Saturday, July 11, 2015

Muse Card Challenge

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post to share a card I created for this week's Muse Challenge. Joan Bardee shared this beautiful card and envie for our inspiration:


I  love the shiny cherries and how the red pops against the pretty B&W pattern...I also love her envelope :) Here is my take on her card:



I recently bought the new MFT stamps 'Penguins in Paradise', so I stamped and die cut one these adorable penguins and reshaped the sentiment to form a curve to match the banner. I used the Hero Arts Waves background stamp, colored the images with Copics and die cut the panel with Mama Elephant index card die...a touch of WOS on the glass and Glossy Accents on his sunglasses, and that was it for the card :) I stamped the envelope liner with PTI Ahoy stamp set in sea glass ink.

And, just for fun, a few days ago, I created another card with this stamp set (didn't realize I used the same sentiment). 



On this card, I saturated a piece of washcloth with Copic marker E55 and dabbed it on the sand to create some texture, then used my white Pitt artist pen to create waves in the ocean...I think it worked out well :)

Well, that's it for me today ~ Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Have a great weekend!





 

23 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

cute cute card Barb - you should use your little penguins on a Christmas card for Merry Monday challenge where the theme is penguins this week

Karen Mead said...

Your cards are so cute Barb - Love them both xx

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME cards!!

lostinpaper said...

These little fellas are the cutest Barb, your colouring is incredible!

Bobby said...

Those penguins are just darling, Barb.

Hannelie said...

Wow... you even have the matching envelope! This looks great Barb... great take on the Muse this week!

Joan B said...

ooh thanks!!! I'm so honored you were inspired. love the cards, and am partial to the first with that envelope!!

Joyce said...

Both of these cards are really adorable. Love that you made an envelope liner as well.

Greta said...

Love your Muse project, Barb--great take! The scene is adorable!

Julie B said...

Love that cute penguin Barb, a great take especially the coordinated envelope. :)

Lin said...

Love everything about your cherry card, Barb! Maybe because this is the only time of year I get to devour these sweet treats, this really appeals to me! And the envelope adds such a nice extra touch, too!

I Card Everyone said...

Barb these are both adorable... love the H.A. waves!! Wonderful to see in the Muse gallery this week...
=] Michele

Kerry Urbatch said...

Joan's card is such a great layout for inspiration. I love the penguins and how you incorporated the light wavy background.

The Crafty Pink Girl said...

I love all these cards and such lovely bright colours, thanks for the wonderful ideas too.

Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl x

Judy Tuck said...

Love your cool dude penguin card Barb!

cm said...

Oh my...how deliciously darling are these little penguins! Smitten with the penguin tanning on his ice floe, yummy beverage by his side, and the beachy guy...too cute! Way to rock the penguins; way to rock the sentiments! Envelope...need to get my envelope board back to work!
Hugs~c

KayM said...

Awwww I just adore those little MFT penguins!! Both of your cards are SO cute Barb!! The first one is darling with his little drink sitting next to him and the second one is so cute with the little scene you have created! Beautiful work my friend!! Have a happy week! ((Hugs))

Rosemary said...

what a fun set of cards, barb... that little penguin is too cute!

Cat Craig said...

Adorable cards Barb, love the bg in your muse card...such great texture.

Loll said...

Two fabulous cards, Barb. Those adorable penguins really know how to stay cool on a hot day! :) xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb these are both so cute! I just inked that set up last night. Your scenes are excellent!

Anita in France said...

Such cute penguins, Barb ... fabulous colouring and such wonderful summer scenes! Anita :)

Deepti said...

These are so very cute! I love the adorable scene u created for that cute penguin :)