Monday 4 July 2016

Muse #173 - Just a Note...

Hi there

There's a new challenge just starting over at Muse and, following the recent departure of our wonderful teamie, Michele, we've had a bit of a reshuffle so I'll now be your designer for the first challenge of each month.

The challenge at Muse is to draw any kind of inspiration from the designer's creation each week, so this could be the layout, technique, colours...whatever you like really.  So without further ado, here's my card to hopefully inspire you this week.  I think this is a little different for me, ink blending and stencilling and not much white space.  It's always good to try different styles.

On a white cardstock panel slightly smaller than my card base I began by blending three Distress Inks to create the appearance of a sunset.  I then laid a stencil of stems over the top and blended with a purple, blue and black to create the silhouettes.  I stamped the simple sentiment in the top corner and mounted it onto a dark purple panel before adhering flat to my card base.

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: STAMPlorations - ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes
  • Stamp: S P & Company - Just a Note
  • Coloured Cardstock: Papermania 

Challenge entries:

Just Add Ink - Challenge #318 - Just add 'S' (stencil / silhouettes / sunset)
Virginia's View Challenge #22 - All About Colours

I'd love for you to play along this week and to see your interpretations.

Thanks for visiting, bye for now.


  1. Always good to try out new things and or different styles x Your card is fabulous and so eye catching, love the blending especially the darker colours..fabulous x

  2. Gorgeous card, Anita! Your background is blended beautifully, and I love the Silhouette of pretty!

  3. This is so pretty Anita! Your flowers silhouette is so striking and the colours you've chosen so warm and summery. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  4. This is so striking Anita! I love the sunset blend you created so atmospheric! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. Silhouettes always appeal to me, and this one with your fabulous shading is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. I love sunset silhouettes and this one is a real beauty!

  7. Awesome design! Love it very much. When I first saw your card I was puzzeling how you did the silhouettes. I suspected it must be a die-cut or a stamp. But it's a stencil! So fun!

  8. Gorgeous your beautiful sunset.

  9. Love your card this week Anita - very cool design xx

  10. Your gorgeous card was just the inspiration I needed--thank you!

  11. Love your card this Anita thank you so much for your inspiration .


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