Saturday 22 August 2015

MCV16 - Joy

Here's my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where Betty has given us this sparkly, elegant inspiration:

I focused on Betty's:
-colour combination - cream, lime, grey, red, silver and gold
-stitching (I used MFT Blueprints 25)
-elements - glittery silver circle and glittery gold heart. Mine are smaller.
-theme - Joy (thanks to Janet for reminding me that this is a W Plus 9 die).

I CAS-ified it by:
-leaving a bigger border around the focal panel
-reducing the size of the circle and heart
-reducing layers (no polka dots)
-increasing the scale (but reducing the number) of stripes
-reducing embellishments (no sequins)

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this week - the deadline is Wednesday at 8 am. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until Thursday at 8 am. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon. Hope to see you there!


  1. I love how festive this is and a classic Ardyth square card! ;)

  2. You always make the prettiest stuff! Love your CAS style!

  3. This is such a clever and stunning take on this weeks challenge,wish I had thought of it hee he.I'm really struggling this week with any challenge but this one has me stumped.....x

  4. Ardyth, here's another card that just Wow's me with your design from the inspiration. (The joy die is from the Seasonal Sentiments Sets at WPlus9)

  5. So darn cute and so gloriously clean & simple! Thanks for sharing your CAS-ified tips :)

  6. This is STUNNING!! I love the way you created the background and the simple use of the glitter paper. Beautiful take on the challenge!!

  7. Another beautiful CAS masterpiece, Ardyth!!!! Love how you've added the sparkle!!!
    Have a great week!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous CAS card, very modern and very striking. Clever take on Betty's card. Loving the colour combination and the scale of the card and layout x

  9. Gorgeous and graphic, Ardyth ... those ribbons of colour behind the rich red 'joy' are fabulous! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

  10. This is fantastic, Ardyth! Wonderful Christmas card!

  11. As always I love seeing how you break down a fussy card and capture the essence of it in a CAS design. You seriously rock at that!


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