Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge

I'll show exactly why I'm crafting on Sunday:
PTI's March 2018 Blog Hop!
 
I'm totally smitten by Martha's little 'nest' and have even saved the instructions for future use!  lol ... do you have a 'CASE this' file, too?
 
OH you can't know how much I wish I had PTI's gorgeous tulips... a darling little Botanical Blocks III Poppy will
have to do!  I've created a little nest using PTI's Rustic Jute Button Twine, and a few slim cuts of their Fine Linen card stock... even snuggled a few 'eggs' in for good measure!
 
The PTI Mighty Jungle cover plate gave interest to my card.
 
See how sneaky I was getting a little bit of blue
into my design?  A little water coloring with Zigs was all it took to 'paint' this little panel, which was heat embossed onto water color card stock.
 
Thanks for stopping by ... I'm off to add my card!
 
=]  Michele

33 comments:

karen h said...

Gorgeous card! Love your color choices - and what a clever use of the jungle die!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, soft colors, lovely detail and an oh-so-clever little nest..... love, LOVE!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Beautiful and so cleverly made!

Julia Aston said...

What a great delicate fine die cut you have behind your lovely Poppy block - love the little nest and eggs you created! so clever!

Nancy Guse said...

Love the softness of your card and I too love that nest!!

Linda said...

So soft and pretty.

Teresa said...

very pretty, the soft blue is perfect

DIANA L. said...

super fun design

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card Michele, love that you got the nest and the eggs in! Fantastic.

Cindy Beach said...

Such a sweet design. Your flowers are beautiful with the nest and touch of blue. I wish I had those daffodil stamps too.

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE that die cut in the background. GREAT take on the challenge!

artful-notions said...

Never in a million years would I have thought to use that cover plate with my Botanical Block. It's you 'genius gene' coming through again! Beautiful card. Have to go now, and fish out that cover plate.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Michele and I just love what you did with the twine to mimic the birds nest...you are SO clever girl!! :0)

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful, Michelle! Love the coloring and design! Lovely card!

Skrater said...

This is a fun, clever card! Love the poppy!!

Sharron said...

That looks like a great cover plate and I adore your sweet nest! Love how uniquely you this lovely card is!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh I love this card, Michele! The color scheme, the design, and the bird nest!!! The nest you created with Jute Button Twine and Fine Linen is fantastic! I could think of using either of them, but not both. That's what makes you a creative card-maker! Hideko xx

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo, Michele!

Lisa Elton said...

I like those wispy white branches you added and that fabulous little nest you created! This is extra pretty Michele!

lostinpaper said...

Great combination of products and colours Michele, it's absolutely beautiful!

Birgit said...

A beautiful and soft colored wonder here Michele! You're so clever wrapping the nest-like twine around the base of your flowers. Love the jungle vines in the background too. Seriously another perfect 10!

Jeanne said...

So pretty, Michele. I think your nest is just as beautiful. Lovely work! Hugs!

nancy littrell said...

Oh My..I just LOVE your color combo and softly colored poppy image. Adding the pretty white die cut leaves and tucking your white eggs in a nest were the perfect embellishments, Michele. TFS and Happy Easter. Hugs

Patti said...

Oh my gosh Michele! yeah!! I have a CASE this file and it is chocked FULL of your cards! this one is going in there immediately. I have this ... Mighty Jungle die and NEVER thought to use it this way!! woo hoo! out of the park friend!!

Patti

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele this is such a beautiful card, love it!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card, Michele. It really says spring.

Darnell said...

I'm totally smitten with your take on the photo, Michele! It's so well designed right down to those darling little eggs!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

The poppy totally does it for me, Michele. They're on of my favs. I love how you made your little nest for the eggs to sit in.

Linda Callahan said...

Delicate.....fabulous....stylish.....and oh those sweet eggs tucked in there!

Marybeth said...

Absolutely love your nest and eggs with beautiful blooms, Michele! Always so cleverly designed!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Michelle, this card is sooooo gorgeous! I LOVE your take on PTI's challenge and I am really the poppy and the teeny nest + eggs!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Michele ... every little element so perfectly put together ... it's beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Your Botanical Poppy is so pretty, Michele! Beautiful water coloring with your Zigs, and I love how you added the nest! I also love how you placed the cover plate with your design...a really lovely take on the inspiration photo!