Friday, 13 July 2018

Muse 274 - Thank You

I pulled out some new Altenew goodies and my favourite Catherine Pooler inks to make this card for this week's Muse challenge, where Tracey brought us this inspiration:

I focused on Tracey's:
-blue smooshed background
-gold embossing
-black sentiment

Don't you love how this flower almost looks like the ends of a mermaid's tail?

I started by smooshing 4 colours of CP Ink onto my watercolour panel to create a rich blended background.  On another panel, I stamped the flower with Versamark then embossed with gold embossing powder.  I watercoloured it with yellow, orange, red and green CP Inks and used the matching die to cut it out. I used Copics to colour the edges around the flower to match the background.

Here's a close-up so you can see the shimmer:

I used:


Mac Mable said...

Popped in to say..One stunning card. Love the interpretation of the Muse card and yes the flower does look like the tail of the mermaid. Great smooshing and such vibrant and wonderful colours x.

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...just love your gorgeous smooshing!

Aileen said...

Absolutely love how you have done this Ardyth. Looks stunning

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on Tracey's card, Ardyth! Your watercoloring is just beautiful and I love that you chose gold embossing powder for the bloom!

Robyn Oliver said...

A beautiful card Ardyth, you've captured the muse essence with a flower which is simply lovely

Maxine D said...

Wow - what a gorgeous and vibrant card Ardyth!