Thursday, January 31, 2013

Muse Challenge #2

Lately I stumbled upon another new challenge blog called Muse Challenge. I was even more intrigued when I saw this video of my former CAS-ual Fridays team mate Suzanne (who is the latest Muse). I just adore Suzanne and call her "my little friend"! Do check out her lovely blog The Card Yard if you haven't! She has a sweet and elegant style with a CAS vibe!

Here are the simple rules: 
Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse. 
Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions. 
Vote for 3 of your fellow member's submissions that you find inspiring.

After seeing the video and Suzanne's gorgeous card (XOXO), I was inspired!
My flower card.
Thank YOU!
 What was I inspired by?
1. the diecut : Scallop Circle was used for the top part of the card. It is also to simulate the scallop borders of Suzanne's card
2. flower theme 
3. dark background for the flowers

 I was also eager to use my new toys from Simon Says Stamps (Fresh Daisies Craft Dies and Folded Banner Craft Die). And of course, I want to use Leafy Vines for the chalkboard effect. The sentiment is from SRM Stickers. It works seamlessly with the diecut banner!
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The Daisies were first sponged with Distress Inks. And then I brushed the daisies with  Pearlized mixture ( Mandarin Perfect Pearl and water).

Ding---> Not into coloring? You can always use distress inks! Just use part of a sponge and start dabbing away...mixing colors is always fun. Add some shine--voila! 

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Thanks for stopping by!

64 comments:

Greta said...

Love your take on the inspiration card, Virginia! I just found this challenge, too--got my card 1/2 done.

Laura B. said...

Such a pretty take on Suzanne's card! Love how you colored those flowers.

Sally said...

Beautiful card, Virginia. Love the chalkboard effect and the bright, happy daisies! Looks like you had fun with your new supplies!

Barb said...

WOW!! Your interpretation of Suzanne's card is gorgeous, Virginia! I LOVE that you used the chalkboard effect with the Leafy Vines - looks amazing! And your die-cut daisies are colored so beautifully! Nicely done, my friend! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is such an amazing card!! I love your interpretation but own take on the original, *love* those daisies, and such a great banner sentiment too, love the clean feel of he whole card! Perfect!!

pamela said...

Oh wow the flowers are gorgeous and the colors are beautiful!

Chaitali Narla said...

WOW! Thats a stunning card! Love the diecuts, the sentiment and the chalkboard effect! Very beautiful indeed.

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely love your take on Suzanne's card. beautiful color congrats and design. gorgeous work as always, Virginia!! you are an inspiration!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Virginia

Meg said...

I Love this card - the die you used is one of my favourites. Just beautiful.

Kate said...

Oh this is beautiful
Kate xx

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...so delicate and absolutely beautiful.

Jeanette M. said...

Wow, Virginia, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the scalloped top and those flowers are so pretty.

richardbreaks said...

I GASP! I swoon! I must get a drink of water!

Ok, I'm Back! This is soooooooo wonderful!!! I love the shapes, both strong and soft, the colors, both bold and subtle. You AMAZE.

Jackie said...

O.K. where do I start? This is just gorgeous Virginia! The crisp white scalloped edge at the top for a backdrop to your stunning flowers is so effective. The drama of the dark background is well . . . WOW!!! So glad you joined us for this weeks' Muse challenge!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful take on your inspiration, Virginia. I love the scallops, and the flowers really pop! Thanks for the distress ink tip.

judkajudi said...

Perfection!!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,Very pretty...

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE that Flower Card....Just Gorgeous in Every Possible Way!!! xoxo

Lin said...

LOVE this, V! You're off to a great start with your new toys!

Brenda said...

STUNNING!

Annette said...

wow your card is stunning..love how you where inspired..

Marlena M. said...

Virginia, your card is gorgeous! I love everything~the flowers, the colors, the shape~everything! Beautiful interpretation of Suzanne's card~

Betty said...

love how you did the scalloped top for the card - so creative! and those dies are perfect - fantastic!!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Love the scallop border, the flowers and the banner, great job!

