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Friday, November 21, 2014

One More for Muse and Less is More

Hello Again,
I am back with another card for this week's Muse Challenge and I was thrilled to see that it qualifies for the the Less is More challenge, which is more than one tree! You can see the Muse inspiration card here; it was created by the fabulous Marion Vagg. I love the ombre-esque quality to the balloons and the way the black sentiment pops against the colour and all the white space. This is the source of my inspiration.

While I was at Home Depot yesterday, I was ambling by the paint department when the paint chips hollered at me. So, of course I had to pick some up in all sorts of colours. I die cut my trees from them to capture that ombre effect. I wanted dimension, so I didn't die-cut the sentiment out fromthem directly. Instead I die-cut it in white and popped it on top - I wanted it to pop the way the black panel pops on Marion's card. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink die as is the snowy hill. The tree is a die I picked up from a local craft store - I don't remember the company name. I also embossed the background with my trusty Swiss Dots EF - that was the very first embossing folder I bought! I love the way the monochromatic colour scheme and the white space create a very clean look.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love to hear your feedback. Please head over to Muse and Less is More to see all the wonderful creations.


  1. Love your paint chip trees & the embossed background - you created a perfectly balanced winter scene :)

  2. Love this idea - similar to your other one, but using different techniques and colours! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

  3. Gorgeous tree shaped die here Meg and lovely colours against the white snow. Super CAS and a great example for the challenge
    thanks so much for taking part and sharing
    Less is More

  4. Just catching up with last week's comments!
    This is fabulous,. I just love the colours of those gorgeous trees!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More

  5. Super shading, love your trees!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  6. I cant believe those are made from paintchips, very nice indeed
    Bridget #24


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