Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Michael Strong Day 2 and 3

This week, I am the Card Captain over at Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.

  My card uses Michael Strong's  Cloisonne Fish and the swirl from Hetty's Coffee Cup set. It is on a background using a Technique Junkies Technique using Twinkling H2O's, so it is very sparkly in the background. The digi sentiment is from Create with TLC. I outlined the fish with Sakura Gelly Roll pen- a very sparkly card! 

And, here is my Day 2 card- using a TJ technique called Mono Markers using the Lilly Set from Michael Strong Stamps.
 The image is White embossed- and I used Pale Plum and Perfect Plum colors from SU.  CAS for me, isn't it???

 If you happen to have just one Michael Strong stamp and want to get daily inspiration in your mailbox, come join the Yahoo group.  It is a fun group with monthly challenges plus a Sketch Challenge- and not too much chatter...... and on occasion, Michael has giveaways too......

365 Challenges- 'Bliss' and that would be any day near the water!
Clear it Out challenge- card one- Used Dew Drops, and Twinkling H2O Bg made a few years very sparkly!
Craft-Room Challenge- Yellow and Blue make Green- Card One!
Creative Card Crew- no DP
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes- use a critter on your card
Crafty Cardmakers- Holiday- a great vacation spot would be going to the beach and snorkeling, don't you think???

Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

Every time I see one of your cards, they're so amazing and beautiful!!! These are no exception! Lovely!

Zoechaos said...

Two fabulous card the first is perfect for our Craft-Room Challenge colour challenge, thank you for joining us.

The second with all that hot pink sizzles XOXO Zoe

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for joining us @ CIOT..What a sweet project.. hope you play with us again LYNN B. <((><

Penny said...

OMGosh, how utterly gorgeous! Fantastic colors and design! Love this! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Penny said...

And then I realized there was another card! It is just beautiful, too, Shelly! Wonderful design & colors!
But my fav has to be the first one! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Terry said...

Oh I want to jump right in and cool down! What a gorgeous water background and I love, love, love that fish! Happy 4th!

Lin said...

I absolutely agree about the snorkelling Shelly, and if you were to see fish like this what an experience that would be!!!! Fabulous, bright, vibrant and quite gorgeous

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely cards Shelly - the pink one in particular!

Yvonne Garner said...

Great cards! I could not agree with you more about being near the water being blissful. Thanks for sharing with us at 365 Cards.

Laura said...

Two wonderful cards,Shelly! I love the flowers on the first. You did an awesome job coloring them. The first card is adorable with that fish floating around. TFS

Michele said...

gorgeous! i especially love that fish! xo

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards - the colours and designs are fab!

Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


Darlene said...

FANTASTIC! LOVE that Lily card ... just beautiful!! Thanks for inspiration my friend! Have a good one!

Josephine said...

These are gorgeous - I love the images you've used - especially the fish! It's a pity you don't get the full sparkle effect in a photo, but it looks fabulous anyway!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

stamp-color-and create said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Good luck!

Katherine Clayton said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the technique you used. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge Blog . . . hope to see you join again soon. :)


hazel said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Maria said...

I love the card you've entered into our challenge, you've combined the colours really beautifully. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

Maria x

Mervi said...

Thank you for sharing this fabulous card at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Debi said...

Just love your fish Shelly :) brilliant effortless combination of the colours, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the zentangle effect on the fish. And absolutely gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

Sharon said...

Fab card! Love that fish! I've seen some amazing creatures whilst snorkelling but nothing quite this pretty! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers x

Tracey said...

Shelly, you made a fabulous card for our challenge! Thank you for letting us know where you would be enjoying your holiday too. I love the fish and the terrific 'water' you created. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for this challenge! I hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)