Thursday 2 June 2016

Time Out Challenge # 58

Hello everybody and welcome to Thursday and a new challenge theme at TIME OUT! We have a fabulous photo to inspire you this week:

                                       HOME SWEET HOME

Can you imagine the different colour light that would come through these window panes?? The room would look incredible. You can be inspired by anything in this photo, maybe the colours, the brickwork, the texture, so many ideas!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Karren from Stamping Stuff. Karren is a New Zealander like myself, so its wonderful to have someone from my little country joining us. She can create cards for any occasion and always knows how to rock a sketch!!

I loved the window so much I decided to try and recreate it with some vellum and pencils:
I hunted high and low through my papers to find a suitable green for the 'window pane'. I die-cut the tag, with the windows, from it and also twice from some white CS. I then die-cut the solid tag from some white CS and a piece of vellum. With a pencil I circled on the vellum where the windows would sit and coloured in each window pane with coloured pencils. This was then glued to the back of the green die-cut and then the other two die-cuts glued behind. I then glued on the solid white die-cut tag and adhered to the card front.

The 'celebrate' was die-cut from gold CS and twice from white CS, glued together and then to the tag. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment to a slim piece of white CS and glued it on, as well as some co-ordinating sequins. These aren't colours I would use often but really like how they came together.

The stitched-tag die and stitched-window die are from Pretty Pink Posh, as well as the sequins. The 'celebrate' die is from Waffle Flower, as well as the sentiment from the 'Congrats' stamp set.

You have two weeks to link your projects to the TIME OUT challenge and if you need any help with inspiration, the rest of the Design Team have some fab cards on the blog. Can't wait to see how your inspired by this photo and hope to see you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. What a cool take on the inspiration Shona! Brilliant card! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. What a fabulous take on the inspiration pic, Shona! Loving those windows! It's always good to see another Kiwi in blogland - especially another mainlander :)

  3. What a cool take on the inspiration. Love how you colored the vellum.

  4. Now this is just plain perfect. You're so amazing at picking out just the right colors and designs. Using a Tag shape for the background is nothing short of brilliant.

  5. This is amazing, you were practically able to duplicate the door! So fun! Great, graphic card. xxx

  6. Love your use of that fabulous tag is like a piece of stained glass.

  7. Great take on the inspiration photo Shona! The coloured vellum is a great idea!

  8. OMG... colored pencils and vellum was brilliant! I can't tell you how much acetate I went through till I was happy with my windows. Yours are amazing! i love the PPP window tag... so smart! Such a great card!

  9. Love how you've recreated that stained glass door, Shona ... what a brilliant interpretation ... and a perfect new home sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. This is such a cool card and wonderful take from the inspiration photo.

  11. Love what you've done with this challenge - I never thought of using vellum to try and get that affect