Saturday, 13 December 2014

Muse 97 - Sunshine



Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, which is Therese's final challenge with us.
Here's the super-fun card she gave us as inspiration for this week:




I focused on the colours, and tried to use similar elements - a white frame, blue sky, yellow/orange image and elements on the grey card base, as well as the simple black sentiment.

I used a Papertrey frame die, with the centre portion sponged with a variety of blue distress inks. I can not remember where the sun die came from, but I sponged it in yellow and orange, stacked it up and added a little bit of yellow Stickles. I popped all this up over some clouds (also unknown) cut in the same colour as the card base. I finished it with a CASual Fridays sentiment.

I know you all join me in thanking Therese for all her inspiration and hard work for Muse over the last couple of years and also in wishing her all the best in her future endeavours!

The deadline for this week's challenge is Monday at 8 am. Voting will start at that time and continue until Tuesday at 8. Results will be posted at noon on Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

16 comments:

Sheila H said...

Your sun is just spectacular - great sponging. And the gray clouds are a cool backdrop. I love your interpretation of the inspiration photo.

Cindy H. said...

What a fabulous interpretation of that adorable inspiration card!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh Ardyth, this is simply divine. Seriously I am in love... am I allowed to be inspired by your inspired by design? Because I just might have to be!

icardeveryone01 said...

THIS is why I love to follow you, Ardyth... you are truly a Muse! Love your view so much...
=] Michele

Geri said...

This card is ALL. ABOUT. THE. EFFECT! Seriously stunning contrast between the muted shade of the grey and the boldness of the yellow and blue...both sponged to perfection! The yellow stickles - perfect!

lostinpaper said...

Love love love your sunny take on the card. Oh my, I'm really going to miss you guys, did I tell you that you are incredible!!

Cornelia W said...

Such a sunny card - and your usual fantastic CAS take on things - amazing how you do it!

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet and just the right card to put a smile on a sweet friends face.

Brenda said...

Oh Ardyth, I love that pop of color against all that grey!!! What a fun card that is sure to brighten anyone's day!! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Carroll said...

LOVE it, the sun's coloring and the blue background.

Deepti said...

Incredible as always :) love the clever take

Vicki Dutcher said...

I so look forward to your inspired cards off the Muse. This [as usual] is fabulous!!

Angela said...

Oh how rich great looking dichotomy, Ardth!

Nance E Salkeld said...

This is such a perfect card for the Muse! Love it!

Anita in France said...

Your card captures the sentiment so beautifully, Ardyth ... bright sunshine and blue skies shining out from the cloudy grey ... fabulous! Anita :)

Jen W. said...

I think I've said it before but I'll say it again. I love how you are able to break down a design into it's basic elements and then create a completely different card that still has the feel of the original. It's really awesome!