Back from the weekend's worth of bike races....tired (up at 5:30 both mornings to be at the sign on/start lines well in advance...) but so glad the event was a success! A week to recuperate and back at 'er next Sunday. This time, my husband will be racing...and I'm the chief official. He'd best be on his best behaviour *girn*
My card, made last Friday before we left, is inspired by two challenges. First is CASology Week #201~Sunshine
The second - and yes, I'm stretching the connections, as usual...is Muse Challenge #169, where our sweet Michele Ferguson is biding farewell as a member of the DT. I'm sad...very sad...that she's leaving, as she has been a marvelous source of inspiration, however...she can't go far! I know where to find her!
Michele shared this card as her muse for this week
which, in turn, was a case of her first Muse card, below. She accentuated the negative and positive possibilities of dies...
sooooooo...that's what I decided to do. I drew my colour inspiration from her original card (isn't that a darling little heart) and from the second, focused on one key image and something we can "see through". She went with a heart and vellum envelope in those categories...and I went with...well, let's leave the image to do the talking....
My Michele-inspired Muse design:
NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention at CASology Week 201! THANK YOU so much, Judy!!
NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be selected as a CAS Mix Up June Card Challenge Outstanding Entry. THANK YOU!
NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to be selected as a HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge Favourite! THANK YOU!!!
Told you it was a bit of a stretch but, since vellum and I have 'relationship issues,' I had to come up with something. Michele, you have been a ray of Muse sunshine for me! I'll miss you! Hope my fancy-schmancy sunglasses make YOU smile!
I'm also joining:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge. My glasses = the die cut; the 'sun' is a stamped image (MFT Distress Patterns), and my 'choice' is embossing and water-colouring (Zig markers). I recycled a section of a 'botched up' embossed roses panel, (from my attempts at creating this card) for my jazzy sunglasses, In hindsight, I should have kept all the messed up pieces I've made...snippets come in handy!
Time to help with supper...then off to bed! My Grade 12 students write their Diploma exam in English tomorrow; need to be 'sharp' so I can assure them they'll do just fine....
I'm so glad you spent part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!