Thursday 12 November 2015

Time Out Challenge # 44

Hi everybody and welcome to a new challenge at TIME OUT. Our last challenge of Xmas cards was so amazing, the Gallery looks so beautiful! Thank you to everyone who entered, your making it harder and harder to choose our winners!!!

For this challenge we are asking you to CASE (copy and share everyone) this amazing card by Karen who's blog is Snippets.

I'm sure you will have seen Karen's cards around Blogland. She's an incredible card designer and her blog is filled with so much  inspiration. Its wonderful to have a chance to be inspired by one of her cards!!

With CASEing Karen's card, its totally up to you how your inspired with your creation. You might go with the same colours, use stencils, use the design, the choices are endless.

We also have a Guest Designer for this challenge, Jen from I Create. She is an absolute whizz with sketches and colour combos, so I really encourage you to visit her blog!!!

I was inspired by the layout of Karen's card and decided to try out a new technique:

Last week I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire called 'Monochromatic Stamp Layering'. She showed how you could stamp on coloured card stock with a similar colour ink and then do stamp layering in white pigment ink. She also used a white gel pen to add more highlights.

I do have some layering stamp sets but I wanted to use this snowflake stamp. I stamped it using Hero Arts 'Tide Pool' on some Simon Says Stamp 'Audrey Blue' card stock. I then used a white gel pen to add highlights. I die-cut the sentiment from white card stock and glued over the snowflake and then adhered the panel to a card base. I really like how this turned out and will definitely do this again. Thank you Jennifer McGuire!!!

The snowflake stamp (from 'Lovely Snowflake' set) and sentiment die are from CAS-ual Fridays. 

You have two weeks to enter your projects in the TIME OUT challenge. And please check out the blog for some amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. Looking forward to seeing you in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. I really like this look too and hope I get chance to look at that video as I would like to try this...perfect for us CAS lovers! The touches of the white gel pen are just perfect x

  2. That monochromatic stamping looks so great; elegant and makes a fine BG! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Oh the tone on tone is beautiful!

  4. This is so serene and beautiful.

  5. Lovely. Looks like you aced Ms. McGuire's technique. Worked beautifully with the snowflake. Gorgeous color choice, as well.

  6. Lovely. Looks like you aced Ms. McGuire's technique. Worked beautifully with the snowflake. Gorgeous color choice, as well.

  7. So pretty, Shona ... the white highlights are fabulous against the tone on tone yummy blue! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. So pretty Shona! I love the tone on tone snowflake and the little white highlights are the perfect finishing touch! Jill

  9. How cool, I must check that video! Very beautiful card, I love the colors. xxx

  10. The snowflake is stunning, and made all the more so with the whispers of white! Again, Shona, your creativity is astounding!

  11. Shona..your card is did not sponged but die cut and inlaid your idea..I just join there too..see you soon on my post sweety..hugs