It is time for a new Time Out Challenge, and this week we are being inspired by this pretty picture:
We have a great sponsor this month - STAMPlorations is sponsoring the challenge - the winner will receive a $10 gift voucher to their store AND there will be two random draws for stamp sets Trendy Leaves 2 and Holiday Expressions: Thankful.
We are also lucky enough to have Claire from Life on the Scrap Heap with us as a guest designer this week - her cards are beautiful so please check them out!
Here is how I was inspired - using STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves set:
I was really inspired by the couple of coloured leaves against the black and white leaves so that is what I wanted to do in my card. I masked a circle on the card front, and stamped the leaf from Trendy Leaves in some yellow, orange and yellow inks. I then stamped the same leaf repeatedly in SSS Fog and Smoke inks - masking the leaves as I went along. I traced the leaves with a black Copic multiliner to make them pop a little bit more before colouring the background with Copics. To make the coloured leaf pop even more, I coloured over it with a Versamark pen, and heat embossed some Enchanted Gold EP over it - it adds the perfect amount of golden shimmer! I used some MFT dies to create the stitched circle frame, and a Your Next Stamp die to add the stitching line across the bottom of the card. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted.
Because I can never decide on colours, I also did the same card but created a darker background by using darker shades of Copics - small change but big difference in the overall feel of the card....
So how will you be inspired? We can't wait to see at Time Out!
Thanks for stopping by!