Muse #52 (Marion Vagg), The Card Concept #2 (Texture), Color Throwdown #277 (Baked Brown Sugar, Regal Rose, Soft Sky)

Continuing the theme of experimentation from this afternoon, tonight I have a card to share that seems to me to be a departure from my usual style.  Look …

Muse 52, TCC 2, CT 277

See what I mean?   It came about because of the combination of challenges I’m playing along with.  At Muse, Marion has made a lovely dimensional floral card to inspire us (below), at The Card Concept (where I’ve tried out a Clean and Layered style), we’ve to include texture, and both of these fitted beautifully with Color Throwdown, where the soft and feminine shades are baked brown sugar, regal rose and soft sky.

ETA:  I’m also linking up at Winnie & Walter’s Join In To Win, where we’re sharing cards we’ve made with their fabulous first release!

The grid border is self adhesive plasterboard tape, coloured with a Promarker … the idea came from my sweet and awesomely talented friends Bev (at Happy Dance) and Geri (at Manitoba Stamper), who have both used it to brilliant effect.  As we have rolls of the stuff around, I thought I’d do something rather more artistic with it than jointing walls!  I stamped and white embossed the Technique Tuesday flower three times on vellum and coloured the reverse.  The flowers were trimmed out, rolled at the edges and layered together with a brad.  I cut out the frame, ran it through my Cuttlebug and attached a ‘nest’ of crochet cotton for the flower to sit on … the cotton seems to mimic the flowers’ soft edges.  The flowers were popped up on the nest, the frame was popped up on the card base, I stamped the Winnie and Walter sentiment and added a few sequins.   Rather more involved than usual!

I’m delighted to say a warm hello to a new friend and follower, Sharyn from My Crafty Place … when you go for a visit, you’ll find not just amazing cards, but wonderful quilts and yummy recipes … and a fabulous craft room!  Welcome, Sharyn, and thank you  🙂

I do hope you’ve all had a splendid weekend … in this part of the world it’s almost over, so I’ll bid you a very good night!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a delight!  Anita 🙂


Marion’s Lovely Muse Card

30 thoughts on “Muse #52 (Marion Vagg), The Card Concept #2 (Texture), Color Throwdown #277 (Baked Brown Sugar, Regal Rose, Soft Sky)

  1. Ardyth

    Oh wow – love the extended sentiment, the construction material (lol!) and the embroidery floss! So glad you joined us at Muse and the Card Concept!

  2. kimheggins

    Anita…I love it! You look like you are having so much fun experimenting and your grid is so fun and looks fabulous on your card. I agree with Darnell regarding the wins, this is one fabulous card!

  3. Geri G

    ….beyond gorgeous!

    The unexpected combination of plasterboard tape and velum flowers is stunning! Great job incorporating the elements of the three challenges into one card! Beautiful colors, yummy texture & a perfectly CASed design of the MUSE card! Your talent and creativity shine in this card!

    I’m in total agreement with Darnell – the beautiful layered velum flower paired with the crochet cotton nest will definitely be scoring you awards for your ‘win cabinet’.

    Thanks for sharing your card with all of us at the Card Concept Challenge 🙂

  4. hannelie

    I am IN LOVE WITH LOVE…. LOL, see what I did there! 😉
    Soft feminine lovely!
    So glad to see you again!
    Have a great week my friend

  5. Sandie

    This is different but I love what you have done with the flower and twine and what a cool grid base….no cards for 2 weeks and then 2 in a row….you like to keep us on our toes xx

  6. Monika/buzsy

    What a sweet card. Love the layered flower with the thread behind it… the polaroid frame looks fab in pink. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  7. Broni

    You’ve made such a lovely and beautifully detailed card combining all the challenges! I love using the wallboard tape! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

  8. Lindsey L

    I’ll admit, I was a bit surprised this card was yours when I saw it in the link-up, but I love it (like I do all your cards.) 🙂 The layers and textures are fabulous, and such a brilliant idea to color the tape. Several months ago I snatched some of that from my brother-in-law who was working on some project thinking it would be awesome on a card. Now I know that it is…I’ve got to find where I put that!

  9. c

    Anita, this is a stunning card of epidemic proportions! The drywall mesh is brilliant, the embossed frame, oh-so-pretty, and those flowers with their lasso of embroidery thread…swoon! Colours, textures, layers…in LOVE x LOVE with this (and am I right…did *someone* finally get a C plate for her cuttlebug *grin*)

  10. Joyce M.

    This is so very pretty, and yes, a bit of a departure, but let’s just say that you are stretching your wings and broadening your style. I think that is one of the best parts of challenges like Muse, because you get to put a little bit of you and a little bit of someone else’s style together and come up with something new.


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