Wednesday, 23 January 2013

MUSE1, First Card Do over



This card is for the very first Muse challenge - a new cardmaking club set up by the super-talented Jackie Rockwell.

Here are the simple rules for the MUSE challenge:
  • Use what you have in your stash, don't purchase anything new for your Muse cards .
  • Explain your interpretation of the Muse inspiration card in your post and link back to Muse  
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions 
  • Vote for one of your fellow member's submissions that you find inspiring .

Here's this week's Muse card, by the also-super-talented Amy Kolling.  I focused on the floral image, the large, black sentiment and the side panels. I used a Deadbeat Designs sentiment and Impression Obsession flower, inked with waterbased markers. 





But my card is also a do over of a do over. On this post, I invited you to join me in re-doing your first card. I redid the first card I posted on MASKerade, but not the first card I ever posted (to Splitcoaststampsers) way back in December 2006, after almost a year of cardmaking experience. About a year ago, I made this card for a challenge Amber from Damask Love hosted loosely entitled "What Was I Thinking" (and the inspiration for my blogiversary challenge!):


It was a re-do of my first ever posted (to Splitcoaststampers) card (seriously, what was I thinking?!):



Once you stop laughing , I hope you'll join in the fun! The link is just to the right!

26 comments:

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Ardyth! Love that flower image and the pops of pink on the side!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth! Thank you for sharing your first ever posted card. ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Your card is beautiful Ardyth! I love that flower and the sentiment!

Kelly Griglione said...

Well, OK, that's a little better ... 'cause the first card you blogged about and CASEd was a pretty darn good card!! Love, love, love the line on your flower with the sentiment. Perfect placement!!

Jackie said...

O.K. I'm laughing but not about your card from a long time ago but about how you're telling us not to laugh! LOL! It's fun to see how our card making has changed over time.

Your interpretation of Amy's card is a real CAS BEAUTY Ardyth! The simple lines of the flower are wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Your cardmaking has indeed changed, but not in skill level. Now you're a trend-setter-artist and the stamp companies seem to be racing to catch up.

We're so lucky you Blog because you probably could instead be working for some company that would pay you big bucks to do what you do here everyday.

Hugs,
Bahb

Gillian said...

Fab card Ardyth, I would 't dare laugh at your first card as I just found my one! Eeek will be sharing my CASE of my blogged card.

Debbie said...

Not laughing -- I think we all look back at our early work which looked "so cool" at the time and shake our heads. But I will say that I love how your style has evolved and this newest card is no exception.

Meg said...

What a great card. I am off to splitcoast to see the first card I ever posted - I can't wait to see it!

Kristen said...

I wish my current attempts were as good as these first attempts! Beautiful cards and inspirations!

ThePurplePlace said...

Fabulous card! I spotted it over at the new MUSE challenge and was so excited to see it was by someone I know!!!

It's a wonderful way to make me THINK of Spring instead of the bitter cold we have here today!

:) Hugs,
Lisa

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely stunning Ardyth and such a wonderful interpretation of Amy's card!

sandie said...

great card, love the CAS design and the gorgeous colours. I saw your do -over challenge on Lynn's site, looks fun and I am off to see what I did, gosh I hope I have got better!

Joyce said...

What a pretty card. Your flower is so delicate and whimsical, and I just love that sentiment.

Bonnie said...

I love all of these, Ardyth! Even the first one you posted to SCS. I haven't dared go back to look at my first SCS card.

Terri E. said...

Loving the pop of pink on your card. Great job with the Muse challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy Kolling said...

Ardyth, your post just makes me smile! I too look back at some of my cards and think really??? Your Muse card is a pure beauty. I like how the flower seems to just blend in with your sentiment. Gorgeous!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I got a little lost in all that, but it's not your fault, it's late here. All I know is, I think they are all great, even the very last one which you seem to be making fun of! Listen, compared to the first cards I made more than a decade ago, this looks like a masterpiece to me!!

BTW, awesome take on MUSE, Ardy! So original and so you and so brilliant, unlike some people who ... well, I don't like it when you are self-deprecating, so I won't do it to myself either! xo

mypapercraftworld said...

This Muse card is just lovely ... fresh, happy colours and what a quote! Live, Love, Laugh ... fun, delicate, pretty and the sentiment matches the image perfectly! First ever card ... couldn't help laughing, but only with your comments ... my first ever card ... mmm ... brown paper bag wearing time, I think! Anita :)

Scrapaddict said...

Love your CAS take on Amy's card and the sentiment is just perfect!

cindyleebee said...

Awesome but would I expect anything less from YOU!! Love the bold simplicity of your card. The black really grounds the card that is so pretty that is seems to be floating on the white background;)

CreatErin said...

I got a lugh from your post! Isn't it amazing how much your style can change over the years? Your re-do of the re-do is well done!! *Ü*

shirley-bee said...

I love the flower - it looks hand-drawn but watercoloured at the same time. And it goes so well with that sentiment. I'm off to join the MUSE fun (with hours to spare!).

maria f. said...

Oh man. I've got a blogoversary coming up and some cards photographed similar to yours (on my ironing board). That would be a riot to have a redo.

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB CAS CASE Ardyth - LOVE it!

Jean said...

Love this one ~ the sentiment and flower go perfectly together. I really like how the flower petals fit almost inside the sentiment!