Friday, 8 February 2013

Muse Challenge #3

 
Hi guys

I've no idea why I'm up so late tonight but I was feeling crafty so decided to have a go at the latest challenge over at the Muse Card Club.  For these challenges we are asked to draw inspiration from a card created by one of the Muse designers.  This week's card is designed by Laurie Willison and after our dull and dreary winter I really love the cheery Spring feel of this card.




The first thing that sprung into my mind was that I wanted to make a gate-fold card. 

I took my inspiration from the panels and the Spring colours.  I wanted to include a Spring floral so I decided to use a tulip stamp.

This is what I came up with...
 
 
 
 

 
 



I used an Impress inkpad in Jet Black to stamp the tulip but decided it would probably be too harsh so this was the second impression I took.  The sentiment was from a clear stamp set so I curved it to follow the contour of the leaf.  The whole card turned out a lot brighter than I intended, but now that I think about it tulips are actually bright yellow not a soft yellow so I've changed my mind and like the final result.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Tall Gate-fold card; Green embossed cardstock from stash (unsure of brand); Kanban 300gsm Brilliant White Cardstock
  • Stamps: Anita's - Tulip (wood mounted); Marion Emberson Designs - It's all in the Words set
  • Ink: Impress - Jet Black, Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with FlexMarkers
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
  • Ribbons and gems from stash

Thanks for visiting, I really to appreciate you taking the time.

Right, I'm off to bed!

Neet x

15 comments:

  1. Great card as always Anita. Love the row of little orange flowers

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  2. So light and pretty Anita! The gatefold is really wonderful!!!

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  3. Adorable creation, love the gate fold!

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  4. Such a charming card... the tulip looks so dreamy.

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  5. I think the tulip has just the right shade of yellow and I can't wait for spring to see them in the garden. I love your card - it cheered a grey winter day.

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the gate fold!!

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  7. The "muses" certainly inspired you to create a stunning, beautiful card! Love the 'spring' colours, and the flowers are absolute day-brighteners and smile-makers. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. THis is a really happy pretty card - I just love it. That tulip is great - has me looking forward to seeing them in May!

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  9. Gorgeous bright card, I love it :) Viv xx

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  10. Hi Anita, I just awarded you with a Leibster Award. Pop by my blog to read all about it. :)

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  11. This is really pretty! I love the fold! And yes, the spring colors are welcoming right now aren't they? I am so ready for summer! Thanks for playing at Muse this week!

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  12. Very pretty card, I love wonderful spring colours.

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  13. Your card is just beautiful! Love the spring colors. Congrats on your Leibster Award from Kristie!

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  14. Gorgeous card Neet, the colours just make you smile! Love the image, so pretty x

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  15. Adorable creation, so light and pretty! Love the color combo.

    Rosi x

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