Thursday 21 September 2017

Reminder: Time Out Challenge # 92

Hello there from a very wet Blenheim, New Zealand!! We had one day of reprieve yesterday from four days of constant rain and now its back for the next few days. Talk about Spring madness!!

I'm popping in with a reminder about our current TIME OUT  challenge where we have these words to inspire you:

                      Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

A rather fabulous phrase don't you think!! You can use anything from this phrase to inspire you i.e. a single word, the meaning of a word or how your inspired by what the phrase means etc.

We are also very excited to have Happy Little Stampers as the Sponsor of this challenge and the winner will get a $15 gift voucher!!

For my card the words 'Birds' and 'Feathers' really caught my eye so I really wanted to have them feature in my design:

I've had this stamp set from Rosies Studio for years and I think this is the first time I've used it. And it couldn't be more perfect!!

I started off by stamping the single feather image randomly on the card front using grey ink to create a background. Because the phrase talked about not painting a birds feathers I wanted them to be grey and uncoloured.

The bird image was stamped on white CS and coloured with my Faber Castell pencils. For some reason I just wanted to use blue and teal on the bird and just made up the pattern as I went along. Kind of reminds me of a Hummingbird or Kingfisher. I fussy cut it out and added foam tape to its back.

For the sentiment I found some light grey CS and die-cut using a a die from MFT Stamps 'Blueprint 27' to give it a fishtail look on one end. This was adhered to the card front and the bird over top on its foam tape. And I found some pink, teal and clear sequins from Neat and Tangled to finish it off!!

I have two challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Pop it up - like my bird on foam tape)

Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge 

You have until Wednesay 27th September to link your projects to the TIME OUT challenge and if your struggling for ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our gorgeously fabulous Guest Designer Carol have created just for you. Look forward to seeing your designs in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. I really like how you used the background grey and the flow of the feathers is perfect. Then the wonderful pop up of the bird, coloured perfectly-lovely design Shona x

  2. Your weather sounds like ours...rainy, cold and the first snowflakes are beginning to flutter. I think we're returning to warmer temperatures on the weekend; fingers crossed, as I'm nowhere near ready for winter! Such a pretty card, Shona...the feathery background is perfect for your pretty bird! Blue, teal, grey and a pop of pink: a lovely combination!

  3. This is wonderful Shona. I love the lined feathers in the background and the positioning of your main image. The sentiment is absolutely wonderful and perfect for the inspiration.

  4. Such a pretty bird against the neutral drifting feathers, Shona ... this is lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. So pretty Shona. I'm a sucker for greys with accent and this is perfect. Also pink and blue .. Basically I love this ! Jenny x

  6. Good on you, girl. Teal birds make my heart happy and the coloring on this one is it is on the rest of the images. And can we talk about how fabulous your background feathers showcase the focal point.

  7. Those feathers in the background look amazing! I love your use of color and the layout of this card is perfect too. Great work!

  8. I'm going to sing rain, rain go away for you! Love how you stamped the background in gray. Gorgeous card!

  9. So pretty, love the colour pop against the background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge xx