Thursday, May 7, 2015

Blog Candy!

Hi everyone,
I have a piece in the summer 2015 issue of RubberStampMadness. It's in the section called Black & White + One. All the works published were required to be in black and white plus the addition of one color. Mine is called Elephant Mandela for obvious reasons. I am giving away my signed original to someone who make a comment on this blog entry. The deadline is Friday May 15. Thanks for checking out my blog and good luck!

37 comments:

mbdesigns said...

I love your creativity. This is just another example of it.

C. M. Taylor said...

This is so striking and a fabulous work of art! I love what you did with your format and the POP of red is just what it needed to make it an over the top art masterpiece. Your artistic talents still amaze me. I have been following you and you success for years and love your work, stamps and dies. Thank you for the inspiration. I'm really forward to the summer issue of RubberStampMadness. Elephant Mandela is a perfect name.

Raevon said...

Certainly a WOW! card. Love it!

cynthia said...

Love your Elephant Mandela, Michael! So kind of you to offer the original! So glad that I found your blog!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the Mandela design- and the diamonds in between the elephants- and the pop of red! Gorgeous piece- and I would just love to own it! Thanks for the chance : )

Irene Franks said...

Hi Michael, what an awesome job you have done. that is such an amazing card.Must have taken you foreeeverrr to do.regards Irene in Australia

Diana said...

WOW, amazing. This must have taken so many hrs.
Love them parading with the umbrellas. What fine detail.
Thank you for the chance to win.

LUCYG said...

I love the amazing detail. Also love the chance to get a signed original from Mike. Thank you!

olamama said...

This is so amazing, love the black and white and the red pop is great.

Hetty said...

Absolutely fabulous,Mike! i love how you used all different stamps in this mandala! Congratson being published.

Meredith Lane said...

You have such amazing talent, ideas and stamps. Thanks for always sharing! :-)

johligo said...

I absolutely LOVE this elephant mandala!! Not only do I love the piece and the creativity involved, I really love elephants!! Thank you for the chance to win this - it would be a treasure for me if I won!

http://modernadesignsart.blogspot.co.il/ said...

Black and white with a touch of red is a winning color combo, striking the eye with beauty.
The Elephants give a sense of motion, elegantly stepping around and making the Mandela come to life.
I also liked the clever use of the Fans as umbrellas, to add a bit more of Oriental touch.
It's a perfect Mandela, a real eye candy which inspires me, and has an extra dimension of what meets the eye at first glance.
And the little red hearts... do you need more to realize it's been made with love?
A stunning piece, Mike.
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous piece of art Michael, really quite stunning :)

CarlavdM said...

First congratulations on being published Michael, it gives you goosbumps does it not ;o)
What a wonderfull Mandala card Michael.
I like the way you made the umbrella's.

April Puzzuoli said...

Oh My, your elephant mandala card is fabulous! I love the striking color combination!

Heidi said...

Love it! The red just adds the perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

what an outstanding project! stunning

Peg Klitch said...

Congrats Michael! When my copy arrived I saw it...love what you did! The umbrellas are a fabulous idea.

Theresa Mallette said...

Absolutely clever and beautiful as always!

Roxy Jones said...

Hi"BROTHER" - wonderful as usual. Going to miss you in Escondido by a week - one of these days I will get to see you. Best to Carla too.

Lyngo said...

Hi Mike ;

A striking card for sure . I hope I win it !! It would look great framed .

Cheers;
Lynn G.

Anonymous said...

Another brilliant creation Mike.

Barbara Bank

Jan Castle said...

Mike, this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Congratulations on being published...yet again!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Anonymous said...

Mike, the mandala is fabulous. I love the elephants shading themselves with the umbrellas. The color combination of black, white, and red is always classy. Congratulations on being published!

Kathleen

Confettiny said...

How nice to combine those different stamps to form a mandala.
And what a great idea to make an umbrella that way!

L. Levy said...

This is fabulous! It definitely deserves to be published.

BurningRubber said...

Wow! I thought this was a deck of cards when I first glanced at it. It is so amazing!

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

beautiful

Anonymous said...

Michael, Black and white always stunning but with a bit of red---
WOW!! This is over the top.

Thank you for this opportunity.
Reva

scrappybetty said...

I love all your ideas, but this is super.

carrie said...

Wow! Love the elephants holding the umbrellas with just enough pop of the red to make it very interesting! Congrats on being published.

Linda Bolte said...


What a beautiful piece of artwork. I love the creativity of it. You are so inspiring.

C. M. Taylor said...

Who WON!!?? Who is the proud owner of your original art master piece?

chaoscorner said...

Wonderful Mandela Mike - every time I looked at it I saw a different stamp. So effective and the red highlights in the black and white really makes it stand out. Congratulations on such a great piece of work.
Anne

Susan Gaynor said...

Love this! The color combination is always fabulous! So looking forward to meeting you at Perfect Day on Saturday. Just signed up for both of your classes!

Tung Nguyen said...

I love your creativity


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