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Monday, March 18, 2013

Muse Challenge # 9: Marion Vagg

Hello Everyone,
It is Monday, so it is time for a new Muse challenge. This week's inspiration comes to us from the fabulous Marion Vagg. If you are not familiar with her designs, you really need to hop on over to her blog and feast your eyes. Here is her inspiration card for this week's challenge.
The colours and the layout are gorgeous! I love the somplicity of this design. I was inspired by the colours and the white stamped image. Here is my card:
I chose to create a similar colour scheme in the background. I used three shades of blue Inktense pencils and coloured in wide stripes on watercolour paper.  Then I blended these colours together to create the gradient background. I dried it with my heat tool, and stamped the lattice background in versamark and white embossed. Next, I die cut the white flower (love my wafer thin dies). and stamped and mounted the sentiment. It makes for a lovely soft card even though the colours are "cool" tones. Thanks Muse for the challenge; thanks Marion for the inspiration; and thanks to all the "players" for leaving me comments! :)
 
Happy Stamping,
Meg


24 comments:

  1. This is a real stunner! Love how you used the colors with pencils and blending! I also like how you drew lines under the sentiment...looks really great!

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  2. A wonderful background and lovely die cut stems!

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  3. This is so lovely! I love the colors. I feel like I'm looking at the beautiful water around the Bahamas. lol The lattice is beautiful too!

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  4. What a lovely design, that white lattice looks great over the blue background, love it :)

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  5. Wow that ombre effect is stunning!

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  6. Hi Meg, your card is so beautiful! I love your background, both the colors and the stamp. A fab take on the muse card!

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  7. The background is absolutely beautiful! I love that flower die cut as well! :) Great card!

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  8. Your stamped lattice really makes the card.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card! The background is beautiful as is the lattice and flowers! Perfection!

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  10. Love everything about this card!

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  11. So many great takes on the Muse...the color gradiation is fantastic, the embossed lattice divine, and the die cut and sentiment really pop!

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  12. Beautiful card so elegant and a great take on the muse card :)
    Kate xx
    PS where is the background stamp from? Love it :)

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    1. that is a Hero Arts stamp - I can't remember the exact name.

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  13. Gorgeous stamping & colours - FAB card :)

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  14. Beautiful card, Meg - love the lattice background and the way that you blended the blues together! The white die cut looks great against the blue :)

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  15. This is beautiful. I'm loving that flower die. Might have to look for that one!

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  16. Your card is lovely. I haven't worked much with colored pencils but after seeing this I think I will give it a try. The effect is great, but I'm not sure what you use to blend them.

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    1. Hi there - These are water colour pencils whose pigment is actually ink based, so that when you add water, the colour blends but also maintains its intensity. They are pricey, but I think worth every penny.

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  17. Ooh, delicious, Meg ... the gentle shading, the lattice embossing, the delicate blooms ... just lovely! Anita :)

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  18. I just popped back to congratulate you on your Featured Members' Spot this week, Meg, with this delightful card! Anita :)

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  19. Congrats on your win - such a beautiful card!

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  20. Congratulations on the MUSE Top Three, Meg, for this AWESOME card!!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!