Friday, 1 May 2015

Muse #115 - Thank you


This is my card for this week's Muse challenge, where our guest Muse is Chrissie Stokes. Chrissie has provided us an amazing inspiration card!




I focused on the red, gold and black colour scheme, the dragon fly (mine is from Impression Obsession) and the idea of using a 'technique' for the background. I chose polished stone. An oldie but a goodie! I used drops of Pink Passion and Yoyo Yellow and Delicata Gold reinkers on glossy cardstock. Then I smooshed it around a bit, using a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. Very easy, very pretty and shimmery in real life. The sentiment is a Hero Arts die inlaid into the polished stone panel.


I enjoyed making this so much that I made another with different proportions of the same colours. This time I used Ranger sprays in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed along with a Delicata gold re-inker on glossy cardstock. The reinkers were more vibrant, but this is pretty too! The thank you sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this week - the deadline is Monday morning at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until Tuesday morning at 8. Voting results will be posted on Tuesday at noon.

Also, don't forget to leave a comment on this post at Muse: ChristmasVisions before Saturday morning at 8 am. One lucky commenter will win a stocking stuffer! The winner will be announced Saturday at 9, along with our next DT Member (and another chance to win!)

9 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

Beautiful cards Ardyth,I have never tried this technique but will definitely be giving it a go now!x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Both fantastic Ardyth! You are the queen of MUSE every time! Love your takes on the card. Super ingenious.

Kristie Goulet said...

These are amazing, Ardyth! LOVE the colors.

Chrissie said...

These are just gorgeous Ardyth and I love that wonderful red and gold inkiness!
Chrissie xx

Brenda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Ardyth! I love your take on Chrissie's card. And your second card is amazing as well. Hugs, Brenda

honeybeelane said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous. Super designs and I love the polished stone bg. That's new to me! :) I think I'll try it out.

Marg said...

Love both cards. What a great idea re using Evernote. Must see if I can maybe do this as I lose stamps all the time in my hoard.

Geri said...

REALLY cool inking techniques! I honestly had forgotten all it! Love the gold & red. Gives the card an almost 'Asian' feel, especially with the dragonfly

Anita in France said...

Sorry I'm sooo late coming by, Ardyth ... been missing my dose of awesome inspiration! What a stunner ... not heard of this technique but oh my, what a fantastic effect ... rich and luxurious and so striking! Bisous, Anita :)