CASEing a superstar - Kelly Latevola

This week, I am celebrating my 1000th post to this blog!  YAY!

I'm  celebrating in two ways - firstly, I'm CASEing some of my all-time favourite cards this week - ones that I have pinned on Pinterest.  These are from some of my favourite card-making superstars.  Today's CASE is of a card by Kelly Latevola.
Here's the card I CASEd:

http://disp6194-kellyscraps.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/we-interrupt-your-regularly-scheduled.html
OK, so this wasn't the first card I made to CASE Kelly's.  I wasn't entirely happy with that one, but I showed it to Kelly anyway, and she asked whether I had used a stencil.  I hadn't, but it put the idea into my head, and so here's my second card (actually the third one I made), using a Hero Arts stencil!





Here's the second way I'm celebrating - I thought I would do a giveaway :) 

I have a bag full of goodies, including things from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Kaisercraft, Stickles, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, The Twinery, Imaginisce, Pebbles, Prima, Uniball, Kuretake, and a couple of other goodies thrown in for good measure!
 All you need to do for a chance to win this giveaway is fill in the Rafflecopter thingamajig below.  There are multiple ways to enter, and each one gives you an entry (or more than one)! I will announce the winner sometime in the week following the close of the Rafflecopter - you have until Friday, 14th August at 2pm AEST (that's 12am EST for my friends in the US and Canada, or 4am GMT for UK and European peeps.)

Many thanks to Kelly Latevola for being totally and in all ways awesome, and to Christine Drogt at Create a Smile and Jennifer McGuire at Online Card Classes for their generous sponsorship!
http://www.createasmilestamps.com/
http://onlinecardclasses.com/background/class-info/

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for visiting :) 
Mateja Povše said...

They are both perfect. Such a beautiful look. You did a great job :)

Mary Holshouser said...

the cards I made are usually adaptations of cards I've seen on blogs, etc.
We need inspiration to get started.
thanks for sharing.
Happy blogging.

Cindy C. said...

Both cards gorgeous Michelle!! 1000 post, wow what a very special milestone!! Congrats!!!

Denise Bryant said...

I love these pretty cards! Applying colors on top of the white embossed image gives a great effect! Love the look! Pretty colors too!

cghundley said...

Your card is pretty
and great use of
the stencil.
Carla from Utah

Teresa (Smeared and Creased) said...

These are all gorgeous, beautiful colours!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Breathtaking colors! I love your first card (with flowers) the best!

Michelle Lupton said...

I go through phases of CASEing cards, and phases of doing my own thing. We do need inspiration, though - but it can come from anywhere! :D Thanks for your comment!

Michelle Lupton said...

Thanks, Mateja ;)

Michelle Lupton said...

Thanks so much, Cindy!

Michelle Lupton said...

Thank you, Denise - I'm planning of trying this with a variety of colouring media - I used Distress Inks, but I'd like to try watercolours as well.

Michelle Lupton said...

Using the stencil was all down to Kelly's suggestion! LOL! Thanks for your comment :)

Michelle Lupton said...

Thank you, Teresa!

Michelle Lupton said...

I like the first one best, too :) Thanks for visiting!

My Paper Epiphany said...

STUNNING! I love your takes on Kelly's card - absolutely fantastic!

Michelle Lupton said...

Thanks, Jenny! :D

D.Ann C said...

Ok, I love 'em both, but that second stencil is just amazing!!

Michelle Lupton said...

Thanks - it is called "Swirl Stencil" from Hero Arts :)

CathyL said...

Such gorgeous, bright colors in your first card! Love it!!!

D.Ann C said...

Going on my shopping list! Thx!

Michelle Lupton said...

Thank you, Cathy :)

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