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Monday, 21 January 2013

Muse week 1!

Today is the first week of a new challenge called Muse from Jackie. The basic idea is to be inspired by others, to use only what is in your stash and to encourage each other. This week Amy's card here and below, is our inspiration.
Here is my card and below I will share with you where I got my inspiration from:


I was drawn to the impressed centre frame of Amy's card and  immediately thought I could use scoring to replicate this feel. I also liked the use of the stripey paper background. And as I have a stash of un-used patterned paper, this was a great way to use some. The striped paper I have used here is nearly 2 years old and has never been used! And the final thing that inspired me was her big, cheerful flower.
I then drew inspiration for Jen's DT card at Retro Sketches. I love this layout and thought it would work perfectly for my 'Muse' card.
I knew I wanted to use my 'Garden of Life' PTI stamp set, all I needed was colours. And after browsing for a bit found I would have a stab at using the combo this week at ColourQ.

Before I go here is Amy's card:                                                                                



So some scoring, stamping, fussy cutting and embossing (sorry its the linen again!!) and I finished my first 'muse' card inspired from a number of different sources!
Happy Inking x

17 comments:

  1. Great card - I love this sketch design also.

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  2. Great job combining challenges Sandie! I like the rounded corners and the fushia flower peeking out!

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  3. Very cute!! Love all of your little details :)

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  4. I love the touch of gingham paper around the edges of the card...so beautiful along with the subtle texture. Love it!!

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  5. Great job explaining what was insiring. Love getting a peak into how others create. Great job with the Muse challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  6. Excellent card Sandie, love your flowers. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ! How are you feeling these days BTW?

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  7. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing

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  8. Fabulous Sandie! I love the clusters of flowers that make the sentiment strip stand out and the texture too. Vicky x

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  9. Fab scoring Sandie and perfect stamping - a lovely card. - Jacqueline xx

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  10. Another stunner from you, my friend! Love that pop of colour with the blooms. Gorgeous!
    Hope you're keeping warm.
    xxx

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  11. Aww....love your flowers and what a beautiful design. :)

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  12. Your card is so pretty! The masking of the flowers is fabulous! I really love the added texture, too.

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  13. Love that texture and scoring!! So pretty! That grouping of flowers with the stamping and the die cut is super fun! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  14. I LOVE that you stamped some of the flowers in pink....along with the pop of bright yellow. The layout you've used is awesome (I just played along with this challenge as well.....fab sketch) The one touch I really like is the rounded corner....Love it! Thanks for using my card for inspiration!!!

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  15. Great card, Sandie. I too love the rounded corners and the central sentiment strip. It is a card that looks simple but is full of techniques that are well done.

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  16. Ooh! That yellow and pink together is so pretty, Sandie!

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