Thursday 31 May 2018

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge #110

Hi there everybody and thanks for stopping by!! I've had a crazy week where not many things have gone right, so I hope your week has fared a lot better than mine so far!!

I'm popping in to remind you all about our current challenge at TIME OUT. We have this gorgeous photo to inspire you. There are so many things in this photo to give you ideas. You might use the colours, the shapes of the furniture or maybe florals from the wallpaper.....the possibilities really are endless!!

I love retro inspired furniture and immediately fell in love with the green drawers and chair. I decided to use both the colours and also the straight lines of the drawers and curvy lines of the chair to inspire my design:

Its not very often I make more than one card at a time but I decided that since I had so many pieces left over, I would make an extra card for my stash!!

Using some dark pink and green CS from Simon Says Stamp, I die-cut them both with the MFT 'Snow Drifts Cover-up' die. I added double-sided adhesive to the front of two card bases and put the die back together using opposite colours. 

I also liked the black/white frame on the wall and of course with all that floral wallpaper I had to add a flower somewhere on my card. I die-cut the Altenew 'Fantasy Floral' die twice from black CS and stuck them together. I then decided to try something new that I'd seen Jennifer McGuire do a few times. I stamped the flowers with my Versamark Ink pad and heat embossed with clear powder. I ended up doing this twice for extra shine. It looks so amazing, will definitely do this again!! The flower was put on foam tape for a bit of dimension.

For the sentiments, I heat embossed them in silver as a nod to the silver frame you see under the chair. I put sentiments from Altenew 'Adore You' and MFT Stamps 'Bitty Bears' on strips of white CS and adhered them under the flowers. I then added some black half-circles beads for embellishment.

I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

And will also link to The Cat's Pajama's Challenge #346 where their theme is 'Die Cutting'.

You have until Wednesday June 6th to link your projects to the TIME OUT Challenge. And if you need some more ideas, pop over to the blog to see what our fabulous Guest Designer Ksenija of Sweet Kobylkin  and the rest of the Design Team have created for you. Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. I hope some of these things are getting sorted for you now!
    I just love these bright colours. And what a cool cover plate. How inspiring you added the flower to match the frame-love how you took so much from the photo x

  2. So sorry to hear that you week has not been going well. I hope things improve soon. Your cards are beautiful. I love the mix of colors, and that dramatic black flower.

  3. Bold, bright and so striking, Shona ... the black blooms are so dramatic against the vibrant background! Sorry about your week ... hope the weekend is better for you! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. LOVE how the die follows the flow of that cool chair in the inspiration photo. And the funky color combo with that black bloom is awesome.

  5. LOVE your cas and Beautiful design Shona!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  6. A very clever take on the inspiration - I love it. The pink and green certainly are the stars in my view - I love that you added the black flower. Awesome!

  7. These two cards look great! I love the bg die and the colors you pulled from the photo. That dimensional, black flower is striking!!! Love the glossy look!