Monday 17 August 2015

Muse #129 - Thanks Touched with Gold

Good afternooon, Crafters

Mondays mark a new challenge over at Muse and I'm happy to be your muse for this week.

The idea at Muse is to use the Designer's card as the inspiration for your creation.  You can interpret it as you wish; using the colours, layout, techniques, etc.  You can find out more about the challenge guidelines here.

So, without further ado, here's my card...

On a white cardstock panel I inked through a stencil with Distress Inks.  I then stamped with a dots stamp in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold.  I stamped the leaf also in VersaMark onto some clear vellum, heat embossed in gold and die cut with the co-ordinating die.  Next I die cut the 'thanks' from black cardstock.  The vellum leaf was adhered with a glue dot and the thanks die cut adhered over it.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam strips.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Dutch Doobadoo - Fabric
  • Ink: Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon; VersaMark
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents; Stampin' Up - Gorgeous Grunge
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents; Paper Smooches - Thanks
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich

Challenge entries:

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #137 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Talking Texture
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #37 - 'Friendship is Golden'
Stamping Sensations - August Challenge - Anything Goes with a stamp and a die
House of Cards - August Challenge - Metallics

Phew, I didn't make this card with a challenge in mind so I think I've done pretty well to combine all those! :)

I've combined quite a few techniques on this card to hopefully give you some inspiration - stencilling, stamping, embossing, die cuts, vellum and metallics.  Or you could choose the layout or colours to inspire you.  It's always so great to see how the participants interpret one card to come up with so many wonderful creations.  I can't wait to see the gallery.

Thanks as always for popping by x


  1. Call me "inspired" by this stunning beauty, Anita! The blues/greens paired with gold: yummy! Love this!

  2. Anita this is fantastic!!! Oh! the challenge of blending for me! But I will try!
    =] Michele

  3. The perfect touch of gold Anita! Gorgeous inspiration :)

  4. Just love your colour combination on this card. The gold leaf - Vellum is just perfect. A real creative and stunning card x I do so enjoy popping by your blog for inspiration x

  5. Yummy, scrumptious and inspirational as ever Anita ... I need to join in!!!!
    Sarah x

  6. just perfect Anita.Adore the touches of gold and the colour combo, great to see you at at TO x

  7. So pretty! I like the gold splatter on the minty blue stenciling :)

  8. I LOVE this fabulous card, Anita! The turquoise and gold are just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Wowzer--what a unique & beautiful card! Haven't played at Muse for awhile, but just may have to this week!

  10. Love this delicate stencilled background with the gold vellum leaf - very elegant! Great to see you at Time Out, Anita :)

  11. Ooohh this is so pretty!! Love the gold with the stencil colour and white, one of my favourite combo's. Will certainly have to play along with Muse this week and I'm so glad you entered this with our TIME OUT challenge, its perfect!

  12. Loving all the gold and your beautiful stenciling, Anita! Can't wait to give this a try :)

  13. B e a u t i f u l ! ! ! ! Congrats on being this week's MUSE! Love your work!

  14. Just WOW!!! It looks stunning! I love this fading blue shades and golden leaf! You card looks really amazin! Thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck!

  15. What a gorgeous CAS card! I love the gold splatters. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!

  16. Amazing card....just love it and can't wait to play along.

  17. This is such a beautiful card! The gorgeous blended colours with the elegant gold makes it a real standout. Have just come across you blog & your work is really lovely, new follower.

  18. I just love your beautiful card, very inspiring. Karen x

  19. Stunning card, Neets, thank you for playing with Simply Create Too. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

    Love and hugs

  20. Gorgeous card with the splash of gold! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  21. Love, love this!
    Love the idea of the gold sparkly embossed layer over the stencilled section, and the gold leaf looks fab. Great card
    Thanks for sharing it with The Daring Cardmakers

  22. Rather belatedly as only just back from holiday, but didn't want to miss thanking you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  23. That touch of gold is just amazing! It really makes your card look so elegant and lovely! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC DT

  24. Such a beautiful card Neets, I love everything about this card, the very pretty inkiness and texture. Thank you so much for entering our August Metallic Challenge. I hope we see you again for the September challenge, I have a Followers candy on my blog if you are interested? Karen P (DT House of Cards).


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