Time Out DT #31, Less Is More #223, One Layer Simplicity #16, SSS Work It Wednesday – April

It’s time for another wonderful new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight our theme is Grunge … with an optional twist of embossing!  Not only is it time for a new challenge, but one of our lovely teamies is celebrating her birthday today … owner of the fabulous Uniko Studio … the very talented Beverley!  Happy Birthday, Bev … may your day be a special one and your coming year be full of joy!  This card is on it’s way to you …

Time Out DT 31Time OutIf you’re a regular visitor here, you’ll know that ‘Grunge’ is not my usual place to be … clean, crisp, structured is more my style!  Sometimes, though, it’s a good thing to stretch those creative muscles … and that’s what I’ve done here.  This is a one layer card, stamped with Shirley‘s lovely unstructured Rose Buds from STAMPlorations … in grey rather than black, to emphasise the sketched look.  I did some watercolour sloshing on the roses with Distress Inks, allowing the different colours to blend with one another and bleed a little over the lines.  The roses were masked and I delicately splattered the card using the remaining pools of colour.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle … to my eyes the scripty font fits the sense of unstructured-ness!

So, there you have it, a CAS-loving-neat-freak’s take on ‘Grunge’!  Feel like giving your creative muscles a work out?  We’d love to have you join us!  How about letting your imagination roam … and even if, like me, your usual style isn’t grunge, why not give it a go … sloshing and splattering is very liberating!  This fortnight, we’re sponsored by STAMPlorations … our overall winner (as chosen by the DT) will receive a US$10 gift card and be invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge … and in addition, there’s a random draw for another US$10 gift card for those who chose to twist and feature embossing on their cards.   All the details are over on the Time Out blog, along with heaps of inspiration from our talented Guest Designer, Ksenija from Sweet Kobylkin, and our amazing DT!  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with …

Less Is More – One Layer – Water (all that watery sloshing and splattering!)

One Layer Simplicity – Blossom

SSS Work It Wednesday – Yellow (those roses!)

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

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37 thoughts on “Time Out DT #31, Less Is More #223, One Layer Simplicity #16, SSS Work It Wednesday – April

  1. Sarah

    So striking, beautiful colours to the image and splatters Anita
    And thanks for sharing in our watery challenge at Less is More
    Sarah x

  2. sandie

    love you went with the pretty image to show these can be used in grunge cards. I like to make CAS grunge cards-feels like we are being rebels!

  3. Michele F

    It will truly be a stretch for me, Anita! You’ve given me hope with this lovely inspiration, though! Just love Shirley’s roses!!!
    =] Michele

  4. Brenda L.

    This isn’t your look at all Anita, but boy did you ever do a fabulous job of going out of your comfort zone!! I love how your on layer card turned out. Those blooms look fabulous, love how you used grey ink instead of black ink. The splattering look amazing, a lot of us struggle with splattering. lol But you didn’t seem to! The birthday font is perfect on this card. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

  5. TK

    Your card is wonderful, and I can see how you envision it as grunge but to me? It’s just too wonderful…

  6. Nonni

    You did great with the grunge look, Anita! The splatters look very artsy and I’m sure this was fun to make! xxx

  7. lollthompson

    I love your take on grunge, Anita. I’m with you … CAS, neat … everything in it’s place, that’s me too. 🙂 xx

  8. Geri G

    A very successful trip outside of your comfort zone! Definitely a grunge feel with a touch of CAS! You could not have chosen a better sentiment – the font IS perfect!

  9. kimheggins

    Love this card Anita…I did not know any technique was outside your comfort zone. Everything I see you do, you totally rock it. And this is no exception, another amazing card!

  10. Tracey McNeely

    So glad that you stretched your creative muscles with this one Anita. It is gorgeous! I know it is hard to move out of the clean and structured box sometimes, but it is like living on the wild side! Well done.

  11. chriss58

    Terrific grungy card Anita! I am with Kim, I think you totally rock any technique, but we know an Anita card when we see one! You had me giggling when you said grunge is not your usual place…haha, I envisioned you having a few twitches 🙂
    Hope all is well with you mon amie and bon weekend!
    bisous xxx

  12. c

    Anita, no matter what the style, you create works of art…and your card here is no exception! The roses, the font, the colours, the splatters…grunge-gorgeous! Still CAS, still infused with your signature touches, and, as always, still stunning!

  13. Claire A

    I did wonder how you were going to implement ‘grunge’ Anita. I think you’ve done it perfectly…just the right amount of grunginess to cater to my CAS tastes! A great combo of challenges too!

  14. Anita

    Gorgeous card! I’m a bit scared of grunge to be honest, but done in this way it can still be beautiful. Loving your water colouring and splatters.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  15. BarbGhig

    You’ve stepped outside of your comfort zone beautifully, Anita! I love that you chose gray for the roses and your water coloring is really lovely! Great idea to add the splatters, too…LOVE this card!

  16. Joyce M.

    You took a new style, and made it totally yours. Love how you painted those flowers, and bravely added all those little splatters. Your idea to soften the neutrals was so very smart, and this entire card has kind of a loose and dreamy feel (in a totally CAS way, of course).

  17. Petra

    What a great grunge look you have created, Anita!!! Love that you’ve done the stamping in grey and those roses are painted perfectly!!!! I really like the look of this, Anita!!!! Beautiful!!!!


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