Saturday, 25 May 2013

Muse Challenge #18 / Addicated to CAS #13 / Stampendous May 2013

Morning fellow bloggers

I made this card a couple of days ago but this is the first chance I've had to get it posted before the Muse Challenge ends later today.

This week's muse, Marion Vagg, has created a gorgeous bright card, it really stood out when it was initially posted at the beginning of the week.  I wanted to create something similar but wasn't feeling inspired by my floral stamps.  But then I remembered the Pink Petticoat stamps I went in search of recently as they were a free gift with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine (Issue 113 May 2013).  I think its still the current publication so go grab one, there was also a little pack of Pink Petticoat papers as a freebie :)

So, here's what I produced.  I decided to use the bright colours, the flowers and the sunshine yellow border of Marion's card as my inspiration...

I stamped the image in Versamark and embossed using black embossing powder.  I then coloured using Promarkers.  I decided on a square base card and wanted to keep it very CAS.  I think square cards look great with lots of white space.
Materials used:
  • Stamps: Pink Petticoat - Pretty Potties stamps; Wild Rose Studio - Everyday Greetings
  • Ink: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - Stampin' emboss Black
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Premium Cardstock (yellow); Southfield - Premium Pure White Card 200gsm; Card base from stash
I really need to get myself one of those anti-static thingamajigs to stop the embossing powder clinging to other parts of the card.  I used a little brush to remove most of the unwanted bits but some I just couldn't remove without disturbing the main image.  Apart from that, I really like this little card, simple but cheerful :)
Here is Marion's stunning card, fab in so many ways :)
I posted this card very early this morning and wasn't really awake! So, I've since looked through some challenge blogs and am also entering this card for the following:
I'd like to say a massive thank you for voting for my Muse entry last week and for the Honorable Mention, it means so much to know that you like my cards.  Thanks for joining me today and please leave a comment, it really makes me smile to hear what you have to say :)
Have a fab bank holiday weekend whatever you're up to.
Bye for now


  1. Very sweet CAS card, Anita, just beautiful.

  2. Love the colorful image on the white space, Anita. Beautifully CAS!

  3. Love this take on this week's Muse - clearly inspired by Marion, but also clearly your own! Thanks for playing along!

  4. That is the cutest wheelbarrow! Don't worry about the little black bits. They're not noticeable with all the color going on.

  5. What a fabulous, colourful take on the Muse, Anita, love all that glorious white space! Anita :)

  6. Love your card - a square base is perfect with the rounded image!

  7. This is really lovely. Got my vote this week

  8. oh, this is so my vote too!

  9. Fabulous take on the Muse inspiration card! Love it!

  10. Lovely bright card - I bought the magazine for this stamp set but haven't got round to using it yet - your card has inspired me to get it inky!

  11. Hi Anita, your card is gorgeous! I love your colouring. I updated my post to include the ink colours on my card (you're showing as a "no-reply blogger" so I couldn't respond to your question from my email box). Thanks for your lovely comment. :-)

    1. Thanks Michelle. I only have webmail, not email software like Outlook so thats probably why. I ticked the box to receive any further comments by email so probably would have got a reply that way. Thanks for updating your post with the info :) x

  12. Gorgeous card - your wheelbarrow full of flowers is so pretty xx

  13. Hi Anita, (with my ahem, ATCAS hat on now!) your card is so pretty and colourful and great CAS. Thank you for playing along at ATCAS.

  14. Stunning, Anita! Love the wheelbarrow full of flowers and the colours are so bright. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  15. Fabulous Anita! I love that pretty little stamp :)

  16. Great idea to emboss in black first. It looks like it really helped to keep the colors separated nicely with all of the detailed coloring. Such a happy card! Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)

  17. This is such a cute card :), I love the bright colors


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