Friday, 21 November 2014

Muse - Design Team Call and Time Out Challenge #19

Good Afternoon everyone!


This is my entry to the Muse - Design Team Call and to
the Time Out Challenge #19

I have recently found the Muse Challenge and very much like its concept. I really like the fact that other crafters can vote what is the best work in the gallery - fair game for everyone! The Muse card club has a design team call for the next term and I really much would like to participate and of course be selected as a member of that design team. They are asking to link up one's best work that represent ones style the best way possible. One can link up only once, so I had to really think about this. The project can be old or new so I ended up combining two of my older projects into a one. Here are the cards that I combined:




I liked the design on the first one but like the the colouring on the second. I left the splatters out since I wanted to give the flowers the glory they deserve. I think, this stamp set - Persian Motifs - is just so beautiful! 

I stamped the flowers with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and watercolored the flowers with Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Black Soot Distress Inks. I added Perfect Pearls into the water while I coloured the flowers to give the shine and shimmer for them. I heat embossed the sentiment by Altenew, the open flowers and the silver stripe with Silver Embossing Powder.  

Here is the close-up where the shine from embossing and the shimmer and sparkle from Perfect Pearls is seen better.




I believe this is my best work by now and I am very pleased with the outcome. If you like my card and my creations generally and think that I would qualify for the spot in the Muse Design Team, I kindly ask that you go and vote my card at the muse on the 12th - 13th of December. I would be so grateful! If you want to see more of my work, please check out the link to my Pinterest board at the right hand side on my blog - it's the easiest way to see my projects at single glance.

I link this card to the Time Out Challenge #19 as well. The theme there is Embossing with optional twist of sparkle. 

Thank you for stopping by and thank you if you have the time to leave me a comment. And if you still remember in December to vote my card if it really pleases you, I would be so grateful! Thank you! 

Marika

19 comments:

  1. I love how you worked these up. I saw the pink card at Muse (love it!) and then when I saw the depth you created with the b/w card, wow. you've got some skills!

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  2. Voi että on kaunis!! Ihanat värit ja värityksesi on taas aivan omaa luokkaansa. Käväisen sitten ajallaan äänestämässä ;)

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  3. Stunning work, Marika - these should be framed! Love the depth that your colouring gives.

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  4. I recall your two originals, Marika ... this latest one takes them a step further ... it's beautiful ... stunning ... and your colouring's amazing! Always delighted to have you play along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  5. Aivan ihana Marika, kaikki taitosi yhdistyvät tässä täydellisesti! Toivottavasti pääset Muse-tiimiin. Ja kiitos kun osallistuit Time Out haasteeseen. :)

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  6. If your not selected as part of the DT I will be shocked! You are so talented Marika!! All of the above cards are amazing!! WOW! Best of Luck!!

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  7. It is a beautiful stamp and all three cards look great! The delicate way of colouring is super. Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us.

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  8. I love these stamps. I regret that I can not buy (in Poland are not available). These cards are wonderful.
    hugs,
    Bozena

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  9. Stunning! Love the subtle embossing and the bit of sparkle.

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  10. Your cards are all amazing Marika and I wish you the best of luck for the DT call - you will have my vote for sure - hugs xx

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  11. All three of these cards are just gorgeous Marika but I especially love the pink shimmer - you did an amazing job of combining the best aspects of the other cards. You should definitely be selected for the Design Team!

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  12. This is absolutely stunning, Marika! I love the way you've coloured and shaded these flowers to look dimensional! So glad you linked up to the Muse DT Call!

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  13. Hey Marika!! Your cards are beautiful!! I wish you luck with the Muse DT Call.

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  14. Gorgeous. What kind of supplies do you use? Brushes? Secrets? Do tell....

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  15. Oh...my ..my ..all your cards are super beautiful. I´m your new follower and really happy to find your work :)
    Hugs
    Archana

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