Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Muse 187 - Thank You


Here's my Muse card for this week! Tracey has given us a clean, fresh, happy inspiration:




I focused on Tracey's:
-floral theme
-rainbow of colours
-layout

Also, my Muse friend, Aileen, has started a new challenge The Flower Challenge. The current challenge is "Anything Goes" and I'm thrilled to link this up there.

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You may have noticed that this is not my usual photo backdrop. I am currently in Minnesota with some stamping friends and did not bring my light box. The fireplace and sun off the lake made a lovely alternative!

I used my MISTI to stamp the flowers several times, starting with the lightest colour, then layering smaller areas with deeper colours. Once I finished all the stamping, I lightly misted the watercolour panel to get the ink to move just a little.

I used:
-Altenew Floral Shadows
-Altenew Bamboo Roses
-Distress Inks

18 comments:

Sheila H said...

I love the angle of the flower panel. Your misted flowers are colorful and so pretty.

TK said...

Lovely card, the watercoloring is perfect! Great backdrop too, I'm kinda partial to fireplaces...

Jen W. said...

So so pretty - such gorgeous colours! Hope you gals have a fantabulous time! :D

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful card, love the softness. Good job :D

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Tracey's Muse card, Ardyth! I love the watercolored effect on these pretty blooms!

Lisa said...

Oh what pretty flowers Ardyth, this is wonderful!

Lindsey said...

These are beautiful watercolour-y flowers! And I agree, not a bad alternate photo background. :)

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful break you are having - stamping with friends!! Bliss. Love your card, and thanks for sharing how you used the MISTI in the making
Blessings
Maxine

nancy littrell said...

I love your stitched angled panel for your beautiful watercolored flowers. So colorful and cheerful. Your bold sentiment is perfect too. TFS Ardyth

Brawny said...

Fabulous cardvx

Lucille K said...

Lovely card, Ardyth. I like the slanted panel with the pretty flowers :)

Bobby said...

I love the loose look of the flowers, Ardyth.

TK said...

Beautiful! Love those watercolored flowers -- I have yet to do one that looks more than a blog...

Karen D. said...

your cards always get my attention...love this and it's pretty colours and great design...
Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge!
hugs,
K

Eliz Stewart said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...love your gorgeous flowers and that technique was so fun to learn.

Aileen Ryan said...

Ardyth, you have so taken off with the watercolour look, it is brilliant. Beautiful card. Aileen DT

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth you are really mastering that technique! That is such a gorgeous gorgeous card!