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.  


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:

Stella said...

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:)

Kara said...

pretty!!

Anonymous said...

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!

Barbara said...

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

Ardyth said...

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!

Lisa Elton said...

Beautiful interpretation Lin, love it!!

Cindy C. said...

OMG! I love your take!!

Joni Andaya said...

What Gorgeous colors Lin! Fabulous cards!

Cathy said...

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

Sue McRae said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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

Robin K. said...

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

Barb said...

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!

Virginia L. said...

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!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

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

Sarah G said...

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

Dawn T said...

stunning card Lin. It looks like a beautiful quilt.

Vanessa said...

So so beautiful, Lin!!

Dotty Jo said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

So very pretty! Thanks for joining in with Muse~

Erika said...

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.

jintyoo7 said...

Stunning, Lin :)

Ulrika said...

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 :)

Karen M said...

Your card looks amazing - I love the embossed flowers xx

Lori said...

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

Greta said...

Truly gorgeous card, Lin!

ThePurplePlace said...

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!

Darnell said...

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

Patti said...

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