Friday, 21 October 2016

MCV67 - Merry Christmas


This week's Muse: ChristmasVisions inspiration comes from Cornelia:




Sometimes, a challenge becomes a real Challenge, doesn't it? This one did for me!

I love Cornelia's geometric, artistic style, but that dark green is really not a colour I love. I don't really do deer. So I was stumped. For a long time!

When this happens, I try to break down the card into its components - colours, shapes, feelings. I look at products I have that may help to create a similar feeling, even if everything is not exactly the same. I minimize or ignore the elements that are not my favourites (or I can't get to work!). Usually I can end up with something that feels like 'me' and I'm happy with it.

I decided to focus on Cornelia's
-triangles and geometry
-colours
-layout
-stars
-white space

I minimized the green and made the brown of the deer into my card base (no deer were harmed in the making of this card! lol!)

I used:
-Simon Says Stamp Lined Tree die
-Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die
-MFT stars die

I can't wait to see how you've all interpreted this one - I always am impressed by your creativity!



13 comments:

  1. Your interpretation is just awesome. The tree sparkles and really catches the eye. Love the gorgeous sentiment!

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  2. First, your card interpretation is spot-on. Second, thank you for sharing your process ... you've stated it very clearly.

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  3. Pretty, your blingy tree! You forgot the deer ;)

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  4. Your card is a close CASE of Cornelia's compared to my in-progress one. ;) What a great way to translate her geometric tree into your own style!

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  5. The way you break down a design amazes me, Ardyth. I need to practice that when I get stumped.

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  6. How gorgeous! Love the glitter all over the tree, Ardyth!

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  7. Wonderfully cool and graphic, Ardyth ... with such delicious shimmer! A fantastic take on Cornelia's card ... loved hearing about how it evolved! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

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  8. What a wonderful glittery tree, love you take on Cornelia's card, fabulous card

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  9. I agree, it was a challenge for me this week too.
    Love how clean and crisp your tree is, even with all that gorgeous glitter.
    xxx

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