Time Out DT #26, Less Is More #213, Addicted To CAS #58, Virginia’s View #13, Winnie & Walter JITW – March

How would you like to join in a celebration?  Yes?  Oh good … we’re celebrating our First Birthday at Time Out this fortnight … yay … Happy Birthday, Time Out!  Congratulations to Sandie and Nonni on such a brilliant challenge and a fantastic year … and thanks so much for the chance to design with such an awesome team!  May there be many more successful years ahead!  There’s more about the celebration further down (there are prizes!) … but before you rush off to check it out, let me tell you about our latest challenge … it’s a Home Sweet Home (photo) one … here’s my card …

Time Out DT 26, LIM 213, ATCAS 58, VV 13, W&W JITWTime Outand here’s our cool inspiration …

Frame Collage Funky Bright Home Decor Upcycled Vintage Frames Hollywood Regency Apartment Decor Quirky DecorI was inspired by the angular shapes and bright colours, so sponged similar shades of Distress Inks through a Crafter’s Workshop stencil onto a masked white card panel … aiming to mimic (sort of) those vibrant frames.  I chose the Winnie & Walter ‘happy’ Cutaway because of the tail on the ‘y’ … it put me in mind of the overhanging branches in the photo.  It was cut into the stencilled panel, the ‘happy’ was coloured with an alcohol marker, coated with Wink of Stella and clear embossed to give it some shimmery shine … and was then adhered back into place (with a card backing).  I stamped and embossed the WPlus9 ‘birthday’, added some shiny black dots and popped the finished panel up on foam tape on the base card.

As I mentioned earlier, to celebrate our First Birthday at Time Out, we have prizes up for grabs for this fortnight’s challenge … the winner, as chosen by the DT will receive a £15 Uniko Gift Voucher and a $15 STAMPlorations Gift Voucher!  In addition, there will be a random draw and the winner will receive a celebration/birthday stencil pack from STAMPlorations!   So why not let our Home Sweet Home photo inspire you … choose all or any of it to focus on, let those creative juices flow … and come play along with us at Time Out, we’d love to have you!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with plenty of delicious inspiration from our amazing DT and our fabulous Guest Designer, Mandi … see you in the gallery!

I’m joining in with …

Less Is More – This Makes Me Happy (rainbow colours and all that white space … blissful!)

Addicted To CAS – Distress (sponged Distress Inks)

Virginia’s View – All Things Embossed (die cut and stamped sentiments.  It’s also the first anniversary of Virginia’s View … Happy Birthday, Virginia … congratulations on a great year!)

Winnie & Walter – Join In To Win (that yummy happy)

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



43 thoughts on “Time Out DT #26, Less Is More #213, Addicted To CAS #58, Virginia’s View #13, Winnie & Walter JITW – March

  1. Nonni

    Very fun, trendy, stylish card! I love the colors and the stencil you used. Thank you for your sweet comment in my blog! xxx

  2. Sandie

    My fav thing about this is the over hanging ‘y’ like the branches that is such a cool take on the photo-I would have never thought of that! And naturally rainbows make us all happy x

  3. Brenda

    Your awesome card is a great take on the inspiration photo! I love those colors, so vibrant and fun and I love that you chose your die cut “happy” for the loopy “Y” to mimic the branches, so cool looking. Don’t think I would have thought to do that, but that is what separates the girls from the women. lol I think this is a fabulous birthday card Anita! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Michele F

    Oh so cool, Anita… you’ve got the wheels turning with this one! I have just loved playing cards with you all at Time Out – cheers to you for inspiring me with each and every card, and challenge!
    =] Michele

  5. Petra

    Great and very creative use of the inspiration photo, Anita!!! Love your little colourful frames and the you’ve even got the y that mimics the branch – so clever, Anita!!! The small ‘birthday’ fits perfectly in it’s spot there and the black dots pulls everything beautifully together!!!! Lovely!!
    Have a great day!!!

