'd love to have Peeps blooming in my yard! But tulips will do nicely, too. Congrats on your GD spot--you'll rock it like you always do! ;)

Brenda said...

Congrats Michele on your prize and GD gig! How fun and exciting!!! What a cool looking and beautiful card Michele! I don't eat Cadbury Mini Easter Eggs so not sure if your tulips look like them or not. lol But I do love the beautiful colors of your tulips. Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your guest spot at Uniko, Michele! Your Cadbury Easter Eggs/tulips are so pretty! The spatters (?) make the tulips really look like the surface of the chocolate.
I love that you white heat-embossed the stems and leaves and left them uncolored, and that you let the wood grain peeking through the die-cut aperture. Very unique design! Hideko xx

Nora N. said...

This is beyond stunning!! I LOVE how you made the stems white and only colored in the flowers. GENIUS that you are!!

Karren said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and creates a wonderful effect!

cm said...

Sighhhh...such an innovative, inspired showcase of one of my favourite stamp/die combinations! The pops-of-colour blooms are wondrously pretty and yes, they do remind me of the Mini Easter Eggs (okay, craving sparked)! Thrilled that you're playing cards with us for this challenge!
Hugs~c
PS. Did you see the new gnome images over at Stamping Bella? Just sayin' *grin*

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous idea! Love the white embossing and touches of color offset in the negative space!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous, Michelle! Love this creative design with just the flowers in color and just a bit of woodgrain peaking through.

Linda Callahan said...

Yummy...absolutely yummy!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so ashamed that I've been MIA for the past few days, when all this time your gorgeous card was here for me to admire!
Congrats on your well-deserved Guest DT spot, Michele! Your 'Cadbury Easter Egg Tulips' are absolutely beautiful! I love how you added texture to the blooms and dimension to those fabulous embossed leaves...and how your woodgrain panel makes everything pop! A truly lovely take on the challenge, my friend...I LOVE this card!!!

Anonymous said...

SUCH a clever design, I absolutely adore it!!!
Hugs, Rosali

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I'm so excited that you are guest designing with us at Uniko Michele and your card is simply bursting with inspiration and beauty. Gorgeous use of Uniko goodies. x

Deborah Frings said...

Love the way you've coloured the flower heads on these pretty die cuts! So very pretty and allowing the wood grain to peek through too! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month! Deborah, xx

Donna said...

My favourite kind of cutting and sticking, Michele.
Love this ingenious idea. X