Sunday, June 29, 2014

Muse # 73 and Time Out #8

Happy Sunday everyone!

I was intrigued by Beverley Brown's card that was the inspiration for Muse this week.

I love the look of the whitewashed, then colored images on kraft cardstock.  I didn't want to do butterflies and the only image I had that was open enough to color (except a couple of flowers) was my WPlus9 quilt print.

I white embossed the sentiment from PTI and I chose it because I had a sentiment I wanted to put inside that is computer generated.

I took a piece of the stamp, colored it with markers and stamped inside.

I also have a card for the Time Out challenge, CASE Donna Mikasa's card.  And a lovely card it is, too.

I thought about this one for a while, knowing I could do the colored background but wondering what else to do with it.  Then it hit me.  Let's reverse the idea.  So instead of gold on top, I did gold underneath.

Do you want to know why I did mine in reverse color order?  When I adhered the PTI coverplate to the gold foil, a piece of tape stuck out and when I tried to scratch it off, it took off some of the gold.  I had already planned to do the square sentiment in the lower right corner and had my piece all inked with Mustard Seed and edged with Ripe Persimmon.  I changed direction and inked a new piece with Picked Raspberries and put it in the left corner to cover the boo boo. Save!  The sentiment from MFT is embossed in gold.

It feels good to get a couple of cards made and I actually made another one for my grandson but it is similar to one I posted earlier so I won't show it.  Meanwhile I'm going great guns on my quilt so all is not lost.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great week ahead.


  1. pretty cards...nicely done for the challenges...I also love your the look of your blog...

  2. Lovely cards Bobby and I love how you described how card 2 came about! And I really like your twist on it, thanks for joiningus again at TIME OUT, we love to see your entries x

  3. Bobby love your Muse cards so much and your gorgeous cover plate for Time Out! Pinning my friend!

  4. Love how you interpreted the butterflies - they look like butterflies, but tie in so nicely with your sentiment too! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Bobby!

  5. Bobby, you're going to need to show us a picture of your quilt. I'd love to see it. Love both your cards. You used the inspiration perfectly. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  6. So good you've had a liitle time for cards, Bobby ... and what cards! The beautifully quilted border on the kraft background is gorgeous ... and what a brilliant take on Donna's card! Way to go with your save ... it's a stunner! Anita :)

  7. Your Muse card...Winner, winner, winner! Brilliant and absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! Seriously love it. Seriously. And your TO card is bright and full of life. Very, very cool. Hope all is going well with your mom and dad. Be sure to post pix of the quilt too! Bev

  8. Super cards! I love the look of the quilt one - and how perfect coming from a quilter! The second looks fabulous as well. Great save rotating it too!! Looks wonderful!

  9. I love both of your wonderful cards.