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Moxie and Maile...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Hey, everyone!  I have a couple cards for a couple challenges to quickly share today!  I've used the same design for both.  The first inspiration piece is this Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World (can you believe I've NEVER participated in one of these ever-so inspiring challenges?!?!  I know...no excuse will do for that!)...

The next inspiration piece is really a person, Maile Belles, and her stunningly simple designs over at Case Study (and I hate to say...I've never participated here either...YIKES!!!)...

So I really couldn't help but to meld all the inspiration together, creating two cards by experimenting just slightly with color variations. I really loved the large bloom on Maile's card, and how the blossom extended over the panel.  But I don't own any large images like that, so I thought I would try my Spellbinders dies to see if they would give me the look I wanted.  The Moxie trigger had all those pretty soft irregular blossoms, too, in soft watery pinks, and that was actually the first one I tried...keeping it simple with Maile's style in mind...


The petals are very softly inked with pink, and I've raised the woodgrain panel with foam tape, although it doesn't show much.  On the next one for Case Study, I went with even less color, edging the petals just slightly with Smokey Shadow ink.  Somehow, that seemed more 'Maile' style to me...


...It's not that she doesn't use color, but it is amazing to me how she can use so little color and still create a such a lovely look.  Her use of white space, simple embellishments, and small pops of color always amazes me!  What a pleasure to attempt to CASE one of her lovely creations!
Gotta git!!!
But thanks for comin'!  I loved creating for these two challenges!
~geri~


18 comments:

  1. your card is gorgeous - love everything about it! looks like a winner for both challenges.

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  2. Fantastic cards! I think you nailed both challenges! I've been trying to come up with something for both these challenges to no avail. :-)

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  3. What lovely delicate cards Geri! I just adore the first one with the soft pink edges on your pretty bloom. It reminds me of the dogwood trees that are now in bloom!

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  4. Lovely card, Geri! I do love how the woodgrain embossed goes with the big flower!

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  5. Beautiful card, love how you combined the two challenges!

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  6. Hey Geri! Sorry I've been MIA this past week or so - getting the house and yard ready for a bridal shower that I am hosting!

    On to more important things...your amazing cards! You absolutely nailed 'Maile's style'...light touches of color, beautifully designed, tons of white space. Gorgeous beyond gorgeousness!

    Love the woodland backdrop!

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  7. Oh, so GORGEOUS!! Love the beauty of your cards, Geri! :o)

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  8. These are super pretty, Geri!

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  9. Fabulous cards, love the woodgrain! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

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  10. So precious, so perfect, so pinned. You are TOO much, Geri!!

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  11. Oh I LOVE this, Geri! Love the woodgrain!

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  12. Geri, my friend...I can't believe you've not participated in these 2 challenges until now! Lol! Beautiful cards, I love them both. You've really captured the feel of Maile's style!

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  13. AWESOME. What more is there even to say? You ROCKED these challenges!!

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  14. So purdy Geri!! Love the flower!! Perfect for the challenge!

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  15. Really gorgeous, Geri! I think you nailed the inspiration from both brilliantly!

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  16. They are both scrumptious! I had forgotten that this card was what started me off on the card I posted today. I'm too late for the challenge but that's okay. :-) And no, I can't believe you have never done Moxie before. LOL It's so you! Hugs!

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  17. Hey Ger! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  18. You bloom turned out perfectly! I think we all agree how amazing Maile is! Thanks for playing with us at CASE STudy and hope to see you back again!

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