Thursday, 31 August 2017

TIME OUT#91 - CASE-ing Beverly Brown

CASE challenges are always so much fun - I just love being inspired by other card designers - especially when they challenge me to look at things differently. The CASE card this week at TIME OUT is from Beverly Brown of Uniko Studios - our generous sponsor for this challenge, and it was such a fun challenge. Here it is:

I played around with a few different designs focusing on the rainbow stripes - but I eventually ended up with a "looser" CASE - here it is:

This card is a true one-layer card - something I don't make that often :) I started by stamping the beautiful flower from Indigo Blu (Colour Me Dahlia) onto the card front. I then masked around the stamped area and blended in some Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed Distress inks to create "stripes". I then re-stamped the flower in Versafine Onyx Black to make sure it popped against the background (I love my MISTI!!!). The greeting is from one of my favourite sentiment sets - Altenew Many Thanks stamp set.

Our wonderful guest designer this week is Lucie from LucieG Cards whose designs are truly inspiring - so make sure you check out her blog along with the rest of the DT to amp up your inspiration and play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

TIME OUT #90 - Autumn Theme

We have a new TIME OUT challenge for you - this fortnight we are looking for Autumn themed cards - it's getting to that time of year already :)

There is a really fun optional twist for the challenge as well - speed stamping. We are challenging you to stamp your card in 10 minutes or less (not including time to gather supplies). If you need some incentive to give speed stamping a go, our fabulous sponsor, Happy Little Stampers is offering a  gift voucher to a random entry that does the optional twist!

Our guest designer for this challenge is Elaine from Craft-E Place - her designs are fabulous so make sure you check out her blog.

So here is my Autumn themed card:

No twisting for me this week - I am just not a very fast stamper :(  For this card, I stamped and clear embossed the Neat & Tangled leaves on some Distress Watercolour paper. I then used some Brushos to colour the leaves in different Autumn colours. I added some splatters to the panel - black and copper to stay with the Autumn theme. The greeting from W Plus9 was white embossed on a black MFT die cut banner and popped up on the card base.

We can't wait to see your Autumn themed cards - so make sure take some TIME OUT to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

We're Gonna Need A Bigger... Cake!

Just a quick share today inspired by a couple of challenges. This is actually a re-make of a card that I made a while back but never shared on my blog - it is a great masculine Birthday card - and I can never have too many of those!

The wave was created by smooshing some Tumbled Glass and Broken China onto a piece of Distress watercolour paper - drying between the layers. I added some white splatters as well with Studio Calico white mist. The shark (from Avery Elle) was coloured with Copics, coated with Wink of Stella, and popped up with a mini action wobbler. The greeting is from the same Avery Elle stamp set - here is how it is completed on the inside of the card:

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

TIME OUT #89 - Home Sweet Home Inspiration

We're back at TIME OUT with another inspirational Home Sweet Home picture this week:

21 Ways to Make the Industrial Look Work for You including brick veneer, pallet coffee tables and map walls:

In addition to this great photo, we also have a fabulous guest designer to inspire you this week: Trina from My Crafting Closet has some great designs and inspiration to share so make sure you stop by her blog.

Here is how I was inspired:

I think that it is pretty obvious where I drew my inspiration :) I immediately thought of this Neat & Tangled Origami map stamp and die set that I have and I had to use it. I stamped the map and then coloured it with some Copics. I die cut the map and then popped it up on a black card base using some black foam tape. I love the shadow that this creates around the map - here is a better photo of it. 

I used a Stamplorations sentiment to finish the card. We are lucky to have Stamplorations as our sponsor for this challenge - the winner will receive a gift voucher for their store.

So take some TIME OUT and play along with us - we can't wait to see how you are inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!