Saturday, March 16, 2013

Playing with Muse

My time is almost up for the Muse challenge and I finally got a card finished late last night.



This week's Muse was Therese Calvird and this was her beautiful card that we were to use as our Muse (or source of inspiration).  



The first thing that caught my eye about Therese's lovely card was the cut out circle with the die cut and the simple layout.  I tried to go with a flower but mine were either too big or too small.  Then I thought of this set of butterflies that I bought a year ago and never inked up.  I pulled them out and I amused myself by going off in a different direction than I planned.

I know this happens to you sometimes.  It seems to be happening to me a lot lately!

The door is about to close so I need to take this over to the Muse site.  Voting starts at noon. Did you know that the winners are determined by viewers?  Kind of a new concept.

These are some other challenges that I want to enter.




I used Cameo Coral and Calypso Coral to color the butterfly.  They came out darker than I'd planned.  I hope that's OK. 

Less is More is having a theme week

Frame it!

To get the matted circle, I cut a circle from the black with a Nestie then punched the white with my 2 1/2" Circle Punch.  LOL, I probably won't ever be able to do that again and have it come out right!  I should have added a ribbon, but it's too late now.  That panel is there to stay.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps: Butterfly (Lost Coast Designs), Blooming with Kindness
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), SU Markers (Cameo Coral, Calypso Coral, Basic Black)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Nesties (Spellbinder)

I'm so glad you could stop by.  Sorry I have to rush off, but I do want to join the party while the door is still open.

Enjoy!



32 comments:

Cynthia said...

Great job, Bonnie! Love that butterfly--he looks real!! Have a great weekend!!

Victoria Selix said...

Such a pretty card...love the colors!

jimlynn said...

I love the dark colors on your butterfly - it makes it look REAL! Gorgeous card and no ribbon needed at all.
Lynn

Sue - said...

Beautiful butterfly! None flying round here today it's cold and VERY wet!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bonnie that butterfly is so beautiful I love how you used the colours.

Tanis Scott said...

This is a very striking card, and the butterfly is a gorgeous focal point.

Sarah Gray said...

Love the butterfly and your CAS take on the Muse card!

Mary Marsh said...

pretty card Bonnie-I will jump over to the Muse challenge and cast my vote for you

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, your butterfly is amazing, Bonnie ... I've even had a look at the close up and still can't figure out how you made it look so real ... just stunning! Anita :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful butterfly Bonnie, I love the colours Cathy x

Barb M said...

This is a gorgeous take on the must card. Perfectly executed!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving kind words. It made my day!

Greta said...

The butterfly is gorgeous & I love how your card turned out!

Tammy said...

beautiful and so elegant! your butterfly is so pretty!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. That butterfly is gorgeous ... I love that it's so dark - very striking against the white background. Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to CAS!! Loll xx

lostinpaper said...

Your butterfly worked perfectly in the negative space, this really is a beautiful CAS card.

Chrissie said...

These are gorgeous Bonnie, I love the first one particularly. The butterfly looks stunning!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ann Tuck said...

I love your frame around the butterfly - it is a gorgeous effect yet simplicity itself!

Lisa Lara said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. Love your Muse card.

Bev J. said...

Really like your pretty butterfly card. I am getting where I like more clean and simple cards-like the no ribbon look!

Benzi said...

Very pretty flower for that cut out. Nice sketch and made such a pretty card, Bonnie.

Suze Bain said...

What a fabulous butterfly, love the colour. Xx

landerson213 said...

Beautiful! I adore that butterfly! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Faith A said...

Bonnie this is so effective, love the colour combo too.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie!!

Florence said...

Hi Bonnie. Hope all is well. Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS wings challenge.
Florence.

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is beautiful Bonnie! That butterfly looks so real! :)
Lizy xx

Aileen said...

Love the framing of your beautiful butterfly and gorgeous sentiment. x

Jen said...

bonnie this is so cute.. love the butterfly

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

Sue said...

Your butterfly looks fabulous against the white, great card Bonnie! Thank you for joining us ATCAS Wings challenge.

Alicia said...

Beautiful. You really worked the color splash this week, so glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe!

Shana Gaff said...

Wow your butterfly looks so realistic! I love the pop of color with the black and white. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS this week. :)

anya said...

Your card is stunning, the butterfly looks real! Love the simple layout, too - a perfect color splash example! Thank you for playing along with this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!