Saturday, February 2, 2013

Muse Challenge #2

I stumbled upon the new Muse Card Club a couple nights ago and used their second challenge tonight as I created this card.  (This new club/challenge looks fun...structured, but open at the same time.)

The inspiration card by Suzanne Dahlberg had tons of elements that I loved. Okay, when you see my card, you'll probably wonder how in the world it relates to the inspiration card, but I does.
I decided to go with the color scheme, the patterns that stood out to me on the letters (stripes, polka dots), and the hearts.  I originally started going with the flowers and layers and more patterns, but lately "less is more" seems to suit me better.  The card I started creating just seemed messy to me, so I scrapped the whole thing and started over.  And I'm glad I did. :)  My favorite part of my final card....the curved sentiment.  Makes me wonder why I don't bend and curve my stamps more often.  Okay, here's one more's dark, but this shows the colors a bit more true to how they look in real life (especially the grey monkey).
Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Borders & Corners: Monogram Edition, Tiny Treats: Birthday, Tremendous Treats: Birthday
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Paper: White, New Leaf, Breeze (MME)
Dies: Tiny Tags, Turning a New Leaf


  1. I totally see the inspiration card in your card Lindsey! I too sometimes like to simplify and take the things that most stand out to me. I just love the curve of the vine and that the monkey is holding a heart. Great CAS card! So glad you joined us over at Muse!

    Thanks so much for leaving your super sweet and very thoughtful comments on my blog!!! :)

  2. This card is way too cute - I love it!

  3. Fabulous card, great take on Suzanne's card. Love that little monkey

  4. This is jump-off-the-page-at-me-and-make-me-smile adorable!

  5. That is ADORABLE!! What a cute card and fun take on the Muse card! Love it!

  6. I absolutely see where you are coming from with this, and I LOVE it! The curved sentiment is genius, as is how you hung the monkey on the curved leaf vine. A clean and simple masterpiece, Lindsey! I am amazed by your creativity and am so touched that you found some inspiration in my card. Thank you!

  7. This is super cute, and I just love the simple design! The curved sentiment looks fantastic!