Sunday, 12 January 2014

A new challenge blog, and a favourite!

This is my 2nd post for today - for my Retro Sketches post, click HERE.

The Card Concept is a new challenge blog - and looks like it will be great fun!  I thougth I'd try to combine their first challenge, which is a colour scheme (kraft, pink, espresso and vanilla - and I went with the clean and simple style), with this week's MUSE challenge - which is CASEing a gorgeous, sunny card by Laurie Willison.

I love the smooth image you get with Hero Arts stamps and Shadow Inks.  The pink HA Solid Flower looked a little blotchy to start, but the shadow ink just needs a bit of time to smoothe out perfectly :)   I traced over the sentiment (from Avery Elle) and the faux stitching with my Sakura Gelly Roll glimmer pen for a bit of subtle shimmer.

http://musecardclub.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/muse-challenge-49.htmlhttp://thecardconcept.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/challenge-1-colours-jan-8.html

 Thanks for visiting - I hope you're having a great day :)

14 comments:

  1. wow, this is stunning, luv the stamping, washi tape, and the butterfly..perfect! so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  2. Awesome idea to combine these two challenges, Michelle, and what an excellent card you made for them! I love it! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. Great job combining challenges and a very pretty card!

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  4. This is so gorgeous, love the colours you have used

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  5. Super cute card! Love the different take from the sun inspiration. Rounding the corners of your card is a nice touch.

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  6. Welcome to The Card Concept Challenge Michelle. This is such a sweet card. The stamped and washi taped background is so perfect with the gorgeous stitched butterfly. Love how the sentiment flows through the butterfly.

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  7. Great combination of these challenges - I love how you've used Laurie's layout with the Card Concept colours! Thanks for joining us at Muse and the Card Concept!

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  8. A fabulous card combining both challenges, Michelle! Delightful!!
    c

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  9. Hi Michelle. Great job combining the two challenges. LOVE your beautiful sponged blossom ... and your washi tape is crazy cute! Love pink and brown together - awesome color combo. Loll xx

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  10. Ooooh that is a lovely card!! Love how you combined the two challenges! Thanks so much for joining us for the first challenge at The Card Concept! :)

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  11. This is beautiful Michelle and love the use of the big chrysanthemum stamp as the background. X

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  12. Wow this is so pretty !! I love the washi tapes :)

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  13. Love this, beautifully stamped image and the washi tape is lovely!

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  14. Sweet card! I love the sentiment inside the butterfly!

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