Thursday, 8 June 2017

TIME OUT#85 - Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration

The challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is a photo inspiration challenge - check out this fabulous tropical-themed Home Sweet Home picture:

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Our guest Designer this week is Ashwini from Experiments with Card Making Etc  - her designs are always so creative so make to check them out. 

We are also sponsored by Happy Little Stampers - who are offering a $15 gift voucher to the winner!!

Here is my card:

I kept things really simple - masked the edges of a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper, and then clear embossed the flowers using a Stamplorations stencil. I used some Brushos and water to paint the open space, and then I ironed off the embossing powder -I actually used my Minc machine which works beautifully for it :)  I adhered the panel to a top folding card base and added a white embossed W Plus 9 sentiment and some green gems from my stash. When I looked at the picture after I finished card, I realized there really isn't too much green in it - so I would have to say that I was more inspired by the "tropical vibe" of the picture rather than any particular element. I can't wait to see how this picture inspires others - so make sure you take some Time Out to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You are so inspiring at using stencils-I thought this was sponging! I love this look of the embossing and then watercolouring, love how it fades in areas, this gives it a feel of being so tropical-love it Jill, as always!

  2. Wow great colouring and a colour that makes me feel so good -even if I'm not a "green-colour-person"! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. This must look amazing with the embossing powder ironed off... It's a wonderful technique but I'm always too lazy to do it! Thanks for inspiration, maybe I'll still find it in me! The mix of colors is very pretty. Stunning work from you as always!

  4. Lovely, Jill ... I'm almost there, under the cool shade of those fabulous tropical leaves ... what a brilliant take on the inspiration! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. I love that background. So amazing Jill! Love how you were inspired.

  6. This is fantastic Jill. It has such a tropical feel which I LOVE. Those wonderful leaves in the top right and bottom left are very GREEN. I am intrigued by the ironing off thing. I have not heard of this technique. Also, how did you apply the EP? directly from the ink pad? Brayer? I need to try this. I LOVE the effect and I LOVE this card. xx

  7. My jaw hit the floor when you said you used your minc to do the iron off technique, that is sooooo clever. I love that technique but I'm rarely bothered to get out my iron 😝 I love the Brusho colours. This perfectly captures those tropical leaves. Fab!! Jenny x