Thursday, 27 April 2017

TIME OUT#82 - Flowers

The Challenge this week at TIME OUT is a very seasonally appropriate theme challenge - Flowers!!! We are also looking for cards that use an optional twist of "kissing" stamps together - and there will be a prize from our wonderful sponsor, Happy Little Stampers, to a random entry that uses the kissing technique.

Here is my take on the theme:

For my card, I used Simon Says Scribble Flowers stamps and dies - in a few bright colours - I did use the optional technique of "kissing" the flowers with a Tim Holtz rubber stamp to add some texture. Here is a close up of the texture:

For the background, I used some Peerless watercolours to create a soft wash, and a simple W+9 greeting.

We can't wait to se how you will be inspired by our flower theme and the kissing technique so make sure you take some TIME OUT to play along!

I will link this card to the following challenges:

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Butterflies and Tulips

A couple of cards that I made this weekend as I stayed indoors to recover from this cold that has been plaguing me since we returned from vacation on Monday.

First up is this butterfly card that I made for the current Card Concept challenge:

This card started as a piece of SSS Fog cardstock - I cut the panel from one piece and the card base from another piece. I embossed the panel using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then painted the embossed area with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water to give the raised areas some white shimmer. The butterflies were die cut from vellum and then coloured with some Big Brush markers before adhering them by their centres. The Altenew sentiment was stamped in some Stone ink and the card panel was mounted with fun foam to the base for even more dimension.

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And here is the second card:

This one is all about tulips - I started by white heat embossing a Darkroom Door stamp onto a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper and colouring with my Peerless paints. Once dry, I flicked the panel with some Studio Calico white mist and spritzed with some shimmer mist. I then adhered the panel to a card base. I partially die cut the front panel with a SSS circle die and added the MFT sentiment across the bottom. I will link this card to the following challenges:
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Thursday, 13 April 2017

TIME OUT #81 - Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration

This week at TIME OUT, we have a Home Sweet Home photo inspiration challenge - and here is the pretty picture that inspires us:

Lots of really great elements in this photo to play with - the butterflies, the clock, the text in the background....

We have a great guest designer with us - make sure you check out Michelle's Instagram for lots of inspiration.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations - they have a prize for the winner and also a random enrty - I used their Flutterby stencil for my card:

I started off by spreading some Viva Decor Blackberry Ferro paste through the stencil to create the butterfly outlines. If you have not seen this paste, it has a little bit of grit in it which gives some great texture along with the dimension - though I find it to be quite flat and not as metallic as I thought it would be. I then used some pencil crayons to colour in the butterflies - I used about four different colours and flicked the colour from the outside in to create some shading.

I finished the card with and Avery Elle die cut greeting (layered on vellum) - and mounted the panel on a purple metallic card base. This is one of my favourite cards this year so I mailed it right away to someone that makes me think of purple butterflies :)

We can't wait to see how the photo inspires you - so make sure you take some TIME OUT to join us!

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