Muse #108, Hero Arts – Spring, A Blog Named Hero – 11 March, A2Z Scrapbooking – March, SSS Monday – 9 March

Hello my friends!  After a marathon weekend catch up session to enjoy and be inspired by what everyone’s been doing for the last week, I managed to squeeze in a little card making time …

Muse 108, HA Spring, ABNH 11-3, A2Z March, SSSM 9-3I used a Hero Arts stencil and a couple of Distress Inks to sponge the background onto a white card panel, which was then edged with black and adhered to the card base.  A separate panel was stamped randomly with images from Papertrey‘s Doodlie Do and one bloom was coloured with the same Distress Inks as the background … and Wink Of Stella’d.   I split and trimmed the floral panel to size, and used it as a guide to stamp the sentiment (also Doodlie Do) direct onto the stencilling.  The panel was then popped up on foam tape.  It’s a bit busier than my usual style, but I rather like it … and I’ll bet if all the white space was squashed together, it’d make up a good chunk of the card!!

I’m playing along with

Muse … rushing in at the last minute but I really wanted to play … my lovely and ultra talented friend, Michele (I Card Everyone) has made a gorgeous card to inspire us … check it out below … you’ll see what I mean!

Hero Arts Spring Challenge – Nature … I used a Hero Arts stencil rather than a stamp … hope that’s ok … if not, feel free to delete!

A Blog Named Hero – Bright and Bold … it’s a while since I joined in … think sunny yellows count!

A2Z Scrapbooking – Colour It In … again, hope it’s ok to have used a Hero Arts stencil and not a stamp … delete if it’s not!

SSS Monday – B is for … blooms on my floral panel!

Hope you got chance to enjoy some time in your crafty space this weekend!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

  Michele’s stunning card                   nature-challenge          Simon Monday Challenge Blog

39 thoughts on “Muse #108, Hero Arts – Spring, A Blog Named Hero – 11 March, A2Z Scrapbooking – March, SSS Monday – 9 March

  1. ThePurplePlace

    I love the feel of SPRING that this card shares with me! Great design and lots of fun and happy colors! Thanks for playing in our challenge at a2z!!

  2. kimheggins

    Anita…this is just so beautiful and it does feel like spring! Love your split panel with those pretty flowers, so sweet. Hope you are doing well…miss you lots!

  3. Claire A

    What a great take on the Muse card Anita – I am seeing those fabulous PTI doodled blooms everywhere. Must have! Your beautiful, stencilled yellow background is just divine!

  4. Bobby

    I love that you colored only one flower, Anita. It ties in with the background but stands out from it. It’s a great card for Muse, and all the other challenges.

  5. susannev2014

    What a wonderful take on the Muse! This is such a bright and sunshiny card that will brighten the day of the lucky recipient! It might not be your typical style but I love it!

  6. lostinpaper

    This is so wonderful, love your split panel with the sentiment…. I’m still catching up, but I have three weekends away in a row, so not much hope here lol.

  7. Geri G

    ….ummmmm…..”I rather like it too”! But I’m gonna one-up you and bump it up to ‘love it’. Love ow you’ve split the panel and tucked the sentiment in between. Nice touch with just a single colored flower!

    I honestly don’t see ‘busy’ here….the images are quite detailed but a simple color combo and lots of breathing room between the images, creates an ‘open’ feel. Gorgeous card pal!

    WWCD 🙂

  8. Florence

    Beautiful card Anita. Isn’t that a wonderful sentiment. Need to send some sun our way as we have a week of rain forecast. Much need but……….. Time for crafting me thinks!;)
    Have a great week,
    Flo xx

  9. Sandie

    Sunny colours and such a great take in the Muse card. The one coloured flower just pops and that is all the colour needed with the stencil background x

  10. serendipitydragonfly

    Fabulous card Anita – really made me think of summer. Love the strong yellow background and then just the one coloured flower with the split panel…..awesome.


    Karen xxx

  11. Michele

    You’ve self-created a fabulous patterned base paper, Anita – who needs to buy this stuff? The split panel has given the most wonderful spot for your sweet sentiment. I couldn’t be happier to see you’ve played cards with me at Muse this week…. I love it when you Doodlie-Do… merci!
    =] Michele

  12. chriss58

    Hi Anita!
    I love seeing this cheery yellow stenciled background on your signature CS. It is such a pretty compliment to the b & w Doodlie Do florals. I love how you have coloured the big bloom, reminding me of a sun and you continue to amaze with your sentiment placements. Such a clever detail 🙂
    I do hope that your sun has been shining down on your little corner of the world!

  13. smouwen

    So pretty! Love the color combo of yellow with black. It inspired me to use that color combo too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  14. Joyce M.

    So sunny and bright. Love your background, and the way you used that PTI Doodlie Do stamp. It looks wonderful with just a bit colored in, and I really like how you split your panel for your sentiment.

  15. Nora

    The design on this card is BRILLIANT!! I love the split panel, the way you used the distress ink on only one flower and the fabulous background. Lovely design!!

  16. Gerrina

    Can believe it took a long time to see all blogpost and comment on some also! It takes me a long time also, but I enjoy seeing all the beautiful creations… Like this one; great take on the case-card! Beautiful stencilwork! Hugs, Gerrina

  17. Shona Chambers

    I sometimes feel that I comment more than I make cards but I love to see what everyone is up to and there is nothing better than leaving encouraging comments for people. I certainly always love it!! No, its not your usual card but it totally says ‘Anita’ somehow. I LOVE those floral stamps in black ink, they are so crisp and modern. And black with yellow (and white) is always a happy combo. Gorgeous card and can imagine Michele will be so happy with your inspiration!!

  18. Petra

    Oh, I love this busier card of yours, Anita!!!! The bright yellow and the lovely flowers give it such a happy summer feeling!!! Those flowers are stunning and I like the idea to colour only one – looks great!!!! Love how you have done the sentiment – perfect!!!! This is really beautiful, Anita – love it a LOT!!!!
    Have a lovely Thursday!!

  19. c

    Your doodle flowers, selectively coloured, paired with the pretty stenciling…sunshiny splendid! Yellow and black…such a marvelous combination!

  20. BarbGhig

    Such a beautiful take on Michelle’s card, Anita! I love how you highlighted the yellow flower and your stenciled background is so pretty!
    I’m so glad you played along with us at a2z Scrapbooking challenge with this lovely card!

  21. Lindsey L

    Anita, I need one of those marathon weekends to catch up on blogs, but I’m glad I at least got some time tonight to catch up on your fabulous creations. Your cards consistently have me thinking “What a fabulous idea!”, but this one in particular totally stopped me in my tracks. I love the bright colors, the way you split the panel, the way you colored just one flower yellow….I love it all!


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