Time Out DT #22, SSS Monday 5/1, SSS Wednesday 7/1,

It’s our first challenge of the year at Time Out … and it’s a special one … just keep reading as there’s more on that below!  Our theme this fortnight is Home Sweet Home … and we’re inspired by a rather inviting sofa and some funky wall art.  I went really obvious and lifted focussed on the wall art for my card …

Time Out DT 22Time OutHere’s the inspiration …  Say Hello: Perk up your home with a friendly welcome sign. For an added boost, choose a bright, funky color. Source: Instagram user decorameSee what I mean about what I lifted?!  As you know, I don’t use a lot of DP … but as soon as I saw the inspiration photo, I knew there was just the perfect piece for my card in my stash!  It came from BABE Geri when we were at the Lake House … thanks so much, my friend!  I sliced a piece up, making sure there were different grains and colours in the ‘wood’, and adhered it flat to the card base.  The ‘hello’ is from Mama Elephant, cut six times in white and stacked together.  I sponged the top layer with ombré reds and coated it with glossy accents, before adhering it slightly offset from the white … the outline helps the colour to stand out better against the reddish hued background.

Now, here’s the bit you’ve been waiting for … why this challenge is so special … it’s a joint one with Uniko Studio!  So, not only do you have the wonderfully talented Time Out DT and our GD (the awesome Chrissie from Simply One Of A Kind … yes, really … she of Less Is More fame!) to inspire you, there are also cards from the fabulous Uniko DT too!  Not only that, but there are prizes up for grabs … look …

  • Just by linking up your photo-inspired card to Time Out, you’ll be in with a random chance of winning a £15 Gift Voucher from Uniko!
  • You get a second chance to win a £15 Gift Voucher by heading over to the Uniko blog and leaving a comment there!

In addition to these goodies, as usual, the overall winner (as voted by the DT) wins the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge!  So, why wait … let those creative juices flow and see where your imagination takes you!  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with …

SSS Monday – Old and New  (the DP is new, the ME hello is not!)

SSS Wednesday – Something New (Wood DP)

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

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42 thoughts on “Time Out DT #22, SSS Monday 5/1, SSS Wednesday 7/1,

  1. lollthompson

    LOVE this design Anita. That paper is just perfect and having the white shadow on the hello gives it so much presence. A gorgeous CAS card! xx

  2. Shona Chambers

    I love it!! I think we all jumped on the ‘hello’ bandwagon with this photo, it was too awesome not to include! I really love the way you cut your wood paper on the angles (very clever) and all those layers for the ‘hello’ really make it stand out. I’m off to see what the Uniko DT came up with and I’m sure to be blown away!!!

  3. Bev

    Oh I wish we were all at the Lake House again! Wouldn’t that be just lovely??!! I’m loving your take on the inspiration photo! And I gave a little ‘tee-hee’ at your use of dp too! Seriously, this is a “wowzer” card. Really like how you’ve popped up the sentiment and that it shows the white from underneath. Dynamic design! Love it!!! Miss you!!!!! Bisous, bisous!!!

  4. Petra

    Drop dead gorgeous, Anita!!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!!! Your dp strips are beautiful and I love the different colours and how you’ve put it together with the white strips in between!!!! The colour of your ‘hallo’ is so perfect against the wood bg and so clever to have it with a slight offset from the white!!!! Love the with space around the panel!!! This is really so beautiful, Anita and a new fave from you!!!! You are such a great CAS card maker!!!!
    Have a super day!!!!

  5. Bobby

    I’d love to have that wall hanging, except for the giant hello. I also love your take on it. You cut and layered both the wood and sentiment perfectly, Anita.

  6. Brenda

    As soon as I scrolled down to the inspiration photo, I laughed and knew exactly what you took for your inspiration Anita! And I love it!!!! Love the wood in the photo and love your paper that looks like wood, it is fabulous and I love your “hello”! You rocked this challenge!! Hugs, Brenda

  7. Geri G

    You’ve created a masterpiece dear friend! Never is a million years would I have been able to do what you have done with the wood grain paper! It is absolutely perfect for the challenge photo! I love the ombre inking of the letters and the stacked/offset look is truly fabulous! The red rocks!

    And…I love all the white space around the focal image! Stunning creation 🙂

  8. smouwen

    Wonderful card! So elegant. Love the hello die cut! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  9. kimheggins

    Anita…this is stunning and so so perfect. Your wood grain paper is lined up so beautifully and really makes for a wonderful card. I love all the wonderful times at the Lake House and how fun to be able to pull out goodies from our trip for an amazing card.

  10. Becca Cruger

    Oh that paper is definitely fab and the perfect thing to use for this inspiration pic. I love that scrawling script and how you’ve used so many layers to make it POP!

  11. maria f.

    Well those are sure a lot of reasons to play along. But the biggest is that absolutely fabulous photo. So in-your-face. So me 😉 Love, love, love your interpretation. And oh yeah, that dang PP stash. What to do about it…

  12. Gerrina

    Your card really stands out on the TO-blog; find that the BG-panel is so beautiful! Super CAS card with a super original design! Have a good week, Gerrina

  13. BarbGhig

    Really awesome card, Anita! I love the woodgrain background and the white drop shadow on your die cut sentiment! So unique are really fabulous!

  14. c

    Beautiful card, Anita…the wood-grain paper is elevate to ‘awe’ status with the addition of the striking red hello. “Lifted”? Nope, totally ‘your’ style…polished, refined and gorgeous!


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