Time Out DT #44, Little Tangles #62, One Layer Simplicity #22, Simplicity Thanksgiving Crusade 2015, SSS Work It Wednesday – November, SSS Monday 9/11

Hello!  This next fortnight at Time Out, we have a fabulous ‘CASE … With Your Own Twist’ challenge for you … our designer to CASE is the wonderfully talented and delightful Karen Dunbrook from Snippets … her gorgeous card is a little further down.  Here’s my take …

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and here’s Karen‘s amazing inspiration …

You can see where my focus was … stencilled panel, splatters and a sentiment with different fonts … my twist was making a one layer card and the graduated colour combo.  I masked off a panel on my card base, die cut a few Poppystamps‘ Lorelei Leaf sprigs out of post it tape, arranged the leaves on the panel and sponged/blended four colours of Distress Ink over it.  A little water was splattered over the panel and once it was dry, I stamped the Neat & Tangled sentiment (made up of two stamps), coloured the little heart with Distress Ink and added a coat of Glossy Accents to it.

Where does your creative imagination take you when you see Karen‘s lovely card?  If you’d like a few ideas, there are plenty on offer over at the Time Out blog, from our talented Guest Designer, Jen from I Create and from our own wonderful DT!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

As well as being inspired by Karen‘s card, I was also inspired by …

Little Tangles – Thankful

One Layer Simplicity – A Multitude of Gratitude

Simplicity Thanksgiving Crusade – Giving Thanks/Gratitude

SSS Work It Wednesday – Thank You

SSS Monday – Something Beginning With N … mine is nature

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


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40 thoughts on “Time Out DT #44, Little Tangles #62, One Layer Simplicity #22, Simplicity Thanksgiving Crusade 2015, SSS Work It Wednesday – November, SSS Monday 9/11

  1. serendipitydragonfly

    This is lovely Anita. Love the background panel with the sentiment edging in from the right. Lovely balance and great inspiration.


    Karen xxx

  2. Jeanne

    This is so very pretty. i really like the fall colors you used to blend and the masking. The sentiment is lovely, too. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Barbara Roe

    Good Morning Anita! Karen’s cards are always inspiring to me and I learn techniques from her posts. How creative of you to make your own stencil and it is beautiful card. There is always a softness to your cards and that is very appealing. A nice gradual blending of the colors and a nice focus on the sentiment. I like it! Hugs, Barb

  4. Michele

    Bonjour, Anita!! I LOve your one-layered lovely! Any color you blend on your signature linen cardstock is just that much prettier … post-it tape huh? Really wonderful idea!

  5. conil

    Perfect CASE of Karen’s card. The handmade stencil is gorgeous with all that blended color you’re so good at. Stunning look and brilliant to fulfill all those challenges. BIG thumbs up.

  6. Geri G

    Your sentiment is soooooooooo cool Anita! A perfect mix that totally works together – especially the little heart at the end of ‘soul’. Your ink blending is spec-tac-u-lar! Great job creating your own stencil too 🙂

  7. Dana

    Lovely card Anita! I love that you kept a bit of green to connect back to Karen’s card. Perfect sentiment choice, great mix of fonts and scale for the card.

  8. Petra

    What a great OL, Anita!!! The colours you have used for your sponging, and the leaves you’ve done the masking with, are just stunning!!! The glossy accents must be so beautiful IRL!!!! Love the sentiment and the cute little heart!!! A lovely card!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!

  9. djkardkreations

    Eep, I’m so behind again! I’m in love with your CASE of Karen’s card, Anita! I have that stamp set and just adore it, especially the sediment you used for this beautiful card! I want to send my heart-felt sympathy to you for the terrible loss to your country and its innocent citizens. Again. It hurts the world down to its core. Blessings to you with love and hugs, Darnell

  10. chriss58

    Oh, you have done it again! Your off center placement of these blended colours for this WOW sentiment is fabulous! I adore this sentiment and the font pairs so perfectly with the leaf shape. Such a stunning card, Anita!
    I hope your Sunday is kind and gentle…
    Big hugs ma belle!

  11. Jill V

    I love how you created your own stencil from die cuts – and what a gorgeous modern design you made! The autumn colours you chose are so pretty! You should consider linking up at AAA Cards too – your card is perfect for our challenge this week. Jill

  12. Lindsey Larsen

    Just perfect, Anita! I have to tell you, my heart aches every time I think of what happened in Paris, but the one good thing about the constant reminder everywhere is that thoughts of France inevitably lead to thoughts of you and that makes me smile.

  13. Claire A

    What a beautiful sentiment – and a lovely stencilled, watercoloury background too. I really must pull my stencils out more often…they’re gathering a pile of dust in my stash somewhere!

  14. cmayne

    You’re such an innovator, in creating this lovely leafy stencil from your dies! So beautiful, and made even more so when paired with the kindness sentiment. I need to pull out my stencils and get to joining the gallery! Sending hugs of comfort to you and your shaken country…

  15. Susan Raihala

    Anita, I love how clean and simple your card is…and how colorful! The balance and layout are perfect, too. Thanks so much for sharing this card with the Thanksgiving Crusade! Blessings.


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