Friday, March 23, 2012

CFC45, PDCC124, FTL183 - Thinking of you

One card - three challenges!  That's the way I like to do it!!  
The CAS-ual Friday challenge is to use pastels and black together - sounds so easy but is tougher than I anticipated.  Next up is The Play Date Cafe Challenge and last is the Fall To Layout from Clean & Simple Stamping.
Swapped the circle in the layout for ovals that were stamped with the Cornish Heritage Art Nouveau backgrounder (retired) with A Muse Studio Papaya ink.  
A spritz of Blue Skies Glimmer Mist added the blue without being too overpowering.  The rounded corner and pink sparkly swallow help keep the card from being too "right heavy".
Other supplies - Swallow dies, Diamond glitter, Smile Inside stamp set, Bubblegum and Sky cardstock (all from A Muse Studio)

18 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Amazing job connecting all three challenges with one pretty card!

Kimberly Jones said...

Way to multi-task Michelle! Love the sparkly pink swallow. PINK!

veronica said...

beautiful colors. love it.

Suzanne Russell said...

Such pretty colors, and I love the black frame. I also have the swallow die, but haven't used it very often. thanks for the inspiration to pull it out again!

jen said...

Nice combo of challenges- Love the placement of the (PINK!) bird! :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Michelle! I love how your bird sits on the sentiment panel.

Perrine Renoir said...

when looking a painting, we position the elements in a way that they will direct the eye back to the subject.

the rounded corner in the upper left position, gave that effect to me. though i'm trying to wander somewhere outside the orange block, that corner brings me back to it. tricky, and beautiful. :)

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful color combo and the bird is the perfect touch :) Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is beautiful!

Sarah C said...

Oh, how sweet! Love the colors and the little bird. Great work!

Karen Aicken said...

I really like the bird you added. Great take on the sketch!
Cheers, Karen

Melina said...

Gorgeous! love the yellow stamping and rounded corner :)

Lisa said...

Oh so very pretty Michelle! Love your sparkly bird ;)

Ruby said...

Such a pretty card and ooh that swallow is just beautiful! I LOVE it! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! Your glittery bird is absolutely perfect, Michelle! Beautiful take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is totally gorgeous - a great summery card. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Barb said...

beautiful card! i love the offset patterned circle...and the bird is sweet.

Julie Day said...

Love these colors together and that focal point is fab :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!