Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I Love You...

Hey there!

Hope you are staying warm with the blast of bitter cold temperature we have been having here along the north east coast. How is it by you?

Well, I am so happy to play along with Colour Me...! I want to thank Hayley for choosing my card and bestowing top honours on me for their first challenge!
So here is this weeks color palette...

And here is what I chose to create...

I kept a very simple design today. I wanted to leave alot of white space.
The cardstock, stamps and die are all Papertrey Ink, Boutique Borders: Love Stamp Set. I also used PTI ink in Hawaaian Shores. The red ink is ColorBox fireberry. I scattered some enamel dots from My Mind's Eye and sequins from Neat & Tangled Stamps.


I also played along with The Card Concept...today is their first challenge!

We are to choose from 6 different styles to create our project. I chose Clean & Layering like Kay Miller.
The styles are divided into 6 style themes:
  • Clean & Simple (CAS)
  • Clean & Layered
  • Clean & Graphic
  • Freestyle Collage
  • Shabby Chic
  • Classy & Elegant
 

The stamps I used are from WPlus 9, Fresh Cut Florals stamps and dies and Borders & Backgrounds II. The cardstock and twine are from Papertrey Ink. For the inks, I used Hero Arts soft brown and cup o' joe shadow inks, and ColorBox rouge ink. The sequins are Neat & Tangled Stamps. The raffia is from Michaels.


Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 
 





 

24 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty layered card - fun challenge isn't it? :)

Katie Melhus said...

Both of these cards are so pretty. I love the scattering of hearts, dots and sequins, so delicate! Congrats on your CM win and thanks so much for joining us again at Colour Me...!

Deepti said...

Pretty as ever :) I love the subtle look of each card

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning, so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

~amy~ said...

gorgeous cards!

Colleen said...

Stunning card...love everything about it!!

JoAnn said...

Both cards are very pretty.

Kerin said...

Both cards are very pretty! On your card for The Card Concept, I love the background! Your beautiful layers and flower are perfect! Thanks for joining us :)

canadian_liner said...

You've had a most productive day on your week "off" from DD! Love your Clean & Layered card. You do a wonderful job creating those little bouquets. Fun to play along with the new challenges!

Lisa said...

Big congrats on your win Michelle, well deserved! LOVE your first card, such a sweet design! And the last is simply lovely!! We finally made it into the low 20s today and it's supposed to go up a bit each day to the mid 40s...thank goodness!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michelle both of your cards are fabulous, I love how you added the sweet heart on your first card for Colour Me, I need to get that die. Your Card Concept card is so retty Michelle, you lined up those WPlus9 flower perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing with us on the first challenge at The Card Concept!

vindiebaby said...

Lovely cards :)

Catherine Vargas
Vintage Girls
www.vindiebaby.com

Stella said...

We did not have much winter here yet. But I hope you are safe and warm. Congrats with being one the best at the first challenge. Your second card is CAS. Leaving much white space is a wonderful idea. The card looks "" fresh"" and bright. Love the layered CAS card too!

Maria said...

Big congrats on your win! Your background stamping is fabulous and so pretty against all the white! Great job with both cards!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your cards are beautiful, Michelle. I love all of that pretty pink on the second card; your use of the raffia is wonderful- it draws the eye right to the pretty floral bouquet. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Darnell J Knauss said...

More stunning cards from you, Michelle! I really love that little bouquet and raffia against the cool lattice background!! Hugs, Darnell

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous, Michelle! I love first card...such awesome placements of the hearts and embellishments. And the cluster you created on the second card is amazing.

Lindsey said...

P.S. Congratulations! I just popped over and looked at your card and it was definitely a winner.

Tara Bourgoin said...

Another beautiful card, Michelle! I love those fun little dots and the sweet, sweet hearts. Another great use of the challenge colours! Thanks for joining us again this week at Colour Me...! :)

Linda said...

I love your first card but both are lovely. Love CAS...

My Paper Epiphany said...

I'm in love with both your cards! So CAS and beautifully stamped and just the right amount of bling!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Michelle, I'm so thrilled to be back here to say congratulations on the well-deserved win at The Card Concept!! Hugs, Darnell

Lindsey said...

Yay! So thrilled for your win! Woohoo!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on the CARD Concept win! Its beautiful. :)