Thursday 17 May 2018

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge #109

Hello!! The sun has finally come out here after nearly three days of rain, so even though its still too soggy for me to garden yet, the feel of the sun on my skin is heavenly!!

I wanted to pop in and remind you about our current challenge at TIME OUT:

Its such a beautiful sentiment and being a gardener I'd like to think I make lots of people happy by keeping their gardens at their best!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations and they are giving a $15 gift voucher to the winner. 
I also knew that I had one of their stamp sets that had the perfect sentiment to go with this challenge theme:

This is one of my favourite Stamplorations stamp sets 'Blossoming'. The sentiment is gorgeous and I love how all the flowers are framed together in a square. This time I even managed to find a square die to fit around it too, which made me extremely happy!

I started by stamping the floral image on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS using Memento black ink. I then coloured this using my Altenew Artist Markers. And to add a bit of shimmer I put lots of Wink of Stella in the middle of each flower. I fussy cut the image out and popped to the side.

Funnily enough I had a piece of black CS sitting in my 'leftover box' that was the exact size I wanted. I used a square die from the Waffle Flower 'Doily Square Die set' in the middle of the strip and then popped it up on foam tape on the card front. I added double-sided tape to the back of the floral image and put it inside the square.

For the sentiment I stamped it with black ink on white CS, cut it out and then adhered to some black CS, cutting closely around the edge to create a frame. I added this with some foam tape and also some sequins from Neat and Tangled.

You have until Wednesday 23rd May to link your projects to the TIME OUT challenge. And if your looking for some inspiration, please visit the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our amazing Guest Designer Kristina of Kristina's Art Corner have created for you. Hope to see you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. I do love this colour combo together. And your colouring is perfect, it looks so good against the black x

  2. Wow! This is so stunning. Your coloring is amazing.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Shona. Love the black and peach together. Impeccable coloring. I am loving black backgrounds these days, and this looks fabulous.

  4. Beautiful card, with those gorgeous flowers. Love the black background, too. It's so dramatic.

  5. Bold, dramatic and so striking, Shona ... the soft peach is fabulous with the black! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. This is such a beautiful STAMPlorations floral stamp and I love the peachy colors you chose for it. The flowers really pop from the black focal panel -great design!