Friday, 3 February 2017

MCV77 - Joy, Joy, Joy


Have you seen Chriss' amazing, elegant inspiration for the February Muse: ChristmasVisions? Here it is:


I LOVE this type of background. It's harder than it looks to stamp something like this and get it balanced and so pretty!

I focused on Chriss':
-colours
-joy theme
-gold embossing
-winter plants theme

I started by creating a panel of embossed poinsettias, holly and pine branches. I watercoloured with distress inks and then thought about what to do with it - I didn't want to just re-make Chriss' card (well I did, but that's not really the point of this challenge, is it? haha!).  I cut out one Joy and loved how it looked on its own, so I cut 3 more. I sponged the tops of them with Distress Ink and then stacked them all on 3 layers of dark gray, to give a subtle outline using dimension. In the end 4 was too crowded, so I used 3.

I used:
-Poppy Stamps Peaceful Poinsettia
-Essentials by Ellen Holiday Words die

16 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

GORGEOUS card Ardyth!

Lisa Lara said...

Stunning Ardyth. Love these letters!

Geri said...

STUNNING! ELEGANT! BEAUTIFUL!!! I was 100% positive that you used DP! Love how you 'reversed' Chriss' design by putting the pattern on the letters versus the background! Gorgeous, subtle blue shading!

Shelly said...

Oh my, this is stunning!! Love!

Mac Mable said...

Amazing and wonderful. Love what you've done on your card and fabulous take on the MUSE card x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow! Elegant and stunning! ❤

Angela said...

Just an FYI- I think the Muse Christmas card is actually one whole background stamp from Hero Arts. Isn't it stunning? Your card is beautiful as well! I look forward to seeing your posts each night!

Maxine D said...

what a fabulous take on the inspiration card Ardyth - I think I may like it more than the original.
Blessings
Maxine

Bobby said...

Amazing, Ardyth. I love how it looks and it's so you.

Happy Dance said...

The gold embossed leaves, berries, and blooms are beautiful. Love the blue you've added to each of the "joys," too. I think the green panel really makes all of your elements pop. This is truly beautiful. Love this! Have a good weekend. Bev

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Absolutely stunning! Drool..........

Sheila H said...

Your take on the inspiration is very dynamic. I love the leaves on the letters.

Petra Swart said...

Love your very creative take on the inspiration card, Ardyth!!!! Beautifully done!!!!

Birgit said...

Wow...wonderful! As always!

Eliz Stewart said...

Spectacular! Only word I can think of...just spectacular...

Cindy C. said...

Really bright and pretty! Love it!