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Saturday, June 4, 2016

CASology MUSEing

Hope you are enjoying your early June weekend! While there has been a lot of gardening/yard work in my life lately, I took a break this afternoon and made a card... it had been so long! I wanted to be sure I still knew how. ;) There were two challenges I wanted to play in, as well. This is CASology's 200th challenge! And while I don't manage to play along as often as I'd like, I did manage to snag a month-long guest post in honour of their 100th post, so it seemed only right to play along with this milestone. And I've been absent from Muse for a while, too, so decided to combine the two challenges. 



This week's guest Muse is Leigh Penner. Her card is so fun! This week's CASology cue word is CAS (clean and simple). From Leigh's card, I focused on the central image with large sentiment, the frame (although mine turned into a mat), the little olive and the mostly neutral colours with bright red. From those, I got to this...


Leigh's central image made me think of using a journaling card or something similar. I have lots of different panels, just rarely think to use them. I found a pack of cat-related pieces that I've had forever, but never used. This cat seemed to have just the right expression and fit perfectly into the quote. He's coloured with Spectrum Noir markers, and his collar coated with Wink of Stella sparkle. His ears and nose got just one coat of Stella sparkle. Here, squint and pretend you can see it! 


The silver glitter paper heart takes the place of the olive on Leigh's card. I would have liked to have cut a frame for the quote panel, but at 4"x4", my frame die cuts just weren't big enough. (This also meant my woodgrain texture plate was too small to use on the card base, so I couldn't take that from Leigh's card.) Instead I matted it on some textured shimmery black cardstock. 
I think this card will be a perfect thank you card next time we need someone to cat-sit! 


Supplies: white, American Crafts silver glitter & Recollections black textured cardstock, MFT Cat-itude stamps & dies, MFT black licorice ink, Spectrum Noir markers, Simple Stories Snap! Cat Insta Squares and Pieces, (?) heart die cut, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush marker, pop-dot tape

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9 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

The sentiment is so true and the kitty is adorable. great colouring and fab. card.

Ardyth said...

Love this feline interpretation of the Muse! Great way to break it down to its components but make it your own! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Lindsey!

Chris Dring said...

I love the way you interpreted both challenges! What a great kitty card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lindsey this is fabulous! I love that your focal sentiment panel is a quote and that cat is certainly confident! Thank you so much for sharing with us at both Muse and CASology for our 200th challenge!

Hannelie said...

I'm a dog person, but your cat inspired card is so cute, I might just change my mind!
Thanks for joining us for this special CASology challenge Lindsey!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Muse!

Marilyn said...

Love your cat card ... so adorable, Lindsey. Great interpretation of Leigh's card.

Jen W. said...

I think you're going to have to make use of the rest of those journaling cards because this is awesome! I love that kitty and his smug little expression. :D

Kreative Kymona said...

Hello Lindsey!! Such an interesting card!! I love your cat, his faces says it all. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.