Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Muse 64 - Thanks!

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where our inspiration is Marion's fun, sunny card:

I used an old Papertrey flower die  for the flower and a new Paper Smooches thanks die to represent all the texture on the white background. Very simple, but I love the bold, bright pop of colours!

I hope you'll get the chance to play along with us this week  - the deadline is Monday at 8 am. You can then vote for your favourites until Tuesday at 8 and results will be posted Tuesday at noon. Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

CASology 92 - Garden!

This week's CASology Cue Card is Garden!

I'm not much of a gardener myself, but I do love to see all the beautiful spring flowers! This ultra-CAS card uses some of those tiny little 'extra' stamps that come in sets - you know the ones. They're not the reason you bought the set and you've probably never used them, right?  They were never meant to be the focal point of the card, but why not? This tiny garden is from an old Inky Antics set and the thank you is from Stampin' Up's Sweetie Pie-Frames set. Put them together with a little bit of colour and you have a perfectly pretty and CAS thank you card!

Now it's your turn - what's growing in your garden? Here are links to the DT members' blogs - check them out for more inspiration!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Wild Birthday

Sometimes you just gotta go wild! I was inspired to make this card by this card that Taheerah made for the Runway Inspired Challenge:

and also by this photo from Pinterest:

Saatchi Art Artist: Jan Lamr; Acrylic 2011 Painting "network lines 01"

Not really sure that I did either one of them justice, but I do think it's fun and cheery - in a wild, blushing zebra sort of way! I used Wet Paint and a pink copic.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Muse #63 - Thank You!

I don't normally make two cards for each Muse Challenge (I wouldn't want the DT members to think I've got a favourite! lol!) but this week I received a card in the mail from the lovely Anita, thanking me for sending her a birthday card last month (as you'll recall, we were all a month late celebrating her birthday).

I love the simple design, and you just know that I love the rainbow colours, but I saw another opportunity to use Therese's Muse as an inspiration as well, using a similar idea as my previous card.

I used an A Muse Studio sentiment (love how it follows the curve of the circle!) and a sketchy circle from Papertrey. I alternated the direction of the sketch lines so that they would criss-cross where the circles overlap. After I stamped the circle in the 5 colours, I went back and restamped them in Versamark and then embossed with iridescent embossing powder.

Don't forget the deadline for Muse is Monday morning at 8 am. You can vote from Monday at 8 to Tuesday at 8. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 18 April 2014

FFC29 - Merry Christmas

Time for some mid-challenge inspiration for the current Festive Friday Challenge!

Here's the inspiration photo:

Last week, I focused on the silver mirror. This week, I'm focusing on the candles (represented by the embossed stripes) with their silver holders, and the greenery.

There's still a few days to play along - the deadline is Wednesday. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Muse 63 - Thank you!

This is my card for this week's Muse challenge, which is this fun card by Therese:

I focused on the colour scheme, the gradation of the blues down the page, and the texture added by the wooden sailboat and popped up sentiment. I used little enamel dots and a simple Stampin' Up sentiment.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this week - the deadline is Monday at 8:00 am EDT. At that point, voting starts (and even if you didn't link up a card, you can vote!) until Tuesday morning at 8:00. Results will then be posted on Tuesday at noon. I look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Card Concept Challenge 8 - Umbrella

Today's the start of a new Card Concept Challenge! The challenge is to use an umbrella.

Coincidentally, I was asked by a friend to make a shower card for a wedding that has a black, silver and white colour theme. It took me a while to come up with a fun (and clean & graphic, of course!) way to incorporate the umbrella in my card. I cut a square white panel, and then cut a curve out of it. I stamped and embossed the heart-rain and stamped the sentiment and adhered it to a black card base. I then took a circle punch and created the scalloped edge. When the card's closed, you can see the inside white panel and that gives it a bit more definition.

Now it's your turn - what style will you try this week?

Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, April 28 at 3:00 pm EDT.