Saturday, 2 March 2013

MUSE #6

Hello!

At last!! MUSE Challenge is into it's 6th week and I finally managed to make a card before deadline! Yay!! :-)

Today is so rainy - dull grey, non-stop rain, water everywhere. I decided to make a card instead of the rest of my usual Saturday activities (other than taking the little one to her gymnastics training). I snuck off to my friend's place this morning to collect my latest Papertrey Ink order. Being Anniversary month, I didn't hold high hopes for speedy delivery (PTI usually takes 3-4 weeks to arrive to us in Brisbane) but this month they exceeded all expectations and the order arrived within two weeks - it's a miracle!!

Here is the first card from the new stamps. Bright and cheery to lighten up my day!
I used PTI Birds & Blooms and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday. Colours are PTI Berry Sorbet, SU! Poppy Parade, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, and Memento Tuxedo Black. Card base is PTI white.

The MUSE card is this one by Deanna Jean (who I happen to admire hugely!). If you want to pin this photo, please follow the link to Deanna's post and pin from there.
 
I had intended to draw a box around my sentiment to the image, but I changed sentiments at the last minute and the line frame just didn't work, so I've used my rhinestones to frame the sentiment instead. I stayed close to Deanna's colour scheme and image/sentiment placement.

While I type this post I am being serenaded by fourth grade violin practice. :-)  It's beautiful to listen to some days.
That high chair is there for a baby doll and baby visitors, not for us! We only have a 10 year old and a 5 year old in this house. ;-)

Thanks for coming to visit.

Michelle
xxx

16 comments:

Barb said...

YUM!! I Adore this card, Michelle! Your wreath is so pretty - in my fave colors too! Beautiful stamping!

Sweet photo of your daughter! :)

Laura B. said...

Beautiful cad! Love how the wreath goes off the card and that sentiment is off the hook! I have to get it!! So nice that your daughter plays the violin!

Greta said...

PTI was really fast this time--still have to make something with my new stuff. Your card is perfect! Love everything about it--great use of the MUSE card!

Joyce said...

So glad you got your stamps so quickly. Same time as me, and I'm in California. I love your take on Deanna's card--that wreath is so pretty, and I like your idea of framing with rhinestones.

Deanna Jean said...

Michelle this is beautiful. Love your take on my card. Thank you so much for the kind words. :)

Cassandra said...

WOW you got stuck into those stamps in pretty quick time. Bet they barely hit your desk before they saw ink. Beautiful take on the Muse.

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Neets B said...

This is beautiful, love the sentiment :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's so great to have you show up in the MUSE line-up, Michelle! You have done a brilliant job of CASEing Deanna's card and showcasing the stamps!!

And your house is mega clean! You could eat off that shiny floor!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hooray for speedy mail! Glad you got, and used, your PTI goodies so quickly. They look great on your card, especially how the wreath goes off the edge slightly. And what a precious picture of your daughter practicing the violin! In 4th grade I was still pretty excited about practicing ... 5th - 12th grades I was NOT : ) Thanks for sharing!

Janelle said...

Your card is delightful with the wreath and sentiment. So delicate and colourful!

sandie said...

Michelle, I love this card. The blossoms are beautiful and the gems positioned perfectly. Such a great take on the Muse card. I thought the photo was a c.d cover at first!

landerson213 said...

Is that the new anniversary set from PTI?! It's gorgeous, and I LOVE what you did with it here! Fabulous card! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Virginia L. said...

Just voted for you! Love this card a lot, Michelle! I miss hearing having my kids practicing piano and cello in the background. They still play, but not so much any more...so ENJOY!

KayM said...

What a beautiful card! I really love that stamp set and plan to get it soon! Love what you've done with it! Your house looks lovely too!

Kara said...

beautiful wreath! love the placement!