Hi everybody!! This is a very exciting challenge for us at TIME OUT because its our birthday!!!! The TIME OUT Challenge is 2 years old!
I've been very privileged to have been a part of the TIME OUT team for over a year now and I'm so proud of Sandie and Nonni (who started the challenge) and how far the challenge has come. We have the an incredible number of loyal followers and are welcoming new followers all the time. So thank you everyone for making the challenge so much fun and I hope you join us for many more years to come!!!
We have a fun challenge for you. I'm sure a lot of you on the other side of the world from me (I'm in New Zealand where its been very hot!!) have been dreaming of Spring arriving. So our theme for this challenge is:
EASTER and/or SPRING with optional twist of MASKING
Our Sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations where the very generous Shery is giving the winner a $20 gift voucher. There will also be a random draw from those who 'twist' with us (use Masking) and she is giving that person 2 standard size ARTploration stencils. Thank you so much Shery!!!
And our Guest Designer for this challenge is the incredible TaeEun from Rainbow in November. I'm a huge fan of her's, she is an amazing designer and her water colouring abilities are out of this world. I really encourage you to visit her blog, you will not be disappointed!
I was very lucky recently to receive some new release goodies with a 'Spring' theme. Masking isn't something I do very often but I had this design in my mind, so I knew I would just have to dive on in and give it a go:
I started off by stamping the baby chick three times on some masking paper and then fussy cut them all out. I stamped the first row of chicks on my card first and then started masking and stamping, moving the masking stickers as I went. Once I had finished I coloured the chicks with yellow pencil and orange for the beaks, stamped the sentiment in black and added some yellow and clear sequins. Apart from a few spots here and there from ink (I'm so clumsy....) I'm so happy with how this turned out and maybe masking isn't so scary after all!
The stamps are all from Waffle Flower 'Welcome Spring' and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
I'm going to link this to the lovely Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6. For those of you that don't know NBUS stands for 'never before used schtuff' so you must create something with something you haven't used before. I haven't had a chance to use this little chickie yet but now I have and with Easter coming, I can imagine he will be used ALOT!!
You have two weeks to link your projects to the TIME OUT challenge. And if you need any help in the 'ideas' department, please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have whipped up for you. Can't wait to see your designs in the Gallery!!