Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Muse meets Retro

I've been having a bit of redesign on the old blog - time for the fussy header to go and be replaced by something much more CAS and modern - what do you reckon?  I had fun designing it so hope you like it too.

I became a member of the  MUSE card club when it launched, but I haven't had the chance to play along as yet only managed to vote, but the lovely muse inspiration card this week really spoke to me so I made a little time to play last night and combined the inspiration with this weeks retro sketch.


Here are the links if you want to play along - http://musecardclub.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/muse-challenge-5.html  -  http://retrosketches.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/retrosketches-51.html and here is my interpretation:


I loved the amazing colours on the washi tape on Marion's Muse card - I love teals and turquoise but had never thought to pair that colour with orange and yellow but it works so well so I was inspired to play with those colours and see what I could do with them.  I started with PTI roses in shades of yellow and orange (I hope I'm allowed green leaves - they looked odd in blue!) and then I combined the stripes of the washi tape but in my case in the form of DP strips (My Minds Eye) with the overall sketch at retro for my layout.  I added some tiny buttons in orange and yellow to finish and an orange sentiment (also PTI).  I think I'll be using this colour combo again - hope you all like it.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Tara,
    I have just been checking my email spam box, and there were two emails from you, sent today. They looked a bit suspect as there was no content, just a link. I didn't want to press on the link until I checked that it was definitely from you.
    BTW, your card is gorgeous...love the colours and pretty flowers xx

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  2. Tara - love the new look blog - very CAS! I think your card is just lovely - a great combination of challenges! The roses are just so pretty!

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  3. Loving the new look blog Tara. Your card is fab too, great springy colours.
    I got a spam e mail from you too, someone is being naughty with your account I think.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. Really beautiful, Tara! Those colours are gorgeous too!

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  5. I would call this a more mature, more feminine version, but you've really captured the Muse! Love the colours!

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  6. this is lovely, love the colours

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  7. I do like that Sweet Life Stamp set. Your's turned out lovely.

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  8. Great take on the MUSE card--this is really lovely!

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  9. I'm just in love with your colors!

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  10. Your new blog header is so cool Tara! Your card is so bright and cheery, love the way you stamped the sentiment!

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  11. Gorgeous happy card Tara - perfect :)

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  12. That is simply lovely! Love the colors and the flowers!

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  13. Gorgeous card Tara - so very pretty!

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  14. Fabulous take on both challenges! I just LOVE the Sweet Life stamp set don't you? :) Wonderful card! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  15. Beautiful card. Those roses really do work well in yellows.

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