Thursday, 10 October 2013

CASE Study #161

Hello!

Today I'm bringing you my second contribution as Guest Designer over at CASE Study Challenge. Our muse is Elena from Just ME, who is super inspirational! I'm still pinching myself that I get to play along with this awesome team of card artists all month. :-)

Elena's muse card this week is a cutie - a matryoshka doll card with a smaller matryoshka inside! So sweet!
I don't own the stamps that I would like to have used for this inspiration... So I sat down and pondered matryoshka/babushka dolls and what their image conjured in my imagination. I decided it was folk art, so folk art is where I headed with my first card. I will admit that it took a few goes to get the stamping and positioning right on this one. I almost gave up, but I'm glad I persevered!
I used PTI stamps - Stylish Sentiments:Birthday, From Me to You, Rosie Posie, Birds & Blooms, Turning a New Leaf. Colours are SU! Poppy Parade, Gumball Green, Bashful Blue, Calypso Coral, PTI Berry Sorbet, Memento Tuxedo Black.

I was feeling all satisfied with that card when I thought that perhaps I should make a card inspired by my daughter's beautiful matryoshka set... and off I went back to my craft table and came up with the next card.
I used PTI stamps - Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Rosie Posie, Turning a New Leaf. Colours are SU! Poppy Parade and Basic Black. Embossing is white and gold. I also used a gold paint pen for the dots along the edge, which I had punched using a scallop edge punch.

Thank-you for coming by! What does Elena's gorgeous card inspire you to create? I can't wait to see!

Michelle
xxx



15 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Way to rock your guest design over CASE Study! Love this so much, Michelle!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I can't even pick a favourite, you so rocked this challenge... happy HAPPY!!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, I love the black and red folk art card, it's stunning!

Lynn said...

Two amazing cards Michelle. I love all the gorgeous colors on the first and the gold on the second one is absolutely stunning.

Janet Zeppa said...

Oh I love both of your gorgeous cards!!

Sian Ridley said...

GORGEOUS! That is all... ;)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous and brilliant!

Jenny said...

These are both gorgeous Michelle :0)
The black and red card is a real show stopper!!
Jenny x

Kim Heggins said...

Both cards are fabulous Michelle and how fun to find inspiration in your daughter's doll.

Marybeth said...

Love them both Michelle! I think the one you made inspired by your daughters doll is incredible! Love the layout and black with gold… So pretty!

Petti said...

Stunning cards!

Vickie Z said...

They are both fabulous!! I love the gold and white embossing together!!

Joyce said...

These are both fabulous. Another week of beautiful inspiration.

Paula said...

Are you kidding me?! These are fantastic Michelle! Amazing where we find inspiration!

Wida said...

Ok I love this post and cards so much, ESP the black card, it crazy good!