Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Michele!

Hello! Today we are celebrating the birthday of our CAS-ual Fridays Stamps owner/founder/designer Michele Gross! We girl Fridays from the Inky Squad are having a "surprise" birthday blog hop for Michele! If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I have been a Girl Friday for a long time (two years!!)...the reason why? One word: Michele! She is the bomb :) 

Karen B. who organized this hop gave us each a letter from the word "birthday". We then use the alphabet for the choice of color ( b-for brown, I for Indigo...etc.). I happen to get the letter "A"! What to do with the A? I decided to use the color Aqua!

Here is my card for this special occasion:
it's your birthday~
I used the April new release "Bold Wishes"
For this card, I used the Tim Holtz Water Brush to ink up the Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Blue for the Ombre Effect. Water-coloring is all the rage and I can see why..it is so fun! Just make sure you use Watercolor paper for this purpose. I am also linking this up to Moxie Fab World's Wonders of Watercolor challenge!

Here are the blog hop order. Please check out my DT mate's beautiful work !
Karen B
Dana I
Laurie R
Lynn T
Michelle H
Piali D
Virginia A
Kelly Y
and much more from our Girl Fridays over the challenge blog (through Kelly' blog)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

42 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

wow... great card Virginia. Happy Birthday to Michele.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the aqua and gold!

Lynn said...

Love the combo of gold and aqua...your inking and embossing are perfect!

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous card! Love the aqua and the metallic with it is killer!

lenny said...

Wooooow! Love the gold/aqua combo!
It's magnificent!! Gorgeous card!!!

Karen B. said...

Holy cats is this ever beautiful!

Deepti said...

Beautiful card and watercolors are awesome on ur card :)

Sheila H said...

Great colors, Virginia! The ombré is gorgeous.

~amy~ said...

simply stunning...wow.

Dana said...

Jaw droppingly beautiful. The colro weash as it fades up is GORGEOUS.

Dana said...

*Color wash*

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

So dreamy! I love the graduation of the blue ink, and all the touches of gold leave me gleeful too!!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!!

Laura B. said...

So gorgeous! Love that ombre emboss resist! Such a beautiful color combo!

joy said...

LOVE this pretty aqua card!!

Melissa Shea said...

such a pretty color combo, so elegant! I love how Karen assigned letters for colors, so fun!

Barb said...

Wowsers! That is one gorgeous card, Virginia! LOVE the combo of aqua and gold! Beautiful embossing and shading!

Michele Gross said...

Wowzers!!! Oh how I love that gorgeous aqua color wash. Just gorgeous Virginia! I'm so lucky to have so many wonderful women in my life, and I'm truly thankful that you've become my friend :) Thank you for making my birthday so special :)

marylouh said...

The colors really pop. They are so pretty together. Great job.
Good luck with your challenge entry
Happy birthday Michele.

Barb Ghig said...

Aqua is one of my favorite colors, and I love how pretty it pairs with your gold embossing! Such a beautiful and elegant card, Virginia...I'm sure Michele is going to LOVE it!!!

Piali Biswas said...

Pretty Card Virginia!!!
Love the color!!

Kelly Griglione said...

VIRGINIA! This card is STUNNING!! Aqua, brown and gold look amazing together. And then you go and color wash the panel. It's too much!! So beautiful!

PS, thanks for making my day extra special yesterday ... you're such a sweet person!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Gorgeous card in one of my fav colors! Well done Virginia, and Happy many more to Michelle.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Aqua! Fabulous choice and what a fun bright card!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Stunning Virgina!

Greta said...

Love the new release & your card for Michelle is so pretty, Virginia! Love the gold with the aqua--gotta try that. I just finished a card with light pink & gold, but never thought to use aqua.

Sylvia Blum said...

Ooooohhhhhh... this is amazing, Virginia! Totally LOVE your card!
Wunderschoen!
{hugs} + Liebe Gruesse
Sylvia

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous ombre effect and I love gold embossing--so elegant! And your fussy cutting rocks!

paperella said...

Perfection!! What else can I say? The colors, the ombre, the stamping... nothing not to love about this card, my dear Virginia!

Deb said...

Love that ombre effect!!! And the gold...gorgeous!!!

Annette said...

you are so the embossing queen.. i love how clean it always is.. beautiful card Virginia.. love it

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic ombre shading and I am LOVING the gold!

Laurie said...

All that embossing makes me smile! You are so good at that! I love the blue background too! Gorgeous!

Vicky said...

Wow! Stunning card Virginia! Such a great color combination and so elegant. I also love the ombre water coloring! Tfs and inspiring us!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia your card for Michelle is just gorgeous! The gold embossing is perfect and so elegant.

Rose said...

STUNNING :)

Barb Penn said...

Virginia, your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and how they pop.

Alice Wertz said...

so very pretty and elegant. gorgeous card for the amazing Michele! love it, V!!

Cindy C. said...

It's gorgeous!

Barb Murphy said...

oh my word. i love these colors together. the ombre effect is gorgeous!

Tasnim said...

Gorgeous!! Love everything about this card, specially the color combination!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)