Sunday, 29 May 2016

MCV46 - Merry Christmas


I love the bold graphic style of the inspiration that Steph, our Guest Muse at MCV has given us:




I am fascinated by how her green panel seems to glow (perfectly appropriate for a 'Shine Bright' card). I guessed which colours she used (and got it wrong! lol!) and tried to get a similar look by sponging the lighter colour in the centre and then the darker one around the edges.

I wanted a bit more red, so I masked and sponged a couple of lines that helped set up my diagonal layout.

I focused on Steph's:
-colours
-technique (green sponged panel)
-use of black silhouette and sentiment
-white border
-of course, the Steph 'signature' - a Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequin with Silver Stickles in the centre.

I used:
-Gina K Mistletoe Memories (retired?)
-MFT Christmas Tree
-Festive Berries, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn distress inks
- MFT Pierced Square die

11 comments:

Jen W. said...

Maybe the wrong colours but you still captured the glow. Love the stripes too!

Marilyn said...

Love your interpretation, and your color blending is perfect.

Lindsey said...

I agree with Jen, you still got the glow! Too bad I'm on a Christmas card (oh wait, I haven't made ANYTHING lately...) break, because yours and Steph's cards are inspiring!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You certainly got it - the bold graphic and the touch of red - those diagonal stripes add some dynamic to your card!

Marianne said...

I already loved the bold and graphic look of Stephanie's card, but you took it even a step further. Love it!
Happy belated birthday, Ardyth!

Maxine D said...

Wow, what a stunner Ardyth - so bright and bold.
Blessings
Maxine

Geri said...

Love, love, love this! Yep - totally bold and graphic!

Isabelle Siry said...

Very nice Xmas card ! I come from Anita's blog and I read what she wrote about your wonderful cards, so I was curious to see.....she was right, your cards are awesome ! Thanks for the inspiration and before leaving...VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
Izzy Scrap

Brawny said...

Fabulous card design. X

Sheila H said...

Fantastic design and great use of color!!

Anita in France said...

Cool and graphic, Ardyth ... with a fabulous glow! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)