Saturday, 26 January 2013

Monday Muse

Hello Bloggers!

Don't you just love a new challenge site?! Muse is a brand new challenge blog where a different designer each week provides a card  from which you draw inspiration for your own design. In other words, you use it as your 'muse.' What I like about this one is that you have to comment on at least 3 of your fellow member's submissions and you have to vote for the one you find most inspiring. This week's card has been done by Amy Kolling:

I love the way Amy has placed her image to one side and left a lot of white space. I've also been inspired by her use of bling, although I've positioned mine slightly differently.

Now I have to say, I do actually have another 'muse' for this that allowed?! A few months ago Anne-Elise made a stunning card for one of the Waltzingmouse challenges, where she used her doile stamps to create a wedding dress. She stamped the doiles on to vellum, embossed the images in white and layered them to make a dress. Her beautiful card can be seen here. I've done something similar, but I've used a My Minds Eye lace border stamp instead. Hope she doesn't mind me using her card for a little inspiration too!

Well, that's enough musing for now folks...have a great weekend and a wonderful Australia Day if you're in  my neck of the woods!

Thanks for popping by,



  1. Wow! What a neat technique and such a stunning card! Really pretty!

  2. Beautiful card! Love the dress! Thanks for sharing how you made it and the link to Anne-Lise's blog.

  3. LOVE, LOVE the dress - FAB card Claire :)

  4. Hi Claire. I just found your blog and I love your work. I'm your newest follower!

  5. The wedding dress is STUNNING Claire! Really beautiful card!!!

  6. What an amazing dress, this card is really stunning.

  7. I love your use of the dress as the focal image, and the way you did the lace on it. The colors are wonderful. Overall, this is a really interesting and great interpretation of the inspiration piece.

  8. Wow, Claire, I can see why you liked the doily technique! Your bridal dress is STAHUNNING!! And the pearls and the layered pp and the text ... brilliant!!

  9. What a super gorgeous card. Love the dress.. So glad I have found your blog. You have such a huge talent bringing colours and designs together. Love it!

    Inky hugs, Pauline


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