I’m full of excitement this morning … well, I’ve been full of excitement about this for a while now, since the lovely Sandie asked me if I’d like to be CASE Designer for the latest Time Out challenge, which starts today. What an honour … you can imagine it took less than a nano second to say yes … and then just a little longer (!) to come up with my card …
On a white watercolour panel, I stamped The Alley Way Stamps border twice in Versamark and embossed it in white. I smooshed three different Distress Ink blues on my craft mat and watercoloured the pattern, blending the colours down the card. The tiny green-ish middle diamonds were done last … using a little Squeezed Lemonade DI added to what was left of the blues on my mat. I die cut the Mama Elephant hello’s to match the background colours and adhered them slightly offset against one another across the panel. The panel was popped up on foam tape on the card base and a sprinkle of Annabelle Stamps bling finished it off.
Thanks so much to Sandie and Nonni for inviting me to contribute a CASE card, it’s been such fun! Have a meander over to Time Out … you’ll find inspiration galore from the fabulous Design Team and from super talented Guest Designer, Shona. I do hope you’ll have chance to play along … there’s loads of time as Mr Linky doesn’t close the door for almost a fortnight … and I’d love to see your take on my card!
It just so happens that I can pop along and play with …
Stamplorations – Stamps and Die Cuts (sorry, still no Stamplorations goodies!)
Mixed Media Card Challenge – Summer (my first time … no burlap option, but these colours so reminded me of tropical waters, gently lapping sandy shores!)
SSS Wednesday – Summer (keep thinking tropical shores!)
SSS Work It Wednesday – Blue (all those lovely DI colours!)
Looking forward to seeing you in the Time Out gallery! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Hi Anita, congratulations on being asked to be CASE Designer for Time Out…..Sandie & Nonni have definitely got their heads screwed on! Gorgeous card…..love that border with the different blues with the touch of green and the matching layered sentiment. Fabulous darling!
This is one AMAZING creation my friend! I feel inspired!
You deserve the spot as artist to be cased so much!
Congratulations, Anita!! I’m not at all surprised that you were asked. You inspire SO MANY of us with each and every post and our to-CASE folders are filled with your cards! This one is spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell
Yippee, the day is here!! Were you as nervous as I was hitting the ‘publish’ button on your blog???? I was so worried I would miss the posting time. Your photo looks amazing on the Time Out blog and so does your card. Hope you get ‘heaps’ of visitors from this, the more people that see your amazing work the better! Looking forward to see how everyone gets inspired by your creation. Its so exciting!!!!!!!
Anita, we are so pleased you agreed to do this for us, it is an honour for us to have such a talented crafter join us and with such an amazing card! And you fooled me…I thought that was a stencil!! I should have realised that you are too clever for that! The detail I can see now more clearly and this is wonderfully coloured. I do love the layered sentiment and will be using this again-thanks for the idea!
Congratulations! Wow, I love this! It’s so cool! The stamp is awesome and the colours gorgeous. xxx
Congrats, Anita. This card is so lovely. Love the colors.
Congratulations Anita!! and ur card is such a beauty, who wouldn’t want to case it. The way u colored it… so pretty 🙂 Thank you for sharing with MMCC
Congratulations Sparky! You are sooooooo going to rock this GD spot!
Happy to hear that power and most amenities are in full working order – especially the hot water!
I just took a quick wee stroll through all that I’ve missed these past couple of weeks and I continue to be in awe of your talent and creativity! Your Time Out card is stunning! Love the white on white embossing and how beautifully the colors blend! Awesome triple ‘hello’ !
Off to scrape, sand & paint XX OO
Congrats on being CASE designer, Anita! Love the DI colouring on your fabulous card!
You know I am your biggest fan, Anita! Congratulations, mon ami! I will be CASEing you, most definitely…
WOOT!!! so every happy and excited for you, anita!! they couldn’t have picked a better designer to CASE! your card is amazing!!
Hi Anita. Congrats on your honor of being the CASE Designer at Time Out! … and what a gorgeous card you have made for the challenge! Love the design with the embossed and watercolored panel. Loll xx
Congrats on being CASE Designer. Anita! I love the soft blues that you chose for your card, and your layered sentiment is so pretty!
Tilt your head west, and you’ll definitely hear me cheering wildly, applauding loudly and happy dancing thunderously with seeing you as GD at Time Out! Awesome news – and a most awesome, amazing card for us to draw inspiration! Creating ‘graphic borders’ was one of our online card class homework assignments, so yours here is precisely the incentive I need to give this a go…again! I made mega attempts yesterday – and each one was pitched. New day, new muse. I’m going for it, my friend! Super thrilled for you and for us!!
Congratulations! I love your creations and so can’t wait to have a go at CASEing one of your designs. Such a beautiful card. I sure hope I can do it justice!
