Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Altenew Inspiration Challenge January 2019




I am in awe of this gorgeous quilt … yes.  I did say quilt... created by Ann Graf of Huston, TX.  I was inspired by the swirling colors of the fabrics Ann used.  My attempt to recreate it resulted in this card for Altenew's January 2019 Inspiration Challenge...
 
 
I was finally able to find this wonderful Leaf Canopy set in stock at my favorite store … I've stamped it with Ruby Red, Mango Smoothie, and Evergreen Altenew inks BUT before stamping, I KISSED it with a group of leaves from Altenew's Adore You set.  

I also used that group of line-drawn leaves to add a bit of color to my inlaid die cut Mega Friend. It's obvious I need to invest in Altenew's orange inks … my mango smoothie isn't quite as bright as I'd like, but I wasn't ready to give up on it! 

Hope you've made it to the middle of your week with flying colors … thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!

=]  Michele

18 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

That's a quilt...holy smokes!! I like the way you've interpreted it. The leafy design on the inlaid die caught my eye, what a lovely touch. Another beauty!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card love those leaves and the kissing is a great add for texture.

Barb Ghig said...

GORGEOUS take on the inspiration photo, Michele! I love how you used the kissing technique and the 'Mega Friend' sentiment is absolutely perfect! That is one lucky friend to receive this beauty...that's for sure :)

Linda Langes said...

Great use of the kissing technique to give those leaves a little 'something-something' Michele. Thanks for reminding me of another fun technique I haven't tried in a while - and should give a go again.

~amy~ said...

oooohhh...this is gorgeous.

Jeanne said...

The inspiration quilt is gorgeous. What bold and vibrant colors! And the stitching. Be still my heart. Your card is absolutely beautiful as well, Michele. I love how you pulled the colors from the quilt and used the kissing technique to add some depth to the stamping. Your cleverness is showing!! I also like the detail in the big friend, too. Absolutely wonderful card! Lucky is your friend who will receive this delight.

Bobby said...

I haven't done kissing in a while but it sure makes for some texture on those leaves, Michele. The lines on the die cut are so innovative and something others will pick up on I'm sure.

conil said...

Luscious as that quilt is, I think you topped it with your card. Using the leaves to add interest to the canopy and the sentiment is a stroke of brilliance. Love the outcome. Gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Yes, beautiful quilt indeed, but so is your card my friend! I love how you "kissed" your stamp with the other stamp set, I never think to use this technique and it is a great technique. Love this! Hugs, Brenda

lostinpaper said...

Using the kissing technique took your card design to the next level, it's wonderful Michele!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh those leaves.....kissed, drawn, stamped.....every which way they are fabulous!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Stunning, Michele. I have to look up kissing. Been a while and I forget exactly... but your leaves are inspiring and capture the detail of the quilt so well.

Nora N. said...

So lovely!!! ANd KISSING is so FUN!!

Ivana Camdzic said...

SO gorgeous!!! Love all the leafy action here! And the colors are just perfect! :)

Karren said...

Wonderful card, and using the Kissing Technique is a great way to interpret that gorgeous quilt.

Anita in France said...

So clever, Michele ... you mimicked the stitching on the quilt with the kissing on your leaves ... oh my, creative genius at work once again! Gorgeous, bold, fresh and lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharron said...

Fabulous way to create some stitching! The bold sentiment looks wonderful with the kissing technique--so clever!

Lisa Petrella said...

Awesome take on the inspiration photo, Michele! Your use of the kissing technique is brilliant!!!