Thursday, 20 February 2014

Colourful Muse

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II (PTI); Gingham & Co (WM)
Ink: Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Tangelo (Memento); Soft Pool, Pale Tomato (HA); White (WPlus9)
Dies: Birthday Words, Borders 1 (PS); stars (Provocraft)
I've had lots of fun this week playing with my new stash.  I was recently lucky enough to win a $50 Simon Says Stamp voucher on the Wednesday Challenge blog, & my haul arrived on Tuesday.  Invested almost all of it in dies, which I seem to be gravitating more towards lately - I have far too many 'must have' stamps that haven't yet seen ink...  Absolutely love the latest offerings from Paper Smooches.  I'm sure I'll be going back for more. 
I stamped the white spots first & had to wait a while for them to dry.  I have quite a collection of white inks, but have found the best to be WPlus9.  Then I cut the piece into curves.  Made a template piece  the right size first & lined it up against one edge using my scoreboard, then it was easy to make sure all the pieces were the same size.  I also numbered them on the back as I cut, to make sure they went back in the same place.  For the colour ink coverage I used the back of a giant gingham stamp.
The sentiment is cut from an old piece of packaging.  I didn't realise it cut into separate pieces, but that worked out really well for fitting it into the curve.
This was inspired mainly by Marion Vagg's fabby Muse card this week:
Linking to:
PTI:  Make It Monday #152: Layering Dye & Pigment Inks
Muse:Muse Challenge #55
Paper Smooches SPARKS: February 16-22 Anything Goes (wk3) challenge


  1. Saw this at Muse. A lovely bright cheerful card. Perfect for a gloomy day. Hugs Wynn x

  2. Beautiful card - I love your curvy design xx

  3. This is fantastic - Bright and beautiful. Great use of designer paper.

  4. This is a GReaT clean and graphic card… I LoVE it! GorGeouS.

  5. Beautiful work! Love the bold and wavy stripes and the polka dots add just the right amount of pattern and texture! I am so glad that you shared this card with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!


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