Thoroughly enjoyed CASEing you for the TO Challenge, FABulous card 🙂 Hugs Bev x
Congrats, Anita…no big surprise that you were asked at all! This is such an amazing design LOVE it!
Hi anita, sorry for the late response… I was out most of the day. I wanted to thank you for making such a great stunning case-card for the TIME OUT challenge blog@ I had so much fun thinking of ways to case it…But couldn’t find a way to make such a beautiful patern of blue-colours that looks so fibrant and elegant at the same time… Inky greetings and see you at TIME OUT… Gerrina
Thanks so much for providing us with such a fabulous inspiration card to CASE!! I love the fresh white with the blue/green and such a creative smoosh you’ve achieved 🙂 Gorgeous work!
Wow, this is an amazing and stunning card Anita!! I love the colors you used and who knew you used distress inks to water color with!!! I really thought at first glance that you die cut that design out of the white paper and put colored papers behind it. lol So I had to enlarge the pic to get that close up look at it. Wow again, it is even more beautiful up close and personal. Love, love, love it! Hugs, Brenda
Congrats, a big ol’ standing “O”, and a happy dance on the GD gig at Time Out. I’m sure the DT, as well as the rest of us out in cardmaking blogland, are thrilled to have you. That border design is simply divine. I could stare at it for hours, truly!! Beautiful colors, and your layout is is CAS and stunning. Totally love this. You’ve got it going on, girl!! : )
Congrats on the guest spot Anita! This is just beautiful…such perfect stamping and colouring!
Big Congrats Anita on your guest spot at Time out! Your card is gorgeous and I can’t wait to play along – hugs xx
Thank you so much Anita for being our CASE designer! I think everyone in the DT was very inspired by your beautiful card and no wonder -your water coloring looks so beautiful and jewel-like! The layered sentiment is a fun idea. I’m looking forward to seeing the cards in the linky -I’m sure there will be many entrants. Have a fun weekend! Hugs from Finland.
Congratulations, Anita! What a wonderful experience and speaking of wonderful – so is your card. The design is amazing and those colours are just gorgeous! Love how you’ve done the sentiment too. 🙂
Hooray for you! This card is full of elegance and I love everything about it. Three layers of the die cut make for a nice focal point. Have a great weekend.
Fresh gorgeous colours – can’t wait to play!
Anita this is such a beautiful card and a huge congrats on being a CASE designer for Time Out. Your watercolouring is fabulous and love the layered sentiment!
Congrats. Well deserved. A fantastic watercolouring and design
Fabulous card, so much to CASE 🙂
This is gorgeous, Anita. Congrats on being TIME OUT’s CASE designer. I hope I have time to play along.
What a beautiful, classic design and I love it! Congratulations on your honour – you deserve it!
hi Anita, super sweet card…I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
sparkle & shine *~*
Congrats Anita! Your card is stunning and does look summery! Thanks for joining the fun at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.
Yay for you on your gig at Time Out!!! And yay for this card. Love that color spectrum you achieved. And your take on stamping and die cuts (heat embossing a BG stamp). Very original. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month with your lovely card. Hugs from Michigan 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours you have used and I love the simple layered look. Stunning!
Stunning card!! Congratulations : ) I hope to CASE in the challenge soon.
Anita…sorry to be so far behind in commenting. A big congrats to you! this is one amazing card and so you my sweet friend.
OMG is it possible that every card you make is a masterpiece this certainly deserves to be framed ! Amazing colours and beautifully stamped. Love the offset sentiment. Such a beautiful beautiful design. congrats too on being guest designer well deserved.
Your card is absolutely stunning! I’m so thrilled for you to be the CASE designer! Congrats!
What wonderful colors on this beautiful card Anita! love the layered die cut sentiment popped up on top of the gorgeous ‘stained glass’ piece! thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card challenge!
What a lovely card Anita! I am sooo very tempted to Case this beauty very soon! white and turquoise is a killer combo, whether it is a card or a dress! absolutely love it!
this is a stunner! love this card! glad you joined in with us at MMCC 🙂
WOW, what a stunning border you have created, Anita!!!! The colours you have used look beautiful and the ‘hello’ is so striking!! Love, love, LOVE this card!!! Perfect in every way!!!
Hi Anita, this card is gorgeous, congrats on your guest spot too. I’ve seen so many lovely CASEs of this card lately, you’re a great inspiration. I’m hoping to scrape in if I can later tonight, Cathy x
Your card is SO beautiful! I love the different shades of blue and the texture panel. Amazing!
Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hope to see you with us again in September!
Wow – stunning card! I am glad you explained how you did that – have to remember that for possible future use…. Thanks for visiting my blog during my absence and your delightful comments – always so much fun to read them 🙂 And lastly thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations. I’ll keep it short and sweet – trying to catch up with everything…. Hugs, Cornelia DT