Saturday, April 17, 2010

Challenge #3 - Fave Flower

I'd have to say my fave AMuse flower is...the poppy. No, it's the chrysanthemum. Wait, no it's the poppy. Ok, it's a tie, so for this challenge I picked the poppy. Black and white Petite Gingham cardstock for the base, then I layered the poppy on red and black cardstock from scrap stash. Added a piece of striped twill, but not sure if it might be too much for this card. The poppy was colored with Copics. I didn't add a sentiment yet but I think this card would be good for birthday, thinking of you, or other cards.

A Muse Challenge #2 - Repeat It

I'm feeling much better about this now and I think I like how this card turned out. It's a little iffy on the rules - I didn't exactly use an AMuse image, but I did use AMuse paper and an Amuse sentiment. The "repeat" is the 3 butterflies. Moss card base, stamped Hero Arts Long Stemmed Poppies with Memento Cottage Ivy ink. Used a large Martha Butterfly punch for 3 butterflies - one in yellow polka dot, one in Chiffon Pink, and one in Robins Egg Blue (all paper by AMuse). Added the Happy Spring sentiment and a bit of green bling to accent that. The butterflies were attached to the card using 1/8" sookwang tape. This one qualifies for a 5MQ stamp of approval. Easy, easy, easy to assemble!

Challenge #1 - Cupcake Party

Here's my card for the 1st challenge. Not too pleased with it. I may do another one later and see if I can make it better. Anyway, used a popsicle pink notecard and mounted "cupcakes" on it as if you are viewing them from above. Used Robins Egg Blue, Chiffon Pink, and Moss notecards to make the cakes. Cut them out with a small Marvy scalloped circle punch and bent the scallops just a bit to give them some accents on the edges. Added Amuse stamps using a Versamark pad and white and yellow Zing embossing powder. I just had to add some bling to I decorated the green ones with some green rhinestones that I had in my stash. Not too inspiring, I know, but I wasn't in the right frame of mind when I started out tonight. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter, Everyone!

It's Easter Sunday. A time for reflections and for new beginnings. May each of you have a blessed day as we celebrate this time.

Lupinus Texensis - The Texas Bluebonnet, our State Flower. It's also spring here in the Hill Country and our roads are coming alive with color. It's bluebonnet season to start, then the other wildflowers will join in to make a colorful patchwork along our roadsides. It was such nice weather yesterday that the hubby took the Harley out for a ride while I went into town to run errands and visit the LSS. I couldn't resist snapping a couple of pix along the way.