Friday, 21 August 2015

Muse 129 - Thank you


I'm back! Kate and I went away for a few days this week, to visit family and then to visit friends at their cottage. I was without wifi and unable to craft or post or comment. It was a wonderful little break, but I'm happy to be back in time to play along with this week's Muse Challenge, where Anita has provided us with this inspiration:



I focused on Anita's
-colour scheme (greens and blues with black and gold, with lots of white)
-basic layout
-script sentiment

I changed the squares to circles, and used the biggest image from an old Papertrey set (Dot Spot) inked up in Caribbean Sea Kaleidecolor ink (not sure if you can buy these anymore) and stamped it off the edge of the panel. I used a big, gorgeous sentiment from Mama Elephant Merci. Rather than scattering gold dots over the card, I 'straightened them up' and used a line of gold nail heads from my stash.

I can see that I've fallen behind on commenting on this week's gallery, but I promise to catch up. What I've seen so far is amazing - you guys are always so creative and I (and the whole Design Team) really love to see what you come up with!

Make sure to join us before the deadline on Monday morning at 8 am. At that time you can vote for your 3 favourites until Tuesday morning at 8. Voting results will be posted on Tuesday at noon. Hope to see you there!


27 comments:

Shelly said...

Beautiful, Ardyth!
Happy Friday!

Rose said...

Stunning take on the inspiration! Gorgeous colours & I love the gold nail heads underlining the sentiment.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Total FUN and gorgeous, love the silver bling!!!!! I need to get off my bottom round and join in....lol

Darnell J Knauss said...

Welcome back, Ardy, you were missed! Although your time away - really away - with Kate sounds like bliss! Your DT card is flawless, as always! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Sigh ... one of my favourite sets, Ardyth ... LOVE it in the ombré colours ... so gorgeous! Great to hear you enjoyed your away-from-it-all time ... good to have you back! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the big and bold sentiment and image captures the Muse card perfectly!....amazing what a little break can do :) x

sandie said...

I love this dotty stamp and in the ombré clouds just perfect...at first I thought you had stamped all these! Anita's card was a real inspiration this week and last week I really wanted to join in but life got in the way!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration piece.

Petra Swart said...

This is so beautiful, Ardyth!!!! Love those nail heads and the big and bold sentiment!!!! A lovely card!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous use ofthe colored pad again, beautiful solid stamping

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Welcome back! This is a real beauty. I love the graduated colours and all of the dots! Stamp perfection! Terrific sentiment treatment too :)

Lisa said...

It's nie to unplug now and again, glad you had a good time and glad you're back! PRETTY card! Love the dots and the bold sentiment!

Geri said...

Oh Dang It All....I gave all my brads away!!! They look awesome on this card, especially when the spacing is PERFECT!

Love how you changed the square to a circle and still totally captured the essence of Anita's card. Love the Caribbean Sea ink colors.

Sounds like you had a great little break. It is nice to go away, but always nicer to come back home!

Neets B said...

Glad you had a lovely break and happy you are back and....what a card! I just love how you interpret a card and recreate it to make it so you. I love your ombre circles stamp and that sentiment is yummy. I really must get some nice big sentiments in my stash.
Anita x

Craftychris said...

Such a cool card! xxx

cm said...

Gorgeous! The big bold sentiment sure shines paired with your pretty ombre circle...WOW!
~c

I Card Everyone said...

Oh so loverly, Ardyth!
=]

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful!

Joyce said...

Always love Dot Spot wherever I see it--love your multi color inking and partial stamping. Really adds some drama. Hope you had a nice time away with your daughter.

Olga Bester said...

Love the striking circle effect!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Spectacular and perfect Muse as every Ardyth.
Gorgeous colours, image and love the row of nail heads.
Sarah x

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty. I love that you used a circle stamp for this. I actually have that same Kaildecolor stamp pad and you make me want to dig it out. I love the gold dots lined up at the bottom. Great design.

Mac Mable said...

Loved Anita's inspiration card and love your take on it. I have a couple of the kaleidcolor ink pads and I had forgotten about them, so will have to get them back out, as they do produce gorgeous colours. Love your layout, love the colours and that you've stamped it off the edge of the card. Love it!

Tanis Scott said...

Beautiful! It seems I've been neglecting Dot Spot. I should pull it out make some man-cards!

Jen W. said...

A brilliant stamp to use for the challenge and a good reminder to dig it out. I remember when that was everywhere! :) Love the nailheads too.

Hannelie said...

Everything works on this card... I love it!