Thursday, 25 August 2016

TIME OUT #64 - CASEing Julia Reminder

There is another week at TIME OUT  for our current challenge - CASE-ing the wonderful Julia Alterman from Just One More Card. Here is her very fun CASE card:

Our great Guest Designer is with us again this week - Jenny from Craftmosh is sharing another one of her gorgeous designs!

So here is how I was inspired by Julia's card:

I think that it is pretty obvious what I CASE-d on this card :) 

The airplane and banner are from Avery Elle and were coloured with Copics and highlighted with Wink of Stella. I then masked the images and the borders and sponged the sky background using some hand made cloud masks. The 75 was die cut using Lawn Fawn number dies - then backed with adhesive and filled with microbeads (I love the texture of microbeads!) The rectangle die is from 'lil Inkers - inlaid with teal cardstock - to mimic the hatched border on Julia's card.

The 75 was not chosen at random - I made this card for my Father-In-Law's 75th birthday that is coming up.

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

TIME OUT #64 - CASEing Julia

We have a new challenge this week at TIME OUT - and it is a great one - we are CASE-ing the incredible Julia Alterman from Just One More Card. I am big fan of Julia's work and her excellent YouTube videos and am just thrilled to be CASE-ing her this week. Here is here creation:

What a fun and vibrant card! There are so many great elements that could be CASE-d......

We also have a talented guest designer with us this week - Jenny from Craftmosh is a good crafty friend and very talented card maker so make sure you stop by her blog to check out her creations - you will definitely be inspired!

So here is how I was inspired by Julia's card:

I absolutely fell in love with the diagonal striped frame around the main image so that was my starting point. I went through my (masses of!) patterned paper looking for diagonal stripes and came across this rainbow one which caught my eye. I die cut the frame from this paper using two Walter and Winnie dies. I die cut the MFT soda bottles from some Tim Holtz watercolour paper and then coloured them with different colours of Distress Inks (I tried to match the colours on the bottles to the stripes they were next to) - I added water splatters and ink splatters to the bottles to create the illusion of fizzy drinks. I used some Hickory Smoke ink to watercolour the background onto another piece of Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock and then stamped the MFT greeting. The bottles were adhered directly to the background but the frame was popped up with foam tape.

I did another card using the same supplies - actually, this was my first card but as I was making it, I kept thinking of things that I should have done differently so I made it again! Lucky that I had another piece of patterned paper!

Be sure to join us for this challenge - there are so many great elements in Julia's card to CASE - I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

I will link up to a few challenges:
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

TIME OUT #63 - Holiday

This week's challenge at Time Out is theme challenge - we are looking for your holiday cards. There is an optional twist in this challenge too - we are challenging you not to use any stamping (except for the greeting) on your card. We are very lucky to have Uniko Studio as our sponsor this week - and they are offering a £15 gift voucher to a random participant who participates and does the optional twist!


We also have another wonderful guest designer with us this week, Aileen from Colour and Sparkle is a regular Time Out player and always has creative ideas and beautiful cards.

Here is  my take on the challenge:

I decided to do a Christmas card - and to twist. I used my Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and matching embossing folder to cut the flower from some red cardstock. I added a little bit of Candied Apple Distress ink to it after it was embossed - but I don't think there was enough of a difference to the base colour so it doesn't really show - I think that if I were to redo this card, I would use a darker ink for more effect. The poinsettia was put together using lots of foam squares - so this card has lots of dimension - the gold in the flower centre is some crushed glass that I added with some Glossy Accents. I used some other gold accents on the card to complement the centre of the flower - a couple of strips of foil cardstock, a Penny Black sentiment die cut from the same cardstock, and the word Christmas (from MFT) embossed n gold on a piece of vellum. The white embossed panel on the card was created using a Taylored Expressions embossing folder.

This Tattered Poinsettia die/embossing folder is one of my favourites and I use it regularly for Christmas cards - the only downside is that it is not so mail friendly.

I can't wait to see what everyone will come up with for this challenge - looking forward to seeing your creations at Time Out!

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