Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Heart Desires - Challenge 13

Why, yes, I am still playing cards in my pjs!  I was determined to make two cards that were in my dreams last night ... mission accomplished!

First up, second helpings for The Heart Desires 13th challenge... here's another look at their fab inspiration photo:


I was determined to make that gorgeous umbrella,  but every one I had was too small ... Winnie & Walter to my rescue - and a little imagination, please!?

W&W Audrey's Cutaways: panel, and butterflies! and True Multifaceted Circles from black with a vellum base - just a bit of Copic coloring for that full circle.
Flora and Fauna Happy Place Woodland, and Succulents.
 
If you look very closely at the inspiration photo, you'll see a beautiful lady under their umbrella... look closely at my 'umbrella' and you'll find a darling little Flora and Fauna bloom... it is the littlest things that make me happy!
 
Second up, a card just for fun ... Julie Ebersole's Hello, Monday video yesterday just inspired me to want to shop, firstly, then to see if I could create the card without shopping - yet!  Promise you'll watch the video?!
 
 Essentials by Ellen Julie's Bohemian Garden dies; a bit of Distress painting,
and Kaisercraft DP - what IS that print?  I'm calling it Cheetah-Zebra!!


That's all folks ... off to hit the shower!!

=]  Michele

20 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Great cards, Michelle! I often wake up with a card design in my head, Jo x

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous! You are so good at this challenge thing! WOW and yes I watched the video and wanted to shop too! lol I wish I woke up with a card idea instead of just wanting to stay in bed! hehe

lostinpaper said...

So darn wonderful Michele! How cool are those watercoloured flowers on the black leopard (grrrrrowl) background!

Cat Craig said...

How fun are these cards? Super fun I say.

Lisa Elton said...

Well, you've done it again! Your THD is exceptionally creative. I think you have just tied yourself for first place! Love this Michele. And look at your pretty watercolored flowers o the second card ~ FABULOUS!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Fantastic Michele!!

Amy Rohl said...

So unique and so so beautiful! You're right about the littlest things, literally and figuratively! Have a sweet day!

Linda Callahan said...

These are soooo pretty! And I adore that funky diecut on your first card!

Michelle Murray said...

Pretty pretty pretty!!!!! The bright green really makes these cards pop! Wow you dream in card making, how awesome is that?! Congratulations on being recognized by Ellen Hutson for your Cheebra print card! LOL. You remain one of my card making inspirations!

Brenda said...

Oh my, you have gone and did it again Michele!!!! I love your "umbrella" and knew what you were going on even before I read your post. I did see the lady under the umbrella in the inspirational photo and I also see some red blooms. Then there is your take on this beautiful image, which I am in love with! I love your "umbrella" and I love your little image under it. Perfect sentiment and oh so true! Love the red butterflies as well-this card just rocks my friend! Now onto your second card, wow, look at that distress painting! I'm so impressed at the beautiful look you got! Love the design paper too and love that you are calling it cheetah-zebra cause it is what it looks like! lol Now I'm off to watch the video real quick before I vacuum. Hugs my friend, Brenda

Bobby said...

Your imagination astounds me, Michele. That view from under the umbrella is fantastic. I saw Julie's video and pinned that card. I'll be trying one of my own soon.

Barb Ghig said...

Firstly, I LOVE when you stretch my imagination, Michele! Your 'umbrella' is so creative, and I love how you added the sweet bloom and fabulous butterflies! Your 2nd card is also beautiful! Your background is so fun and I love how you added stitching behind those lovely watercolored blooms! Sounds to me like you were very inspired by Julie's card...and yes, I did watch it :)

donna mikasa said...

Yes! I definitely see the top view of an umbrella, and knew you drew your inspiration from Julie on your second card! Marvelous!

Nora N. said...

How clever are these cards????? FABULOUS!!

Sharron said...

Every small thing that you create is amazing! Love these fun and wonderful designs!

Toni said...

eeeeeeee! i love both your cards. And, of course, I see an umbrella!

SugarGem said...

Totally love both of these. Thanks for playing along with us at the Heart Desires Challenge

jen said...

LOVE the umbrella!! I'm afraid to watch the video- my wallet can't take your enabling!! Ha! Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

~amy~ said...

sigh, I always love how you interpret things, lovely work. Your card for The Hearts Desire challenge is beautiful...

LOVE how you were also inspired by Julie...gorgeous!

Tonya Jastad said...

Wow! I love both your cards! I am off to watch the video now! Please join us again at THD!