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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Muse 13: Inspiration Made Marion

Hello Everyone,
Time for another Muse Challenge! This week's muse is Marion Vagg - one of my faves - I just LOVE her style. This week's card does not disappoint. I was drawn to the colours and the striking simplicity of the design. The flowers made me think of the tulip festival Ottawa presents every May. During WWII, the Dutch royal family came took refuge in Canada. To commemorate this and Canada's role in the liberation of the Dutch people at the end of the war, the Dutch government sent over 100, 000 tulip bulbs as a thank you. The festival is fantastic and the tulips are absolutely beautiful - it is one of the many things I love about living in Ottawa. You can go here to read more about our wonderful tulips. All this to say, that I thought of our beautiful flowers when I saw Marion's card and that is what inspired me to make mine. The die I used is a Memory Box die - I believe it is called "Dancing Tulips". I cut thetulips from white cardstock and then coloured them with copics. The senitment is from a Clearly Besotted set - I can't remember which one I used, so I will add that in later. Thanks for stopping by - I am off to comment on the other wonderful creations at Muse.

Happy Stamping,


  1. This is exquisite Meg. At first glance I thought the tulips were a stamp but what a gorgeous die. Stunning creation :)

  2. I love how you've shaded the tulips! This is a beautiful tribute to the Dutch/Canada connection and Marion's card - thanks so much for playing along!

  3. Stunning card, absolutely stunning! And your tulips are a die - awesome! Yet another addition to my wishlist. How beautiful the tulip festival in Ottawa must be! I was born in your lovely city, many years ago, and haven't been back. One of these days...Great to *meet* a fellow Canadian, too; I'm a few provinces west, in Alberta. Thank you so so much for commenting on my Just a Note post; your warm words are ever so welcome.

  4. Simply gorgeous, Meg ... I love the simplicity and the shading on the tulips, such a lovely, lovely card! Thanks for the background on the festival and the link ... what a wonderful perpetual connection and truly amazing pictures! Anita :)


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