Sunday 14 September 2014

Muse Challenge #84

I have to be honest, when I saw the card for this weeks Muse  challenge, I was blown away by how incredible it was but also freaking out because I had no idea how I could possibly come up with anything resembling this card.

See what I mean??? Isn't this the most beautiful, stunning, complicated card you've ever seen??!! The butterfly is so wonderfully coloured with such little brain was going eeeekkk and also thinking that Therese is a genius!

However, its amazing what a few days mulling things over will do. This is my creation:

I'm kind of embarassed having my card directly underneath, it looks so unworthy but hey, how will I learn if I don't try. To give you some background to my card, I unfortunately don't own any background stamps or dies. And also don't have any big stamps. So in came my 'kiwi ingenuity' to the rescue!!

I had a whole lot of rectangles left over from using my Pretty Pink Posh six window die. I painstakingly butted them all together in a long strip, sticking with washi tape as I went. I then turned it over, put washi tape all over the back and then removed the tape from the front. 

With that over I stamped my butterfly three times. I then used some distress ink with a little water and brush to paint amongst the wings and also added some Wink of Stella. Now the fun part. I started with the top right piece and stuck to the front of the card with tape. From there I taped each piece, leaving a small gap between each one, ending by trimming some excess off at the bottom.

I then die-cut the 'love' three times from black cardstock and glued them together. This was adhered to the front of the card with 'you' stamped underneath. Three little enamel dots later and it was finally finished! What a marathon of a card but I'm so glad I did it.

The butterfly stamp is from Couture Creations. The 'love' metal die is from Paper Smooches and the 'you' stamp is from CAS-ual Fridays 'Shenanigans'. Enamel dots are from Papervine.

I've been typing for nearly an hour so surely I'm nearly finished for the evening. I have taped tv programmes and apple pie calling my name, so must finish soon!!

Take care



  1. I love how you were inspired!

  2. What a great way to interpret the Muse, brill. :)

  3. I love the way you created your butterfly tiles! Fabulous take on the Muse card :)

  4. Oh my Shona, your card is awesome! Your tile idea has my head spinning it's genius, thanks so much for the inspiration, I'm pinning it!

  5. Hey Shona!! The colors of your butterflies is beautiful. I love that you have three of them and die cut them all. Nicely done.

  6. Hi Shona, I've been dying for someone to come up with a use for the leftover squares n circles from those PPP dies. Don't be embarrassed at all I love your card!

  7. Wow, that was some marathon, Shona ... and so worth it for this gorgeous cascade of butterflies ... beautiful! Anita :)

  8. Very clever take on this week's Muse, Shona! Thanks for joining us!

  9. Kiwi ingenuity, alright. Great result. And yes, that MUSE card is awesome.