Saturday, 8 November 2014

MUSE 92 - Joy to the World


Here's my simple card for this week's Muse Challenge, where our inspiration comes from DT member Vicki Dutcher:



I actually made two cards for this. My first one uses two stamps both from Simon Says Stamp - the sentiment and dot. The fun thing about this is how I created my 'world'. It's a modified-Jennifer McGuire technique that Vicki used on her dots to give some 'dimension'.

I stamped the largest dot from "Lots of Dots" in turquoise and then inked it again in green. Before stamping, I used a tissue to remove some of the green ink from the dot. I tried it a couple of times and found that if I took it off in 3 places near the edge, I ended up with some land-looking forms. I carefully stamped it over the turquoise and voila!

Here's my second card, where I used the un-modified Jennifer McGuire technique for the dots and added vellum as well as snowflakes. (see my new Pierced Circles from MFT that I just HAD to get after seeing them in action at the Lake House?)


I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us at Muse this week! The deadline is Monday morning at 8 am. At that time, you can vote for your 3 favourites (you can choose only 1 or 2 if you want!) until Tuesday morning. Results will be posted on Tuesday at noon.

18 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

You'd be a very rich woman if we paid you for all the neat tips and tricks we learn from you, Ardy! I love both of your cool circle cards, but your "world" is a show-stopper!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

I have to agree with Darnell, just let us know where we need to send the checks to. These are just amazing and I can not wait to give this a try. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. Have fun tomorrow!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I love where you went with this Ardyth.

Rahmat said...

Love both your takes on the Muse! The first one is a CAS beauty!

Lynn said...

Two amazing cards. Love the beauty of the one layer card...the world is perfect.

Vicki Dutcher said...

YEp - what everyone else said :) -- So fabulous the way you think~ Love both these cards!

Brenda said...

I am so loving both of these card Ardyth, but it is the world one that I truly fell in love with!! Simple but speaks volumes! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

These are both amazing! Your world turned out perfectly and I am swooning over your second card!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness x 2, Ardyth, these are both fantastic ... the world one is beyond amazing ... I just love it! Anita :)

Laura B. said...

that first card = perfection

Bobby said...

What a world. It came out great, and the stamp fit it perfectly. I love the background on the second one.

Nora N. said...

WOW!! STUNNING creations! I really like how both came out. So different but oh so lovely!!

Happy Dance said...

Talk about a dynamic duo! Your double-take on Vicki's card...simply and utterly amazing. Two very cool cards. Love this technique, and how your cards are so different from each other. Dang girl...You so rock. Bev

Geri said...

Both cards are fabulously "spot on" terrific. Really love the velum pierced circle and your gorgeous shaded dots!

But your Joy to the World card....a total knockout! The sponged continents are amazing!

icardeveryone01 said...

Both gorgeous... so sorry I won't get the chance to play along this week...=[

Jen W. said...

These are both awesome! I really thought that was an earth stamp that you had artfully smudged! So brilliant!
The second card is so yummy with all those gorgeous layers.

Kim S said...

This is so clean, but makes such a statement!