Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Muse 60 - Happy Birthday!


I was so excited when Lyndal sent me her card for her week as Guest Muse.



I don't know that we've ever had such a dramatic, atmospheric Muse before. The rich colours broken up by the white trees just really spoke to me and I really can't wait to see where it's going to take all you Muse participants!

Here's where it took me. I glued strips of Night of Navy (yes, it looks black), Brilliant Blue (I'm down to my last few scraps of this old but retired favourite!), Tempting Turquoise, White and Summer Sun to a white card and then used this Papertrey Happy die.  I cut it out a couple more times in navy, so that I could pop it up. I finished the card with a gold-embossed PTI sentiment.

ETA - for Janelle - the glitter is just Stardust stickles carefully applied and 'smooshed' with my finger to take a bit of it off.

I hope you'll find time to play along with us! The deadline is Monday at 8:00 am eastern. Voting starts at that time and goes until Tuesday at 8:00am and results will be posted at noon on Tuesday.

28 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

CAS plus. Score 110 of 100. This really is a happy card for a happy birthday. Love the colors and the sparklies.

cm said...

I second Irish Cherokee: this is an exponentially fabulous take on Lyndal's card. Stunning!
c

Geri said...

Wow - love your interpretation of Lyndal's amazing card! The letters seem to mimic the trunks of the trees perfectly. Love the glitz too!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Fantastic. Those colours are so intense now you've condensed them. Love the glitter too! Jenny

Lyndal said...

So glad to see you were inspired to make your own FABULOUS creation Ardyth! Thanks for having me :)

Gabby said...

Great interpretation of the inspiration card! Love your colors and design and the sparkle. :)

Lynn Mangan said...

Wowzers...such a clever cool interpretation.

Happy Dance said...

You've completely blown me away with this card, my friend! I love how you can take your own flavor from any inspiration. This is beyond fantastic. Totally and completely love this. : ) Bev

Janelle said...

Love this card! will you share how you got the glitter onto the letters, please?

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your description of Lyndal's card - you have definitely captured the mood & colors on your card!

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is stunning! Love those colors and the glittery accent. I also love when my favorite designers post birthday cards on my birthday! Lol! A virtual thank you!

shirley-bee said...

LOVE how you've done the happy!

Jen said...

Such a happy card! I love the stripey effect of the stacked "happy" sentiment.

Sheila H said...

The sparkly Happy with the embossed birthday is a spectacular combination.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...really what else can I say, this is just one amazing card.

Kate said...

This is just stunning Ardyth :) I absolutely love it.
Kate xx

Kim M said...

I just love this! Outstanding take on Lyndal's card! :-)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love it!!!

landerson213 said...

I just LOVE this. The sparklies, the color combination, the stripes on the word die cut, ALL of it is amazing! :)

Lauren

Anita in France said...

Awesome, Ardyth ... and stunning ... I adore the glittery 'Happy' paired with the perfect gold embossing! Anita :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the glitter and embossing. It gives this CAS beauty so much interest and dimension. FABULOUS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent! I love the build up on your letters!

Jenny said...

A drop dead clever take on Lyndal's card, I really love the striped effect :0)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Way to make those colors really pop.

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME!!! That is all.

Joyce said...

This is just fabulous. I love how you did the happy--those colors and stickles really make that word and the card, shine.

Sandi said...

This is so fun!!! Wow!

Jen W. said...

It's like a happy little beach! I love it!