Sunday, November 23, 2014

Muse Challenge #94

Dear Made Marion,

I love your style, your creations, your vibe, but... why did I struggle so with this week's challenge?  I tried... and tried... and tried!  Alas.  I've not felt one was up to the challenge... please feel free to critique my work. 

Look at Marion's gorgeous card for Muse Challenge #94:

The stamping, the color choices, the contrast, the enamel dots perfectly placed - the color choices!!! That is exactly what I most struggled with.  I really don't have more than a hand-full of inks!
 
 
Here are my cards.  The last is my entry:
 
Love the stars until, that dreaded yellow one!!!
 
Love the holly, but too few colors.
 
Still only four inks use for the holly leaves, but love the CASness of this one the most - and must give our CAS leader, Ardyth, full credit for inspiration, and PTI for that gorgeous Holly stamp.
 
With respect, I will keep trying!!
 
=] Michele



19 comments:

Meg said...

These are all great! You did a fantastic job.

Lynn Put said...

Keep trying? I think you did a beautiful job on all of these! The stars are my favorite.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my...I love it! 3 gorgeous and creative cards.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Michele...I totally feel your pain. I created four cards before I gave up and submitted the last one. BUT, I don't know why you're not happy with your cards...they are ALL gorgeous! I do love the last one the most, but I love them all, honestly!

lostinpaper said...

You are totally mistaken Michele, I think your cards are so worthy,they are just different to Marion's (and I agree, she can really nail a design)! I really like the monochromatic green thanks, such great stamping!

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Kristie Goulet said...

You have done great with this challenge. I have been thinking about this one since it was posted and haven't come up with anything and YOU, my friend, have created three great cards here. WOW!!!!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Well....you saved the BEST for last. I would love to CAS this card...could you provide an explanation on how you created it. Thank you

icardeveryone01 said...

Thanks Connie! Papertrey Ink Layered Postmarks, Holiday set:
https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/layered-postmarks-holiday-stamp-set/
stamped four times from dark to light. MFT Thanks die from free-with-purchase set.
Hope this helps... and thanks again for stopping by!

Brenda said...

Wow Michele, I think the original card is awesome but I also think all three of yours are awesome too! I love the colors you chose, yes even the yellow! I love the simplicity of the other two cards as well and the colors are great with them too. I think you did great with this challenge! Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Give yourself due credit for these fabulous cards, Michele ... they're all so striking and capture Marions's Muse brilliantly! You did three ... my brain couldn't even conjure one up! Anita :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

3 fantastic takes on the Muse - I especially love the holly! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Michele - Happy Thanksgiving!

BLockHEad said...

That final Thanks card is truly outstanding!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

You are way too hard on yourself. I think your cards are fabulous.
I admit the JOY one is my fav - totally gorgeous.
Caroline xxx

Cornelia W said...

Fabulous cards - the last one is absolutely stunning!

Tracey McNeely said...

I think they are all worthy Michele! You went from awesome to stunning. You need to come back and show me how you did the last one. ;) xoxo

Shona Chambers said...

Well done getting to a card you were happy with!! I struggled a bit too and I'm a little disappointed that my 'joy' doesn't stand out too much with the colours but will definitely try this again. I actually like all of your cards but the layout and colours of the last card makes it my favourite.

Marybeth said...

I love all three cards you made, each one is a masterpiece.....I couldn't even begin to come up with anything like these. I love Marion's card as well! Beautiful work miss Michele!

Amy Rohl said...

Cut yourself some slack, girl, you nailed it on all three! My fav is the holly/ivy...love it!