Time Out DT #28, CASology #140, Less Is More #217, Virginia’s View #14, WPlus9 Throwback Thursday #2

We have a wonderful theme for you this fortnight at Time Out … it’s our ‘Designer to CASE’ challenge … and we have a card from the fabulously talented Kim from Art Keeps Me Sane to inspire you … it’s a dramatic, bold, floral beauty (see below) … here’s my take …

Time Out DT 28, CASology 140, LIM 217, VV 14 WP9 TT 2Time Outand here’s Kim‘s striking inspiration …

The design elements I picked out were the floral arrangement (using WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals) and the white embossed sentiment (SU … courtesy of the lovely Ardyth … thanks, my friend!) against a black panel (MFT Pierced Rectangles … cut at the Lake House … I think from sweet Bev‘s stash … thanks, mon amie!).  I added some little hearts (Papertrey and some white gel pen doodling) and popped the whole thing up onto a white card base.

What’s going through your creative mind when you see Kim‘s card … flowers, softly shaded colours, bold black, embossing … wherever it settles, I hope you’ll find time to play along with us!  We’re sponsored this fortnight by Clearly Besotted Stamps and our overall winner (as voted by the DT) will receive a £20 gift voucher, as well as the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge … what’s not to love?  There’s inspiration galore over at the Time Out blog … from our fabulous DT and from our delightful and talented Guest Designer, Claire from Life On The Scrapheap (go check out her blog and drink in all the deliciousness you find there!).  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with four challenges …

CASology – Spring

Less is More – Combine Any Three Previous LIM Challenges … mine are #55 (Punches or Die Cuts), #154 (Hearts) and #172 (Flowers)

Virginia’s View – Layers and Dimension

WPlus9 – Oldies But Goodies

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



48 thoughts on “Time Out DT #28, CASology #140, Less Is More #217, Virginia’s View #14, WPlus9 Throwback Thursday #2

  1. sandie

    the black in this gives such drama darling!! Fabulous layering of the flowers, this looks complicated to me but you make it look so easy x

  2. Sarah

    Eye-popping, striking and totally gorgeous Anita using a great combination of past LIM challenges. Thanks so much for playing along. Sarah x

  3. Ardyth

    So pretty! I really have to pull out my layering stamps – I always think it looks so amazing, especially when die cut as well!

  4. susannev2014

    I adore your take on Kim’s card! Those bright flowers in the corner paired with an fabulous saying and that spray of hearts – a pure delight!

  5. Rosemary D

    beautiful take on the inspiration card, anita! love the way the flowers pop against the black panel!

  6. Joyce M.

    What a fabulous CASE, and CASE-able in it’s own right, as well. Love how those flowers are so striking and bold against your dark card base. And, those hearts–just a delicious touch. As usual, you are the queen of challenges. Thanks for including CASology in your card this week.

  7. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous card, Anita! Your flowers really pop against the black background, and I love the pretty sentiment! Love your doodling and hearts, too!

  8. serendipitydragonfly

    Fabulous card Anita – stunning on the black background with that super pop of colour in the flowers.


    Karen xxx

  9. maria f.

    What a fantastic design, Anita. All that black, yet so much white to balance it too. And you’ve rocked those blooms once again. Have a great Easter.

  10. Lynn

    We most definitely were on the same wave length when creating! I adore the pops of color against the black and the sweet little trail of hearts!

  11. born57

    How fun to get in on many Challenges. Your card is beautiful with the clusterof of flowers. You have I spired me Anita…now if I can sneak in the craft room,so much to do before everyone comes for Easter. Happy Easter to you and your family

  12. kimheggins

    Now talk about amazing! That is what your card is…I love the striking look of the black with all those sweet colorful posies, just fabulous. miss you lots…hugs and kisses

  13. Claire A

    Love how you’ve arranged those Fresh Cut Florals Anita – they looks so beautiful clustered against the black. Those little white, embossed hearts are such a pretty addition!

  14. Virginia L.

    Everything in this card is spot on! I love the color contrast, the layering and dimensions. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Happy Birthday” Challenge! Merci, Anita!

    1. Virginia L.

      Sorry that I meant to say: So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge!

  15. chriss58

    Lovely and elegant drama here Anita! I love your interpretation of Kim’s card. Just seems like you have the perfect balance of white, black and colours, layers and textures. I really love this and looking forward to having some fun with this Time Out challenge :). Love!
    Bisous friend and hope your Easter is lovely.

  16. Mary H.

    The chalkboard black certainly made those pretty & bright florals just pop. Your inspiration is pretty, but I like the drama of this black you designed. Very lovely & TFS. Happy Easter.

  17. Judy1223

    Anita, I believe that YOU are amazingly amazing! This is such a lovely CASE and I especially love the black panel…just makes the white sentiment and the pretty flowers pop! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  18. Shona Chambers

    So lovely and the black panel really makes those beautiful flowers jump off the card. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter and that the bunny leaves you a few eggs too!

  19. Anne Ray

    What a stylish and dramatic card Anita!
    Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
    Less is More

  20. Bobby

    Love those flowers popped up on the black panel, Anita. So striking! I wasn’t sure whether we were to CASE Kim’s card or any designer’s card. I guess you answered that question, so now I can get busy. 😉

  21. Jen W.

    A gorgeous CASE of Kim’s card, Anita, and I love how those flowers pop off of the black panel! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  22. Geri G

    Hey stranger! I’m playing catch-up…again! First of all, fabulous ‘doodles’! Love the cluster of white hearts and the layered cluster of flowers that you created! Hope you celebrated a joyous Easter!

  23. Lisa Kind

    I love your flowers…so pretty! And the addition of the hearts is just brilliant! This is just a very pretty card!

  24. Tracey McNeely

    Anita this is a beautiful card, I love the bright flower against the black background! Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  25. c

    Your cluster of fresh cut flowers are simply sensational! Such a gorgeous contrast to the black. The embossed hearts are the perfect special touch! I’d best get cracking on figuring out my contribution…I don’t want to miss TIME OUT!!


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