Thursday, 21 January 2016

Muse 149 - Happy Birthday


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Tracey has provided us with a lovely floral inspiration:


I focused on Tracey's:
-colour scheme (combined the orange and yellow!)
-use of solid floral stamps
-swoopy green stem
-black sentiment
-stitched border on her white panel

I used:
-Stampin' Up Bodacious Blooms (retired) for the stem (PTI New Leaf)
-Impress 6 petal daisy (MFT Razzleberry)
-Papertrey sentiment (Versafine Onyx)
-MFT diagonal stitched square die

All of the stamps are old favourites of mine. I have determined that I really should be focusing on developing my skill and style rather than constantly buying new product (as fun as that is!). I can tell you that the Canadian/US foreign exchange rate (worst in 13 years!) is really going to help me with this!




24 comments:

TK said...

Very pretty design, wonderful flower! I love the colors that Tracey chose, and your "rendition" is wonderful.

Maxine D said...

What an amazing CASE Ardyth - love this stunner.
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn said...

Perfection. That is all...perfection :)!

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty, Ardyth!

Jen W. said...

Love this! That stem is fabulous and the big yellow enamel dot is awesome!

Someone else was commenting on the exchange rate recently. I've put myself on a year long shopping ban. The amount of stuff in my craft room is ridiculous, especially how much of it is NBUS. I am determined to try and make use of everything at least once!

Julia Aston said...

what a great CAS design! a lovely inspired card!

I Card Everyone said...

Swoopy green stem draws me right in, Ardyth!
=]

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful Ardyth! Clean, bright and happy card. Great take on Tracey's inspiration card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth this is just so gorgeous! I love how you were inspired and your solid bloom is perfection. We need to support each other and not buy when the dollar is so poor! We can do it!

Jenni's Jems said...

Just knew you would make a stunner this week and you proved me right...love it !!!x

Jenni's Jems said...

Just knew you would make a stunner this week and you proved me right...love it !!!x

Lindsey said...

This is such a bright and graphic take on Tracey's card! Such perfect stamping.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love how your old tried and true stamps starred in this brilliant card, Ardy! It's like they were waiting for this day!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

You seem to have a stamp for everything so I can't imagine you needing more, Ardyth. I struggle to find something I have to make cards with a sketch or photo inspiration. Your old favorites were perfect for a take on Tracey's card.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Ardyth!!!! Simply beautiful!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Geri said...

AH-MAZ-ING!!! The colors are fabulous but the bold design elements steal the show!

Linda said...

You are so amazing with CAS cards. Beautiful.

Lisa said...

Pretty card Ardyth!!

Marilyn said...

Just LOVE your card! Always appreciate your inspirations.

Karen Mead said...

Stunning card Ardyth...and I love your gorgeous flower xx

shirley-bee said...

Very stylish, and a great take on Tracey's sketch! Love the juicy colours. Good luck with the spending ban - poor exchange rates are always a good deterrent.

Anita in France said...

So fresh and zesty, Ardyth ... a breath of spring! Looking forward to seeing what you find in your stash!! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Sherrie M. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Ardyth! The bold color, flower, and border are all perfect!

foleysfriend said...

Love your card, Ardyth. I love your interpretations of the MUSE cards. Often, your approach is something that I never would have thought of - only wish I had. Thank you for sharing your vision, style and creativity.

Thank you for the inspiration and reminder to use my existing stash of supplies, instead of reaching for my credit card and purchasing items with an unreasonable exchange rate. If YOU can do it, I certainly can try too - right?