Wednesday, 1 January 2020

TIME OUT #152 - Photo Inspiration


Our first TIME OUT challenge of the year is my favourite type of challenge- a photo inspiration :) Check Out this wonderful picture to see how you are inspired:



Our incredible sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs - I just love all her stencils and now she has added stamps to the collection so if you haven’t checked out her products,you should definitely take a look.



I was inspired by the vertical striped plate in the photo and Funky Fossil’s Four Hearts Stencil was perfect to recreate it on my card. I die cut a white rectangle panel and sponged some light red ink through the solid heart stencil. I then created my own red glitter paste using clear embossing paste and a lot of red glitter. I lined up the vertical striped heart stencil over the solid image and applied the paste.




I wanted to keep the focus on the big heart so I kept the rest of the card simple with a grey stamped Simon Says sentiment and a few small red hearts cut from some glitter card that I had in my stash. The panel was mounted on a grey card base. I created a matching red envelope with a white glitter embossing paste heart as well.

We can’t wait to see how you will be inspired by this challenge so take some TIME OUT to join us :)


Thanks so much for stoppihng by!
Jill

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

TIME OUT #151 - Inspired By Words

It is our last TIME OUT challenge of the year and we are asking you to be inspired by the following words:



Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations who are generously offering the winner of the challenge a $25 gift voucher to their store :)



I decided to focus on the encouragement feel of the quote to create an encouragement card. I started by sponging some distress inks onto the card panel before repeatedly stamping an older Stamplorations stamp (Subway Art Builder) across the background in Versamark ink. To make it a little bit more special, I brushed some Perfect Pearls on the wet Versamark ink to add some shimmer - I love the way it catches the light. I finished off the card by adhering the panel to a SSS Doll Pink card base and adding a stacked SSS "you" die cut paired with a white embossed sentiment on black card stock.



Our amazing guest designer for this challenge is Helen from Moments Of Crafting - we are thrilled to have her join us for this challenge :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 5 December 2019

TIME OUT #150 - Merry & Cheerful

We have a great seasonal challenge for you this week at TIME OUT - we are challenging you to create Merry & Cheerful projects.



Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Uniko who are offering the winner a free in-stock stamp of their choice :)





For my card, I used the Let It Snow stencil to create a resist background which I then inked in a few shade of blue. I die cut the background using a Your Next Stamp die. I heat embossed the Big & Bold Merry stamp in silver embossing powder on vellum and fussy cut it out. Both the panel and the greeting were adhered with foam tape for dimension and I added some sparkly gems to the centres of the snowflakes for a finishing touch.




While I was playing with the stencil, I also decided to create another background using DecoFoil paste and teal coloured foil. I sponged a few shades of distress ink and finished off with an Ellen Hutson die cut greeting cut from white glitter paper.



We are lucky to have Angie from Cimbacreativefun joining us as our Guest Designer this week so make sure you stop by her blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill






Thursday, 21 November 2019

TIME OUT #149 - Celebrations

Our TIME OUT Challenge this week is all about celebrations:




We would love to see your projects focused on this theme - and we would really love to see projects that use the "One Layer" optional twist. Our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew - they are offering the challenge winner a $20 gift voucher :)


Proud to be Sponsored by

For this challenge, we will be joined by Christine from Experiments in Craft so make sure you stop by to see her take on our Celebrations theme. 

For my cards, I decided to play around with the Altenew Festive Poinsettia stamp set. The fist card I created is a one layer card. I stamped the poinsettia image and then coloured it with Copics and added a little shimmery Wink of Stella. I then added a greeting from the Altenew Build A Flower Poinsettia stamp set before masking of the flower and the top of the card to stamp a border across the bottom using an MFT background stamp. Here it is:



For my second card, I decided to do some layers so I fussy cut the flower out leaving a small white border. I die cut a frame using the Altenew Frilly Frame Die and backed it with some iridescent glitter for some sparkle. I used a SSS Fog card base and stamped a tone on tone pattern from Hero Arts onto it. I assemble the pieces using foam tape and finished it off with a Hero Arts white embossed sentiment and a piece of black and white bakers twine.




Here are the two cards side by side:




I am continuing to play around with this stamp set - I have some watercoloured projects using it on my desk right now :) 

I will be entering these cards into the following challenges:



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill

Thursday, 7 November 2019

TIME OUT #148 - Photo Inspiration

This fortnight we are hosting my favourite type of challenge at TIME OUT, a photo inspiration challenge :)  And now that Halloween is fully in the rear view mirror, we are focusing on Christmas (it is never to early to start on those cards right?!).




I think that it is pretty obvious where I took my inspiration from the photo ;) I started out by stamping a tone on tone woodgrain background (MFT) onto some SSS Schoolhouse Red card stock (incidentally, this is my favourite Christmas red card stock!). I lined up all the greeting from the Winnie & Walter In A Word: Grand Merry stamp set in my MIST and then white embossed them on the panel. I stamped the Ellen Hutson Modern Christmas Holly tone one tone onto some green cardstock and made some red berries with  sparkly Nuvo drops. I added them to the panel along with a sparkly gold strip down the side and finished off the card with a little bit of rustic twine.  





We are lucky to have the talented Angie from Cimba Creative Fun joining us a Guest Designer for this challenge so make sure you check out her designs :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill


Thursday, 24 October 2019

TIME OUT #147 - Inspired By Words

In our TIME OUT challenge this fortnight, we are asking you to be inspired by the following words:

"Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots"



Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is Uniko who are generously offering the winner of the challenge an in-stock stamp of their choice :)   



For my card, I decided to focus on the "grateful" part of the words to create a thank you card (can never have too many of those!). I stamped the Uniko Background Wonky Stripes onto some watercolour cardstock in Versafine Onyx ink and then watercoloured using some shimmery Autumn colours. I originally thought that I was going to stay within the lines but eventually decided that I liked the look of continuous colour. I used a Winnie & Walter die to add in the "thanks" (stacked 4 times with cardstock) and stamped a second Altenew greeting across the bottom of the watercoloured image. 






Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jill




Thursday, 10 October 2019

TIME OUT #146 - Encouraging


We have a great challenge for you this fortnight at TIME OUT; we are challenging you to be encouraging :)






Our sponsor for this challenge is Newton's Nook - they will be giving the winner of the challenge a $25 gift voucher to their store :)



For my card, I masked off the top left corner at an angle and stamped Newton's Nook Flamingo Flock, and coloured the image with Copics.


I did a little bit of stamp surgery on the sentiment stamp so that I could wrap it around the corner of the image. I then adhered the panel to a red card base. 

Our guest designer for this challenge is Shawna from the Grand Stampede - make sure you stop by to check out her wonderful designs :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill