Hello … bonjour … it’s been a while! I’ve not been around in blogland for most of this month as the vast majority of my time and energy has been taken up with all things restoration related. So, no card making and, I’m really sorry to say, no commenting either … though I have been popping in for quick views of your creations when it’s been possible. There was a plan to catch up … though as each day passed, still with only 24 hours in it, it became clear it wasn’t going to work! My apologies 😦 Life has started to calm down a little now … and I’m looking forward to a return to normal service! What better way to start then than with our next fabulous challenge at Time Out? This fortnight, we have a fun and cute ‘Home Sweet Home’ inspiration picture to inspire you (below) … here’s where I went with it …
… and here’s the sweet inspiration …
I was taken with the field of flowers at the bottom right (above the waves) on this amazing wall mural … and by the whimsical style. On a white card panel, I stamped and heat embossed the blooms from Stamplorations’ Bees’ Knees Folk Flowers set (thanks so much Shery!) … and set about colouring them with crayons. I’ve not been sure about diving into the crayons trend at all, so got some local supermarket ones to try out and see if they’re my thing … the jury’s still out on that for now! Anyway, when the colouring was done, I cut a ‘hill’ with a SSS die, stamped an Avery Elle sentiment onto it, and ran it and the coloured panel through my Cuttlebug with a Winnie & Walter stitched scalloped frame die. The curved sentiment strip was popped up on craft foam onto the flower panel, which was in turn adhered flat to an inked edged card base. I finished with a little doodling to add to the whimsical style of these fun blooms.
There’s so much to be inspired by in this photo … houses, trees, flowers, rainbows, birds, sea life … the world’s your oyster (tee hee … pun intended!) … where does your imagination take you? We’d love to see! This time round we’re sponsored by Stamplorations … our winner will receive a $10 GC, as well as the chance to guest design with us in a future challenge. All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with a whole raft of delicious card ideas from our wonderful DT and from our talented Guest Designer, Andrea from KandA Creative Moments (do go along for a visit with Andrea, there’s heaps to see and enjoy over there!).
I’m playing along at …
Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes
SSS Monday – Favourite Tool (Misti and Cuttlebug)
SSS Wednesday – Fantastic Florals
SSS Work It Wednesday – New (stamp set)
Thanks so much for coming by (even when I’ve been neglecting you!), your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