Saturday, June 10, 2017

Muse - Happiest of Birthdays

Hi Everyone,
Another fun challenge at Muse ... Anita, this week's designer, provided a stunner in corals (my fav) and black. My rendition includes colors and black flora. The coral panel was achieved by ink blending Candied Apple Distress Ink. The mottled look was achieved by blotting a wipe over a stencil. For the flower ... a stamp from the MFT Distressed Pattern collection was used repeatedly/randomly to stamp the stripes then the pattern was stamped/die-cut with the flower. The centers of the petals were colored with a Copic marker. A few paintings of clear WOS were added to the flower for shimmer. For interest a patterned embellishment was added to the flower center, and a few clear rhinestones add sparkle.
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; ArtC
Inks - MFT; Ranger - Distress
Marker - Copic
Embellishments from stash


  1. Hola Marilyn, simple and elegant card. Fantastic take for Muse.
    A hug from Palma

  2. Great job getting so much texture on a relatively flat card! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week, Marilyn!

  3. Marilyn, I love all the little details on your card! The stripes on the flower and the mottled background are fabulous! I haven't heard about that wipe technique with a stencil but I'm definitely going to have to try it.

  4. Beautiful take on the muse card Marilyn!

  5. Fabulous card Marilyn! Love your CAS and elegant design.
    Great take on Anita's card.

  6. A wonderful take on my design and I love the delicate mottled effect you achieved on your background.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

  7. This is beautiful, Marilyn! I love the depth of color and subtle pattern from the stencil!

  8. Terrific take on the Muse card. I love how you got the texture on your inky background.