Time Out DT #49, Addicted To CAS #80, Just Us Girls #328, SSS Wednesday – 3 February, Simply Create Too #101

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 …

Time Out DT 49Time OutMy 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 🙂


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40 thoughts on “Time Out DT #49, Addicted To CAS #80, Just Us Girls #328, SSS Wednesday – 3 February, Simply Create Too #101

  1. Jeanne

    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! 🙂

  2. Michele F

    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!

  3. jmhave44

    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

  4. Geri G

    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!

  5. BarbGhig

    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!

  6. Nancy L.

    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!

  7. Sarah

    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.
    Sarah x

  8. lollthompson

    Such a beautiful design Anita. LOVE the black to gray ombre and splattered strip … gorgeous and really shows off the red flowers beautifully. xx

  9. conil

    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.

  10. Gerrina

    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

  11. Tracey McNeely

    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!

  12. Petra

    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!!!

  13. Bobby

    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.

  14. Brenda L.

    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

  15. cmayne

    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!


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