Monday, May 6, 2019

Altenew May 2019 Inspiration Challenge




I was so surprised and honored by a recent win at Altenew … Inspiration abounds this month, too!  Check out the photo from Altenew's May 2019 Inspiration Challenge - then tell me how in the world I could resist?

The talent at CAS Mix Up recently caused a little flurry of cardmaking in my studio.  Armed with glossy photo paper, and my Altenew Wildflower Garden set, distress oxide inks, and a baby wipe!!!! I was able to achieve a pretty good facsimile of Altenew's photo, and the wonderful shadows, and light - it is a magical technique - can you believe it isn't a photo?

 
I wish you could see it for reals … off to the Altenew gallery!
 
=]  Michele

30 comments:

Cat Craig said...

You're going to be eating a lot of Chicken dinners. Fabulous.

Dotty Jo said...

This is awesome! Not quite sure how you did this, but I love it, Jo x

Lin said...

Well done, Michele!

Alex Syberia said...

Oh my! This is stunning, Michele! I haven't tried this technique yet (well, I've never heard of it.. LOL it would be great to see a video) It looks super amazing! Have you a wonderful day! Hugs, Alex

TaeEun said...

You've recreated the inspiration picture, yet more beautiful than that, Michele!!! It will be a winner again!

Bonnie said...

WOW! This is AMAZING, Michele! It does look almost like a photo. I LOVE that red flower with the neutral background!

Jo said...

You’re blowing my mind 🤪. This is truly amazing, you’ve brought the baby wipes to another level ...I’m in love xxx

Linda Callahan said...

Baby wipes? This is one amazing card....gorgeous!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Your baby wipe DOX technique is...Stunning, Michele!!! Amazing how you were able to achieve almost the same look as the Altenew photo..very impressed, my friend. I am also so hooked on this really cool and creative technique. Thank you Bonnie for hosting this wonderful CAS Mix Up Challenge and Thank you Michele for your inspiring and creative beauty. Hugs..Nancy

Hannelie said...

You did an amazing job with the inspiration Michele! Another winner I think !

Mac Mable said...

Now ...this is one stand out card and sure does look like a photo if you hadn't said. Such creativity and a perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo. One clever and creative card, which I love x Great technique and a fabulous effect x.

Birgit said...

Wow!!! This is stunning!

Jeanne said...

This is absolutely fantastic, Michele. I never cease to be amazed where your creativity takes you. This is awesome. Wow! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle. Congrats on winning! Love this card too

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! This is absolutely incredible, Michele!!! What a stunning take on the inspiration photo!! LOVE love love it!!!

Em said...

You nailed it!

conil said...

This one really does make my heart happy. Crushin' on that fabulous grey background and that splash of vibrant color. Awesome.

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your well-deserved win, Michele! Today's card is gorgeous...WOW! I'm in awe of your take on the photo, especially how you created all those shadows and light with your baby wipe> Good heavens, it's STUNNING!!!

Brebda said...

So very nice, and you won too! I loved it the instant I saw it. Thanks for sharing. Brenda West

Brenda said...

Pretty good??! It's down right amazing and spot on girlfriend!!! I don't know how you did it, but oh my I love it. I really want to give this baby wipe technique a try with glossy paper and the oxides, it is so cool the way it works. Love the look YOU got! Gosh, you never cease to amaze me! Hugs, Brenda

Nora Noll said...

This is AMAZING!! I LOVE the background effect on this. Just breathtaking!!

Lisa Elton said...

SPECTACULAR card Michele....SPECTACULAR!!!

Bobby said...

Not only do I want to see it I want you to show me how you did it, Michele. This is without a doubt one of your best cards ever. And you've made some doozies.

Sharron said...

Don't know how you were able to achieve that amazing look! This is totally Awesome!!!

Patti said...

WOW!! This is remarkable!! I am dragging my jaw off the floor! AGAIN!! I had to laugh at your first comment from this post and agree whole heartedly!!.... you are going to be eating a LOT of Chicken dinners for sure! as this one goes to the TOP of the CLASS!!A++++

Daria Z. said...

Oh my goodness, Michele! This is so close to the inspiration photo - a winner in my book!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congrats on your win with the beautiful lotus card, Michele!
And I'm still looking for my dropped jaw! This is FABULOUS!! I LOve the shadows you created and the pop of the red flower! It really looks like a photo with the baby wipe technique & the photo paper. It's a wonderful interpretation of the Altenew challenge photo too.
Hideko xx

Karren said...

Oooh another stunner! You are on a roll, my friend. This is a perfect take on the inspiration photo and so very, very clever.

Carmela said...

Perfect interpretation of this inspiration photo! I love your project!!

artful-notions said...

Seriously???? How is anyone supposed win anything with YOU in the running... Someday... crafting alongside my idol........