Saturday, September 28, 2013


 I was inspired to play with this week's Muse Challenge
Just look at this beautiful muse!

Karen M.'s card reminded me of a stamp set that I have. 
So I pulled it out and this is what I came up with:

These beautiful blooms are from the Tropical Sensations designed by Mona Pendleton for MFT.
First,  I spritzed my watercolor paper with water and ran it through some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
After it was dry, I stamped the blooms with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed them white.
I stenciled some areas with a dark blue Gelato and a Checkerboard stencil (also by Mona Pendleton for MFT). I then covered it all with Modge Podge, so everything would not smear. I added some white Liquid Pearl to the black scalloped borders.
I am going to send this card to one of my friends who has helped me a lot during my recovery!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

***This card made Honorable Mention at MUSE!!!***


Darnell said...

You really captured the entire essence of Karen's card, Mackie! Stunning! I hope you are right on schedule with your knee rehab and doing well! Hugs, Darnell

Jill Norwood said...

Mackie this is gorgeous! A wonderful take on the inspiration! So beautiful!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous - the white really stands out!

Karen M said...

Your card looks amazing and I love those flowers! Your background is so pretty too - hugs xx

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous, Mackie! I love those big bold blooms.

Sue Lelli said...

Wait til Mona sees this! It is GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors you chose and those white Hibiscus! Just GORGEOUS! OOPS! I already said that but it's worth repeating!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness Mackie, there is some serious creativity going on here!! Love your gorgeous background and the pretty flower centers!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the dimension on this and the strip sentiments - COOL STUFF! Love it!

Maria said...

Beautiful background! Lovely vibrant color and pretty flowers! Very well done!

Mona Pendleton said...

Holy smokes Mackie, your card is gorgeous! I love how you featured the beautiful flowers! Your background looks fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim Hall said...

I just love those amazing flowers, this is so pretty!!

Darnell said...

Yay! I'm popping back to congratulate you, Mackie, on the HM honor from MUSE!