Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time Out #27 - CAS with a Twist

Hi friends!  We have a new Time Out challenge, and this week the challenge is CAS...but with a twist.  The twist is to make a black and white card with a splash of one other color.  Think you can handle that?  I'm sure you can!

I was so happy that it was a CAS card this week cause I've just been so exhausted lately.  Anyway, when I went to my stamp table to think about this card, this set from SU was on my desk.  I've been wanting it for a long while an finally bought it recently.  So I stamped the gingham circle in black as well as the sentiment.  The flowers on the sentiment were masked off and colored with markers.  Here's my dilemma...what color do I color the leaves?  If I did them in black, I don't think I'd like it.  But if I colored them green, it would add another color. So I went rogue and colored them green!  I also added more gingham in the pink to the right side for balance.  I love this color combo! To finish it off, I added enamel dots and rounded the corners.
You can find more inspiration on the Time Out blog
We have guest designer Susanne joining us this time around.
Also, CAS-ual Fridays is our sponsor - we will do a random draw for those who use the twist and the winner will get $20 gift voucher.
We hope to see you playing along with us.  Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Kind and Cozy (SU), Background Basics: Gingham (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, regal rose, certainly celery
Accessories:  Enamel dots, corner rounder


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time Out #26 Reminder - It's Our 1st Anniversary!

Hi everyone!  Long time, no post!  It seems like forever since I've been able to sit in my craft room!  And for this card, I was only in there for a short while.  It's been a busy month.  We were on vacation, then when I came home my mom suffered a fractured pelvic bone.  Now she is in rehab and from there she will be going to an assisted living facility.  I've been wanting her to go there, but now that it's actually happening I'm kind of sad.  But in the end, it will be much better for her. 
Anyway, did you know that the Time Out Challenge is celebrating its first anniversary?  Yep!  And there are prizes being given out as well!  Here's the scoop:
Our very own DT members Shery and Beverley have both very generously offered these prizes for this challenge.
-The winner chosen by our DT will get a $15 STAMPlorartions Gift Voucher and a £15 Uniko Gift Voucher 
-A randomly chosen winner will get a Celebration/Birthday stencil pack from STAMPlorations
So why not play along?  This week is a reminder week of our Home Sweet Home challenge.  We have this great photo for you to use as inspiration.
Frame Collage Funky Bright Home Decor Upcycled Vintage Frames Hollywood Regency Apartment Decor Quirky Decor
So here's my take.  I found this old PTI set that had these great frame stamps in them.  I stamped them in Memento Luxe inks and stacked them sort of like in the inspiration photo.  Then I stamped this great "Hugs" sentiment in black to mimic the branches in the photo.  The flag sentiment was then stamped in pink and to finish it off, my fav enamel dots!   Love those!  I rounded two corners to give it some interest and soften the edges.  That's it!  Pretty easy peasy!
I hope you can play along and celebrate with us over on the Time Out blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  B&C Monogram edition and Big Hugs (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Bahama blue, rose bud, pear tart (Memento Luxe), Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Enamel dots, corner rounder



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