Sunday, April 30, 2017

You are Awesome and A Bit of Paradise....Freshly Made Sketch #285, MUSE Challenge #213

Hello,

Taking a quick break from watching hockey (yes, you read that right; my 'home team' Edmonton Oilers are playing the Anaheim Ducks.  Go Oilers!), to share two cards.  Both were inspired by Freshly Made Sketch #285 (slightly adapted) which may well become my 'go to' layout...love it!

The 'second' phase of inspiration for Card 1, comes from MUSE Challenge #213, where we're drawing inspiration from ultra-talented Kay Miller's gorgeous card here:


Brought out my Your Next Stamp unicorn once again and did my best to mirror the 'subtle' background stamping (Serendipity Stamps, Marble Cells) and bright colours (pinks/purples/coral) from Kay's gem....


After that was done, my eyes landed on my Uniko Paradise set...the first time I've inked up Mr. Toucan.  Didn't do such a great job water-colouring his beak, but...in real life, it looks better...and brighter....


Back to watching the tube....hope you're having a wonderful last day of April!

So glad you dropped by; your visit is both welcomed and deeply appreciated!


15 comments:

  1. One design - two great cards! These are fun.

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  2. These are gorgeous, Carol! Beautiful takes on the challenges!

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  3. Two wonderful cards Carol, that unicorn is wonderful. And as for the Toucan, I think I need to order him, great size. Love the colours used on both cards.

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  4. I don't know that I would have expected you to be a hockey fan, Carol. Love learning a bit more about you. :) How'd your team do? Great, I hope! Onto your cards...which are fabulous, by the way. LOVE the colors in the first one. And the unicorn. Because who doesn't love unicorns? I like the pretty in the circle, too. The toucan looks fabulous...yes even the beak! Your ink blended sun looks wonderful. Thank you for two more beauties!! :) Hugs!

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  5. I love seeing multiple cards with a similar layout - just shows how versatile we can be! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Carol!

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  6. These are both adorable! Love the fun, happy colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  7. I love that we have a good go-to layout for you....those are priceless! Two fabulous cards for sure. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  8. These two cards are over the top great Carol!! I have to say I love this design too!!! : ) and like Ardyth points out, it is amazing the versatility of the same sketch!!

    (((Hugs))) Patti

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  9. Either/Both of these are winners, for sure. Your coloring and the way you've worked that FMS sketch is fabulous. That toucan, especially, is fabulous.... Pretty sure if he ends up in my basket, it will all be your fault...lol!! Two wonderful cards. Chat soon... Bev

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  10. I'm with Bev...two winners here pal! The backgrounds are beautiful. Nice contrast betwixt the two cards ...one bold and bright, the other soft & subtle. Takes real talent to that...and you do "that" VERY WELL!

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  11. You'll do well to make this your go to layout, Carol. Both cards are wonderful with their featured images, well colored with fabulous sentiments.

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  12. A winning design, Carol, and it works wonderfully for male or female cards. (Can't think who these two might be for???) And I love the toucan's watercoloury beak :)

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  13. Two delightful cards! The unicorn is so pretty in the girly colors with the soft background! Perfect for your niece... I think the coloring on the toucan as well as the sponged background are fabulous!

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  14. Oooh, what fun cards!! Loving that toucan!

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  15. Such a sweet unicorn, Carol, her mane is fabulous ... and a fabulous bold toucan, so very handsome! Hugs, Anita :)

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