Monday, October 5, 2009

PaperTrey WCMD Challenges

Hi everyone! I have a couple WCMD challenge cards to share. These are for PaperTrey's challenges to make cards inspired by Japan and India (I didn't get to Australia and Mexico). I had a blast with these and both were totally driven by Pattern Paper. First up, Japan. This gorgeous Kaiser Craft PP is from one of my BFF's, Kathy -thanks girl! It's called Sakura Pack and has amazing Japanese prints!

I used some Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon and the button is vintage from my granny's tin. The sentiment is from Birthday Basics and I added a couple touches of gold in the pearl accents and gold cord on the button.

This card also follow's Beate's WSC100. Love the clean simple lines of this sketch! Thanks Beate for 100 sketches!

Then I journeyed on to India. I actually started out inspired by Australia in that I used the dotted outlines of Vintage Labels. Using white dots were part of that challenge. But then as I went along, I figured the goregous colors of the Basic Grey, Indian Summer paper I chose, were more suited for India. So, I added plenty of gems to more closely follow the India challenge.

For this card I used the sentiment from Flourishes Many Sentiments. I added TONS of Kaiser rhinestones to this. I used the colors, Lippy Red, Yellow, and clear. This card follows this week's sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You #36. I don't often play along with these challenges, but this sketch really spoke to me.

Thanks for stopping by and a big THANK YOU to all the players of the Verve WCMD challenge. We had 157 players and was a huge success!! Congrats to Verve winners: Cook22, Grammyof2boys, Redlynny and Stargirl!

Card Deets (Japan):
Stamps - Birthday Basics
Ink - Black and Pure Poppy for edges
Paper - White, Black and KaiserCraft PP
Accessories - Pure Poppy grosgrain, gold pearls and cord, vintage button

Card Deets (India):
Stamps - Vintage Labels, Bountiful Backgrounds
Ink - versamark
Paper - Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Label's One nesties, Kaiser Rhinestones in Lippy Red, Clear and Yellow, White EP, SU! scallop border punch,
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, Berry Sorbet Twill ribbon



  1. Your cards are fantastic! I also love your new photo.

  2. OH! Love the Japanese one...I Love Japanese inspired stuff! The India one is Awesome too!

  3. I love all the different textures and things to look at on this card. So BEAUTIFUL!!!! Fantastic job!!!

  4. your creations are AMAZING!! gorgeous, gorgeous work!

  5. Both cards are just gorgeous!!

  6. Both cards are beautiful but I especially love Japan. That paper is just too perfect!

  7. love then both so elegant and pretty

  8. Wow stunning work! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y.

  9. Both of the cards are beautiful. Nice job playing along! (I didn't play along, but marvel at the people who did and what they came up with!)

  10. These are GORGEOUS my friend! That top card is AMAZING to the max with the ribbon and button combo!!!

  11. I am amazed of your talent, Michelle!
    Love the Japan ispired card! This paper is perfect here! And what a gorgeous Indian inspired card! I really love the doted lines and wonderful papers!

  12. Can I say WOW?!!
    Stunning cards!

    Thanks for joining us at

  13. Your cards are so clean and beautiful.. Really love your work..:)

  14. Your card and color choice are impeccable!! Beautiful job!

  15. Your cards are gorgeous!! I love everything about them.

  16. WOW - both these cards are fabulous!

  17. Gorgeous. Love the cards girl. That Indian Summer paper IS perfection. Great job!

  18. Two AWESOME cards girlie!!! SOOOOO happy the Sakura Park paper came in handy!!! :) Knew you'd do fab stuff with it!!! Love the colours and your ribbon treatment is FAB!!! The India one is gorgeous - that paper is perfect and love all the bling!!! {hugs}

  19. Ooooh, Roomie...your cards are sooo gorgeous!!!! I sooo love the Sakura papers...what an elegant oriental design and your India card is beautiful!!!!