Thursday, 30 March 2017

TIME OUT#80 - Inspired By Words

We have some great inspirational words this fortnight for the TIME OUT challenge:

'When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars'

We have a great sponsor for this challenge - Uniko Studio is offering a £15 gift voucher to the winner.

Marilyn from Marilyn's Card Spot is our wonderful guest designer this week - make sure you stop by her blog to check how she is inspiring us.

Here is my take on the words:

This card came about as a  result of me playing around with my new Distress Oxide Inks- I was playing around with smooshing and layering contrasting colours (hence the orange and blue). When I was done, I had a bunch of panels so I used some MFT star dies to cut them out to make them into cards. On this one, I stamped a Simon Says birthday greeting in the middle and adhered the stars around it. I am really happy with how it came together - it makes a good masculine Birthday card - something that I always seem to be in need of....

I was inspired by the "stars" in the quote but I can wait to see how you are inspired when you take some TIME OUT to play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I do the same with brushos and isn't it great then that you have lots of card to make super die cuts from. I really like how you have arranged them around the sentiment x

  2. Love the stars...add fabulous dimension without being bulky!

  3. Bold and wonderfully graphic, Jill ... and a great colour combo ... so celebratory! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Great that you went for the tars! And a beautiful layout you made with them! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. Wonderful use of ink bg:s, I love the color mix... And your arrangement of stars is spot on! Great design for masculine card.

  6. Those stars are luscious Jill. I can not wait to get my oxide inks (yes, I broke down like I knew I would). I love this card, and your take on the quote.

  7. Oh man you got the oxides. Mine are on back order boooo.... this card is awesome, great masculine card , love those stars, and that SSS sentiment is a perennial fave. Love it. Jenny x

  8. Don't stop playing with your new inks Jill ! You make wonders with them ! How beautiful is your card, so CAS and so creative ! A clever idea to highlight a sentiment ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

  9. Don't you just love those oxide inks? So fun to play with and I love the results you achieved with them! Great idea to die cut the stars from them! Very pretty card!