Blue Muse

It’s a thundering, grass soaking Friday for us today! The blue skies of yesterday have disappeared and, in their place, grey storm clouds are traveling by leaving evidence of their visit on the many different surfaces of our landscape.  A good day for indoor activites…such as card making!

I wanted to play along with the Muse Challenge again this week when I saw the beautiful blues in the inpirational card photo!  Blue just happens to be my favorite color!

Creator:  Marion Vagg

 I drew inspiration from the banner and the ombre technique that was used.

Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Design Motifs), Simon Says Stamp (You set)
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU (Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  SU marker (Basic Black)

I wanted to keep things one layer just like the card muse, so resisted adding anything extra after creating the main design!  I also drew a thin black line to create a line similar to the one on the lower portion of the banner in the original muse card.

We’re headed to the local library to pick up some reading material for the day and upcoming weekend!  DS1 is such a bookworm now and DS2 appears to be following in his footsteps!  Add in some homemade shaved ice treats and fresh baked cookies and we’ll be set for a fun Friday!

Enjoy your weekend!



  • Barb Ghig Posted Friday, 06/21/2013 5:03 pm

    Beautiful inking, Melissa! I love that you kept it CAS and the shades of blue are so lovely!

  • Gillian R Posted Friday, 06/21/2013 5:19 pm

    This is fab Melissa, you can tell where your inspiration has come but it is your own unique take on it.

  • Happy Dance Posted Friday, 06/21/2013 5:32 pm

    Love what you've done here. The individual blues of the chevrons is perfect. And the one layer…it's so perfect for this card. Great take on the Muse. Great card. Bev

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Friday, 06/21/2013 5:41 pm

    I love how “you” is nestled right in there! Wonderful one-layer take on the Muse – thanks for playing!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Friday, 06/21/2013 6:17 pm

    Melissa I love this card, fantastic take on thisiweek's Muse!

  • Deepti Posted Friday, 06/21/2013 8:36 pm

    Love your take on the card 🙂 fabulous and looks like ur weekend plans are fab too 🙂

  • karen m Posted Saturday, 06/22/2013 12:37 am

    Gorgeous card – I just love your design xx

  • Neets B Posted Saturday, 06/22/2013 2:20 pm

    I love the way the sentiment fits within the chevrons, great one layer card Melissa 🙂

  • mypapercraftworld Posted Saturday, 06/22/2013 3:14 pm

    CAS perfection, Melissa, love those beautiful blue chevrons and how the 'you' is neatly tucked in between them! Sounds as though you had a pretty perfect Friday too! Anita 🙂

  • Sandy Posted Saturday, 06/22/2013 4:00 pm

    I double that

  • Cherry_fiona Posted Saturday, 06/22/2013 7:17 pm

    Great interpritation!!! 🙂 I gave my voice for your card.

  • Lori Posted Sunday, 06/23/2013 3:22 am

    Fabulous one layer design! Love the arrangement of the words in the sentiment.

  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Sunday, 06/23/2013 3:31 am

    What a wonderful take on the ombre MUSE card, Melissa! Modern, yet warm and wonderful!! (I hope those rains don't turn into terrible flooding! xxoo Darnell)

  • Just me… Posted Sunday, 06/23/2013 12:43 pm

    It's simply *perfect* – Love this!

  • Happy Dance Posted Monday, 06/24/2013 2:30 pm

    Big Congrats on the HM over at Muse! Great card. Woohoo!!! Bev

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