Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Muse 17


This week's Muse inspiration is whimsical and fun - I hope you'll get a chance to play along. Here's Therese's card:



I focused on the fun feeling of the card. I used the same colours, in bolder shades and changed the animal to these adorable birds that I found in the Michael's $1.50 bin the other day. I used horizontal stripes and embossed them for some added dimension. (That's the MFT Grosgrain Ribbon texture plate again - it's so useful!)

29 comments:

Jonathon said...

I love how the grosgrain gives the touch of texture. Great take on the Muse!

Kristie Goulet said...

I could have sworn (didn't) that those strips were actual ribbon. WOW!!! Great take on the Muse!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your take on the Muse! The colors are so striking and the grossgrain adds so much great texture...love the dash of sparkle on the birds, too!

Hannelie said...

This is a fun and happy card! Love the way you were inspired!

Deepti said...

This is soooooooooooo cool, love the bright colors and the birds are awesome

Geri said...

Beautiful, vibrant, fun! I'm sure that your use of that fabulous grossgrain die have shot the sales of same through the roof!!!

Gotta love the $1 bin at Michaels...add a bit of sparkle and shine and the wee birdies are simply stylin'

Tracey McNeely said...

Bold and gorgeous Ardyth!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, I couldn't believe that wasn't actual grosgrain! I love those sweet glittery birdies - what a find!

lostinpaper said...

What a fantabulous card Ardyth, where do I start, those fun glittery birds or the gosgrain 'die' ribbon.... oooooh my want list just got longer I just adore everything about it!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Fabby and fun card Ardyth-love how you have used the ribbons :)
Nessa xx

Bobby said...

Gotta love that grosgrain!! And the little birdies.

mypapercraftworld said...

Fun and bright and shiney, Ardyth, and totally cute ... that little bird is so sparkley sweet! Anita :)

Tanis Scott said...

I really, really, really need to get that texture plate! So fantastic.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute, sparkly birds~ :)

Greta said...

Wow--they do look like strips of grograin ribbon--gotta check that out! LOVE the glittered birdies--totally cute card!

Gabby said...

Terrific card! I agree that your stripes of paper look like grosgrain ribbon. :) The sparkly birds are so cute! :)

Gillian R said...

this is fab, I totally thought it was ribbon!

Jenny said...

You're an expert at this... brilliant take onTherese card!!
I really thought that was grosgrain ribbon...wow!!
Jenny x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is fantastic, Ardy! I'm so torn over that die. I've had it on my wish list since the first time you used it, but then I remember how much grosgrain actual ribbon I have and I hesitate. Aacckk! If nothing else, your use of that die provides wonderful inspiration for ways I can use up my ribbon, so thank you!!

Deborah Frings said...

Lovely! I do like the texture on the ribbon and the sparkle on the birds!

Lindsey said...

Ooh do like this, the colours, birds, glittery shimmer & the grosgrain !

Kim Heggins said...

Wow, this is one amazing card! I love those birds and your bright colors, so fun and festive.

Janelle said...

I also thought the grosgrain was actual ribbon - it looks so real! Your card is striking in its simplicity, Ardyth. The shine on the birds also add that little touch of OOMPH! Nice!

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS card Ardyth - love your glittery birds :)

Harriet Skelly said...

I love those birds Ardyth and that ribbon die is awesome - it looks like real grosgrain!

Lucy said...

Gorgeous bright colours - love the birds!

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Oh gosh, Ardyth. I thought that was grosgrain ribbon! I thought there is no way I could cut ribbon so neatly...but maybe MFT can remedy that- and I am only 45 minutes from the store this week...hmmmm.

Your card is fantastico!

Kelly Griglione said...

It's always a pleasure to see how you translate each element to your own card! Totally fooled on the grosgrain again. The accountant in me is always to happy to see everything precisely laid out ... your spacing is impeccable!

Linda said...

Such a bright, sweet card. Very cute.