Saturday 28 September 2013

Christmas Muse...


I am here today with my interpretation of the GORGEOUS card over at Muse, by the lovely Karen!  Her card is so's really feminine without a drop of pink in sight!  ;)

First up, here's my card...

This card just kinda came into being!  Now, I realise that sounds a little bit silly, but it's true.  I knew I wanted to CASE the blue/purple panel from Karen's card, but I didn't want it to look like an exact replica which would've been an easy trap to fall into because where do you go from a card that great?!  :)  I had a piece of vellum floating around on my desk and I was having a bit of a tidy (situation normal!  My desk should be super clean the amount of time I spend clearing it!) Anyway, I was looking at the vellum and wondering whether you'd be able to see colours through it if I blended a background?  Luckily it worked and here we are!  I am trying to get a wriggle on with my Christmas cards so that was the obvious direction for this card.  I embossed the snowflakes in silver, white and silver pearl to emulate the colours Karen used for her Dandelions.  

I also used some NBUS on this card!  Yesterday I received a parcel, a very small parcel I might add, in the post.  Where I live there are two art shops, that is all.  They're not very big shops, more like little family run places and I love them, but they don't stock a great deal and so sometimes I have to resort to online shopping.  Ok, so it's not that much of a chore (!) but I do prefer to keep the small high streets shops in business - it's my little contribution to social, local and economical sustainability :)  Anyway, I had to order some double sided tape from an online shop and I noticed this cute little stamp set out of the corner of my eye. (ok, I was looking!) It's Bo Bunny's Sentiment Stamps and it's perfect!  It has a sentiment for every occasion in one little set!  It just jumped into my basket and ended up in my parcel!  He he!  :)  I even waited for my delivery to arrive before I finished this card because I wanted to use this Christmas sentiment!  So this NBUS is seriously new!!  :)

Without further ado, here is Karen's lovely Muse card...

...see, told you it was purdy!!  :)

Thank you for stopping by guys ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White; Vellum
Stamps:  Wild Rose Studios - Snowflakes; Bo Bunny - Sentiment Stamps
Ink:         Versamark - Champagne Dazzle
Other:     WOW! - Ebony, Silver Super Fine, Bright White Opaque, Silver Pearl e/p; rhinestones


  1. The vellum is absolutely amazing! What a gorgeous take on the MUSE inspiration card!

  2. Loving this frosty interpretation of the Muse - so delicate and pretty! Thanks for joining us this week, Sian!

  3. Dang, girl, this is seriously amazing card art!! I feel as if I'm gazing out my window at cool, floaty, soft snowflakes against a winter morning sunrise! I pull my sweater closer around me in a hug as I stare, mesmerized by the magical scene ... sigh.

  4. This is sooo pretty! I love that you took the inspiration in a totally different direction and made a Christmas card out of it.

  5. Gorgeous card - I love the beautiful scene you have created and the snowflakes are so pretty:) Hugs xx

  6. Fab, love the layers & embossing!

  7. Fab christmas card! Love the snowflakes! I really must get a wriggle on with my christmas cards!

  8. wonderful take on the Muse Challenge card, great to read about the use of the vellum, absolutely amazing.

  9. Beautiful card, love the vellum panel :)

  10. I knew this one would get the votes!! Congratulations on the MUSE HM honor, Sian!!


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