Friday, June 2, 2017

Muse #218 + FMS #290 + Simon Says Anything Goes

Waiting for a delivery trapped me at home for most of the day. What's a crafty girl to do, but head to her desk and play?

This card is being submitted to the Muse #218 challenge where we are celebrating Ardyth's birthday in style. Instead of giving us a card for inspiration, we were invited to pick any card Ardyth's extensive & fabulous portfolio. My need for a sympathy card sent me right to her Pinterest board and this perfect example.

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Turning the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #290 upside down and flipping it influenced my decision to move the focal to the bottom of the panel. The stamped tree is replaced with a die cut branch placed to allow a few leaves to overhang the popped up panel.

The sentiment from the Altenew Thinking of You was stamped after the masked area was inked with Crushed Olive Distress Ink.

In addition to linking this card to Freshly Made Sketches #290, it is being added to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge where Anything Goes this week.


Happy birthday, Ardyth!

Thanks for stopping by,




  1. Adore the gradient and take on Ardyth's card! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Gorgeous - you chose one of my faves and really did a fantastic job with it! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and for joining my party at Muse!

  3. Your card is so peaceful looking, Jacquie. I may have to "borrow" this inspiration one of these days. Hugs.

  4. A really lovely take on the card, your ink blending looks fantastic !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  5. What a pretty take on Ardyth's card! I want to do something like this next!

  6. Gorgeous take on Ardyth's card, Jacquie! You have really captured her CAS style perfectly...Love this card!

  7. Striking card Jacquie, simple, great contrasting colours and take on Ardyths card

  8. Beautiful card! Your ink blending is perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  9. Simply beautiful, Jacqui ... the gradient blending is fantastic ... such a fabulous colour with the black silhouette overhanging sprig! Anita :)


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