Monday 12 October 2015

Muse Challenge # 136

I'm whipping in quickly (as usual) with a last minute card for the Muse challenge. I really wanted to join in but didn't know if I would have time today but managed to make the quickest card EVER before I went off gardening.

I just love Joan's card and wanted to try and emulate that gorgeous water colour background. I didn't quite get the brightness I wanted but love these colours blending together:

Firstly I stamped and heat embossed the 'hugs' in white. I then used Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed to water colour the background and dried it with the heat gun. I very carefully stamped the flower and dragonflies in black ink and mounted on a black card base. Not as pretty as Joan's but must try stamping on water colour more often!!

The 'hugs' stamp is from Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and Friends'. The flower stamp is from Stamplorations - Dee's Artsy Impressions 'Blooming Buds' and the dragonflies from Waffle Flower 'Lotus'.

Will also link this to the Virginia's View Challenge # 19 where their theme is 'Colouring'.

Better go and turn my sprinkler off before I flood the neighbourhood. Its so dry here and only Spring. It was very hot today which was fantastic for gardening, need to pack my sunblock from now on. And I even saw my first peony rose in a deep, wine red....gorgeous!!

Take care


  1. Gorgeous soft take on Joan's card Shona, I love you went with the open flower it allows us to see that gorgeous background x

  2. So pretty Shona, your background is so sweet!

  3. Your softer background gives the card a dreamy feel - beautiful! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  4. Gorgeous water colored background, Shona! I love your choice of a flower for this card, pretty!

  5. Very beautiful CASE of the card!! love the softer hues..
    Moxie Craftie

  6. Love it! Those little dragonflies are the perfect touch.

  7. Beautiful watercoloring! Great CASE!

  8. your blending color is adorable Shona
    I love that dragon fly too
    sweet adorable card my friend

  9. Soft and lovely, Shona ... congratulations on your shout out at Muse with this little pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. You translated Joan's card beautifully, Shona...gorgeous! And for the record: you got my vote!