Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter with Color Throwdown 588

Happy Easter, my friends!   Our world is turned upside down these days, and finding my mojo hasn't been easy!  We'll all be missing our families today, won't we?  I couldn't even bring myself to color eggs … but I did color some carrots!  Hope they bring you a smile today ...



Of course I found all the inspiration I needed for this design over at Color Throwdown.  Specifically for ctd588...


… and all my supplies right here in my stash:
  • Altenew - Farmers Market stamps, and dies
  • Altenew - Wildflower Garden [for those filler sprigs]
  • Altenew - Exotic Tulips
  • Pinkfresh Studio - Basic Label dies for my acetate vase
  • Green Apple SSS dye ink
  • Wplus9  Pumpkin Spice, Little Piggy, and Hayride dye inks
  • Catherine Pooler It's a girl
Be blessed, my friends!  I'm sending my love along with those prayers!  Stay in.  stay safe.  stay well.

=]  Michele

28 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh, I just love this!! What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo! I know it's been rough, but I hope you can have a restful Easter! HUGS!

HilaryJane said...

What fun, carrots and tulips, strange times indeed! xx

conil said...

WOWIE! I'd say you nailed this challenge. So colorful and so very fun. Egg-cellent.

Lisa Elton said...

I love the way you think! Tucking all of those colorful carrots and pretty tulips in that little pocket looks amazing. The two of you are in our prayers too. Thanks for the smile XO

Cat Craig said...

fab take on the colors and the inspiration photo, MIchele. Happy Easter.

~amy~ said...

Perfect, love those carrots!!!

lostinpaper said...

Am I the only one that finds carrots with flowers at the top weird... but I do love the bright orange colour and those beautiful tulips lol. Your card is a perfect take on the inspiration Michele! ps I am there with you today, please put the kettle on I have my tea with milk.

clelie said...

What a perfectly executed take on this inspiration photo! Your work is always amazing, but this is MOST AMAZING!♥♥♥ :D TFS!

Unknown said...

Happy Easter to you and your family too! That is a pretty spring-y card, Michele! I've seen the inspiration picture several times, but just realized that there are carrots under the tulips :) !!! How fun! Your take is awesome! Have a peaceful day! <3

Jeanne said...

These are just wonderful, Michele. I'm so happy you found some mojo to create these. I hope you had a lovely Easter, even if it wasn't a normal day. I hope you are feeling a bit more mojo and peace. Hugs.

Bonnie said...

I didn't color eggs either, but we did have carrots for dinner! Your card is a perfect take on this inspiration photo! It was a pretty low key celebration here too. But I woke up healthy this morning!

JulieP said...

Nailed it! :-)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

A brilliant and wonderful take on the CTD inspiration. I hope your day turned out OK. It's pouring today, and somehow I find that comforting. Sending hugs.

Lin said...

SO fun, Michele - love this card!

Birgit said...

Your creative cleverness blows my mind Michele. This is the perfect take on this challenge. Well done!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so awesome...so clever and creative mf...
Hope you had a Happy Easter.
xx Karen

Bobby said...

You had just the right stamps to recreate that vase of carrots and tulips, Michele. You've colored them beautifully.

SmilynStef said...

You seriously rocked this ... amazing.

TK said...

Beautiful, Michele, definitely brought a happy thought to me! Your tulips are GORGEOUS, and your "glass" vase is just brilliant!

Ros Crawford said...

Your mojo looks perfectly intact to me... This is a stunner Michele! I love it! Sending hugs and happy thoughts your way!

Mac Mable said...

What a fun and creative card. I so love the carrots and of course the pretty tulips x. I jammed my finger in the velux window, whilst closing it ....Yes very painful and have only been able to use my keyboard with one finger etc.... So I am sorry to be late in commenting x. Thinking of you and stay well my friend x.

Anita in France said...

What a brilliant take on the inspiration, Michele ... it's gorgeous (I do love tulips) ... vibrant, creative and so clever! You sure found your mojo here, my friend ... and heaps of fun! Stay safe ... sending hugs, Anita :)

Linda Callahan said...

Carrots and tulips.....the perfect Easter bouquet! Makes me smile...
So needed in these crazy times.....

donna mikasa said...

Oh, this HAS to be the winner! So glad you colored them instead of eggs ;)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Oh my goodness - don't know how I missed this one in the gallery - so clever Michele and just the pick-me-up needed in these crazy times indeed! Hope you had a lovely if peaceful Easter.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this card, Michele! A bunch of carrots and tulips in a clear acetate jar look so fun and cute!
Hideko xx

cm said...

Echoing the others: brilliance and beauty allll over this card! Some day, I'm going to eat 'real' coloured carrots!
hugs~c

Ivana Camdzic said...

What an inspiring, gorgeous card, friend! I sure hope you had a good Easter - we certainly missed our family, but tried to celebrate the fact that at least we have each other..So it was a different kind of special! I am absolutely, positively lifting this card at some point!!! So very creative! xo