Friday, June 14, 2013

Muse Challenge #21 + Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Draft

We are officially on summer break, so why don't I have any time to create? This afternoon I managed to squeeze a quick hour in the office and ended up with red inky fingers that look like I was involved in a kitchen accident. 

The first card is inspired by Muse Therese Calvird.

I love the dimension & colors in her flowers, so used that as my starting point. Every now and then I poke around my supplies to refresh my memory and see what is hiding. These Graphic 45 metal flowers were overdue to be used.

These flowers are a dream to shape with the help of my small pliers. I inked them with my alcohol inks, but it might have been less messy to use Copics.

The flowers are held together with brads and sit on a bed of MFT Royal leaves. Echoing Therese's card, a small metal butterfly is lifting off one of the flowers.

For the Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts challenge card I used a couple of the free digital stamps.

The trio of flowers is sized and placed on either side of the "thanks" and a third trio was fussy cut and adhered to the panel.

The panel was trimmed so that a few of the flowers hand over the edge.

One advantage of not having much time is I'm forced to make decisions on color palette & details like which embossing folder to use quickly. More time usually doesn't mean more gets produced!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Those flowers are incredible and I'm so glad they found a home on this beautiful card, reminds me that I need to do a little stash search a bit more often myself. Thanks for the inspriation!

  2. I was just thinking of an idea like this one! This card looks gorgeous.

  3. Jacquie - Incredible cards my dear!!!! We finally are out of school for summer as of 2:10pm today! So happy! Hopefully I will have some extra time to craft and garden now!
    Yeah for alcohol inks as those flowers are stunning! Love how you sized and colored the digital flowers on the second card! Your cards are always so lovely!!!!!
    :) Jill

  4. Your flowers look amazing and both your cards are beautiful xx

  5. The flowers are absolutly stunning!

  6. Beautiful dimension on this card - a wonderfully rich take on this week's Muse! Thanks for playing along!

  7. Both of these cards are absolutely amazing. I love those first flowers--how gorgeous. And, they are beautiful layered over that embossed paper. And, your second card is just so bright, happy and fun. It sounds like you summer is a bit like mine--way less time to craft because the kids are not in school all day.

  8. Love the flowers on the first card. Very cool.

  9. Jacquie,
    I left you some love on my blog.
    Please come and check it out...
    :) Jill

    this post:

    1. I honored Jill - thank you! I'll be posting when I get back home next week instead if trying to figure out how to post from my phone!

  10. Oh goodness - my bold color loving heart skipped a beat at that green beauty. Those are metal flowers - wow.

  11. OHHH! Beautiful cards! I must say that the second one really pops! LOVE the colors! THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts challenge-- hope you play along with our photo inspiration challenge this week <3

    ps... I know I'm a bit late in leaving my comment! Time flies:)


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