Monday 2 July 2018

Muse Challenge #273 - Just Because

Hi guys

It's the first Monday of the month which means the designer spot over at Muse for this week is back with me :)

I've created a one layer card to hopefully inspire you this week, using a new to me stamp set from Uniko.  I only recently bought some Distress Oxide inks so getting to grips with those too, trying to find the best cardstock for blending.

Hopefully the soft colours, layout, silhouette, one layer, theme, etc. will give you an inspiration springboard to play along this week.

I started by masking the horizontal strip with post-it notes and then blended three colours of Distress Oxide ink.  I added some water splatters and blotted with a paper towel.  I then removed the masks and stamped the foliage silhouette and sentiment in black.  I'm still learning with Distress Oxides and didn't realise they weren't so good for overstamping so the black ink is a little paler within the blended strip but I quite like it for this design.  To finish I added some tiny trios of Nuvo drops in black.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Uniko - Just Because
  • Accents: Nuvo - Crystal Drops - Ebony Black

Challenge entries:

Just Us Girls - Challenge #447 - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #74 - June Blooms
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting today, I'll be back this evening with information about the new CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers!


  1. Gorgeous card, Anita! Your color palette is beautiful and I love your silhouette! I'm really going to try to play along this week :)

  2. Super design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  3. Such a beautiful CAS design, Anita. Love the color gradation and bold images on the background. Thank you for sharing this with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


  4. Love the colour mix here and I think even though its a little paler where the black overlaps it doesnt matter as it looks beautiful. Love it.

  5. Gorgeous card Neets and use of the distress oxides too

    Thank you for joining our challenge at MAWTT


  6. Simple and so striking. Thanks for joining our Gallery at Just Us Girls this week.

  7. Beautiful inking! Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  8. A very pretty card, Anita :)

  9. Love your card, great way to do a OLC


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