Saturday, June 1, 2013

MUSE #19 - Happy Birthday Flowers

Oh em gee. I am so tired! And I haven't done anything yet today...well, nothing that required me to get off my rear end, anyhow. Yesterday, though, I mowed the back lawn. It was well over a foot tall, but the lawnmower wasn't cooperating & needed to get some TLC (from someone who knows what they're doing, *koff koff* not my husband) . It's going to take another go to make it look 'right' - at this point it might have been a better idea to get out there with a machete. Sheesh. Lawn care is really not my thing.

My mom & her friend arrived safely & we're doing our level best as a family to exhaust them. I think it's working ;) The kids had a great time looking at some old photos of their great-great-great grandfather, various great-greats, and their grandmother as a little girl. (We won't mention the photos of their MOTHER as a little girl, lol.) I'm getting copies, naturally, so I'm hoping to share them with you guys in a few weeks.

OK, onto the MUSE challenge - right away when I saw Michelle's card I wanted to try the floral oval motif. Let me just say - for a clean and simple look, this was not a clean and simple process for me. (3 tries, people.)


Supplies: leaf & floral stamps from PTI; caps sentiment from Annabelle Stamps; script sentiment from Paper Smooches; Memento Tuxedo Black & London Fog inks; Distress inks: spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, shaded lilac, broken china, shabby shutters; Picket Fence stickles; Liquid Pearls in avocado, white, & blue; Sharpie; classic small oval Nesties

I think the process is probably pretty straightforward, but I will say this - DUDE, I gotta remember next time to erase my pencil lines before adding the Stickles/Pearls. D'oh. I was primarily inspired by the floral oval, the bright colours, and the really fun sentiments inside the oval. Here's Michelle's card - 

 And since I'm a last-minute Lucy you have just a few more hours to get your card added into the linky over at MUSE. 

xoxo,
Jessi

13 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Jessi! Really bright and pretty. I actually don't know why they call CAS style, clean and simple. In my experience, it is often very complicated to make something look so clean and "simple", LOL! Putting an inky fingerprint on a recently finished card must be the most frustrating moment, not that I'd know what that feels like. ;-) Oh, and erasing pencil marks...yep, done that in the wrong sequence before too.

Neets B said...

Such a pretty floral frame and I love the shadow sentiment, really great idea :)

Emily Keaton said...

Perfect interpretation, Jessi!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty - I love the 'shadow' text in the background of this! Thanks for playing along!

Tanis Scott said...

Very pretty. Glad your third try worked. I did 4!

Lindsey said...

Totally worth it, this card is beautiful. Enjoy wearing out your guests. :P

Debbie said...

This is so pretty!!! I love the sentiment 'subway art'!! Your flower ring is beautiful!
Enjoy your guests!!!

Dana said...

This is gorgeous! I feel you on the 3 tries!! :) That's usually how it works for me too! lol

~Tammy~ said...

Sounds like a wonderful time by all!! Enjoy it...soak it up! Lawn care is not my thing either!

Your card is the perfect duplication of the case card. Brilliant!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry your card gave you trouble, Jessi, but it was SO worth the sweat and perseverance! It's SO pretty and festive and a great CASE of Michelle's card!!

Enjoy your time with your Mom and her friend! I look forward to seeing the geezer pics and the ones of you as a little darlin'!!

lostinpaper said...

Hope you are having some fun family time, my parents arrive this week and I'm soo excited I think it's nearly been 2 years since I've seen them. ps love your take on the Muse!

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful stamping, Jessi!

Greta said...

I absolutely love your take on the Muse inspiration!