Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thank You Trio ~ Muse Challenge #7

  • Okay class, who needs to add some kraft to their paper collection?  *hand up*
  • Who needs to add big, blossomy, bloomy flower stamps to their stash?  *hand up*
  • Who needs to learn about pigment inks...and dye inks..and chalk inks *enthusiastic raising of hand* and how to use them? *waving hand - already up - wildly"
  • Who needs to add bold sentiments stamps to their shopping list (not wish list, but shopping list) *hand up, hangs head*
  • Who appears to be just a "tad" not-so-well-prepared for tackling the awesome 7th Challenge over at Muse? *slowly raising hand*...but wants to give 'er a try anyway? *jumps up, exclaiming yes, yes and YES!*
Okay, that's my situation a nutshell.  No kraft, no white ink, no bloomy flower stamps, no big sentiments and limited skills at creating 'straight' squares and rectangles.  So, taking on a challenge that...well, challenged my resources (or lack thereof) - I was quite puzzled.  Head-scratching puzzled.  And solving such issues sometimes takes me on interesting turns.  This was one of those turns.

As  gorgeous entry after gorgeous entry appeared at Muse Challenge #7 - with stunning stamped  images, eye-catching sentiments and all around 'creativity - I realized I really needed to step-up-to the plate.  Result:   a trio of 4" x 4" Thank You cards.  Yes, my backgrounds are patterned papers, my sentiments are housed in a die-cut frames/tags, but...I did paper-piece a little 'something' on each card!!  Yayyy... I took the Challenge details - "Be creative and make a card that reflects your own personal style and flair" - to heart.  The bonus take-away:  discovering the "pretty" in some of my neglected patterned papers.  Love Muse Challenges - they take me to such interesting places in my designing, and in my 'collections'...

Here's Laurie's beautiful card:

and here's my trio....
Card #1 

Frame is popped up; flower is paper-pieced

Card #2
Butterfly is paper-pieced with a little blue body pearl

Card #3
Little flower is paper-pieced

And here they are together....

Thank you for stopping by!   Wishing all of you who entered a gi-normous THANK YOU for sharing your artistry with me!  I'm learning so much (really!!).  


landerson213 said...

Omigosh, for "not being prepared" these are all AMAZING! Super pretty cards and great use of your stash! I don't think you need anything new, says the girl who just went to Hobby Lobby this morning, LOL! :)


Greta said...

Lovely soft colors--beautiful cards, Carol! It's good to use what you have!

Shannon J said...

Who needs kraft card stock, white ink, big blossomy flower stamps and bold sentiments when you can make beautiful cards like this without them!! ;) Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS I say! SUCH pretty paper and SUCH pretty results!! Love them, just love them!!!