Sunday, 27 October 2013

Dynamic Duos #76

Hello!

Well, the day has arrived, my last day on the Design Team at Dynamic Duos Challenge <sob!>. I am going to miss being on this team so, SO much. Lesley and Anne Marie are so easy work work for, and the rest of the ladies on the team are so fabulous! It's been fun and I've loved every single minute. Meeting my weekly commitments has been a huge pleasure. I've made friends that I hope to keep. I'm going to feel lost for a little while, I think. I may need to join in at the challenges (since Dynamic Duos was always one of my favourite challenges anyway!)

This week's challenge happens to fall on my hubby's birthday, so my card was made for him. His favourite colour happens to be purple, so it was wonderful that this week's colours are Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder. The story of how I came up with the card's design is - I found a card over on Jen Rzasa's blog that she used a sketch by Maile Belles from a Studio Calico challenge. I loved the sketch, and wanted to use it straight away, so I did. ;-)
I used PTI Sending My Love stamp. Colours are SU! Perfect Plum and Pale Plum.

I also made a second card, still CAS, but a different style.
I used PTI Pretty Peonies and Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banners. As well as Perfect Plum and Pale Plum, I used PTI Soft Stone.

The Dynamic Duos team celebrating our last week are:

Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

22 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely love the birthday card you made for your husband. Fab layout and wonderful words. I also like the sweet simplicity of the second card!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous! I recognized Maile's sketche right away- I love what you did with it! Both cards are awesome :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

We will miss you on the DD DT, Michelle, but fortunately we will still see your lovely work here! And, boy, you are going out with a bang, girl! These are superb!! I especially ADORE the sketch you used and how you executed it to make that rich and stunning card for your Mister! Happy Birthday, Gary!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

I loved this the moment I saw it in our gallery. What a fantastic sketch and your card is gorgeous!

Tasnim said...


your card based on the sketch is beautiful!! Love the soft colors.

Lynn said...

Two beautiful cards. I really love the tilted panels on the first. Your hubby is going to love his birthday card!

Kim Heggins said...

Both of your cards are just gorgeous but your first card, those lines and your design are amazing and I will be giving this one a try, just beautiful.

Janet Zeppa said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!
It's been an honour being on the Dynamic Duos team with you Michelle!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both fabulous, Michelle!

shirley-bee said...

Two fabulous cards - especially love the sketch card!

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE these cards!!

Hayley Kew said...

Very neat idea to layer that paper as you did, going to have to try that out :) It has been a blast getting to know you! I am sure I will be "seeing" you around!!!

Joyce said...

These are both wonderful. I especially love the sketch with the tilt. Lately, I have been wanting to tilt everything in sight!

Susie Wittwer said...

I LOVE that layout Michelle! I knew I'd seen it somewhere before, but couldn't quite place it. You've used it beautifully! I just might have to CASE your card!!!
I've enjoyed working along side you these past 6 months and truly hope we can stay in touch. :)

Laura B. said...

Love those pretty layers and angles together! Fabulous card!

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards, Michelle! It's been so fun working with you the past 6 months and seeing your BEAUTIFUL creations :) I will definitely be seeing you around! Hugs xoxoxoox

maria f. said...

I've yet to try the "Maile slant" but I love it. Perfect card for your man!

Kim S said...

I love your layers. It's like sheets of stationary and looks great in the purples!!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great cards Michelle. I especially like how you stacked your layers on the first card! Thanks for all the fun we've had on the DD team!

Wida said...

I like it when you make a second card, makes me feel like I get more bang for my buck! both are great!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Love both of these! I love the modern and graphic design of the first one! It's been great getting to know you these past 6 months, and look forward to seeing all your new creations :) xo

Barb said...

this layout, with the overlapping CS...how genius is that?!?!? LOVE!