Thursday 1 October 2015

Time Out Challenge # 41

Good grief, where did October come from???? I don't know about you but I hardly saw anything of September and to think its two and a half months till Xmas is frightening!!!

However, it's time for a new challenge at TIME OUT.  We have some lovely words to inspire you this time:

      Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile' (William Cullum Bryant)

I've seen so many beautiful Autumnal cards around blogland of late, so I know the Gallery is going to look amazing for this challenge!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the fabulous Glenda of My Paper Cat. She does the most incredible cards with stitching and no image is impossible for her and her needle. I can't even sew on a button, so I'm very inspired by her skills!!

I'm not really one for doing Autumn type cards. Maybe its because I never really had any brown-ish inks but that all changed a few months ago, when I picked up two little ColorBox pigment inks in Brown and Cocoa. Finally I could do some Autumn leaves:

I used a leaf stamp from Hero Arts 'Let Love Grow' and stamped in pairs using both of the pigment inks on a panel of white CS. I then decided to cut it on a diagonal and added a strip of gold CS underneath it. I stamped the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp 'Flower Friend') in black on the card front and popped the panel up on foam tape. A few peach and gold sequins from Neat and Tangled and I was done!!

I have three challenges I would like to enter:

Inkspirational Challenge # 92 

Uniko Studio Challenge # 25   (Autumn/Fall with optional twist of Thanks)

Simply Create Too Challenge # 95 (Autumn Splendor)

You have two weeks to link your creations to the TIME OUT challenge. I hope you get a chance to play. And for any ideas, please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Hope to see you in the Gallery!!

Take care



  1. I do love the double stamping in 2 different browns, works really well.The design of your card is really different and the touch of gold perfect for Autumn. Thanks for joining Ink

  2. Gorgeous card!! Would love to have you enter it in our weekly challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such...the link to enter is on my blog!
    Diane CCNS DT

  3. Your two-toned leaves look great and love the layout, too!

  4. Beautifully executed! I love those paired leaves~

  5. The gold is gorgeous with those two tone leaf clusters, Shona ... such a lovely autumnal feel! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Love the leaves they look like autumnal butterflies! Great layout too. Thanks so much for playing along with our autumn theme at Uniko!

  7. Beautiful crisp, clean design, and I love the two-toned leaves! Gorgeous card, Shona!

  8. Great those two-toned leaves! And I love the digional design of the card! Hope you have a fun sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

  9. Such pretty stamping and I love the brown inks you used. The design is really cool too.

  10. I love the gorgeous leaves and how you've made each pair a little bit different - it makes me think of a cluster of pretty Autumn butterflies - Beautiful! Jill

  11. Beautiful layout, Shona, that really features your sweet cocoa and brown leaves and lovely sentiment. The strip of gold is a charming special touch! So thrilled to see your creativity in the Ink gallery!

  12. I love your panel of brown leaves, and it is so perfectly stamped. The gold border is a wonderful touch, and I like how your sentiment looks nestled perfectly underneath.

  13. Beautiful CAS card & I especially like the way you have overlapped the stamped leaves in different tones to create a third tone - FAB! Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  14. I love the clean & simple look of your card! Great idea to double stamp the leaves.
    Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges for our "Photo Inkspiration" challenge. I really hope you will join us again in our next challenge :)
    Pia xx