Time Out DT #36, My Favorite Things Summer School Lesson #10, SSS Monday 20/7, SSS Wednesday 22/7

We have our Designer to CASE (with your own twist) this fortnight at Time Out … the designer we’re CASEing is the amazing Alice, who can be found at Alice’s Little Wonderland.  Alice’s card is pretty, cute and fun (it’s a little further down) … here’s my take on it …

Time Out DT 36, MFTSS2 5, SSSM 20-7, SSSW 22-7Time Outand here’s Alice‘s inspiration …

The design elements I picked out were the layout and the coloured backdrop to the popped up die cut … my twist was going sparkly rather than cute … and all that yummy white space!  I cut two My Favorite Things circles … one off the edge of a white card panel and a size larger to go behind it.  The larger one was sponged with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and splattered with Perfect Pearl mixture (to imitate sun sprinkled water), trimmed to fit and adhered flat to the card base.  I cut the two piece Clearly Besotted dragonfly in glitter paper (top) and vellum (bottom), fixed the two parts together just at the body, and she fluttered down onto her own personal shimmery pool.  The WPlus9 sentiment was stamped onto the already cut panel, I added a Stickles trail and popped the panel up on foam tape on the base, making sure the dragonfly’s wings were free to flutter.   Here’s a close up of all the shimmer …

Time Out DT 36, MFTSS2 5, SSSM 20-7, SSSW 22-7 DetailHow will Alice‘s card inspire you … and what will be your twist?  There’s so much to play with here … you could focus on the kraft, cute image, DP, washi, enamel dots, layout, even the sentiment … just have fun!  Do hope you’ll find time to join in with with us!  There’s heaps of inspiration over at the Time Out blog … from our fabulous DT and from our talented Guest Designer, Rema from RT Impressions!  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

My dragonfly is fluttering over to …

My Favorite Things Summer School Lesson 10 – Monochromatic … I used the blue/green shades from the colour wheel shown … there are five of them!

SSS Monday – I scream for … inking … the shimmery pool!

SSS Wednesday – Sparkle and Shine … glitter paper, Perfect Pearls, Stickles!

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

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36 thoughts on “Time Out DT #36, My Favorite Things Summer School Lesson #10, SSS Monday 20/7, SSS Wednesday 22/7

  1. djkardkreations

    Oh, there’s that sweet dragonfly! Your sponged and pearly pool is the perfect landing spot for her! This is truly magnificent, Anita, and such a beautiful take on Alice’s fun card! Mwah and Hugs, Darnell

  2. serendipitydragonfly

    Gorgeous Anita………love the fab colour you’ve used and the effect you achieved for the dragonfly’s landing spot. Perfectly CAS.


    Karen xxx

  3. Brenda L.

    Wow, this is a beautiful card Anita! I love the colored, shimmery, sparkly circle! Your dragonfly is stunning and his sparkly trail is the perfect finish to this amazing card. I love how you were inspired by Alice’s card, not sure my mind would have ever thought of something so elegant!! Hugs, Brenda

  4. thepaperbaker

    I LOVE dragonflies! Your shimmering water background is stellar. You did a fantastic job on the whole card 🙂

  5. Michele

    Truly gorgeous, Anita, sitting in your sparkly little pond! You know I have a dragonfly – but yours has so much more detail – beautiful!
    Alice is pretty amazing … nobody does cute like Alice! I so look forward to her DT card each week at CTS….
    =] Michele

  6. susannev2014

    Your glittery dragonfly looks so gorgeous on that amazing shimmery circle! Swoon worthy card! It will be pinned right away for future inspiration!

  7. Virginia L.

    This is one gorgeous design, Anita! I love the shimmery background for the butterfly! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Sparkle and Shine” Challenge!

  8. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    You not only went sparkly , but also elegant! Love how you gave that dragonfly vellum wings -it reproduces the delicate nature of those amazing creatures! What a stunning beauty!

  9. Cathy R

    Beautiful card Anita, love the sparkle and how the dragonfly is fluttering off the edge of the card, such a pretty background too, Cathy x

  10. BarbGhig

    Such a beautiful take on Alice’s card! Your background is gorgeous and I love how you layered the dragonfly…stunning work, Anita!

  11. kimheggins

    Simply stunning Anita…love your beautiful dragonfly, so sweet and that sentiment is just incredible too. Miss you lots!!!

  12. Geri G

    Wow! I love, love, love the “landing pad” (quoting Darnell) that you created for the beautifully ‘free layered’ dragonfly! The stickles trail does an awesome job of creating lovely movement! Adore your card….but for some crazy reason, I’m afraid of dragon flies in real life! I know…sissy pants me!

  13. Claire

    Your card made me smile – I’ve been thinking about what little bits I can send to you and thought you’d like some die cut dragonflies. But maybe not…lol So much gorgeousness in this Anita – love how you’ve created that blue, inky backdrop. So pretty!

  14. jmhave44

    Splendid look with the partial circle cut & the inlay behind the circle. A perfect roost for the sparkly dragonfly. Liked the way the vellum was used as the underlay too. And I love the way you added the little dragonfly trail on the crisp white. This is stunning! TFS & have a great weekend!

  15. born57

    Hi Anita! Love this wonderful card and your two layer dragonfly! I always wish I had a camera with me when I am in the pool, I see so manny dragonflies taking a dip. Love this card and color and that beautiful background of the circle!

  16. Petra

    Oh, another beauty from you, Anita!!!! Love how you’ve done that stunning blue circle with all the lovely shimmer and sparkle!!!! And that dainty dragonfly is just sooooo beautiful and the stickles trail is so perfectly done – not a single dot that has been misplaced!!! And how perfectly the sentiment fits in it’s place there and the font of the ‘beautiful’ is so beautiful!!!! Really lovely!!!!
    Have a super Sunday!!!!

  17. Joyce M.

    This is stunning. I love your shimmery blue background, and I have been coveting that dragon fly die forever. Love how you put your own twist on Alice’s amazing card.

  18. chriss58

    Such a beauty Anita! I really love the colours and shimmer (that pool/pond) the elegant style of the dragonfly and sentiment pairing and her flight trail…LOVE xox.
    Hope your weekend has been good to you 🙂

  19. lollthompson

    That background for your gorgeous dragonfly is AMAZING!! Love the colour and the sparkle and shine from the pearls. xx

  20. friendofben

    This card is SoooOooOOo pretty! I am impressed with how simple it is, yet it is also filled with so many amazing details! That shimmer is incredible and I love how you made the dragonfly dimensional. The glittery curly-cue is adorable and I really like how you created this scene. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  21. Miriam Prantner

    That blue piece in the negative space has such a cool effect, love it and great dimension too!

  22. kerstin462kesu

    Very, very beautiful! I’ve studied the card and the instructions very closely, but doubt if I could repeat any of it. Love that a tiny part of the circle falls outside the card. Clever! And the shimmer and double dragonfly … Is the vellum part also cut though like the top part of the dragonfly?


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