Monday, February 10, 2014

Muse Challenge #54

I had an immediate reaction to Therese's card at the new Muse challenge when I saw it this morning.  Isn't it amazing?


I love the way Therese used distress inks to watercolor these amazing flowers, and I love the colors she chose.  My mind went immediately to these Memory Box stamps (Gorgeous Bloom and Gorgeous Mini Bloom) that I was given by a sweet friend last year, and stamped a panel of them.  After allowing my ink to dry completely, I took my distress inks and those little finger daubers and colored the panel in.  I then spritzed it with perfect pearl water, and dried it,  and then I lined it with thin strips of Simon's new Green Apple cardstock, and attached it to a white card base.  Then I thought I'd try running the front of the card through the Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder, as the big frothy flowers on it are quite similar.  

Muse #54

And I added a banner with a sentiment from Sending Smiles Messages, and 3 enamel dots.

Thank you, Therese, for your beautiful card!  

30 comments:

  1. Oh my Lin this is lovely; the idea to emboss this card is brilliant. That card took my breath away. Such a lovely way to color these stamps; wow! And that green card is also a stunner. I really enjoyed myself looking at these handmade beauties:)

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  2. Your card is stunning Lin, the overall embossed finish is genius! Thanks for your inspiration, now I've got my thinking cap on as well... had to pin it!

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  3. Gorgeous. Just love this card and the whole concept! I have that embossing folder and will have to try this in some way!

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  4. Well done - you've got the feeling of the Muse, but it's totally you, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

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  5. Beautiful interpretation Lin, love it!!

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  6. What Gorgeous colors Lin! Fabulous cards!

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  7. Gorgeous card Lin, love the embossing on top, Cathy x

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  8. This is one gorgeous card from the colours to the texture, really beautiful Lin!

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  9. Lin this is gorgeous and I can see the muse in your creation. Well done.

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  10. Gorgeous Lin! Love how you took the inspiration but gave it your own spin:)

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  11. I have a feeling you already know how much I love this pink and green beauty! It is so soft and pretty, Lin! And it's the perfect interpretation of Therese's card!

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  12. Love how you took the inspiration and make it your very own Lin's style!! Gorgeous results! I love the embossed details and beautifully shaded colors! Well done, big sis!

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  13. Love how you have the lovely greens just shining throughout!!! Awesome MUSE!

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  14. Love this, Lin! Both your and Therese's cards are stunning. Love the spring colours, texture and bloom stamps - great design!

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  15. stunning card Lin. It looks like a beautiful quilt.

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  16. Oh Lin, this is so pretty! It almost looks 'quilted' - how wonderful, Jo x

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  17. So very pretty! Thanks for joining in with Muse~

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  18. My goodness...this card is beautiful! I love the embossing you added and I am sure it would have Bern wonderful without it too! Lovely.

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  19. What a pretty card! Love the soft shimmering colours, and how clever to run the whole thing through the embossing folder! I think I just may have to try that technique myself :)

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  20. Your card looks amazing - I love the embossed flowers xx

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  21. So pretty! Love how the embossing matches the look of the stamped flowers.

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  22. Hi Lin,
    I was very excited to see you were one of the featured winners with this wonderful card.

    I loved it from the very start and was so pleased to see it was loved by so many others too!!

    Congratulations!

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  23. Congratulations on having your card selected, Lin! It is breathtakingly beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. This is now one of my all time favorite cards….EVER!

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