Thursday, 28 September 2017

TIME OUT #93 - Breast Cancer Awareness/Friendship with CAS-ual Fridays

This fortnight is a special challenge at TIME OUT - it is a theme challenge focused on Breast Cancer Awareness and/or friendship cards. Our fabulous sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays, who have an incredible selection of encouragement and breast cancer awareness stamps, and they are offering a prize to the top pick and to a random entry that features PINK on their card.

Our talented guest designer this week is Yulia who has a wonderful blog about cards and Project Life pages - great inspiration so make sure you check it out :)

Here is my card:

I went with a pink, white and gold colour combo and just had fun playing with the fabulous "Be" stamp set from Cas-ual Fridays  - the butterflies and the wonderful quote (You are capable of more than you know - Glinda) - which is little blurry from my less than stellar embossing -are from the set. I used an MFT paint swipe stamp for the sentiment background and I just swiped the ink pad around the edges. I added a little bit of gold embossing around the edges as well. I stitched some die cut vellum butterflies over the smaller stamped butterflies with some gold thread and added some gold Nuvo drops to finish it off.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Hello There - MFT

Today, I am sharing a card that I created for the MFT Card Design Superstar Challenge

I am entering the Coloring Virtuosu category with this card:

I started out by stamping the Bundles of Blossoms background in black, and then I spent hours (yes - hours!) colouring it with my Copics. I kept the background in neutral grays (N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7) and I didn't go too dark with the contrast because I really wanted the focus to stay on the three pink blooms (R81, R83, R85, R89). I absolutely loved the way it turned out :)  I trimmed down the panel so that it would have a border around it - but instead of matting it with a solid coloured card stock, I decided to add some bold Sephora stripes with my N7 Copic. I used the MFT All Lined Up stencil as a guide to add my lines before colouring them in.The greeting is from the Polar Bear Pals stamp set and white embossed on a piece of card stock coloured with N7 as well. The strip was die cut with a Blueprints 29 die and popped up with some foam squares. I kept the embellishments very minimal but did add a few Ice Cube jewels (Little Things) around the sentiment. You can really only see them when the light hits them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

TIME OUT #92 - Inspired By Words

Our "Inspired By Words" challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is all about creativity :)  Today is International Dot Day which is all about celebrating the power and potential of creativity , and our quote is one that reflects that sentiment:

“Paint the flying spirit of the bird rather than its feathers.”~Robert Henri.

Here is how I was inspired by these words:

`I love these MFT flamingo dies :) I coloured mine with Distress Inks, and framed him up with a glittery silver frame, some pretty pink sequins, and background created with texture paste and glitter. The sentiment is from the MFT companion set - I thought it was a great take on the inspirational words.

I did another one where I used some light blue Nuvo paste on the background instead of the texture paste:

I like the way it looks in real life but it is very busy looking in the picture...

Our guest designer this week is the always inspiring Carol from Just Me: C - it is so fitting to have her guest designing on International Dot Day since her designs are so creative

Our sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers - they have generously offered a gift voucher to the top pick :)   - so it is definitely worth taking some TIME OUT to play along with us!

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