Happy Saturday! I'm settling in with a coffee to spend some time looking at some eye candy on Muse and narrowing down my 3 faves.
Here is this weeks Muse, created by Jen Mitchell.
As you can see, I basically followed the layout, as well as the color scheme, and certain elements such as a butterfly, embossing and and button.
I stamped my butterfly on vellum, and colored it with Copics, then cut it out the hard way. I made a blue and yellow plaid panel for a bit of pizzazz with some sponging, stamping, and a dash of black Sharpie, then die cut the word "you" out of the center to reveal the black mat underneath. I think you'll be seeing some more vellum butterflies and more plaid from me in a variety of colors in the near future! It's so much fun watching them come to life.
Making plaid is right up my alley. I even have a plaid dining room wall.
This room is on the east side of the house, and in the morning light, this green seemed a little loud when I first painted it, though it doesn't look as green in this picture as in real life. I was concerned that my husband would hate it because it was too bright, so I decided to tone it down by throwing in the rest of our colors to break it up a bit. It really did make a huge difference, and I was surprised at how 3 dimensional it looks because the colors don't blend like a true plaid. People are always surprised to find out it's painted on. I'm happy to say, after 7 years, I'm not the least bit tired of it and am not planning to change it anytime soon. It still makes me happy every time I walk in the door.
Thanks for stopping by,
PTI: stampers select white and true black cardstock, background basics: super stripes, diamond impression plate, wonderful words die, white button
SU: basic black, pool party and daffodil delight inks, just believe
Martha Stewart: butterfly
other: black Sharpie, white embroidery floss, yellow Copics, corner rounder, painter's tape
Wall: 5 shades of paint, 3 rolls of painter's tape, laser level, 3 evenings, and some patience!