Saturday, 8 August 2015

MCV14, CTS135 - Merry


This week at Muse: ChristmasVisions, Kimberly has provided this really fun, colourful (and multi-themed) inspiration:



There are many ways to go with this, and I wasn't sure at first what I would do, but that situation happens to me all the time. And trust me, it's nothing that a few (hundred?) sheets of white cardstock can't fix! lol! I tried a whole lot of different ideas, but settled with this Simon snowflake frame (one of the ideas was to use 4 of them, one with each colour). In the end, I like the sponged look of the little inlaid background - almost like the glow of Christmas lights! I used a Simon merry die to finish off.

I used the current CAS(E) This Sketch layout:



There are still a few days to play along with us! The deadline is Wednesday at 8 am EDT. At that time you can vote until Thursday morning at 8. Voting results will be posted at noon on Thursday. Hope to see you there!

19 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love the multi sponged background!! WOW! Love where this took you. VERY CAS and classic indeed! Thanks for always being apart of MUSE, so lovely to be inspired by you!

cards said...

The sponged background does look like lights; it's a cool effect especially with the bright white elements.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

Gabby said...

Terrific inspired card! LOVE it! :)

Jenni's Jems said...

What a great idea to blend the colours and the navy makes your square just pop!x

Petra Swart said...

The sponged square looks fantastic with the white and that vibrant blue, Ardyth!!! What a fabulous take on the inspiration card and the sketch!!! Love it!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!

Happy Dance said...

Love this! The white bits really accentuate the beautiful blue. And how sweet is that snowflake die?!! Fantastic Christmas card. Miss you. Bev

Lindsey said...

I love the sponged and inlaid snowflake panel! Gorgeous card, Ardyth.

Hannelie said...

Oh my Ardyth, this makes a beautiful statement... and how good does the sketch works on a a square card!
Thanks for joining Case this sketch!

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous!

Marybeth said...

I love your gorgeous take on the inspiration photo! Love that you went with one after a few hundred sheets of paper :)

Tanis Scott said...

Cool, love how you distilled the 4 colored backgrounds into one little square that packs a lot of punch!

Marilyn said...

Love your card.

Geri said...

My new #1 Fav Ardyth card! The colors behind the snowflake really do resemble the glow of Christmas lights against a dark, night sky!

Lisa said...

Fantastic Ardyth, love it!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Jen W. said...

Brilliant take on the Muse card! Love how you condensed it into that little snowflake panel. And you're right - it totally has the feel of the glow of Christmas lights. So cool!

Anita in France said...

Yep, a definite gorgeous glow of Christmas lights behind that lovely framed snowflake, Ardyth ... it's brilliant! Shared a smile at your few (hundred) sheets of white card stock ... I'm so there at the moment! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I love the look of the "background lights" behind that lovely snowflake cut, Ardyth. You always manage to simplify an inspiration card and make it magnificent.