Saturday, February 2, 2013

Muse #2


*whew* I thought I was going to miss this one! Muse Challenge #2 ends at noon today. I wrote down a number of different prompts for me to take back to my desk about Suzanne's card...hot pink, xoxo, black, bold flowers, rounded corners...and I drew a rough sketch. I think the first thing to pop out at me was the xoxo sentiment - after all, that's how I end my posts :)

Supplies: all paper from Recollections; Pink Paislee chipboard alphabet; black Sharpie



Hot pink was really the first item I decided to go with - this doesn't seem to be a colour I use often, so I really wanted to. I love the way Suzanne's separated the different patterned papers on her card, and I wanted to have a similar effect. I cut along the pattern in the chevron paper, and then edged it with black Sharpie to make it stand out against the background. 
Can you believe it, there was only one 'x' in this package of letters? How often do you need more than one? I thought about using a different colour, but I really liked the pop of black against the bright colours in Suzanne's card, so I went with an abbreviated sentiment instead. 
Thanks for this week's inspiration, Suzanne! There are 9 hours left to play while I'm typing this, so if you scurry you can play too & link up over at Muse. As for me, I'll be back shortly with my promised fun announcement a little later on :)
xoxo,
Jessi

13 comments:

Meg said...

Great card - I love the combination of background patterns.

Barb said...

My God woman, go to BED!!! Were you up all night? lol
I love this take on the challenge. I couldn't come up eith anything :(

Jackie said...

Hi Jessi, I too loved the XOXO! Your glittered "XO" is bold and really makes for a great focal point! Wonderful combination of patterns too!!! So glad you played along with us at Muse!

P.S. Some of my best ideas for cards come to me in the middle of the night. ;)

~amy~ said...

chuckling at Barb's comment...

hearts and chevron...awesome.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Pretty card. Love those patterns together and that pop of black on top.

Virginia L. said...

Love your use of sentiment for this cheery and happy design, Jessi! Beautiful!!

lostinpaper said...

Uber funky take on this Muse design, Love love love it!

Lindsey said...

This is so fun and flirty!

Greta said...

Adorable graphic card!

Suzanne said...

Jessi, I think the papers that you used are awesome and I personally wish everyone would use bright pink on their cards because I think it's the most fun ever. I love the abbreviated sentiment, too! Thanks so very much for finding some inspiration in my card and for playing at Muse!

Theresa said...

So FABULOUS!!

walchowDesign said...

Great graphic card and those gradient colours too! Love the giant XO too!

Jen W. said...

Kick ass take on the Muse card!! The chevron rocks and using only one "XO" is perfect!