Hello … bonjour! Happy Thursday! It’s time for a fresh new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight we have an ‘Inspired By Words’ theme … ‘Love Is The Flower You’ve Got To Let Grow’. Here’s my take …
My flower took the leading role on stage while those tiny love hearts are there in support! This is almost one layer … a masked, Distress Ink sponged panel, splattered with shimmery white, with a die cut paint chip bloom adhered over it (SSS maybe … thanks to my lovely friend, Michele). I used Promarkers to add some more colour to the die cut so that the ombré red had a more blended look … and so that the white gaps between the colours were less obvious. I stamped the NBUS SSS sentiment and added a trio of Wink of Stella’d and Glossy Accented hearts … and I was done!
How might our words inspire you … you can use all or any of them to spark your ideas … and then play along! There’s a prize this time round as we’re sponsored by Clearly Besotted Stamps (who just happen to be sneak peeking their new release right now!) … the overall winner, as voted for by the DT will win a £15 gift card! All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with creative cards galore from our fabulous DT and our amazingly talented Guest Designer, Valentyna from Flourishtina … hope to see you in the gallery!
I’m joining in with …
Addicted To CAS – Red
Just Us Girls – Tic, Tac, Toe … Middle Vertical Row – Die Cuts, Stamps, Flowers
SSS Wednesday – Have a Heart
Simply Create Too – Something New … my sentiment … and that sweet bloom!
Enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Stunning Anita, love the touches of white on your sponged panel and the added colour on the die x
So elegant Anita!
Ooh this is so gorgeous! I love the inked panel and the lovely red die cut. The little hearts are such a lovely touch! xxx
Oh my goodness, I think that panel with the gray is so striking! It really helps your flower to pop! I also really like your hearts around the sentiment. Such a great card! 🙂
Love how the pink pops!
LOve that you’ve made that darling little bloom come to life! Brilliant idea to ombre color it! Very dramatic, Anita! Those words are so very true – hope I have the chance to play along!
Totally stunning, Anita! The dark ombre panel makes a gorgeous background for those red blooms! Such an inspiration for me!
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card at ATCAS!
Lovely! The dark mysterious background with the “starry” reflections are wonderful underneath your awesome flower!
So elegant, love it!
The hot pink flower shape looks stunning against the gleam of the DI panel. It glimmers beautifully – like the way the ombre shaded down the panel, with the delicious spatters. Tucking on the tiny hearts was a great way of drawing the eyes over to the sentiment. TFS & Hugs
what a dramatic design, anita!! love the way the flowers pop against that inked background!
KA-THUNK!!! Yep…jaw hit the floor again! This is stunning! The pink and grey is so cool together. Your sponged panel is so perfectly blended! Sweet white splatters and glossed up little hearts! GORGEOUS!
Your sponging is just beautiful, Anita! It really makes this beautiful flower shine, and I love how you added the hearts! Very elegant and lovely card!
Oh, and I meant to add…Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!
Gorgeous card. That flower is so adorable, and I like the subtle ombre pattern. Amazing sponged background as well.
Gorgeous CAS card and that black panel really gives it a WOW factor! Nice job Anita and so glad you joined us over at JUGS this week for our Tic Tac Toe challenge!
Simply FANTASTIC Anita.
Love the pop of read against that black inky backdrop!
Totally stunning and Thanks for sharing and playing along in our challenge at ATCAS.
That ombre, splattered strip looks fabulous and really makes those flowers stand out! Beautiful card!
Simplistic and creative. The paint chip looks great and I love the splattering. Hope all is well.
Such a beautiful design Anita. LOVE the black to gray ombre and splattered strip … gorgeous and really shows off the red flowers beautifully. xx
Wow! There’s so much inspiration on the Time Out blog…including your card. Love the contrast of the ombre and the splash of colorful flowers. I feel compelled to come up with something that will epitomize these beautiful words. That is, once I get out of my long standing creative funk.
Love that black and the pink.red flowers; what a great design and super modern card! You really took the words into a beautiful card! Hugs, Gerrina
This is beautiful! Love the ombre look to your card.
Such a pretty card Anita, love the delicate blooms!
Oh Anita this is absolutely gorgeous! I think that grey/black distressed panel is incredible and your beautiful die cut bloom is perfection. Of course the two little supporting hearts are darling!
So stylish and elegant, Anita!!!! Love the red flowers against the wonderfully sponged bg with the water droplets!!!! The little hearts and the sentiment provides perfect balance to your design!!!! I really like the font of the sentiment and it looks fabulous here!!!! This is such a STUNNING card, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!
Swoon! CAS perfection! Your card is a stand-out in the Time Out gallery! Its simply my favorite there! Especially like those water droplets – they lighten up that grey strip!
Anita, this is just beautiful! Love those sweet little hearts and your color combo!
I love that inked strip, Anita. The red flower just pops right off it and those little hearts add to the message and tie in with the theme.
Love the grey panel featuring that stunning bloom. The little dots of shine played by your hearts is such a pretty touch.
Fabulously striking card Anita. Every single element perfectly combined, not too many – not too few. Perfection!
Beautiful! Love the panel and The ombré flower. Cx
Love the soft grey behind the red Anita – so pretty and the teeny tiny hearts are the perfect embellishment!
Wow Anita, this is a beautiful card! I love the grey panel with the white shimmery splashes. The flower truly does take center stage and I would have never known you used a paint chip! Love those sweet little hearts too, they just complete the card perfectly. Hugs, Brenda
Loving the splatter and how the die cut just pops against that inked panel!
Your lovely red flower is shining in its solo performance on the incredibly pretty stage you’ve created for it…and the supporting cast of stars, subtly present, add to the impact…Gorgeous!