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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Out Challenge #89 Reminder

Hi there.  This is the reminder post for Time Out challenge #89 that I am guest designing for. And just in case you forgot, this is the photo inspiration for the challenge.

 

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And here’s my card.

 

 

This time, I created a CAS card still keeping to masculine colours, but the focus moved down to the trunk, or what I refer to as a chest.  I used Ahoy, Matey since there was a chest image.

 

 

The palm tree was stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched X-press It rectangle, then masked.  The sand and water were created by blending Tumbled Glass distress ink and Soft Suede dye ink with a mini blending tool.  A brown marker was used to add sand details.  The trunk was stamped on a scrap piece of X-press It and die cut out with the matching die.  Images were coloured with Copics.  Silver and gold Copic Spica pens were also used to colour the chest.

 

 

The chest was adhered before stamping the sentiment.  The panel was mounted with fun foam on a white top folding card base to give it some dimension.  A few gold sequins finished off the card.  There is still time to join in the challenge.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Time Out Challenge #89

 

 

Hello there.  I am excited and honoured to be the guest designer for Time Out challenge #89.  It is their Home Sweet Home photo challenge sponsored by STAMPlorations.  Here’s the photo inspiration.

 

 

There are so many things in this photo to be inspired by. I just couldn’t ignore that huge world map plastered across the wall as well as the masculine colour pallet.  And this is what resulted.

 

 

The world image is from a discontinued embossing folder (EF).  Using a rubber brayer, the flat side of the embossing folder was inked with Crumb Cake.  An A2 size piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was added to the EF and embossed with the Big Shot. Next, it was trimmed down and matted onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

 

 

Wishing was die cut twice from navy cardstock and stacked,  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a navy strip as well.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a Crumb Cake card base and glossy accents added to Wishing finished off the card.

 

Now it’s your turn to take some time out and join us.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes (Wishing die and Sending and Wishing stamp set)