Okay, so sometimes I am a little slow. I saw these banners at other blogs before, but I didn’t really pay attention. Today I read it again. This is so cool! A Muse is holding weekly challenges! You can win free A Muse Merchandise! I love challenges! I love A Muse! I am sooooo in! It’s already the third week that this is going on, but better late then never, right?

Well….run to the A Muse blog and check out this weeks challenge. It’s a sketch challenge. I LOVE those!!!!

Here is my card made with the sketch.


I started out with a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. I cut a 5″ square piece of shimmery white cardstock and stamped the Paisley Background (Stampin’ Up!) with Going Gray classic ink.

I cut a 2 1/4″ piece of brushed silver cardstock and stamped it with Black Palette ink and My Favorite Things Behind the Scenes” polka dots. I love clear stamps for backgrounds like that. It’s a piece of cake to line the dots up. I taped the silver cardstock on to a bigger black piece of cardstock and cut the edges with decorative scissors. I added black organdy ribbon with silver cord on the top third of that strip.

For the center image I stamped A Muse’s Chandelier stamp (7-4101B) in Black Palette ink. I colored it with Prisma color Pencils and blended those with gamsol. I added shine to it with the Sakura Sparkle pen and even more sparkle over the lights with Stickles Stardust.

The main image was layered on a black scalloped circle and taped on with dimensionals.  Last I stamped you light up my Life in Black Palette ink with Karen Forster snap stamps.

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

16 Responses to “A Muse A Palooza”

  1. I love this! So elegant and classy! I’ll have to check out the contest…

  2. Oh this is gorgeous! You just amaze me with your ideas! Dottie K

  3. This is beautiful! I love the sparkle you’ve added and the scalloped edges! So nice! (Good luck!)

  4. Super looking card! Love the paisley here!

  5. This card is classy AND fun! Digging the colors girl! And I love the sparkle. :o)

  6. I love how the gray inked Paisley really adds to the elegance of the card. Everything ties in so nicely; it’s beautiful!

  7. Such an elegant card Beate! Everything about it just screams class…the layout, your color choices, your coloring, etc.

    Beautiful work!


  8. I love this stamp, but couldn’t think of any use for it, so I never bought it. Your card is perfect though! Great idea.

  9. You light up my life too!! This card is soooooooooo wonderful, you did an excellent job!!! TFS.

  10. I am so glad I rechecked your blog tonight. I love the ideas you come up with . So many things that I wouldn’t have thought about-you are the bomb! 🙂

  11. So cute and so beautiful Beate!!!!!


  12. Okay, you have made a card that is both elegant AND fun! You’re talent and creativity knows no bounds!

  13. So pretty! I love all the scallops and the different backgrounds. Another wonderful Beate card! 🙂

  14. Oh my! This is so elegant! Love the colors!!!

  15. Very cute card. I don’t have any A Muse stamps but they are always very appealing.

    Great card. I hope you win a prize!

  16. Love your greyscale card Beate. So elegant looking!


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