Thursday, 3 September 2015

Muse 131 - Thanks


This is the first card I made for this week's Muse challenge, where Guest Muse Carol has given us this inspiration:


To be honest, although I truly was inspired by Carol's feathers, I'm not sure how good an interpretation this is of her card. But I love this new Papertrey Leaf die (I used the smaller one) and I was determined to use it!

I focused on Carol's
-element (I used a leaf instead of a feather, but I think they're similar)
-stitched panel (I used MFT Pierced Square Stax)
-placement of black script sentiment (I used PTI Super Swoosh)

I missed out on the repetition and many of Carols colours, focusing mostly on the autumnal red/yellow/oranges.

Anyway, there's still time for another try, so stay tuned!

19 comments:

Suchi said...

Oh my God Ardyth!! This card is so stunning! LOVE the interpretation @Muse! So beautiful!:)
Suchi xx

Hannelie said...

I think it is perfect!
I have looked at my feather cutting files many times before and thought... leaf... feather... even a tree if you want to!
LOVE this Ardyth!

Jenni's Jems said...

An eyecatchingly beautiful card Ardyth and as Hannilie says a leaf can be interpreted in many ways..... Must get that leaf die!:)x

Lynn said...

Oh I love this...definitely see how you were inspired by the rich colors and the fabulous detail.

Mac Mable said...

Love the interpretation and loving that die! Very clever.

Karen D. said...

love it!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this, Ardyth!

Melissa L. said...

Beautifully done, Ardyth. I really like this a lot. I think that is a lovely interpretation of Carol's card.

I Card Everyone said...

REally lovely, Ardyth...
=]

cm said...

Ardyth, I'm blown away with your interpretation that has me even more excited to welcome that leaf die into my collection! The rich autumnal colours, with the pops of aqua and silver, are so eye-catching! Yes, the verdict is out: I love this card! Thank you!
Hugs~c

Marilyn said...

Brilliant card! You know, some people this CAS is associated with easy but it's not. Well designed CAS cards can take your breath away with their beauty and that is what this one does to me. Well done!

Geri said...

Stunning, graphic, clean, gorgeous colors, bold sentiment...all so nicely anchored with the pierced border! Nice wee splashes of sparkle in the leaf :)

OH Babs said...

I love the card and the bright colors. You probably have sold a few leaf die sets, you did it justice.

Lisa said...

So pretty Ardyth, that's a great leaf die!

Tanis Scott said...

I love your interpretation, and have been thinking about ordering that leaf myself! Keep hoping the exchange rate will improve.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your leaf feather - the rich colors and touch of shine are perfect!

Petra Swart said...

Love that beautiful leaf, with the two tiny bits of sparkle, Ardyth!!! The colours are so lovely and the sentiment really looks great!!! Stunning!!!!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Ardyth ... a work of art in one single, beautiful leaf ... it's just stunning! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Love the bright colors with the black outline, Ardyth. It makes a person say 'Wow!'