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March 5, 2013

Color Duo'd and MUSE Inspired

Happy Tuesday!

I've a quick post and then I'm off for appointments.
 
One of my favorite card makers is Laurie Willison of Soapbox Creations.  We are fortunate to have her as our Muse for MUSE challenge #7!  Here is Laurie's wonderful card:
 
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Whiling musing over Laurie's creation, I saw that CASEing it would give me the chance to use the two spring colors of dark green and yellow from the Dynamic Duos challenge:
 
 
I'm not kidding, there are tons of George S. cards on all of these linkies to provide you with tons and tons of card ideas!!  I mean TONS.  Check it!
 
Here is my take:

 
This time I took the liberty of being literal with Laurie's card.  I've been wanting to use a real paper doily on a card and Laurie gave me the perfect opportunity.  It's interesting that the layer of green ribbon on top of the yellow ribbon, made the yellow ribbon look orange.
 
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Off I go.  Why is that when you're driving and peering out the window for a house number or business address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
 
Why is it that I continue to use words like "radio" when I know perfectly well that many of you don't even know what that is.  I'm like a living artifacture.
 
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Paper:  PTI Kraft and white;
  SU! daffodil yellow
Stamp: SU! unknown set
Doily:  Greenbrier Int.
Ribbon:  SU!
Die:  Lil' Inker Stitched Mat Rectangles
Punches:  EK Success;
  Corner Chomper

41 comments:

Rosemary said...

a lovely take on the MUSE card, darnell... i like how you used the dynamic duos color. your card just says "spring"!

mypapercraftworld said...

What a fabulous take, Darnell, brilliant use of the real doily and those splashes of colour really pop. LOVE the sentiment! Anita :)

Kathyk said...

Smashing card, Darnell, I use the radio too (no MP3 or IPod for me!!!). Turn the voume DOWN, what are you ...... joking!!!! In the words of Spinal Tap - turn it up one louder - to 11!

Kathyk

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Briliant idea and gorgeous cards,
love it
Hugs Tamara

cindyleebee said...

Love this, Darnell. Laurie's card does make one want to be literal with it for sure! I like the green polka dots on the yellow ribbon, and I think it is sufficiently yellow in my eyes:) btw...doily is so cute!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Darnell. I love the colours and fabulous sentiment. the punched border strip looks really great, I might have to borrow that idea!
Sue xx

JD said...

Great card...I really like the sentiment!

butlersabroad said...

Lovely, just lovely, I want one of those doily dies so bad!! I listen the the radio all the time, and we turn it down cause it's a distraction! Simple!

Hugs
Brenda

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful version of the card you were CASEing (is that the correct verb?) Love the cheery colors.

I have a RADIO in my car & home and I also turn it down when I'm trying to concentrate on directions or in busy traffic. I also own one of those IPOD thingys as well. Hope you are doing well, your humor is always excellent, Shirleyx

Bonnie said...

Love that doily on the Kraft! Fantastic sentiment! Love those outcut leaves too!

Carol L said...

Another CAS beauty, and I really like that doily on kraft! Well done!
{and now I'm going to go crank up the radio, because you turned it down so low I can't hear it!}

Geri said...

Diggin' your dainty doily darling! Your colors are gorgeous. I have recently seen two cards using kraft and yellow and have decided that this is only color combo that breathes life into the kraft card stock! Especially with the perfect little pop of green. Love it!

Greta said...

I know what a radio is, so guess I'm one, too--LOL! Love your take on Laurie's wonderful card!

MaryH said...

I know what a radio is! Still love to listen to one, and my favorite station is, of course! 50's on 5! (well I sometimes like 60's too!) This is a marvelous CASE of the inspiration card. Love the sentiment...how perfect. Your lovely card reminded me that I have that SU doily which I've not used yet. Arggh. TFS & Hugs

Happy Dance said...

Bold, bright and beautiful. I just can't make the kraft color work well for me...and then I see this, and figure, hey, Darnell's got it goin' on, so do something else. You are the krafty queen (to the tune of Dancin' Queen on the radio). This card is just plain FUN! Bev

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. Love your CAS of Laurie's card. Such a wonderful design and I love your take on it. Lolly xx

Joyce said...

I love your take on Laurie's card. And, that sentiment is just the best.

scrappymo! said...

Your card is an amazing take on this inspiration card. Yours has a bright,cheery feel!

Cathy said...

Love your take on the inspiration card Darnell. Your colours pop and I love the sentiment! (Could use that one a lot!!) Cathy x

Aileen said...

Super take on the muse card and I love the punch out along the bottom. x

Brandi said...

This is so cute and what a perfect sentiment!

Bobby said...

It's okay to use "radio" when in a car since a lot of people have Sirius XM. ;)

Love your take on the card.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! The colours look fabulous on the kraft card - brilliant xx

Colleen said...

You are so clever with using a doily! why not? it works perfectly! Sure enjoy reading your blog! And of course seeing your cards...but your stories brighten my day!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great take on the Muse. And great job with those colours, which I find very difficult, because too much of them and you end up with a Green Bay Packers card!

laughadaisy said...

LOL. ;-D I have to turn the radio down when I'm concentrating on things, too. And I do know what a radio is - LOL at that, too!

Your card is lovely. Laurie is a favorite of mine, too, and I love your version of her inspiration piece. Very pretty use of these colors. Glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos! ;-)

Suze Bain said...

A super cheery card Darnell, that's a fab sentiment. Xx

Jessi Fogan said...

mmmm, appointments. So much not fun.
I love that beautiful doily you've used - so very detailed! and that sentiment is awesome.
I too call it radio. Having to explain to the kids what a 'record' was....boy, that stunk. lol!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful take on Laurie's card! Love the three leaves punched out of the yellow. :)

Amy V. said...

Great CASE! This is lovely on a kraft base, and your sentiment is so true!

landerson213 said...

Love love love that you used a doily in the corner instead of flowers, it's beautiful! And the leaves punched out for the border is lovely! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Kim Heggins said...

How did I miss this card??? It is simply amazing, I love the layered ribbon and that doily is stunning. Fabulous card Darnell.

Bobbie said...

So pretty! That doily and the little leafs are so sweet. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Jenny Engelke said...

Perfect! Love the corner doily! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! ♥

Neets B said...

This is lovely, the sentiment is so great. I also love the little punched leaves. Fab card :) x

Amy White said...

Fabulous card! Love the doily as well as the little ribbon tab the the unique way you've used the leaf punch-outs. Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Kate said...

Great card i love how you used the doily instead of stamping ...it works perfectly and a great take on the muse card :)
Kate xx

Tracey McNeely said...

How the heck did I miss this one Darnell. I love the doily and the sentiment as usual is the bomb!

Gillian said...

Fab take on the challenges Darnell

Laurie said...

I love love that doily peaking out! And such fun colors! The little leaf cut outs look great too! SO pretty my friend!! Thanks for playing at Muse this week!

Marybeth said...

I have been missing all kinds of goodies here on your blog. This card is beautiful ,and a perfect take on the original?
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