Thursday, 12 September 2019

TIME OUT #144 - Photo Inspiration

Our challenge this week at TIME OUT is one of my favourite kinds of challenges - a photo inspiration challenge - and this week is so much fun with the graphic black and white decor.



Our sponsor for the challenge is Poppystamps - they are generously offering the winner of the challenge a $20 gift voucher to their store.

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For my card, I was inspired by the bold black and white and I created a layered die cut background using the Birch Press Design Prismatic Triangle layering set in alternating black and white. I love all the dimension this technique creates in real life. I also saw the pop of green in the picture so I decided to add my sentiment strip white embossed on a piece of green cardstock and add a few green Nuvo Drops. I also created a green envelope with a tone-on-tone die cut to jazz it up a bit.





Our guest designer for this challenge is the incredible Hannelie of Desert Diva - her designs are so amazing and a constant source of inspiration :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 29 August 2019

TIME OUT #143 - Inspired By Words

For our challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT, we are asking you to create a project inspired by these words:





Our sponsor for this challenge is one of my favourite stamp companies, Winnie & Walter - they are generously offering the winner of the challenge a $25





For my card, I decided to use one of my favourite Winnie & Walter dies, the Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway.  I die cut a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper and then watercoloured the small sections in rainbow order before putting it back together as an inlaid die cut. I white heat embossed an older Whimsy Stamps umbrella onto some black cardstock and fussy cut it out; I attached it with foam tape to the inlaid background. I made a matching purple envelope and stamped some umbrella across the back; I outlined the umbrellas using a sparkly pen.



Our guest designer for this challenge is Arlene from Sundaystamper Papercrafts.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jill

Thursday, 22 August 2019

TIME OUT #142 - Fashionable


This week at TIME OUT, we are challenging you to be fashionable.



Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations who have generously offered the winner a $25 gift voucher to their store :)




For my project this week, I used Stamplorations A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set - I really love this set - especially the sentiment that I used on the card which is a Marilyn Monroe quote.

I wanted to create a "store window" look on the card so I embossed the small shoe in the set in six different sparkly embossing powders onto vellum. I used a Mama elephant die to create the window frame - I die cut it 6 times to get some dimension.
I wasn't going to make this into a shaker card but I ended up adding some confetti into the window.



Here is a close up where you can see some of the sparkle and the confetti:




Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Jenny from My Paper Epiphany - she has made two great cards for this challenge so make sure you stop by her blog to check them out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 1 August 2019

TIME OUT #141 - Relaxation


Our challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is perfect for those lazy summer days - we are looking for your relaxation themed projects.



We are very lucky to have Newton's Nook as our sponsor for this challenge - they are offering a $25 store credit to a randomly chosen entry that opts to make a one layer project :)

I decided to make a one layer card using Newton's Naptime for my project this week - how adorable is this image?! I Copic coloured the image and them masked it before adding a sponged and stenciled background. The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set - I though it worked brilliantly with both the image and the challenge theme :) I did add a slim strip of silver glitter washi tape to the card - (I think it is still one layer?) - to finish it off and add a little sparkle.




Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Marieke whose wonderful designs are so often in our gallery inspiring us - so make sure you check out her work.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 4 July 2019

TIME OUT #139 - Inspired By Words

This fortnight at TIME OUT, we are looking for projects inspired by the following words:


Our sponsor for this challenge is Catherine Pooler who has generously offered the winner a $25 gift voucher :)


I was inspired by the flowers part of the word and finally cracked open a die that had been sittign on my desk for quite a while. I kept my project very simple this week using the Simon Says Hibiscus Frame die, some coloured cardstock, some ink sponging and some inlaid die cutting. 



Our guest designer for this challenge is Claire from Life on the Scrap Heap - Claire is a regular Time Out player who had guest designed with us in the past and we are thrilled to have her with us again.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill



Tuesday, 2 July 2019

CAS-ology GD - Citrus

I am so happy to be Guest Designing at CASology this week - I love their cue card challenges - always so much fun :)



The theme for this challenge is Citrus - so perfect for summertime.




I love this Citrus Trimmings stamp set from Studio Katia. I stamped it, Copic coloured it, and fussy cut it before foam mounting it on a black card base. I got a little bit more creative with the sentiment - I did some stamp surgery on it so that I could shape it to the border of the image - an then white heat embossed it.



This challenge is two weeks long - so have some fun with a citrus-y card creation!

Thanks for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 20 June 2019

TIME OUT #135 - Funny

We have a great TIME OUT challenge for you this fortnight - we want you to be funny :)




We have the perfect sponsor for this challenge - CAS-ual Friday Stamps has a great selection of funny stamps - and they are offering the winner of the challenge a $25 gift voucher :)


I could not resist using CAS-ual Friday Stamps Tag You're It stamp set - the sentiments are so funny. I thought they would be absolutely perfect paired with some Echo Park Emoji die cuts. I couldn't choose which sentiment and emoji I wanted to use - so I ended up making 6 funny tags!



I die cut the emoji shapes from several different colours of cardstock and I sponged some ink around the edges - I think this makes a big difference to the overall look. I inlaid die cut all the features so that the emojis would be a single layer. The tags were die cut from some SSS Smoke card stock using a Winnie & Walter die. I did do some partial die cutting to create the longer ones. I white heat embossed the sentiments onto the tags, adhered the emojis and added some red and white twine to finish them off.  

Our guest designer for this challenge is the incredibly talented Milla - her blog Mustesormi is a smorgasbord of inspiration :)

Make sure you take some TIME OUT to be funny!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill