Time Out #18 Reminder (Home Sweet Home), AEI♥U #18 (Holiday), Virginia’s View #9 (All Things Metallic), Make The Day Special – November (Colour Inspiration), Moxie Fab World – November (Tree-mendous Trees), Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas

I’m popping in with a quick reminder … there’s still a week to go in the latest Time Out challenge!  We (the Design Team) have plenty of mid challenge inspiration for you over at the Time Out blog, so why not have a meander over there and see how the Home Sweet Home photograph sparks your creativity?  Here’s the wonderful inspiration photo …

and here’s my latest take on it …

Time Out 18 DT Mid Challenge, AEI♥U 18, VV 9, MTDS November, MFW NovemberThis is a little different from the norm for me … it’s either a very slim card or a very long tag (it’s the latter … there’s twine on it)!   I saw the planted pine cones and the tall, slender candle sticks in the picture … and thought graphic Christmas trees!  A snow bank was sponged at the bottom of the kraft scrapling, it was embossed in white and was dabbed over with Espresso ink to emphasise the texture.  I used an SSS stencil for the snow, again white embossed.  A tall triangle (from Avery Elle‘s Bright Days) was stamped three times onto spare card and double embossed, two in silver (Hero Arts) and one in platinum (Ranger).  They were trimmed out, covered with Versamark, embossed again and popped up onto the snow bank with foam dots.  I finished with a Papertrey sentiment, a red gem atop each of the trees and a little twine.

I’m joining in with …

AEI♥U – Holidays

Virginia’s View – All Things Metallic

Make The Day Special – Colour Inspiration (Option 3) – Avery Elle from the store!

Moxie Fab World – Treemendous Trees

ETA:  Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas – Thanks, Loll, for the prompt … wasn’t sure it was mixed media enough!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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47 thoughts on “Time Out #18 Reminder (Home Sweet Home), AEI♥U #18 (Holiday), Virginia’s View #9 (All Things Metallic), Make The Day Special – November (Colour Inspiration), Moxie Fab World – November (Tree-mendous Trees), Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas

  1. Sandie

    I would make this a gift card-the person who gets it can use it as an ornament! The trees really do look like metal and the long, tall card is really different and a reminder I have stuck to the same old shape for a while now x

  2. Shona Chambers

    I was thinking the same as Sandie, I wouldn’t want to throw away the tag with the wrapping paper, I would put it on the tree too!! Your right, this is so different to your normal but different in a fabulous way. I love the tall, thin design and it works so well with the tree’s. You can’t beat kraft card for xmas and I really love it with gold or silver. This should definitely inspire anyone coming over to TIME OUT!!!

  3. Maria f.

    You’ve got a winner here. The shape is cool and perfect for the tall trees. The slick embossing on the trees is so modern. Love the little touches of red too.

  4. Michele F

    Oh this is too gorgeous, Anita! I am totally gaga over the platinum eb this year! Your trees? Perfection. I awoke to several inches of the dreaded white stuff this morning… I’d so much rather be playing in your snow!
    =] Michele

  5. Bobby

    This is stunning, Anita! I would love to see those trees IRL. I’m sure they’re even more gorgeous than in the photo. I love the inking on the background, too.

  6. Brenda

    Well now, this is very different for you Anita, but it looks fabulous!!! I would have said tag and how beautiful this tag will be on a Christmas package!! The tall trees are really cool looking and I love your take on the inspiration photo. I had to go back and look for those tall candles because my eye didn’t pick up on them right away. lol I wish my eyes worked like you BABES. lol Or was as talented as you BABES. Yes, I do love this tag-you should go out of your box more often Anita!! Hugs, Brenda

  7. djkardkreations

    GASP! Everything you touch turns to gold and silver and platinum, Anita! This has got to be on everyone’s Top Ten Tags of 2014 list!! It certainly is on mine. Those trees look like you forged them out of steel over the blacksmith anvil beyond the carriage garage!! I’m pretty sure I’m drooling. Hugs, Darnell

  8. kimheggins

    Anita…seriously, is that anything you can not do???? This is one amazing card and I love the tall and skinny look, can you transfer that look to people maybe??? I would love to be tall and skinny, LOL Anyway, I love your card, just breath taking.

  9. lollthompson

    Hi Anita. LOVE this graphic design … such a fabulous and modern tag. The metallic trees are perfect! Would love for you to join in at my Christmas tag event … the link is open for a few more days. Loll xx

  10. Nonni

    What a fun card, Anita… And I’m sure your trip was great! I looked at the photos from the other blog, I’m envious of your girly, crafty week together!

  11. Joyce M.

    This is fabulous. What a cool shape for a tag, and I love the profile of those trees. Fantastic inspiration photo–if that were a hotel, I’d love to check in and snuggle up there for a few days.

  12. Petra

    Doesn’t matter whether it’s a card or a tag, Anita – it’s GORGEOUS!!!! Love the graphic look of the trees and the lovely snow you have added!!! The sentiment fits perfectly and I love the touches of red!!! Lovely, Anita!!!!

  13. c

    Chiming in with the others: I’m totally smitten and crushing over the unique card you’ve created here! Long, lean, graphic, ultra-modern…whatever the definition, it’s STUNNING!

  14. Geri G

    First of all, I apologize for this late comment but I have just discovered that a couple of your posts must have taken the wrong turn en route to Dauphin! To think I almost missed this amazing, AMAZING creation! The trees are magnificent! I was sure you had used some type of thin metal sheeting to create these trendy evergreens! And they work so well with the kraft card stock! Truly a work of art dear friend….funky, trendy, artsy, cool…

    BTW…callin’ winner, winner here pal!

  15. Karolyn Loncon

    Wow!! How cool is this?!! I totally forgot about “scraplings,” so thank you for reminding me about them, and thank you for creating such an amazing holiday card! Brilliant!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the AEI♥U Challenge – we’re so glad you did!!

  16. Geri G

    Told ya so!
    I knew that these funky tress were destined for greatness…..and nothing better than a shout-out at Moxie Fab World!!! So very happy for you, my dear talented pal! XX OO


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