Monday, April 22, 2013

Muse Challenge #14

Hi There!

Before I share my card I just have to tell you that our snow from four days ago had all melted as of this morning. . . . . BUT . . . . .
You won't believe this - it's been snowing all evening, very heavily, and we've received another 6 inches of the darn white stuff AGAIN!! There IS a light at the end of the tunnel this time though - they are saying it will be close to 70 degrees this coming weekend - Thank goodness! Boy, oh boy, will that ever feel good!!!

Okay, enough about the weather. Have you seen who the Monday Muse is over at Muse? It's Virginia! I am so excited for her and couldn't wait to play along! Here is her beautiful card :


I was so inspired by the happy colors and fun masking, so I created a similar card using an oval die-cut for my mask and some fun flower stamps from the Hero Arts clear set called, Luscious Patterned Flowers.

 
The flowers were stamped with Hero Arts, Mid-Tone Shadow Inks in Butter Bar, Bubble Gum and Cornflower - LOVE these inks! The sentiment is also Hero Arts - from the Fancy Basics clear set. I added a little butterfly die-cut and some bright green Enamel Dots to finish off the card.

I'm so happy for you, Virginia - congratulations on your guest design spot and thank you for continuing to inspire us!
  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week! :)

31 comments:

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

These are absolutely WONDERFUL Barb, LOVE the Bright and happy colors you've used and your stamping - perfect as Always! Hugs, Karin

Linda said...

gorgeous card, as always, Barb! Love the little butterfly!

Dawn Turley said...

Isn't Virginia's card fab and your's is such a great take on it. The colours are incredibly beautiful together. Hope the spring weather arrives soon for you... that's lots of snow this late in the season.

Lynn said...

Seriously...the snow just needs to go away! Yuck....but your card is gorgeous and shouts spring!! Let it come!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow! I thought we had it bad in Toronto, but we haven't had any snow in over a week. Oops, probably shouldn't have said that! lol! I love your fresh take on this week's Muse - thanks for playing along!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are so pretty!

sheila said...

Loving your card Barb! The little butterfly and matching embellies are so sweet. You did Virginias card justice. And I hear you about the snow.....this winter has got to STOP!

ThePurplePlace said...

Awesome!!! A perfect take on Virginia's card! So happy to see you playing...this is one of my favorite challenges and it was such a nice surprise to see Virginia featured! :)

joy said...

I love the stamps you used for this card, Barb!! Very, very pretty.

Hoping you will not have anymore snow now!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

So sorry about the snow, it really does need to go back to bed for the year. Love your bright and cheery card for this week's Muse!

Trinh said...

Love this bright, happy, spring-time card, Barb! I'm so sorry you are still getting the yucky snow. I hope it all melts away this weekend & stays away till next winter!

Virginia L. said...

I hear ya about the snow (it's the end of April!!Mother Nature, are you listening? LOL)! And thank you so much for joining the fun over MUSE! I love your interpretation, Barb! you sure have added that special "something" (the butterfly,enamel dots, use of Oval)to your design!SUPER FABULOUS!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your card Barb!! Great take on Virginia's card. Love the enamel dots and all the colors. Snow stinks, bring on the 70 degrees! heehee. :)

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--more snow & then 70 degrees?! What a roller coaster! Haven't started my MUSE card yet, but Virginia's springy flowers are inspiring as is your lovely take on it!

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful bright card, Barb! Perfect stamping and love all the colours!

judkajudi said...

So sorry about your snow .. I won't tell you about our 70 degree perfectly sunny day ...

Great take on V's card!!! I think I need to get out my ink and stamps and play!

Gillian R said...

What a beautiful card, hope the snow does disappear for you

Deirdre said...

Stunning creation Barb. Great take on Virginia's card.

Rosemary said...

fantastic take on Virginia's card, barb! so very pretty! can't believe you are still getting snow... hope it goes away and soon!

StephInOK said...

What a beautiful card Barb! Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll get much better weather! :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty card, great colors!

Kelly Booth said...

Such a pretty card Barb... Love the colors and design! Xo

alexandra s.m. said...

When I see your beauties Barb, I just want to get back to my stamps and play along!

Thank You for sharing your wonderful cards with us!!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous take on Virginia's masterpiece!

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

snow?!..Oh my here in california is sunny...unbelievable that we are in the same country :)
lovely card
bibiana

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What a GORGEOUS take on Virginia's card! I love the STRIKING colors of the pretty flowers. Great job!

I'll be happy to share your snow, if you will just send it my way. ;)
Hope you get to enjoy the 70s this weekend.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great take on the challenge! Beautiful colors!

Neets B said...

I love your pastel shades and the crisp look of this card, fab take on this week's Muse :)

Janelle said...

What great stamping and fabulous use of colours. Congratulations on being selected Fusion master . Your card was FAB!

Brenda said...

I love your happy interpretation Barb! Stunning colors!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Looks like I'm not the only one that loves this card, Barb! It's fantastic!!