Monday, June 12, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge 13

I lost the dearest man I've ever known on June 13th ... I married the best man a woman could be lucky enough to find on May 13th ... both adore/adored hummingbirds, and me - not necessarily in that order =]

For Dad, Tom and The Heart Desires #13:

Altenew, Wplus9, and about 10 different Distress Inks were used in the making of this card!

I don't think I'll need to explain how I was inspired, but that little Ruby Throat adds the perfect spot for red ... take a looky loo at this gorgeous number:



I'm thinking a little slip of vellum may be in order for card deux! 

=]  Michele

20 comments:

Michelle Murray said...

The card is beautiful, but not as beautiful as the meaning behind it!

Barb Ghig said...

The 'Gorgeous Number' here is your absolutely stunning card, Michele! Your flowers are beautiful and the hummingbird is perfect...I also love how you blended your DI's on this card, too...so striking!!!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so sorry...I meant to add that this is such a lovely tribute to your dad and Tom...you certainly have a way with words, my friend!

Happy Dance said...

I know Tom is smiling as he sees this, and I know your dad is smiling down from heaven. This is such a perfect take on the inspiration photo at THD! The colors are gorgeous, and I love how you've used them. That little hummer is sweet, and the sentiment is heartfelt and wonderful. Beautiful, beautiful card. xo Bev

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous tribute to these wonderful men!!!

lostinpaper said...

and again!

Texan Princess said...

So beautiful. I love the loose style!

Patti said...

MMMMM my dad loves hummingbirds too Michele. You surely live this sentiment my friend making big differences in so many lives with your kind and loving heart!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Lisa Elton said...

What a beautiful way to honor the two special men in your life. This is an incredible card Michele and as far as I'm concerned THE WINNER!!

Dana M said...

Wow, absolutely stunning Michele! Perfect tribute to the 2 dearest men in your life.

Bobby said...

This is so amazing it should be framed and hanging on a wall, Michele. Your watercoloring is magnificent.

Brenda said...

Oh Michele, what a gorgeous and stunning card!!!! I can see where your inspiration came from, the photo is just as gorgeous and inspiring. I married the love of my life on the 13th as well!! I adore hummingbirds too, they just amaze me and are so beautiful to watch. The colors on your card are so beautiful and I can tell you used a lot of distress inks! Your hummer is stunning too and the sentiment is just perfect. Yes, we were both very lucky to have the men we have/had in our lives. Big hugs to you my friend, Brenda

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhh, I love all the green and your beautiful use of inks for watercoloring. To be able to say your father was the dearest man you've ever known is a wonderful thing.

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Michele!

Cat Craig said...

Michele what a rich, colorful and loving tribute to those wonderful men in your life. Keep them ever close in your heart and arms.

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Michele ... absolutely beautiful ... both in style and execution ... and in the sentiments behind it. A wonderful tribute to Tom and your Dad! Hugs, Anita :)

TaeEun said...

A lovely sentiment to a beautiful card! I was wrong with my guess, thought this one is for Time Out :). I see the Inspiration picture of The Heart Desires just now and your take is a perfect one!

Nora N. said...

I am in love!! That sentiment is fabulous and the background you created is AMAZING!!!

Sharron said...

Such a wonderful tribute to two special people! Your design is amazing, just stunning watercoloring. Love every detail, so very framable!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow, drop dead gorgeous! Love that you joined us at THD, as always! ♡😊.