Hello … bonjour! Today sees the start of a fabulous new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight, we have a Masculine theme … with an optional technique twist of using mixed media. Our definition of mixed media is a simple one … use stamps and ink plus two other elements that add texture and/or dimension. It can still be CAS if that’s your style … and the twist is optional … so you can go without if you prefer … which is what I did …
I stamped the ‘celebrate’ (STAMPlorations) onto a card panel and coloured the letters with Zigs and a white gel pen in the style of the French flag. The word was masked, I stamped the top part of the Eiffel Tower cake (Shirley B’s World Cakes by STAMPlorations), and added Stickles to the candle flame. The tiny SSS supplementary sentiment finished it off. The panel was popped up onto the base card on craft foam … the base had been stamped with Papertrey stripes some time ago for a project that didn’t work quite as I’d hoped … seemed to go rather well here!
Feel like giving your fingers some creative exercise? We’d love for you to join us! This fortnight we’re sponsored by STAMPlorations … not only did the very generous Shery provide the DT with lovely goodies to play with (thanks so much, Shery!) … she’s also giving away a US$10 gift voucher to our winner (as voted for by the DT) … and an ARTplorations stencil to a randomly drawn participant who uses the Mixed Media twist! All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with heaps of fabulous inspiration from our amazing DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Patti at Stationery Styles (if you don’t know Patti, do go for a visit … her blog is filled with delicious cards for you to meander around!)
My French celebration is heading over to …
CASology – Masculine
The Paper Players – Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Whisper White (my closest colours!)
SSS Monday – World Traveller
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