Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Finally, I'm a Muse ing...

Well, I think I'm amusing pretty much all the time, but in this case, I'm getting to play along at the rather new challenge club called Muse.  I have admired Jackie Rockwell's work since I 'found' her, and have paid attention to her philosophy about cardmaking and blogging, and was thrilled when she created Muse. For the first two challenges, I could only look, drool, and dream--no time to play along. Laurie Willison, whom you all know to be another one of the best card makers in blogland, is the guest designer over there this week, and her card is amazing. I worked on a card yesterday and today it lays in the recycle bin. Just couldn't get my mojo going on the colors (blues & whites) that I had chosen. I knew I had some yellowy, greeny, orangey, flowery patterned paper in my stash, so this morning I pulled it out and just like that, a card appeared on my craft table.You'll see it below Laurie's. Muse has some rules, but don't worry if you haven't checked out this challenge; the rules are easy peasy.

1. Use the Muse card as your inspiration, explain your whys and hows, then do the linky thingy
2. Support your fellow Muse members. Leave comments on at least 3 cards (this one is waaay easy)
3. Then at the end of the challenge, vote for 3 of your favs.

Could not be more simple. Do go over and check this challenge club out. Leave a little love to for Jackie and Laurie, and for those cards that have tickled your fancy.
IMG_9768_edited-1  Muse

As I said before, I was inspired by the colors that Laurie used, but make sure you enlarge the photo so you can really see her flowers. Amazing. So onto mine.


Now, in real life, the oranges and yellows are muted and not quite as screamingly bright as they appear in the photo. Dang. I am just going to have to win the lottery, hire a photographer to be at my beck and call for whenever I need photos of my cards. Who's with me on this???!!! So here's what I used. SU white cardstock, scraps of orange, yellow and green from the scrapbox, hence no brand here, Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Queen & Co. Slime Green pearls, Scenic Route patterned paper, and a random brad and random flowers. That's it. Happy Dances everyone.


18 comments:

Hannelie said...

Beautiful Bev!
I agree... I am one of Laurie's biggest admirers!
Hugs
Hannelie

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I ADORE this - I for one wish it was as bright as it is in this photo - so cheery and bold - I am doing a happy dance right now!

Jackie said...

So fresh and bright and yellow pearls are so very pretty! Great card. So glad you could join us at Muse this week!

Gillian said...

What a great cheery card, love the colours

mypapercraftworld said...

The freshness and brightness of these lovely spring colours is fantastic, Bev ... do love the idea of the 'on call' photographer though!

Geri said...

This is gorgeous! Like Ardyth, I'm loving the vibrant colors.You have definitely created a delicious harmony of color!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're very aMUSEing, Bev!! I'm sorry you lost a patient in the CASEing of Laura's card, but the survivor is definitely a beeauuuty!! I happen to love the bright cheerful colors that are on my monitor. You've got a fave from me, if I can only squeeze in a card before it's too late, so I can particulate!

Scrapaddict said...

Very bright and cheery!

Sandy Ang said...

how lovely these colours on your card

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty! Love how you used the inspiration card and the colors!

Kim Heggins said...

Your card is quite lovely. The colors are so bright and cheerful.

Neets B said...

This is so cheerful, the background design is gorgeous. Love it :)

Deanna Jean said...

Such a bright and happy card. Love it.

Patti P. said...

I was by last night and about the time I hit publish my internet went down, wanted to tell you how I love your bright colors and the placement of your flowers. Great job....

maria f. said...

This totally caught my eye because you did your sentiment like Laurie's - which was the design element that caught my eye! And I love the brightness. Are those negative die cuts?

Laurie said...

OH my goodness! Reading your post made me so happy! Thank you so much for your sweet words! :):) I love your card! That background is so fun and I love the bling! Thank you again! Hugs! Thanks for playing at Muse this week too!

Happy Dance said...

Thanks Maria. No negative die cuts on this card...but I might have to try it on the next one! Have a great weekend. Bev

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bev, I love the fun bright colors.