Friday, April 22, 2016

A Friend for all Seasons - CASEplorations: Donna Mikasa

Friends are just what a girl needs for a gentle word, or a kick in the pants!  I don't know why I didn't get here sooner - life, and this funk, just need to be put on the sidelines for the day! 

I have Bobby Hagen coming over to 'play cards' and a very special, beautiful friend [that I WILL meet one day] to CASE!


Donna Mikasa - what can I say?  It was love at first sight!  LOve your re-mastered card, too...



Your gorgeous leaves were just the inspiration I needed to create a card for you!








Are you ready?  For YOU - my friend-for-all Seasons, and CASEplorations:

SSS Explore Nature;  MFT Distressed Patterns;  N&T Scandinavian Prints
Distressed Inks for coloring
 
Since this was made for my darling friend, I'll be sending it over to Virginia's View Link-up Party, too!
 
Thanks for all your sweet messages yesterday!  I really, truly do feel better today!
 
=]  Michele
 



39 comments:

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Wow!! I'm first!!! Now that IS a first! Stunning Michele! Love the way you have worked with the watercolours. So pretty!

~amy~ said...

beautiful...love your interpretation!
Happy Friday!

Nora N. said...

WOW!! Your interpretation is spot on! Love the watercoloring!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love your take Michelle! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Happy Dance said...

Love this one, Michele! So very cool...oh yes. Those trees are pretty darn spectacular all dressed up in those pretty watercolors. And the black spatter just adds the most perfect accents ever. Yep. Awesomeness abounding. Have a great time with Bobby! Bev

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love both of Donna's cards and yours, too, Michele! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

sandie said...

A true stunner my friend, love those splatters and have a fun crafty time x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow, wow and WOW! Love these cards, yours and Donna's inspiration. Gorgeous!
Hugs xox

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Stunning. I love the subtle rainbow, and am truly impressed with the bravery of your splatter.

Lisa said...

Holy smokes girl, I see NO sign of a funk here!! Love the pretty colors and all of the little speckles. Yep, this is spectacular...get it spec...hehe!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele your card making skills are not in a funk at all--gorgeous card!

lostinpaper said...

Super fab card Michele, I have these trees and have barely had a chance to gie them some love, I know I need to change that situation (thanks yet again for the inspiration)!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, the watercolouring of your leaves and the ink splatters are just wonderful, Michele!!! WOW, this is such an AWESOME card and a great CASE of the inspiration one!!!! I really like those leaves!!!
Have a great weekend, my friend!!!
Hugz

Susi K. said...

What a stunning CASE card, Michele! Your watercolored leaves are a rainbow of happiness and the spattering of black is a fabulous touch! Sorry to hear that you've been in a "funk" and hope you see brighter skies soon! Sending you squeezy hugs to show you that I care :-)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your card, Michele! So pretty!
I know you had a wonderful time "playing cards" with Bobby! :)

TaeEun said...

Wow, really beautiful CASE of Donna's card! The black splatters are gorgeous final touch! The splatter stamp is now on my wish list!

Cat Craig said...

Great card, love Donna's design and you have done it proud.

Barb Ghig said...

What a great choice of images to CASE Donna's card! Beautiful watercoloring, too! I also love how your splatters and B&W sentiment ground your design...WOW! No signs of a funk from where I'm sitting...you Rocked this challenge, Michele!

Jen W. said...

Love this, Michele!! So gorgeous. Makes me happy. :)

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE this.....great CASE, you did it perfectly. And what a beautiful card to CASE, I can't to try it myself.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Now that is one fabulous CASE! Just perfect - love your funky splatters! Thanks for playing along with us at CASEplorations!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh my I just LoVe these sooo much might just have to CASe them! and sorry I haven't been around much lately my friend x

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh my I just LoVe these sooo much might just have to CASe them! and sorry I haven't been around much lately my friend x

Anita in France said...

Oh my, so gorgeous, Michele ... soft watercolouring with the bold black splatters and sentiment strip ... swooning gently over here! I already had Donna's card pinned ... now it'll have a twin as I'm so pinning yours! Hope you had heaps of fun with Bobby! Hugs, Anita :)

Patti said...

SO! happy to hear you found your smiles!! nothing like friends to lift your spirits!

Your card is awesome!! I do love Donna's cards too. Your girls are just too too talented : ) On all three of these cards I especially love the pop of black from the speckles! Brilliant : )

Patti

Bobby said...

I'm glad I got a sneak peak, Michele. IT looks even better IRL.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just gorgeous Michele!

TK said...

Such a pretty card, great CASEploration!

maria f. said...

oh oh oh! Michele came to play at CASEplorations! What a joy to have your crisp and clean beauty grace our gallery. I love, love, love that stamp set and love how you used it. And those splatters! A+.

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh I love it! The leaves look amazing and the splatter is perfect!

Sharron said...

Fabulous design! Love the look using the leaves!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely STUNNING! love the black splatters against your brilliant watercoloured leaves. Yummy colours and a brilliant CASE card. xx

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous! Wow! Playing catch up glad I didn’t miss this beauty, love the colored feathers, Michele!

Brenda said...

Wow! First off I do love the inspiration cards, they are totally fabulous. Your take on them is equally fabulous Michele!! I love the feather and the colors you used. Again, wow! Hugs, Brenda

cm said...

First, one big ol' hug to keep the 'funk' at bay! Second, WOW with your pretty trees sporting their lovely water-coloured leaves. The black splatter accents are the perfect touch! The Bobby-and-Michele companionship is one I want to experience...one of these days...Another heart pitter-pattering card!
Hugs~c

Lindsey said...

Oh, my goodness...I'm pinning your cards left and right tonight! This is incredible!!

Jasleen said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle. I loved your take on Donna's beautiful inspirations.

TK said...

Congrats! You've "been spotted"!!!