  6. susannev2014

    What a brilliant take on the inspiration photo! Absolutely love it! To use this stencil is genius (I wouldn’t have thought of it)! And you managed to incorporate all the colors of the frames! Fantastic!

  7. Bev

    I’m so loving how you took the inspiration and made it uniquely Anita. Brilliant, as always my friend. LOVE the W&W here. The black tucked into all those colors is perfect. Everything pops. You never cease to amaze me with your designs. I LOVE THIS. And I will try to play along too. C-c-cold here today, with sunshine, but supposed to warm up starting tomorrow! Yippee!! Missing you. Bisous, bisous. : )

  8. Geri G

    Okay…your interpretation of the photo is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Yep, I’m channeling my inner Mary Poppins…although I can’t fly with an umbrella….a broom maybe, but not an umbrella! Love the glammed up ‘cut in’ happy. Sweet card dear friend!

  9. lollthompson

    Hi Anita. Love your bold graphic design with the rainbow of colours! Awesome interpretation of the photo. Congrats to everyone at Time Out for the 1 year milestone!! Loll xx

  10. Cathy R

    Fantastic card Anita, brilliant take on the challenge pic! Love the rainbow colours and the stencilled border, Cathy x

  11. Bobby

    Love all those brightly colored frames and how they inspired you, Anita. The rainbow inking through the stencil is wonderful, and the black just sets it all off.

  12. Sarah Gray

    Fabulous take on the photo, Anita – perfectly crafted as always! Love the blending of colours and gorgeous W&W cutaway – such a clever way to echo the branch. I wish I had thought of that 🙂

  13. jmhave44

    It is a wonderfully happy card. Love the way you’ve interpreted your inspiration colors & shapes, and the curly Y on the sentiment, really does mimic the shape of the drooping branches. These bright, hot colors are so well suited to the stencil design, and I love the way you’ve done the ombre effect where the colors change mid block. Great color, great design! TFS 7 Hugs

  14. born57

    Oh my goodness,Anita! Your take on the inspration photo is so well done!!!!!! I love this! Love the way you did the sentiment as well! You always inspire me to play in new challenges. God Bless!

  15. Joyce M.

    This is just stunning. I adore the way you did your stencilling–the colors are amazing. And, love that cutaway die. One year is a wonderful milestone, and I am excited to play along.

  16. Sarah

    Having left a comment yesterday Anita … I’ve only just spotted you linked this yummy card up at Less is More so popping by again to say it’s wonderful, love your colourful cards and thanks so much for playing along.
    Sarah x

  17. chrissieann

    This is fabulous Anita, the inlaid die looks wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  18. BarbGhig

    I really love your take on the inspiration photo, Anita! The graphic design is fabulous with all those pretty colors, and the inlaid die cut sentiment is perfect! Really gorgeous card, as always!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS! We love seeing your projects in our gallery 🙂

  19. Tracey McNeely

    Fantastic card Anita, I love those fabulous Distress Ink colours sponged/masked along the bottom. Happy Birthday Time Out!

  20. chriss58

    This is one fabulous card Anita! The blended colours, the mini shapes replicating the frames, your scrumptious inlaid sentiment…such wonderful elements in a perfect package! Oh I love this one!

  21. kimheggins

    Hello Anita…hope you had a fabulous weekend and found some time to be crafty! Your card is just so amazing, love all those beautiful colors and just fantastic design too.

  22. Anne Ray

    Sorry for my late visit Anita, what a fab card for our happy challenge! Love those rainbow shades
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  23. Joanna Harty

    This card is stunning! Perfect CAS design! Love the bright colors and the black sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing over at Addicted to CAS!

  24. Virginia L.

    This is so beautifully done, Anita! I love the use of Distress inks and die! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge!

  25. c

    I think you went beyond ‘mimicking’ the vibrant frames, my friend! Your card is wonderfully innovative, infused with your unique style and flair! The stencil: brilliant choice! The sentiment: perfect! Totally wonderful! (Apologies for late comments…Queen of Disorganized!)


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