Friday, 15 May 2015

Muse 117 Times 2


This is my first card for this week's Muse challenge, where DT Member Michele has provided us with this sophisticated inspiration:

I focused on the colour scheme, the metallic die cut, the window and the scripty sentiment. I love how the pop of silver (from my Memory Box flower die and a Michael's bling centre) brightens up the monochrome grey card. I used an Essentials in Ink sentiment.



My second card is quite different - I reversed the solid and patterned areas using an Altenew flower to create my background pattern. I layered a large vellum circle and a smaller black circle under my Papertrey die cut. I was also inspired by this card by Sarah at Make the Day Special.


13 comments:

Geri said...

I'm amazed at how effectively a simple silver diecut flower can light up a grey panel! Love the pop of black in the sentiment!

Your second card - Oh. My. Goodness. The velum overlay is brilliant! It's cool how you have somewhat 'duplicated' the stamped flower images in the design of your card - the black circle being the center of the flower, the velum being the second row of petals and the stamped images being the final layer.

Paru Mahtani said...

Oh just beautiful! Both your cards!!! I can feel inspiration coming on!!!!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love. The touch of the vellum on the second card is awesome.

Pam said...

These are gorgeous! So inspiring.

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh WOW! These are amazing, Ardyth! LOVE them!

I Card Everyone said...

Ardyth you have done such a fabulous job making my Muse card your very own! I just LOve the second one - ingenious!
=] Michele

Brenda said...

I love both of your cards Ardyth! The first one is fabulous and a great take on Michele's lovely card! I love the second one because you made your background, loving that flower stamp! Hugs, Brenda

Cindy H. said...

Your cards are really elegant! Love!

Loli said...

Hola Ardyth, what clever and elegant cards!, gorgeous!!! simply perfect.
A warm hug from Palma

Anita in France said...

Love that tilth flower in silver, Ardyth ... so delicate against the grey! Your second card ... wow ... striking, bold and fabulous! Bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

That die cut flower really calls attention to itself, Ardyth. Stunning. Love the black and white stamping on the other card.

Gerrina said...

Such a great take on this challenge! Enjoy the sunday!

Karen Mead said...

Two stunning cards Ardyth and I love them both! Xx