Thursday, January 24, 2013

A DRINKing MUSE!

FINALLY I've felt the mojo start to come back! Playing for fun makes a big difference. I just sat down, put P!nk's new CD on loud enough to bother the kids, sang along (with the wrong words, natch) and MADE CARDS! And I like them!

***angels singing***

The one I'm going to share is for two challenges - the brand-spankin'-new Muse Challenge #1, and CASology #28. And, exactly how Muse is supposed to work, I was not only inspired by Amy's card, but by Jenny's card that was inspired by Amy's. Clear as mud?

So, my creative process here - I made a sketch of Amy's card, and wrote down a couple of notes about the elements she used: stripes, white space, white pearls, yellow flower, black sentiment. I started out by laying out papers to go with the sketch, and then decided to try to incorporate CASology's DRINK prompt. That reminded me of Jenny's card - and took care of my yellow image!


Supplies: papers from Fancy Pants & Sassafras; stamps from Paper Smooches; Palette Noir ink; Sharpie; white pearls. 

The striped paper is adhered directly to the card base, and then the white cardstock on top. The orange paper is adhered with strips of foam tape, and so are the cup & the white square. Thanks to Jenny for the polka-dotty cup inspiration, and to Amy for being the first Muse designer
                                                  


xoxo,
Jessi

22 comments:

Terri E. said...

This card is so much fun. I am digging the pearl elements. Great job with the Muse challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lindsey said...

Nice! I'd definitely say your mojo's back.

jimlynn said...

LOVE the pearls on this!!! Great addition and love the entire card!
Lynn

Annette said...

your card is adorable.. Love that coffee cup...

Amy Kolling said...

Oh my stars!!! I love that you were inspired by my card and another one to come up with this fabulous CAS card! Seriously....Love the cup as the focal!

lostinpaper said...

Uber CAS & total fun design! You go GF!

Maureen Merritt said...

Perfect CAS design! I love the pearls. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Jackie said...

Jessi, Terrific CAS approach to both inspirations!!! I just love the pearls above the coffee cup!

~amy~ said...

LOVE

~Tammy~ said...

I haven't had a chance to just play in awhile. Working on big card order and DT work and the fun uphills we have going on in this house....

This is darling! Love it! So glad you found some "me" time and your mojo never left. It just was under the weather too!

Emily Keaton said...

Huzzah for the return of your mojo, Jessi! Such a cute CAS card. I love that coffee cup and the little floating pearls. This is a sweet one!

Dawn said...

Your card is really cute. Great design - the symmetry of the background contrasts the off-center image. Love the little pearls.

Hugs, Dawn

walchowDesign said...

Adorable card and love the cup of tea with the "steaming vapour"!

Ardyth said...

Great combination of these two challenges - love the shine and 'random' placement of the pearls! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

sandie said...

love it Jessie, love the CAS design and describe how you were inspired. I am really liking this challenge as it is great to visit all these different blogs!

Laura said...

Oooh, I LOVE this card, Jessi! Everything is perfect - the layout, the colors, and the little pearls floating out of the cup is such a cute touch!

Jen W. said...

LOVE, love, love! You are rockin' the CAS cards more and more! Love the combo of the stripes and the polka dots and the addition of the pearls. Awesome Muse card! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Dana said...

Oh wow!! I love this!!! Great colors, cute and CAS!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great job combing these two challenges with your cute card, Jessi! I love your pearl steam!! (And I love Pink, too!)

Debbie said...

I really like this!! CAS but with lots of colour and fun!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jessi I love you image, great colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Rita T said...

I love that you took the MUSE challenge in a different direction to yellow flowers (don't get me wrong, I love yellow flowers, I just really like that you were different).