Time Out Challenge #102 Love Photo Reminder

 

Hello there.  This is the reminder post for Time Out (TO) photo inspiration challenge #102.  It’s the half way point, so there is still plentry of time to play along.  Here’s the inspiration photo again.

 

 

My first card incorporated pretty much all the elements in the photo except for the floor.  So this time the brown wood floor is the inspiration jump off point for my love theme card.

 

 

I didn’t want to make a brown dominant card, so this NBUS otter represents my brown.  It was stamped with Memento black ink on a scrap of Neenah cardstock, coloured with Copics,  then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Sending’ was die cut three times to be stacked for dimension — once from a scrap of DIY black glitter paper in my stash and twice from regular black cardstock.  Love and hugs’ was white heat embossed on a black strip.  The NBUS and already retired ‘xoxo’ was die cut from red glitter paper.  I’m sure I have other unused products that have already retired. 😂

 

 

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  It was mounted wth foam adhesives to a white top folding card base before all the pieces were assembled.  Clear glitter was added to the heart to finish off the card.

It has been an honour to GD for TO.  Make sure you check out the wonderful cards from the TO design team HERE for more inspiration.  Can’t wait to see what inspires you.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a super day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
Uniko#45 Something Old, Something New optional twist LOVE  (old = SU! Pinewood Planks EF + SSS Sending and Wishing stamp and die, new = MFT Otterly Love You stamp and die + xoxo die)
Moving Along with the Times#64 Love
CAS-ual Fridays#192 Hearts, Hearts & More Hearts
Cupcake Inspirations#439 Love
Dies R Us#90 For the One I Love
STAMPlorationsFebruary 2018 Paint It Red (love theme or use red)
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Easter/Spring Cards 4 Kids
That’s Crafty — I Heart You
SSS Wednesday — It Must Be Love
SSS MondayLove is in the Air

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Out Challenge #102 Love Photo

 

Hello there.  I am thrilled to be back at Time Out (TO) as their guest designer for their photo challenge #102.  Here’s the photo.

 

 

Valentines is coming up and this photo is perfect.  I took inspirations from the colours, the word ‘love’, the hearts and the stripes to create a non-traditional colour Valentine / love card.

 

 

Using the MISTI, the Diagonal Stripes background stamp was lightly inked with black Memento ink and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Because the stamp is cling rubber and the stripes are diagonal, it was inked lightly so that I can align the couple image (discontinued) so that the stripes went up and down.  The image was white heat embossed twice, then the piece was put back into the MISTI to be re-stamped several times to darken up the lines.  It was difficult to get a good impression of the lines, so I went in with a black marker.  The image was then die cut out with a heart die (retired).

 

 

In my large collection of word dies, I couldn’t believe I don’t own a love word die.  Well, thank goodness for alphabet dies.  ‘Love’ was die cut from scraps of X-Press It paper using Bold Alphabet.  It was Ombré coloured with Copics then covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  ‘You’ (unknown brand) was die cut from a gold embossed piece from my stash.  I don’t have gold cardstock, so I created my own with gold embossing powder.  I will emboss a piece of cardstock larger than what I need so that on the rare occasion that I need it, I have some on hand.

 

 

A white A2 stitched rectangle panel was adhered to a top folding card base before the card was assembled.  Glossy Accents was added to the word ‘you’ to give it some dimension and gold sequins finished off the card.

Hope you will take some time out of your busy schedule to play along.  The TO design team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you and you can view them HERE.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS#128 Ombré
CASologyWeek 285 Swoon
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 317 and 318
STAMPlorationsJanuary 2018 Theme Stamps and Curves
Watercooler Wednesday155 Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #421

 

Hello there.  I’m back with my final post as the November 2017 guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  It’s been an honour and these challenges were so much fun.  For photo week, it’s a Christmas theme.

 

 

I was inspired by the tree and the turquoise / red colours.  Here’s my card.

 

 

Stamped the tree on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Masked the tree and hand cut a couple of hill masks then sponged Tempting Turquoise ink to create a wintery scene.  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue.

 

 

Next, it was spritz whith water and dabbed with a paper towel to for a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with a heat tool and added snowflakes with a white gel pen for a more complete winter scene.  Can’t have a Christmas card without some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the snowy banks.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base. Added clear Crystal Glaze to the ornaments for dimension, and finished by shading the right side of the sentiment with a gray pencil to make it stand out more.

 

 

So that was actually the second version to more closely align with the photo inspiration.  My first version (below) included a bear and of course, there’s no bear in the photo 😂.  I like both versions, but I think the bear just makes it cuter, don’t you think?

 

 

Thank you JUGS team for having me this month.  Be sure to check out their beautiful creations on the JUGS blog HERE.  There are lots of elements in the photo to be inspired by.  Hope you will join us this week.  Love to see what inspired you.  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holiday crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Naughty or Nice#45 Wintery Scene
Mod SquadBuild a Scene
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Uniko#44 Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #420

 

Hi everyone.  I’m back for my third post this month as guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  This week is a colour challenge and the colours are turquoise, brown and gold.

 

 

I thought these colours would make a great Christmas card, so here’s my card.

 

 

An A2 piece of Soft Suede cardstock was embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  The bear was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating die.  Took a circle diecut from my stash and sponged Tempting Turquoise on the upper part.

 

 

The sentiment was die cut from Soft Suede cardstock and a piece of gold gilding flakes I had from a crafty playdate at Loll’s back in September.  It was my first experience with gilding flakes, and although it’s beautiful, it sure is messy.

 

 

All pieces were mounted onto a white top folding card base and snow was added on the circle image with a white gel pen to finish.

This is such a cool colour combo, so I really hope you will join us this week.  For more inspirations, make sure to head over to the JUGS blog post HERE and check out the wonderful creations by the design team.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking this one to:
STAMPlorationsNovember 2017 Anything CAS optional color twist Brown
STAMPlorationsNever-ending Anything Goes STAMPlorations  (diecut sentiment)
Addicted to Stamps and More#268 Holiday
Dragonfly Dreams Winter
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 307 & 308 (use snippets)
SSS Wednesday ChallengeFurry Friends

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #419

 

Hello there.  I’m back for week 2 this month as guest designer for Just Us Girls Challenge (JUGS).  It’s trend week, and Silhouette Stamping is trending.

 

 

I wanted to make a Christmas card, but I didn’t have any Christmas silhouette stamps — or so I thought… it seems I have forgotten what I‘ve purchased. 😂   And here’s my card.

 

 

A stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Mixed Media paper.  A reverse circle mask was created by diecutting from copy paper.  Temporary adhesive was used to hold the mask in place, then the bird was stamped with VersaMark and white heat embossed.

 

 

Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch distress inks were ink blended for an Ombré sky. Wiped off excess ink with a tissue, then spritz with water.  Dabbed with a paper towel to get a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with the heat tool before stamping the pine branches from the set with Archival black ink.  Removed mask to reveal the mini scene.

 

 

Die cut peace from silver glitter paper and from black cardstock to offset them.  Added some subtle snowflakes with a white gel pen.  Mounted the panel with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base to finish.

Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the talented JUGS design team HERE for more inspirations.  Hope you will play along with us.  Love to see what you come up with.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

Heading over to:
AAA#102 Ink Blending
CAS Mix UpNovember 2017 Glitter (+stamping+diecutting+masking+heat embossing+resist+Ombré)
SSS Wednesday ChallengeSnow White
Craft Stamper – Take It Make It Challenge November 2017
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag