Sunday, July 19, 2015

Big Bloom Birthday....Muse #124

Hello!

We're back from a week-long road trip and before we head off again (very soon), I *had* to squeeze in a card for Muse #124, where Ardyth dazzled us with this smile-making field of sweet daisies.  Way toooo darling!


Not crafting for several days sees me feeling rather rusty, but Ardyth certainly sparked design-inspiration, as well as sending me a-rummaging through my Paper Smooches collection that really does deserve much more TLC!  I found a rarely used Big Bloom die, a Reflections set and a Sentiment Sampler...put them all together and the result looks rather like this....


From Ardyth's card I drew the colours, the 'technique' - the flower elements are all sponged with Distress Inks - and, obviously, the floral image.

Squeaking in last minute, so I won't chit-chat this time...

I'm still in the  midst of catching up with comments on the awesome cards appearing in my Feedly, so stay tuned...you're definitely on my list, my dear, wonderful and oh-so-patient friends!

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


22 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Carol ~ Welcome home! I love your take on Ardyth's card! Great idea to use the negative space on your die for added color and of course the PS whimsical sentiment is sheer perfection :)
No need to worry about commenting...just enjoy the weather, the road trips and your sweetie...we'll see you when you have a chance!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally gorgeous!!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie I just love the colours so summery hugs Pops x

Ardyth said...

I love this creative take on my Muse! That layered blossom is fun - using both the negative and positive is a great idea! So glad you joined us this week!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful take on those adorable daisies! You made excellent use of your dies, Carol. The colors are perfect for summer and the design elicits a happy smile. :)

~amy~ said...

Super fun, love that bloom!

Geri said...

Hey....I have these dies....but never thought to combine them! This is soooooo creative! Fabulous job sponging too! I really, REALLY like the softly stamped leaves too.

KayM said...

Oh your card is darling! Love the flower taking center stage and the soft leaves stamped around it! Very beautiful take on Ardyth's cute card! ((Hugs my friend!))

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Carol ... lovely layers and wonderful sponging ... a gorgeous bloom amid the delicate leaves! Hugs, Anita :)

Shelly said...

Super sweet! Love the pop of colors!

Kim Heggins said...

This is simply fabulous Carol...Love the retro look of your flower, so much fun.

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty card for the Muse! Love the subtle, stamped branches!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a wonderful take on the Muse. A closeup of one of those fabulous little cone flowers. What a wonderful perspective. I love it.

Bobby said...

I love the layered flower with the subtle green leaves, Carol.

Marisa said...

Great use of the negative space and love the added leaves. Great take on the inspiration card.

Joyce said...

Love your card--the colors are so very pretty when toned down, and your die cut flower is wonderful--love how you've got different things going on in the layers. And, those subtle leaves really complete the picture. I have been trying to figure out how to reach you. Can you please send me your email address--joyce dot mehrberg at gmail dot com.

Kylie said...

I wish my mojo kicked in as brilliantly as yours does after not creating for a few days! Your card is so beautiful - I've missed seeing all of your wonderful creations. I love the soft colours and those beautiful pale green leaves finish of the flower so perfectly.

Shona Chambers said...

Yay you digging into your PS collection. This looks so good and love the soft green stamped leaves on the side. I too am rather behind with all my emails too and I'm gradually catching up. So glad I didn't miss this one!

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hello dear Carol!
Thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging words ♥ You're the best :-)
I will contact you in a few days, I'm pretty busy at the moment at work.
Your card with the daisies ist just adorable! Love it!
Hava a great day and greetings from sunny Switzerland
Marlene

Deepti said...

This is such a creative take on the Muse, Love the unique design and layered flower :)

Taunya Butler said...

Love the unique and cool way you layered that flower! It turned out so fantastic and your card is such an excellent take on Ardyth's card! When you create you delight others and I am thoroughly delighted with This card that features one of my favorite color schemes and a fave flower. But most of all, I totally love it because YOU are my fave!!!

Greta said...

Love the look of this card, Carol--beautiful!