Thursday, 19 July 2018

TIME OUT#114 - Photo Inspiration

For our TIME OUT challenge this week, we are asking you to create projects inspired by this picture:

So much inspiration in this picture - I thought about using that beautiful rattan texture but decided to focus on the picture above the sofa and came up with this card:

A really simple design - I used a bird from Stamplorations Trendy Birds and an embossing pen to draw the line before heat embossing in clear EP. I then used shimmery watercolours to paint the background. I ironed off the melted EP to make a smooth finish. 

Stamplorations is our sponsor for this challenge - generously providing a $15 gift voucher for the winner and a gift bag of goodies for a random entry!

Our wonderful Guest Designer this challenge is Heather from Wire Wrapture so make sure you stop by to see her designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

TIME OUT#113 - Inspired By Words

The challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is to be inspired by the following words:

There are a lot of ways to be inspired by these words but I chose to focus on the first one: smile:

To make this card, I used one of my favourite techniques - adhering die cuts to the card base to create a background. I usually do this tone on tone - but I decided to change it up this time by using four different colours of cardstock to create an ombre effect. I think that I may have seen this done before by someone with this die but I couldn't find where - so I couldn`t reference it. The die is from Simon Says Stamp.

The greeting is from MFT - white embossed on a black die cut (also MFT) and popped up with some foam. I found a few different shades of pink sequins in my stash and added them to the card front to finish it off.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs - Sarah is a former TO DT and she has started designing some amazing stencils - check them out here. She is offering the winner 3 stencils from her store. She is also going to be joining us as a special guest designer - so make sure to check out her inspiring designs here.

Our Guest designer for this challenge is Amanda from Diamond Lane Designs - so make sure you take a few minutes to check out her work.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

TIME OUT#112 - Warm

Our challenge this week at TIME OUT is to get warm - definitely seasonally appropriate as we are starting to enjoy the summer heat :)

There are a lot of different ways you can interpret being warm - here is my take on it:

I made this card for my brother - his 40th birthday is coming up and I thought he might appreciate a funny card. I actually made the panel quite a while ago (years!) - I used yellow, orange, and red alcohol inks on a panel of glossy card stock and then added some additional alcohol ink to the panel through a TCW flame stencil. I loved the effect it created but couldn't figure out how to use it on a card until I saw the Shenanigans stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays and thought it would be fun to combine the greetings with the panel. 

If you like the sentiments, that stamp set could be yours since our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays, and they are offering a $25 gift voucher to the winner :)

Our talented guest designer this week is Marieke .- her cards are gorgeous beyond words so make sure you check them out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

TIME OUT #111 - Holiday Cards

We have another challenge for you at TIME OUT - we are looking for holiday themed cards with an optional one-layer twist. 

These can be summer holiday themed cards - but I went with a Christmas holiday themed card:

This one started out as a one-layer but I eventually trimmed it down and put the panel. I die cut the Simon Says Heart Mandala from some freezer paper and ironed it onto some Tim Holtz water colour paper. I used my Minc for this - it works brilliantly. I then added the water colour - I used shimmer water colours (my latest obsession :) ) to add some colour to the background before removing the freezer paper mask. I heat embossed the greeting from the Altenew Peace On Earth set in silver - the greeting is God Yul which is Merry Christmas in Danish. I added a few gems for a finishing touch.

We have a great Guest Designer with us for this challenge - Ishani from Quillish is joining us - she is a regular player at Time Out and she has a fun style so make sure you stop by to see her work.

Our sponsor for the challenge is Seven Hills Crafts, a great source for craft supplies in the UK and Europe. They will be sending a goody bag to a random entry that incorporates the one-layer twist.

So take some TIME OUT and play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 24 May 2018

TIME OUT #110 - Photo Inspiration

Our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight is a Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration challenge using this photo:

What a fun picture - I was totally inspired by that fun and funky wallpaper - and this is what I came up with:

I used Altenew's Simple Flowers in different ink colours - trying to mimic the flower colours in the wallpaper. I fussy cut them out with a small white border. I used a dark grey card base and panel - again trying to mimic the wallpaper. I die cut a large circle in the panel and then embossed it with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder to add some texture. The Concord and 9th greeting was white heat embossed on the card base before the panel was added with foam tape to the base. I then added the flowers using more foam tape - there is a ton of dimension in this card!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers - they are offering the winner a $20 gift voucher!

Our incredibly talented guest designer for this challenge is Ksenija from Sweet Kobylkin - her designs are so beautiful and her colouring is beyond words so we are thrilled to have her join us for this challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

TIME OUT #109 - Inspired By Words

For our challenge this week at TIME OUT, we are looking for cards inspired by the following words:

I was really inspired by the "gardeners" and "blossoms" words in the quote - so that is what I made the focus of my card:

I started by stamping Stamplorations Bloomtangles ATC#3 in Copic friendly ink onto some Neenah 80# cardstock. I then coloured the image using some bright Colours of Copics and trimmed it out. I stamped a black stripe onto the card base, and then white heat embossed a sentiment from another Stamplorations stamp set. I added a strip of silver glitter washi to the card base before adding the coloured image - popped up with some fun foam.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations - they are generously offering the challenge winner a $15 gift voucher and a goodie bag. Stamplorations has some beautiful stamps and dies so this is a wonderful prize!

Our guest designer for this challenge is Kristina from Kristina's Art Corner - her card this week is absolutely, jaw-droppingly gorgeous so make sure you stop by and visit her blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

TIME OUT #108 - Wild

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we are challenging you to show us your wild side :)

Our sponsor for this challenge is one of my favourite companies, Winnie & Walter - they are giving the challenge winner a $25 gift voucher!!!

For my card, I was inspired to use our sponsor Winnie & Walter's Party On stamp set - what could be more wild than music playing animals?! Lots of masking, copic colouring, more masking, and ink blending were done to create this scene:

The rest of the DT have also used some Winnie & Walter products to create some Wild and wonderful cards so make sure you check them out - as well as our incredible Guest Designer for this challenge: Darnell from djkardKreations  is joining us (yay!!!). Darnell is so well known - not only for gorgeous cards but equally for her positivity and enthusiasm - I am absolutely thrilled that she is joining us for this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!