Monday, August 31, 2015

Feathery Note...MUSE #131 Guest Designer

Hello,

Pumped, stoked and excited beyond belief this last Monday in August to be the Muse #131 Guest Designer this week!  When Ardyth extended  the invitation, I was in a state of shock! Me...a GD at MUSE?  Talk bout feeling honoured and very special!  I'm still walking on air!

Here's my card:


I inked up  my fabulous feather stamps from STAMPlorations, drawing ideas from this amazing Friday Favourites post from uber-talented Cath, over at her new Hip & Hooray blog.  Rather than show you the image, I'll 'tease' you with this link: head over for a visit, drool over the hodge-podge of fabulous inspiration she's shared and, as you scroll, you'll soon discover the print that caught my eye.  Indeed, it caught my eye so much that two more panels are waiting in the wings to be card-ified.

Hopefully, you'll see a few ways to go with this challenge: feathers, colours, the 'line-up' of images or whatever else caught your eye and your imagination.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ardyth and the DT for the opportunity to play at MUSE this week!

Everyone else: see you in the gallery!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,



35 comments:

Ardyth said...

Carol - we're thrilled that you're our Guest Muse this week! Love this feathery inspiration - I've already made two cards!! I'm sure the rest of our players will be inspired as well - I can't wait to see the gallery this week! Thanks so much!

Susanne Vargas said...

Woohoo - so excited that you are the Guest Muse! Congratulations! Your lovely card makes me think I should break out this set again and play with it! Hope I have time this week!

I Card Everyone said...

How did you ever keep this a secret??!!! OH SO LOve your card, and have donned my thinking cap... welcome!!!
=] m

Pam said...

How exciting to be the guest Muse! I have to come up with something now. Love your card!

Joan B said...

wow this card is awesome. need to figure out how you made these feathers!!

sandie said...

How fabulous Carol and well deserved, a huge congrats. Love your card, like the layout and all those colours x

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Carol! I love how you played with color on your feathers, yet kept your design CAS! Putting my thinking cap on so I can play along this week :)

Happy Dance said...

Congrats my friend! Very cool to be the Muse's muse! Love your sweet fluttery, feathery card. And I'll be heading over to Cath's to see your inspiration and hopefully will be playing along this week. WooHoo!!!!!!!! Bev

Shelly said...

Yay for guesting!! Congrats! Your card is sooo sweet! Love those feathers!

Bobby said...

Yay! for you being a guest designer, Carol. You did good in making this colorful, feathery card to inspire us.

Rose said...

Congrats on being guest designer. Absolutely love your multi-coloured feathers!

Pia Larsen said...

First of all, I am not at all surprised they asked you to be their Muse! Carol, you are so good at this and I always love to see what you have created. Congrats! Hugs Pia :)

Shona Chambers said...

Well, you just know I'm going to have to join this one....and I actually have a feather stamp which is another bonus!! Congratulations you 'Muse' you!!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Carol! Couldn't happen to a nicer gal. Great card to start off with. I like the look of the feathers! :)

Angela said...

Congratulations your card is awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on the gig! Isn't it nice to be asked :) -- great card - I adore those feathers~

Jeannie said...

Hi there CM! What a fun card, Congrats on being chosen, and by hopping through your blog I can see why! Thank you SO MUCH for your comment to me on my blog. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to say such kind things and I truly appreciate it. I can't wait to see what you create for one of my challenges, wink, wink....

My Blog Challenge this week is Anything Goes with Green & Gold!
Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Carol, this is absolutely gorgeous. So excited that you were invited to be guest DT. You are on fire lately!!! Thanks for sharing Cath's blog. Just took a spin through it and it is wonderful. Hope you are easing back in to work. I am trying.... xo

Marisa said...

Whoo hoo. Congrats on the GD spot :) Love the multi coloured feathers. Enjoy your last week before the kids arrive and another year begins!

Kim S said...

You most definitely are a muse!! I love your inspiration - your bold colors on those patterned feathers is a fabulous look!

Geri said...

A very, VERY well deserved honor! And...you knocked this gig clean out of the ball park with your feather card! What's that saying about being 'blown over by a feather' ??? Well, it happened to me! AMAZINGLY cool design - love all the white space at the BOTTOM of the card!

Greta said...

Big congrats, Carol! Love your beautiful feathers!

Kim Heggins said...

A big congrats to you Carol...so excited for you and your card is simply amazing. I can't wait to play along!

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! So CAS and i LOVE how you stamped the feathers!! Love the mix of graphic and vintage feel of the patterns on the feathers!!

Karren said...

Congrats on your GD spot. This is a fabulous card with so much interest to inspire us.

Anita in France said...

Yay, congratulations, Carol ... so well deserved, my friend! Your delicate feathers are fabulous ... such a brilliant muse ... need to play along! Hugs, Anita :)

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Carol and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Congratulations on being the Guest Designer for this challenge, your feather images are so beautifully graphic, lovely colors, perfect Muse!
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on the GD spot, Carol!!!! Your feathers are so beautiful in the lovely colours!!!! So delicate and look like they are floating in the air!!! Love the sentiment you choose to go with it!!! Really beautiful!!!!

Ksenija Rizova said...

Great card, so simple and sophisticated simultaneously! Thank you for inspiration, Carol. CASEd your idea of colour selection ;) -Sweet Kobylkin

Pia S said...

Your colorful card with feathers was so much fun to case. And I love seeing all the entries over at muse and how different all the cards look even though we have the same source of inspiration.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Thank you, Carol, for your nice comment to my CASEing of your card. Oak leaves are dear to me also, this is one of the national symbols of Latvia, my Homeland. All kids are playing and crafting with acorns ;)

Joyce said...

Oh, I know I said no comments, but I just have to say a huge congrats for being the MUSE. And, this card is so gorgeous, I know it must have inspired the masses something fierce, and I am only sorry I was not around to make something as well.

Taunya Butler said...

Oh, how I wish I could have gotten it together to play around with you on this!! I am so happy that you were the Muse and only regret my non- participation because this card is stunning and full of color!!

Asha said...

Those feathers are fabulous, Carol! I love how you've got them multi-coloured.
hugs, Asha

Kylie said...

Ahhhhh!! So exciting! Congratulations! I'm not surprised you were selected and the card you have made is the perfect example of WHY you were chosen! Very pretty!