Monday 9 May 2016

Fabulous and a close call

Well I have a couple of challenges I want to enter this card in. But one of the challenges closes in about 50 minutes, could I cut it any closer. I was so busy fiddling around with my other cards I suddenly thought, mmmmm whens that challenge end, ohhh 1 hr 20 minutes.
Nothing like a bit of pressure and I love how this turned out.

My Inspiration: Michele Ferguson

What an inspiration she is. I have yet to get where she is but I am happy with what I ended up with. Thank you Michele for your wonderful inspiration.

For the flowers I went for the flowers from the Stampendous set and used the hydrangea white embossed, water coloured with soft blues and purples and die cut. I used two and layered them with some leaves. Added a ton of Wink of Stella.

In this photo the 'f' from fabulous is sticking out a bit but thats only cause the glue was still wet.
I loved the shape Michele embossed into the card front and I decided to try this, first attempt and it worked so I'm chuffed. Added a very fine strip of purple card stock to the edge much like Michele but I went finer as I had kept the purple lighter on the front of the card.
Finished off with the 'Fabulous' die cut sentiment in mirror silver cardstock.

The first challenge is

Flowers stamped and heat embossed and then die embossed on card rather than die cut.

Flowers stamped and Heat embossed, watercoloured, die cut and 
embossed die rather than diecut.

Thanks for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.


Ardyth said...

This is beautiful - love the colouring on the petals and the striking gold! So glad you you squeaked in at Muse! lol!

I Card Everyone said...

Aileen!! I, too, am so happy that you've made it in under the wire! Hydrangeas are in my top 5 favorites, for sure! Beautiful card ... Fabulous in fact!

Ruth said...

Hahah! It wouldn't be a challenge if you got in early :) Love it a the hydrangea is so beautifully coloured. Xx

Mac Mable said...

Nothing like being under pressure, fabulous and pretty card x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful CAS style card Aileen I do so love those flowers you have used I have several Hydrangea bushes in my garden so seeing this was an extra pleasure for me
Lorraine x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Aileen ... fabulous indeed ... from the stunning, shimmery, dimensional hydrangeas to the shiny silver sentiment and the subtle embossed oval ... this is simply beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

*Vicki* said...

Your card is so beautiful Aileen!! Love the colors on your flowers and a wonderful CASE design! :)

Jen Mitchell said...

This is totally fabulous! The watercolored flowers are fabulous!

Loll said...

Really beautiful card Aileen. Love the soft watercolouring with the white embosssing ... gorgeous. And great job with embossing the oval underneath. Gives the card a little somethin' somethin'! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. I loVe your flowers. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

TaeEun said...

Beautiful CASE of Michele's Muse card, Aileen! Love how you watercolored the hydrangeas in blue and purple! So pretty!

Cara said...

Love the colours you used on this card. Glad you made the challenge! Cara x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful double hydrangea, Aileen! Love that embossing! This is really fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so your take on Michele's wonderful card. Your flowers are stunning.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Aileen you've been a busy little vegemite, love both this and the other pastel card above as well, excellent colouring skilfully done, pat yourself on the back! :)
I'm a cut it fine type of person too, something about working under pressure!
Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

cheiron said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love the shine on them. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous creation with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog this week :)

Susan said...

Lovely! You really captured the colours that are in hydrangeas. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.