Friday, 10 April 2015

Muse Challenge #112 - Thank you!


This is my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Vicki has provided us with this inspiration:



I can tell you that Vicki's loose, artistic water colouring scared me a little bit at first and I think it may have scared some of you too - not too many cards in the gallery as I post this! But I hope that my card shows that you can make a card that is your own style but still inspired by Vicki's!

I focused on the colours, the pierced circle element, elements of the layout and the scripty sentiment. I decided to only have one black stripe and I decided that rather than dividing the card front top and bottom, I would divide it left to right.

I used a mask of a flower die - sponged once in Salty Ocean then turned and sponged again in Mustard Seed (it blended and turned a bit green!) by Sue Wilson and popped in some orange by using an enamel dot. My scripty Paper Sushi thank you also helps to tie my card back to Vicki's.

So, be brave! Take a shot! The deadline is Monday at 8 am. At that time you can vote (even if you don't link up a card) for your top 3 until Tuesday at 8. The voting results will be posted Tuesday at noon. I hope to see you there!

18 comments:

Claire said...

I wondered how you'd 'stamped' that flower Ardyth - how on earth have you masked it so perfectly?! It looks gorgeous with the contrasting orange dot!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Well, this is brilliant. Perfectly sponged with your chosen colours and I can really see your inspiration from Vicki :)
A beautiful and true Ardyth interpretation.
Can I borrow your eyes for a few minutes?

Deepti said...

Now that's brilliant :) beautiful take !

Bobby said...

You always see just the right elements in an inspiration card to make it in your own graphic style, Ardyth.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Beautiful card Ardyth! I love the boldness you achieved!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow! Love your super clever and fun take on Vicki's card. So striking. X

Lisa Lara said...

W-O-W Ardyth. Love the colors you used and so makes me smile.

Lynn said...

Love how you were inspired Ardyth!

Anita in France said...

Love it, Ardyth ... stunning masking ... and how cool that the Mustard Seed merged with the Salty Ocean, it looks fabulous! Thought you'd used your new MFT colours again! Bisous, Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

It is always so fun to see your take from the Muse card! As usual you never disappoint! Awesome card~

Brenda said...

Wow, love your take on the inspiration card Ardyth! And you have certainly showed that it is possible to have your own style inspired by the inspiration card. Hugs, Brenda

Charlene Mitchell said...

Another very pretty card Ardyth! Also, so glad you posted Vicki's inspiration card. I followed that link, then the link to the store for Small Birds stamp and placed a sizeable order (gave you both credit also!) Thanks for sharing!

Happy Dance said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, Miss Ardyth! After reading your post, I got a ping, and now just have to put it to paper. Will hopefully get to that after dinner. This sweet flower card is gorgeous. Love the half black panel -- it's like two giant stripes. Very cool. Love the orange center too. Just wonderful. Happy weekend. Bev

Geri said...

So cool! Your sponged flower is fabulous! I think your post will encourage more of us to follow bravely in Vicki's shoes! Love the split panel and LOVE the orange enamel dot!

Pam said...

Wow! Masking perfection on your gorgeous flower, Ardyth. Fabulous take on the Muse.

Sheila H said...

Your masking technique is amazing! Great card.

Jenni's Jems said...

Beautifully stamped and another classic Ardyth take on the challenge!x

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...love your beautiful flower!