Sunday, 29 May 2016

MCV46 - Merry Christmas

I love the bold graphic style of the inspiration that Steph, our Guest Muse at MCV has given us:

I am fascinated by how her green panel seems to glow (perfectly appropriate for a 'Shine Bright' card). I guessed which colours she used (and got it wrong! lol!) and tried to get a similar look by sponging the lighter colour in the centre and then the darker one around the edges.

I wanted a bit more red, so I masked and sponged a couple of lines that helped set up my diagonal layout.

I focused on Steph's:
-technique (green sponged panel)
-use of black silhouette and sentiment
-white border
-of course, the Steph 'signature' - a Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequin with Silver Stickles in the centre.

I used:
-Gina K Mistletoe Memories (retired?)
-MFT Christmas Tree
-Festive Berries, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn distress inks
- MFT Pierced Square die


Jen W. said...

Maybe the wrong colours but you still captured the glow. Love the stripes too!

Marilyn said...

Love your interpretation, and your color blending is perfect.

Lindsey said...

I agree with Jen, you still got the glow! Too bad I'm on a Christmas card (oh wait, I haven't made ANYTHING lately...) break, because yours and Steph's cards are inspiring!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You certainly got it - the bold graphic and the touch of red - those diagonal stripes add some dynamic to your card!

Marianne said...

I already loved the bold and graphic look of Stephanie's card, but you took it even a step further. Love it!
Happy belated birthday, Ardyth!

Maxine D said...

Wow, what a stunner Ardyth - so bright and bold.

Geri said...

Love, love, love this! Yep - totally bold and graphic!

Isabelle Siry said...

Very nice Xmas card ! I come from Anita's blog and I read what she wrote about your wonderful cards, so I was curious to see.....she was right, your cards are awesome ! Thanks for the inspiration and before leaving...VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
Izzy Scrap

Brawny said...

Fabulous card design. X

Sheila H said...

Fantastic design and great use of color!!

Anita in France said...

Cool and graphic, Ardyth ... with a fabulous glow! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)