Tuesday 20 October 2015

Musing at ATSM

Hi and welcome to a scheduled post to announce the start of a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps. This week our challenge is to -


So anything that makes a mark, from stitching to paint.
This challenge is so open ended that I needed a focus, as I always have too many ideas. Anyway this week's Muse is my ATSM teamie, Anita ( Neet and Crafty) so I thought I would use her Muse card as inspiration. Here is my card

 and this is her fab card that inspired me.

Isn't it gorgeous? When I saw the polka dot DP I thought about some 12 x 12 I bought recently that would work really well for this challenge. It's a sort of dark bluey grey and sets off the pink flowers to a tee. The flowers were stamped using a set by Stampin Up that my friend Di lent me while she's off on her jollies, called Painted Petals.
I stamped the flowers with DI in two shades of pink spritzed with a fine mist of water, then some leaves in bright green then over stamped in a darker green. I then went in with a water brush and blended the petals of the flowers but kept the leaves as stamped, just adding a few strokes with a green marker to create stems. The over stamping of the leaves gives them a  subtle depth and the detail using the pen just completes the bouquet before fussy cutting. The top panel was cut using a circle die and was laid flat over the DP panel. The sentiment comes with the set and I stamped it in the same DI as the dark flowers but I masked off the you and replaced it with a black die cut.

So come on down and join us. This week we are sponsored by

who are offering a prize to the Top Addict of 7 digis.
For more inspiration check out the rest of the ATSM team.
I'm joining in over at:-

colouring, spritzing, die cutting                                                           


  1. This is so pretty! I like how you reversed the colors of the dots :)

  2. Yep...love this one Julie, I am partial to spots!! Consider yourself "pinned"!! xx

  3. I love your CASE Anita card
    love that you stamped the flower in two different colors for me is difficult Julie
    and love that DOTS paper too
    Great DT card
    love this
    and see you around teamie
    Monika (ATSM Teamie)

  4. Yes, you are right, BOTH cards are really lovely!!! Creative regards from your team-mate stempelfrida

  5. Such a beautiful take on Anita's card, Julie! I love your choice of flowers, and your sentiment is really lovely!

  6. Hi Julie! Your card is so pretty with those flowers! I love your take on the CASE...perfectly done too! :)

  7. You've *Made your Mark* most impressively with your gorgeous translation of Anita's card! The flower arrangement...oh my!

  8. Gorgeous use of that darling polka dot paper ... mimics Anita's darling lettering! Fantastic card, Jules!
    =] Michele

  9. Beautiful - I love the darker dp - it really makes the flowers pop! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Julie!

  10. Fabulous version of my card, Julie. I love the lighter dots on the dark grey background, and your beautiful bouquet. So glad my Muse card could inspire you this week :) xx

  11. Hola Julie, fantastic case for this challenge, gorgeous card.
    Hugs from Palma

  12. Love your interpretation of Anita's MUSE card; you've kept the elements of Anita's card and made it your own. Beautiful work.

  13. Great CASE card! Lovely colors!
    Lilian DTeamie
    The Leaf Studio

  14. Very pretty CASEing, thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! Rebecca x

  15. Oooh, this is so pretty! I love polka dots! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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