Amusing Challenge winners

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I must have been channeling Angi, my good friend and A Muse Studio upline, when I made this card…she is the queen of Polka Dots!  :)

I love the bright Ocean blue of this A Muse Studio cardstock, especially when it is paired with Papaya.  It is so fun, cheerful and definately “summery”.  I paper pieced my Bathing Beauty from A Muse Studio with Papaya Petite Polka dot cardstock after I colored with Copic markers.  I love the pop of the Lots of Dots embossed with White embossing powder, both are from A Muse Studio.  The last detail is the new crepe paper rolls that A Muse Studio has begun carrying … in oh so many lovely colors that you can’t find in the stores.  I also used a bit of the new Mermaid cording from A Muse Studio.

Thanks to my “regular” players here at Amusing Challenges for coming through for me! I guess “fun in the sun” turned out to be a harder challenge than I expected although I know with summer upon us, schedules are turned topsy-turvey. I know mine is!

I’d like to announce this week’s winners and thanks again for playing along!

2.  Melissa Sunshine HoneyBee

1.  Melissa Sunshine HoneyBee

3.  Dorothy S

4. Gail

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Amusing Challenge – anything goes

Welcome to our Anything Goes  Amusing Challenge - it’s a favorite, I know! Throughout the month I’ll have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.   I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.  July’s prize will be 5 sheets of Bristol watercolor paper (smooth, 100 lb weight) from A Muse Studio.

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Juliet found a tiny bit of her mojo and when she does, all I can say is, wow, wow, wow!  Here is an ATC technical swap she did  - the theme is Diagonal Image.  Juliet used the stamp set, Come Fly with Me,  from  A Muse Studio.  The swallows die set is also from A Muse Studio but is now retired…  I love the colors and everything about this ATC.

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Two weeks ago during the Amusing Challenge featuring watercolors, I mentioned that I had gotten the new Peerless Watercolors from A Muse Studio.  Since then I posted a tutorial on making a swatch or traveling palatte to use these unique watercolors – they are dry inks on paper but when wet are incredibly vivid!  Once I had my swatches prepared, well, I finally tried them out!

Here I used an old favorite A Muse Studio set of mine – Friend to Friend.  It’s still in the catalog, by the way, and I love the flower images as well as the sentiments.  I stamped my images on Bristol watercolor cardstock from A Muse Studio with Palette ink.  Then I just dripped my waterbrush onto the sheets of color and painted away.  I definately need more practice but this was a fun start.  Once I finished, I mounted the focal image on some Pistachio cardstock from A Muse Studio.

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PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge.  Our challenge is “fun in the sun”, so please join us before Sunday, midnight!

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)


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Mix n Match Birthday Card

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Some of you may recognize this paper…it’s from my days with The Angel Company – and the same with this stamp of the little girl holding the flower.  It’s so sweet and I thought this would make a lovely birthday card for my Mother in Law.  I have a tendency of late to go very CAS but some of my family members adore these more elaborate cards and it’s fun to mix up styles for sure.  It also feels good to dust off things you haven’t used for a while…right?!

I did use few items from A Muse Studio – the card base is their Vanilla cardstock and I love the weight and color of it.  (just stocked up with two packages!).  I also used the A Muse Studio rubber stamp set, Say it with Style.  The other accessories are the small doily, Lime satin ribbon and vanilla twine – all from A Muse Studio.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit – I appreciate it!

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a•muse|studio Pretty Peonies 2 in black

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I’m working on some Project Life swap cards and the theme is spray — aka Splash! which is what A Muse Studio carries.  This base was a practice piece that I just couldn’t let go to waste.  I used a Tim Holtz harlequin stencil and sprayed my piece with Papaya, Orange and Cherry Splash.  My piece was at the bottom edge so a whole piece was left without spray.  So I removed the stencil and gave it a good spritz (spraying towards the back of the box with the cardstock piece laying flat) with Papaya.  I inked up my new Pretty Peonies 2 from A Muse Studio with Versafine Onyx black (not your normal poppy color, eh?!) and stamped it a few times – inking each time.  I finished the panel off with a sentiment from Say it With Style, another A Muse Studio stamp.

I wasn’t sure which color to mat it with and finally decided on a thin Onyx border and a layer of the new A Muse Studio color called Marigold.  Love, love, love this color!  The little strip of Cherry was from my scrap pile…all cardstock is from A Muse Studio.

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I’m just including this photo to make you drool … it’s all the colors of Splash that A Muse Studio now carries!

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