Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Muse 18


I'm in stage two of  'empty bin' mode - I got quite a lot of cards finished on the weekend, after meeting up with my friend who basically cleaned me out of all the cards I made during stage one (thank you, my dear friend!!).

I decided to be efficient and make one of the thank you cards my submission for this week's Muse challenge. Here's Marion's beautiful inspiration card:



I focused on the rainbow of colours in the outlined flowers and used one of my old favourites, from Unity, along with a new favourite, the Inkadinkado sentiment. BTW, originally that wooden sentiment had "my way of saying" above the thanks. I popped the stamp into the microwave for 15 seconds, to loosen the glue and then just snipped off the extra words, knowing that I would get so much use from this simple, clean 'thanks'.

25 comments:

Shylaashree said...

simply beautiful

Joyce said...

You have such definitive style. I would have picked this beauty out of a line up as being yours. I love it.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, striking colours :) Cathy x

Lynn said...

Love the gorgeous bold colors Ardyth!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card Ardyth, love t he bright coloured flowers!

Mrs Harry said...

Fab, fab, fab! This is deceptively simple but the colouring and the composition is just brilliant. I learn so much from you every day Ardyth, thanks for sharing your talent.

Happy Dance said...

*Happy Sigh* This is just plain old fun! It makes me smile just looking at it. Love the flowers, and their colors. Great tip too for separating rubber stamps from their blocks. You are so darn clever!! I love this card, Ardyth. Bev

MaryH said...

Loved your clean take on the inspiration card. So bright & cheery, and thanks for the tip on changing out a sentiment stamp to get more use from it. I'm always timid about doing this on wooden stamps. Thought I had joined here as a follower, didn't see 'me', so I just signed on again!!! Have you bookmarked so I can get back to you again, plus put your site link in my database of followers! Sorry I haven't been back to visit sooner...that will change. TFS & Hugs

Tanis Scott said...

I totally knew this was yours when I saw the thumbnail without looking at the name! Very cute and colorful.

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a bright and happy Thank You-and what a clever tip for removing the stamps-i will remember that ! Nessa xx

Lesley said...

Love! The bright colours are awesome Ardyth!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Oooh, Ardyth gorgeous, brilliant, vibrant colours on such a happy card ... amazing shading! Hope you've come down out of orbit, my friend, after that shock entry of mine yesterday! Anita :)

Geri said...

Brave lady....slicing and dicing up your stamps. Great idea though - a simple "Thanks" stamp is so much more versatile.

Awesome job shading the petals - the highlights look great! Beautiful colors :)

Kim Heggins said...

Ardyth, this is so pretty! So bright and so fun and so perfect for a sweet thank you!

Karen said...

love it...so bright and happy...

cm said...

I'm continually in awe of how you take any challenge and "Ardyth-ize" it into something absolutely fabulous! Bright, bold, pretty - perfect 'thanks' indeed!
c

Jen said...

Love this! The flowers are so bright and happy!

Gillian R said...

Fabulous and bright, very Ardyth!

Brenda said...

This is STUNNING! Love those bright flowers!

karen m said...

I just love your card with all the bright happy flowers xx

Marion said...

I love your card Ardyth!

Linda said...

Such a lovely CAS card.

Neets B said...

Such a striking card and so you. I love how you make such CAS designs that never fail to catch you eye. Fabulous :)

Jenny said...

It's bold and beautiful Ardyth.. love the shading on the flowers to make them 3D
Jenny x

Greta said...

Wowzer! You always have the neatest cards inspired by the Muse artist--something that never entered my mind. Love it!