May 3, 2015

Muse #115 and HexChart

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Happy Sunday!

Spring has finally arrived here, we have enjoyed warm temperatures here for the past week and honestly they are about 2 months late. Typically we warm up in March, the crocus and tulips come up, we get snow/frost/cold or all three which kills the crocus and/or tulips. With everything late, this week my forsythia is in full bloom, the trees have buds opening up, the grass is getting green and my tulips are coming up. I think they will be safe this year.  So glad to put a terrible winter behind.

This week's Muse at the Muse Card Club Challenge was Chrissie Stokes with this inspiration...


Even though I am truly a CAS designer, I do like to get messy once in a while. I used stamps and dies from Ellen Hutson, wet and dry embossing as well as Gelatos watercolouring for my card.

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Have you seen Sandy Allnock's Copic HexChart?
I got it and spent Saturday night colouring in my chart. What did I realize? I though I had a lot of Copic markers, but looking at this photo not so much.  Still lots of colours to fill in...oh boy!










30 comments :

Deborah Frings said...

Love the gorgeous flowers and the embossed background. Stunning!

We've got spring too! Yea.

I Card Everyone said...

Love what you've done with those gorgeous blooms, Tracey... happy to see this lovely in the Muse gallery this week! YAY...
=] Michele

~amy~ said...

ooohh...love how you were inspired...gorgeous!

I'm with you on the hex chart! It's so pretty and makes me realize that I need to add to my inventory:)

Pam said...

Love this, Tracey! Beautiful blooms. Great take on the Muse.

Brandi said...

Stunning! Gorgeous gold embossing to make the sentiment pop!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!!

Maria said...

Oh, so gorgeous, Tracey! Love the pretty red flowers against the black brick background! I ordered the hex chart, too! I'm sure it'll be very helpful!

Neets B said...

Love those bloom dies, Tracey. They look great with the embossed black border. Looking at that chart I don't think Copics are for me, there's so many! I'm struggling to complete my collection of ProMarkers so unless I win the lottery I'd better not start! (although I do want some!!) lol x

KayM said...

Oooooh such a pretty card! That black brick background is awesome!

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous card. I love those flowers, and your black background looks just like a brick wall. Fantastic. No, I haven't seen that hex chart, but I think I should find one and print it out. Never know when I will need more copics.

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...this is one gorgeous card and that black brick background (say that fast 3 times), is simply amazing! And I am shocked that you do not own every color copic...LOL

Jen Mitchell said...

What a cool card! The black bricked background is perfect with the red swirly flowers and the gold embossed sentiment.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful use of my favourite flowers! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Tracey!

Barb Ghig said...

Well, check you out 'Queen of the CAS card' getting all messy...and what a gorgeous card you created, too! I struggled with this week's Muse, but you really rose to the occasion with this beauty, Tracey! WTG!
I'm so glad your tulips have survived the winter...you certainly deserve to enjoy them after all that cold weather!

Lisa said...

Look at your getting all artsy!! This turned out great Tracey and I like the brick in the background!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This card turned out so well! I really love the different shades you were able to create that makes those fabulous swirls really come to life. And the blingy "Thanks" looks so elegant. This card is the perfect mix of grungy/cool and sophisticated and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Inkyfingers said...

Great take on the muse card and I love your embossed background. I must check out those hexes!
Hugs
Carol x

Sharron said...

Gorgeous watercolored blooms! Love the black brick embossing!

Shannon McComb said...

This is stunning Tracey. Your background is fantastic!

Margaret said...

Great take on the Muse card - love the die cut flowers.

Happy Dance said...

Such a sweet card, Tracey!Love the colors and the design. So much texture and interest too. It's nice to 'step out the box' now and again, isn't it?! Love the way this turned out! Bev

Bobby said...

Love that black brick background with those Ellen flowers, Tracey.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Anita in France said...

So bold and striking, Tracey ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

maria f. said...

Look out - Tracey's goin' mixed media ;) Beautiful card.

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others: mixed media marvelous! Spectacular!
Hugs~c

Kara Lynne said...

I love your gelato flowers and that great brick background! I've got to get that chart!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love your take, really like the embossed base and of course those great flower die cuts.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous! I also love the embossed BG