Friday, 10 June 2016

MCV48 - Peace on Earth

Here's my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions where DT Member Chriss gave us this cool inspiration:

I just think Chriss' penguins are absolutely awesome! And I knew that despite my recent attempts with watercolour, that I was not up to hand drawing and colouring penguins. All my penguin stamps are very whimsical, and I did want to try to achieve a similar feel to Chriss' card so I had to think of something else.

I focused on Chriss'
-watercolour technique. Same background wash technique as for this card.
-grey-ish focal image of a group (stretching too far??)
-red and black sentiment

I used:
-Tim Holtz Tall Trees Pine Stamp
-Papertrey 'Tis the Season Sentiment

I am also linking up to Simon's Wednesday Challenge : For a Guy (featuring Tim Holtz). 


  1. Love your take on the MCV inspiration. The tall greyish trees are just perfect and I love your soft water coloured background.

  2. So pretty, Ardyth, love how the sentiment works with the beautiful trees! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Love those beautiful trees and the very soft watercoloured bg, Ardyth!!! Love how you added the red and the kraft base works perfectly!!! Beautiful!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  4. Love this Ardyth - the colour wash background is wonderful.

  5. Ardyth, You know that I am your biggest fan and your interpretations and CASes are always my favourite subjects. I LOVE this card and how each element is transformed! I have said this before...your visions are extraordinary! Feeling so honoured that you created this card ❤️😘

  6. Awesome take on the photo with the peaceful trees! The sentiment is going to be my go to saying this Christmas! I might even use it for a birthday, lol!

  7. Great job 'thinking of something else'. The trees definitely are an awesome fill-in for the they seem to have a bit of a modern art look!

  8. You most definitely captured the feel of Chriss's penguins with those tall, contemporary trees, Ardyth ... fabulous with the soft background wash ... love the two tone sentiment! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

  9. Love the tall skinny pines, very pretty!!

  10. Hello, Ardythe. This is FABULOUS, and I'm falling in love with your art! I would love to have you share this with us at these two challenge blogs. They're both always Anything Goes, and you can win some awesome prizes at both challenges. I really hope that you will stop by and link up with us.
    Karen Letchworth, Challenge Coordinator
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Love the two colours on the sentiment and you totally captured the feel of Chriss' card!


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