Saturday, February 13, 2016

Muse Challenge, ATSAM, and LIM...Go ME!

I've made several cards today for three different challenges! Go ME!  I've had a very productive day! The challenges I have cards for are Less is More, Muse, and Addicted to Stamps and More...

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I actually made two cards for the LIM challenge...but that's not unusual for me.



Used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for this first card.  Sentiment is from PTI.  I stamped the flower in layers using 3 different colors of ink.  Leaves were stamped in two layers.  I LOVE layered stamps (now that I've figured out how to use them!)


I inked the background with distress ink, then stamped the image over it in black Memento ink.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out to color over the background ink with Copics...but I think it turned out just fine.  Sentiment is from Altenew's Beautiful day stamp set.


This next card is for the MUSE challenge.  I heat embossed the flowers from Clearly Besotted stamp set (love this set!) with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is from SSS and is stamped in black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  After coloring the flower and heat embossing the sentiment, I ran the panel through my Big Shot machine with an embossing folder....pretty cool look!


I can't say I'm really happy with this card...I often feel that way when I try to use water colors!  I water colored the background, stamped the cupcake on watercolor paper and then painted it with distress inks.  Sentiment is from MFT and is stamped in Versafine black.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...
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23 comments:

Esther said...

Love your cards and especially the LIM entries! The layouts are perfect and you've got such great depth in the images which I think is impressive in a OLC. Lovely work!

Kathyk said...

Lovely cheery makes all, I keep looking at these Altenew stamps - reckon I MAY have to invest!

Kathyk

Sharon said...

A set of really gorgeous cards. Each one has little details on it that are super.
Sharon xx

Marybeth said...

Susan thes ar all gorgeous! Love the embossed panel and the cup card is darling !

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful cards Susan!

Love and hugs
Maarit

creativeseconds said...

WoW! terrific cards ~ so much inspiration and wonderful coloring. -K

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards again Susan and beautiful blooms they are too... with lots of stems!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ankie vd Polder said...

Lovely cards. Have a nice day, Ankie

Neets B said...

Fantastic cards once again, Susan. You have some wonderful stamps and I love your first floral creations. The orange blooms on your sympathy card look gorgeous and I love the dimension you've achieved on your cupcake frosting, great watercolouring.
Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More, ATSM and Muse this week!
Anita x

Karen B said...

Four beautiful cards Susan - beautiful colouring and love how you embossed the panel on the last card. Just lovely.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

An absolutely fabulous gallery of cards Susan, full of elegance and beauty. Perfect colouring superb layouts and great challenge combos. Thanks for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

Cat Craig said...

Came over to comment on your muse card, what a lovely sympathy card.

Ardyth said...

Lovely, lovely cards, as always, Susan! Love the warmth of your beautifully shaded orange blossoms! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Karen Petitt said...

Wow! All three of these are absolutely gorgeous. Awesome stamping love them all Karen x

Lindsey said...

Such beautiful cards! Lovely florals, and a sweet cupcake card.

Karen Petitt said...

I've read your post again and I must say you are being way too hard on yourself. Your last card is perfect and I hope I can pin it because that cupcake is so dimensional I assumed you had stamped it onto a separate piece and applied it with foam pads. I have been experimenting a lot trying to create clean one layer cards as well as my usual inky ones, and then I have a recent obsession for shabby chic which I still can't quite get right lol! It's good to experiment it keeps your cards fresh and you interested, and you won't always like them, I know that from experience Karen x

Julie B said...

I agree with Karen about yor w/c card, it' looks great. The EF for your MUSE entry looks great with those orange blooms. :)

foleysfriend said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards to enjoy; I love your interpretation of Anita's MUSE card. Your colouring is exquisite. Simply beautiful.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Susan ~ I hope all is well with you!
Such a beautiful collection of cards! So many lovely details, and I love your watercolored cupcake...looks good enough to eat :) Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

cm said...

What a lovely set of cards you've created; your floral ones are so beautiful and your cupcake is wonderfully yummy! Your water-coloured background is so pretty! I find water-colouring challenging but looks to me that you've got it mastered! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Tanja said...

love the yummy cupcake and the watercolor background - thanks for sharing your creation at Addicted to Stamps and More

Linby said...

What great cards I like the embossing detail and the first one is my fav.

Anne said...

What a super bunch of cards, thanks for the inspiration Susan.
I LOVE your Altenew bloom, must ave another go at layered stamping, this looks amazing.
Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
Anne
"Less is More"

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