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Virginia! The flowers stand out so well against the black and white background.

Miriam Prantner said...

Oh so pretty! I love the soft chalkboard effect and the coloring on the flowers is wonderful!

conil said...

Your card is so well designed. Like the blackboard with the leafy vines, it makes your daisies POP!

Maureen Morton said...

How wonderful to see how you are inspired, since you inspire so many of us. Love your take - that scalloped top is over the top. Loving the great contrast, too.

landerson213 said...

Love this take on the Muse's card! Love the water color feel of the flowers and the chalkboard background AND the shape of the top! So unique. :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Kanan Pandya said...

So beautiful, Virginia. Great details on your card, the background, flowers and the scalloped edge is so perfect, great take on the Muse challenge. :-)

Amy Kolling said...

Wowza!!! This is such a fabulous display of florals......and I love your take on Suzanne's card! Virginia....I'm in love with this card!

Brenda said...

Your card is very impressive Virginia! Love that splash of colour against the black! Superb design!

Laurie said...

Virginia!! Holy cow that is sooo pretty! I love your take on the Muse card!!

Harriet said...

Wow, Virginia, your card is beautiful....thanks for sharing.

Cathy A said...

Virginia, this is such a pretty card, I so want that flower die now!

Sue McRae said...

Love this colour combo and the subtle stamping on the black.

Gillian said...

Very beautiful & striking

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great colors! Lovely

Tasnim said...

your card is So so gorgeous!! Love everything about it! specially the flowers and the awesome black background!

Melissa Shea said...

*thud* totally gorgeous. so elegant and just gorgeous!

LaVon Hall said...

Yes, it looks even more gorgeous on closer inspection! Love it! 5 stars!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Virginia! Wow!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love those daisies! Great take on Suzane's inpiration card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia your card is so gorgeous! I love the black and coral.

sheila said...

this turned out gorgeous Virginia. I love the colors you used and your take of the Suzanne card is wonderful

Claire said...

Just beautiful - so pretty. I feel like I could just pick the daisies off the page and put them in some water!

sandie said...

Virgina, this is darling! I love your take on the muse card-great top and adore the flowers!

Nonni said...

This is stunning, The flowers really pop from the dark background and I love how you've treated the flowers. Beautiful!!!

Janelle said...

I love the flowers! Fresh, elegant and eye-catching! Well done.

Rose said...

beautiful :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Talk about standing out in the thumbnails. Wahooza, Virginia, this is exquisite!!

Patti P. said...

Stunning, love your new toys....that daisy is yummy and loving the bg.

Kelly Griglione said...

Seriously in love here. LOVE that shade of melon, love that you inked it, love the scroll on the chalkboard, love the card shape, love the font. Yep, I think that 'bout covers it!

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning ... love those daisies against the dark background! Anita in France :)

Bonnie said...

These beautiful flowers really pop against the black background! Love the partial scallop circle cut! Awesome card, Virginia!

Barb said...

I know I'm not the only one who thinks it, but I just have to tell you how drop dead gorgeous this is to me! It's so beautiful!!! It reminds me of the peach cosmos plants my great grandmother babied every summer. Love it!

Suzanne said...

CAN YOU FEEL ME HUGGING YOU THROUGH THE COMPUTER? No, nix that. IT'S SQUEEZING! This is so utterly amazing that I don't think there's any way I could have possibly influenced it at all! And I need those flower dies, don't I? Virginia, I am so touched (and honored) that your most crafty self found inspiration in my card, friend! THANK YOU!

ThePurplePlace said...

Awesome card....love that die and think you did a interpretation of the MUSE card! I'm voting for yours!

Good Luck,
Lisa

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful card. I love the dark background & the colours you've chosen for the flowers :)

Jill Norwood said...

I love your card and cast one of my votes for you! I am going to pin it so I can case it someday!
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration on your whole blog!
:) Jill

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you, V, for the Top Three win at MUSE for your amazing card!!

Michelle Lupton said...

Woo Hoo! Top 3!! Well done ;)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Sorry I'm behind on comments...this is amazing!