Monday, September 14, 2015

Muse #133

Muse

Can you believe it is the second week of September already?  That means I'm up at the Muse Card Making Club!!  So happy to be playing cards with you today.

I asked our fabulous leader, Ardyth, if there was anything in particular that she'd like to see this week?  Since CAS has been the norm for a bit, I've chipped away at my color barriers [and oh I have a thick one] and pulled out a lovely piece of My Mind's Eye - Market - patterned paper today ... are you ready?  Here goes!  For Muse #133, and Ardyth!:


Tom [my husband] and I have been 'blooming' butterflies for the last month or so.  It is getting so cold at night here in Michigan, we've resorted to bringing the box in at night.  I was delighted to watch #34 bloom mid-afternoon.  So, in her honor, I decided to use this lovely Hero Arts stamp-n-cut specimen. 

So here is my 'recipe' for your cards this week - and I do so hope you'll have a go with this one:
  • Patterned paper - any colors
  • stamped, die cut, and embossed image
  • with a sentiment on a tag!
See you in the gallery!  I cannot wait to see your version of a not-so-CAS card!

=] Michele






29 comments:

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous card Michele - love the richness of the paper design and the gold embossed butterfly! Thanks for rising to the challenge - can't wait to see how everyone is inspired by this beauty!

Suchi said...

This card is so gorgeous Michele...that butterfly looks just perfect! :)
Suchi xx

Julie B said...

Fab card Michele, I really should use some of that DP mountain!
We used to hatch butterflies with the kids at school, Painted Ladies in our case, and I quite miss seeing the kids eyes when the pinprick size eggs turn in tiny black caterpillars followed by the chrysallis. The best bit was when they saw one hatch and pump it's wings open and the spray of fluid all over the hatching box!Happy days. :)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous Michele!! The paper is wonderful but I am in love with the delicate golden butterfly!! Beautifully done my friend, beautifully done!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this is sure a beauty Michele ,and my challenge is to even find any patterned DP paper!DP is like embossing folders only like them if they are stripes dots etc ...mmm thinking cap time I fear!
We hatched some butterflies in the nursery and the children just loved it but we only managed to hatch 6 unlike your 34!x

Donna said...

This is BEAUTIFUL :)
I feel inspired to play. Hooray :)

Lynn said...

Well beautiful! I absolutely love this...might just have to CASify it :) The gold is stunning against the background.

~amy~ said...

absolutely stunning.

Nora N. said...

Oh my!! this is absolutely STUNNING!!!! The gold on the vellum butterfly-just beautiful. I LOVE the way you used that patterned paper in the background. So bold yet so fitting with the theme!!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Stunning card, Michelle! Love how you played with patterned, really patterned paper :)

LauraJane:) said...

The kiddos and I have enjoyed watching the Chrysalises become butterflies on FB!! Perfect for our science lessons:)
LOVELY card for the MUSE!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how beautiful, Michele! I really LOVE the gorgeous blooms on this patterned paper and your gold embossed butterfly and tag are just perfect! Putting on my thinking cap for this one :)

Your latest butterfly is stunning! I love seeing the underside of the box, too...it's so exciting! Love your gorgeous flower, too!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love love love this STUNNING card! The paper makes it amazing!!

Anita in France said...

Dramatic, striking, stunning ... and so lovely, Michele ... will get my thinking cap on! Wonderful photo's of your 'blooms'! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Michele....this is just stunning! I can't wait to play along. Wonderful inspiration!

Aileen (mum) said...

Michelle, i love love this card. Looks like you may have done a little copic colouring on there or its just that perfect. The two butterflies, wow. Cant wait to try this one.

Karyn Penno said...

Seriously gorgeous card - and so clever to use your blooming beauties as inspiration :) Loving the gold accents, and the DP colours

Purvi Gadewar said...

Gorgeous card! Loving the dark background with the gold accents...

Taunya Butler said...

Thanks.for the reminder to me of the butterfly and the hope that they fill my heart with!! Beautiful card - live the bold, vibrant, excellent paper you have chosen. So amazing and fun to see your pictures too!! What a treat - hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!!!

Karen Mead said...

I totally love your gorgeous card Michele and thanks for such beautiful inspiration this week over at muse:) xx

Hannelie said...

This card needs to be described as breathtakingly beautiful Michele. Job well done!

Tracey McNeely said...

The gold embossed butterfly is beautiful but I am sure watched nature unfold is beautiful too! Wonderful Muse card!

Marybeth said...

Well, this is absolutely stunning Michele! Love that background and the butterfly is gorgeous.. this is a wow card for sure!

Joan B said...

now this is one beautiful card!

Shona Chambers said...

What beautiful paper! I've got a piece paper pieces that I've been dying to use but haven't fallen into any of my CAS designs, so I might just have to pull them out for this one. Your card is sensational!!

Bobby said...

I could have sworn I commented on this card when I first saw it at Muse and fell in love with that paper but I guess not. The paper, and the resulting, card, are simply gorgeous, Michele.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Your card is absolutely DIVINE Michele and love seeing where your inspiration came from! Just about to skid under the door at Muse before the gates shut!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful card! xx

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful paper and design Michele. I bet you inspired some fabulous entries.

cm said...

What to say, except this is a card of immense beauty, amplified by the lovely touch of the butterfly you added to the oh-so-pretty paper. Breath-taken-away! I didn't play *hangs head in shame*: crazy week, bike races all weekend and no paper anywhere near as gorgeous as this! Guess I owe you two helpings next time you a-MUSE us!
Hugs~c