Saturday, 9 August 2014

Muse Challenge #79 - Happy Birthday to You


Here's my take on this week's Muse challenge where we have a beautiful summery card inspiration from Vicki:


I absolutely love the vibrant red and purple together and I think this technique is really cool. It results in a riot of colour that is absolutely amazing! But (surprise!) I wanted my riot to be a little more 'controlled'. I think that you really can use any technique and still make a clean-feeling card.

I don't really know how Vicki did this with her reinkers (actually, now I hear it was alcohol inks - come on Vicki, do a video!), so I used my Copics. I cut the Memory Box butterfly out of the white panel and popped out all the little bits. I then lifted the wings (this die is still 'stuck' in the centre - it doesn't cut all the way out) and drew the outline on the card base so I would know where to put my coloured dots. I added Stickles to the wings for sparkle and laid the (separately cut) black butterfly body on. The sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this week - the deadline for this challenge is Monday at 8 am EDT. At that time, you can vote for your top 3 favourite cards until Tuesday at 8 am (even if you didn't link up a card).  Results will be posted on Tuesday at noon.

25 comments:

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Ardyth, I love the spots of colour under the wings, looks like a great technique, Cathy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I know every time I turn around I'm telling you that your latest card is my new favorite, but that's your fault, not mine! THIS is my favorite Ardy card!! I'm head over heels in love with this one!! Hugs, Darnell

Neets B said...

Fabulous! Great idea to use copics behind the butterfly. So vibrant against the white. Love it! x

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the way you have used the vibrant colours behind the butterfly,just makes it pop off the card!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the way you have used the vibrant colours behind the butterfly,just makes it pop off the card!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the way you have used the vibrant colours behind the butterfly,just makes it pop off the card!x

sandie said...

You know I saw this card and had to pop by to see how you made it as it just jumps out at you! I thought it was something super complicated, you really do make the most eye popping cards and this technique I have to try...I wonder if it works using vellum...mmmm perhaps that is time for me to try x

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely brilliant Ardyth. Wow.

Lynn said...

Wow! Such a stunning effect Ardyth.

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous! The wing colors are brilliant. And I totally love the sentiment - it's so big and beautiful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

;) - You ROCKED IT!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is the perfect take on Vicky's card! Absolutely love it!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Ardyth! I love how your butterfly turned out. Very pretty!1

KayM said...

WOW!! This is absolutely STUN-NING Ardyth!!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow is right! Love your beautiful card! And the one that inspired it! So fun!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Gorgeous! Love this on the white background and also love the size of your sentiment! Beautiful! Your CAS creations are so inspiring!

Happy Dance said...

Love your take on Vicki's card. Such a clever way to incorporate her bits of color into a CAS card. Really beautiful. Hope you're having a great weekend. Bev

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous take on the Muse card. I love how you CASified the design but still used the same technique.

Jen said...

This is spectacular!

Bonnie said...

Wow! I think this is the most awesome of all your awesome cards, Ardyth! I agree, Vicki needs to give us a tutorial!

shirley-bee said...

Love your pointillist butterfly, Ardyth! And I wasn't surprised to read you wanted a more controlled version ;)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Ardyth, this is soooo gorgeous. I too wondered how Vicki did her background. I liked what I did, but it certainly was not what sir did. lol. I have that butterfly die, so I am going to try it with colics and CASE your gorgeous card. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Have a beautiful day.

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth!

Anita in France said...

Yay for a controlled version, Ardyth ... so striking and stunning! Anita :)

Brenda said...

Oh what a beautiful card Ardyth! I love your take from the inspirational card-which is stunning as well. Very cool look and I love the bright colors in this one. Hugs, Brenda