Thursday, 19 July 2018

TIME OUT#114 - Photo Inspiration

For our TIME OUT challenge this week, we are asking you to create projects inspired by this picture:

So much inspiration in this picture - I thought about using that beautiful rattan texture but decided to focus on the picture above the sofa and came up with this card:

A really simple design - I used a bird from Stamplorations Trendy Birds and an embossing pen to draw the line before heat embossing in clear EP. I then used shimmery watercolours to paint the background. I ironed off the melted EP to make a smooth finish. 

Stamplorations is our sponsor for this challenge - generously providing a $15 gift voucher for the winner and a gift bag of goodies for a random entry!

Our wonderful Guest Designer this challenge is Heather from Wire Wrapture so make sure you stop by to see her designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

TIME OUT#113 - Inspired By Words

The challenge this fortnight at TIME OUT is to be inspired by the following words:

There are a lot of ways to be inspired by these words but I chose to focus on the first one: smile:

To make this card, I used one of my favourite techniques - adhering die cuts to the card base to create a background. I usually do this tone on tone - but I decided to change it up this time by using four different colours of cardstock to create an ombre effect. I think that I may have seen this done before by someone with this die but I couldn't find where - so I couldn`t reference it. The die is from Simon Says Stamp.

The greeting is from MFT - white embossed on a black die cut (also MFT) and popped up with some foam. I found a few different shades of pink sequins in my stash and added them to the card front to finish it off.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil Designs - Sarah is a former TO DT and she has started designing some amazing stencils - check them out here. She is offering the winner 3 stencils from her store. She is also going to be joining us as a special guest designer - so make sure to check out her inspiring designs here.

Our Guest designer for this challenge is Amanda from Diamond Lane Designs - so make sure you take a few minutes to check out her work.

Thanks for stopping by!