Sunday, April 26, 2015

Muse Card Challenge #114 & Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #17

Hi everyone ~ I have two cards to share for a few challenges. The first is the Muse Card Challenge and this week Marion Vagg has provided us with a card for inspiration. Here is my card:




A rather literal interpretation, but I do love this butterfly die. I used Distress inks for the small panel, and die cut the butterfly from the PTI set 'Life is Beautiful'. I then cut the solid die cut from vellum, and added a few gems and sequins. The card base was embossed with PTI's Linen/Canvas Impression Plate. It's difficult to see the texture (at least on my screen), so here is a close-up:








I'm also playing along with the SSS Flickr Challenge, which is a color challenge. Here is my card: 


 


For this card, I used my SSS Stencil 'Bouquet of Flowers' and Hero Arts Shadow inks. The sentiment is from the SSS/Mama Elephant stamp set 'Summer Garden' and the die cut banner is by Lifestyle Crafts. I am also entering this card into SSS Wednesday Challenge for the theme, Clean & Simple.




That's it for me...Thanks so much for stopping by,










20 comments:

Lin said...

Two pretty cards, Barb! I don't think I've seen that stencil in action before - it makes a lovely card! Thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful spring cards Barb.

Barb said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! I especially love those pretty tulips! Beautiful use of the colors! Thanks so much for playin' in the SSS Flickr challenge! ♥

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous. Both cards are so pretty Barb.

Julie B said...

Loved the Muse card too as I do yours, it deserved a literal interpretation. Love the die cut with the vellum backing, nice touch. :)

Shona Chambers said...

Your Muse card is so gorgeous and totally jumped out at me from the Gallery. Just beautiful!! Love your flower bouquet card too, just pretty colours and love the stencils.

Rosemary said...

what a lovely set of cards, barb!

Deepti said...

These are so pretty, I like the soft inking on ur first cars :)

Joyce said...

Oh, Lisa. Both of these are just gorgeous. I love how you took the Muse card and changed it up a bit with your inking. Wish I had thought of that twist. And, your stenciled card is just beautiful. Love how you masked and got more depth in your flower.

Betty Keefe said...

love both of your cards, Barb - beautiful soft colors and wonderful design!

KayM said...

Oh my goodness! Both of these are so soft, springy and just beautiful!! I simply love that butterfly one with the blended in panel and the second with the stenciled flowers is just so pretty! Thank you sweet friend for the very wonderful comment you left on my blog today! Happy week! ((Hugs))

Heather said...

Both gorgeous cards Barb, a pretty butterfly in the panel...........the stenciled flowers are stunning - so stylish and a fabulous background!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful spring cards, Barb! Love the scale of the butterfly! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

cm said...

Yes, crushing over, smitten by and in love with your first card! The butterfly...oh my! Your second: ever so pretty! Two fabulous delights!
Hugs~c

Cat Craig said...

Lovely lovely spring-y cards Barb. The soft colors are such a delight.

ThePurplePlace said...

TOP # 3! Love it .... you had my vote!

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Barb! Especially love that gorgeous butterfly. xx

Laura B. said...

these are some seriously gorgeous cards, Barb!!! that butterfly one had me scratching my head trying to figure out how you did that....so fabulous!! and your inking is superb on both, too!!

Kelly Latevola said...

That butterfly. Oh Barb, it's beautiful. So soft and such a clever design :) Those tulips are just amazing!

Anita in France said...

Such a soft and pretty bouquet, Barb ... and a gorgeous butterfly ... it's beautiful! Congratulations on your FM spot at Muse with this stunner! Anita :)