Friday, December 30, 2011

LIM47, CQC117 - Vellum rose "Bonjour"

It is unseasonably warm and sunny around here these days - in the 50's!!  Not sure what to think about it but I am enjoying the pleasantness while it lasts!  Today's card is based on 4 current challenges!!  First up is the CARDS challenge to use vellum.  Little Birdie Studios made a video nearly two years ago that inspired my first ever paper rose!  I've made gobs of them since, but vellum (because of its thickness) is a little trickier to work with, so I am thrilled with how this bloom turned out!! The second challenge is the sketch by Lucy Abrams featured below.  Lucy is one of my favorite designers for Hero Arts - she make the most beautiful creations with kraft cardstock!!
The third challenge is from the Less is More blog to make a clean and simple card featuring Just One Word (LIM47).  My one word is Bonjour (retired stamp from a muse) - I always thought that was two words but since I don't speak French I am not going to quibble with a stamp about its spelling.  Finally, the last challenge is from a blog that is new to me - ColourQ (cqc117) - Black, White and one other color of your choosing.
Never thought the color of my choosing would be orange but that small scrap of Basic Grey Ambrosia paper was just begging to be used and seems to be the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous rose!  Maybe I should listen to my patterned paper more often!


Naomi said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the of my favourite colours but, I don't often use it when I'm making cards! That vellum rose is just to die for!

Hehe...bonjour is one word but, I guess it would be a compound word since bon and jour are words of their don't speak French either but, I am Canadian and I did have to take French in school for several years before I was allowed to decide and switched to Spanish!

Anyway, a very stylish and elegant card!

Wishing you all the best in 2012!


Lisa Lara said...

I just favorited this Michelle on SCS. I had to come see how you made it. Great link to that video. Love love love this card Michelle. Wow.

Seleise said...

what a gorgeous vellum rose! wow - beautiful card!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW, this is stunning Michelle. What a fabulous vibrant colour and a stunning vellum rose. Thanks for the link for the tutorial.
Love Sheila x

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Michelle, your rose is stupendous!
You'll have to make a box for the card now as you can't risk crushing the bloom!
Thanks so much and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.
"Less is More"

jen said...

Wow, for sure! The vellum makes an amazing rose, and that pp sets it off perfectly!
Happy new year!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous! Love these colors.

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - that is one VERY pretty flower. Terrific card.

Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Love that bloom. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great colours. Love your flower. Happy New Year!


What a fabulous vellum flower Michelle! Love the pop of colour on the background panel - a very classy and totally gorgeous card.
Sylvia x

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - what a striking card. That flower is simply fabulous.

~Tammy~ said...

Jaw dropping amazing!!!!

Karen said...

That is gorgeous! Happy NY wishes to you and yours! I will be looking for instructions on how to make the flower as it's so gorgeous in vellum. And yes you should listen to your BP's more often - you use of orange is inspired! Hugs Karen x

Mandi said...

Fabulous rose
Fabulous card Michelle

Happy new year to you
Thank you
"Less is More"