Wednesday, 13 February 2013

MUSE 4 - Half Full


Time for this week's Muse - Therese Calvird and her fun card. Look at how she's coloured that limeade - it practically glows!



I focused on the colours and the 'half' idea, and the grateful, optimistic feeling of the sentiment. I cut two circles with a nestability (anyone else finding after time that they don't cut so cleanly anymore? Is there a fix or do I need new ones? I don't think it's the Cuttlebug, which is admittedly old, but other dies work fine - just some of my favourite circles leave little 'hairs' on the edgeand I hate hairy circles! lol!).

Anyway, to get close to perfect half circles, I laid the circles on top of each other and cut them in 'half' at the same time using my judgement (and my paper cutter!). When you cut the same shape at the same time, you know the two pieces will fit together perfectly, even if they're not cut perfectly on the diameter of the circle. So I used the 'right' half of the green and the 'left' half of the purple and I taped the two halves together. Then I used Memory Box's Parker Letters to cut the sentiment on the line. Finally I popped the circle up with dimensionals.

I have to admit that when I first saw the sentiment on Therese's card, I thought, "why settle for half"? As my dad always said when we brought home a near perfect (or even perfect) test score, "That and better will do!"  I guess I'm a half-full (or better) kind of girl!

BTW - last week's card was voted (by the Muse participants themselves!!) as one of the top 3! Thank you so very, very much!


30 comments:

Hannelie said...

I love your interpretation of the Muse's card!

Lynn said...

Awesome interpretation of the muse card...love those colors!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great interpretation of the challenge! Thanks for the tip on cutting circles! It never worked for me before!!

Happy Dance said...

Oh such a sweet CAS card! Love your take on the "half full". Your dad sounds like mine! This is a full-on-full card, if you ask me. I see a winner here. Bev

Jessi Fogan said...

I was so happy to see you in the top 3 - I absolutely loved your card, and I love this one too!
About the hairy circles....lol...I find this happens more when my B plates are worn. I always blamed it on that.

Bobby said...

And last week's winner was a circle, too. Better give that die a hair cut.

sandie said...

Firstly, congrats on last week your card was adorable and I Love this one. I have to say pretty perfect to me!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you will find yourself in the Top Three again this week, Ardy! Your card is better than half spendid!!

Geri said...

GASP yet again! Second time cleaning my keyboard! Thanks for the tip on getting a perfect fit cut - never would have thought to do that! Love how you have carried the half full concept to the sentiment as well!

Well deserved shout out from the voters at the MUSE blog...the people have spoken.....

Alanna said...

I love this card. Your take on the Muse challenge is just brilliant.

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning card yet again Ardyth! I have a sneaking feeling your card will be in the Top Three again! Love it!

Sarah Gray said...

What a great card - such a clever take on the inspiration card! You have got such a fab CAS style :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Congrats on the top 3 at Muse, Ardyth ... fab choice! I'm with the others, this'll be right up there again this week ... it's a complete stunner! Tip on non-hairy circle cutting ... give your Cricut another try!! lol Anita :)

landerson213 said...

Gorgeous! I love the simplicity, and I'm a huge fan of using negative die cuts. How do you get it to be so perfectly straight? :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

KayM said...

this is absolutely fabulous!! What a clever idea! I love the sentiment cut into the circle!! Very clever and striking!

lostinpaper said...

Fantabulous, as always! I haven't noticed any hairs on my circles... but I'll take a closer look next time lol.
Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us at Muse this week!

Barb said...

love this :)

Lura said...

What a really good idea and as always, great execution!

Gabby said...

Terrific inspired card! Like the colors and the die cut letters. :)

Gabby said...

Fab, creative card! :)

Carole said...

Congratulations...top of the class. Yes that and more. Super card

Terri E. said...

Your graphic card really shines. I adore your blog!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful design Ardyth! love the die cut word and your colorful half circles!

Meg said...

Once again I am wowed with your sophistaicated geometric stylings! This card is gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Love this card. I saw it and had to ignore it to get my Muse card done. LOL!

Neets B said...

What a brilliant interpretation, your cards are always amazing. I know with punches it is recommended to punch through tin foil, perhaps this will sharpen up dies too...or I may be talking complete rubbish! haha :) x

stempelomi said...

stunning card and I love your inspiration!


Hugs,Beate

Susan said...

What an eye catching and clever card. Love it!

Kelly Griglione said...

A classic Ardyth card! This is another one that would be PERFECT to make in different colors for a set. You've already got another full circle after making this one, and your letter dies are probably already taped together, right? Great job keeping them straight. Positive letters are easy to glue on straight, but negatives not as easy.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

this is so neat Ardyth! How I love the green and purple circle on the white base! And what a creative way to do the sentiment!