Time Out #89 – Home Sweet Home – Something Graphic

Hello … bonjour!  Our wonderful new challenge starts at Time Out this morning … this fortnight, we have a cool, understated, masculine style Home Sweet Home photo to inspire you (below).  Here’s where I went with it …

Time Out         

… and here’s the inspiration picture …

21 Ways to Make the Industrial Look Work for You including brick veneer, pallet coffee tables and map walls:
My eye went to the colours (of the ocean, sofa, cushions, trunk) and the straight lines of some of the furniture, lamp and books.  I used an image from Avery Elle‘s Brushed to stamp the brushstrokes, adhered a die cut sentiment (Papertrey I think, it came from my Lake House box) and added the SSS secondary sentiments above and below it.  As a nod to the metallic trimming on the trunk, the edges of the card base were embossed in platinum, before the stamped panel was attached flat to it.

What grabs your attention in this photo … the colours and lines, as it did mine … maybe the curves of the sofa … p’raps the camera … or that huge map?  However you’re inspired, we’d love to see what you create in our gallery.   This time round we’re sponsored by STAMPlorations … our winner will receive a $15 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 host of delicious ideas from our brilliant DT and from our talented Guest Designer, Trina from My Crafting Closet (who has a fabulous selection of wonderful cards to meander through, do go for a visit!).

I’m playing along at …

Just Us Girls – Use Something Old and/or New … my old is the AE brush stroke, my new is the SSS stamped sentiment top and bottom of the die cut (my recent first crafty order of the year!!)

Muse – Anything Goes … a fun change this week … no muse to CASE!

Hope your week has been going along splendidly!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂




41 thoughts on “Time Out #89 – Home Sweet Home – Something Graphic

  1. Sandie

    I so missed the trunk!! I love how you were inspired and love this design, I thought the card was one gold card base, your embossing is so neat and looks amazing. You know I tried to comment earlier from bloglovin and it never accepts my ULR for me blog and won’t allow me to comment…it always does this on our blog. Do you get other comments from bloglovin? If so, it must be my site, thought I would let you know in case others are having the same problem xx

  2. Susan Blamey

    Anita, this is so eye-catching and what a wonderful take on the inspiration. The touch of gold on the edge and the way you have used the colours looks great with the white sentiment.

  3. Jeanne

    Thanks for sharing how you were inspired to create this fabulous masculine card. I really like the graphic and masculine feel of this card. Wow!!

  4. Michele F

    There are so many details to love in this fabulous photo – you’ve chosen a few of my favorites, Anita! What a smart choice of stamps, the platinum, and colors – OH! very masculine, and handsome!
    I may take this journey … you’ll have to wait to see which direction I’ll choose! xx

  5. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    I so love this graphic design and am WOW’ed by the way you interpreted the inspiration. I tend to go so literal on these things. You have a wonderful eye… Fantastic card Anita! Hugs, Stephanie

  6. Rosemary D

    your masculine card is clean and simple perfection, anita!! love your take on the inspiration photo!!

  7. conil

    Your eye, as usual, has created the perfect masculine card mixing those greyss, browns and blues meticulously (not easy to do, I know). The tones you chose are showcasing your sentiment beautifully. Dang, girl, your talent shows all over this card.

  8. Mary W.

    I’m not a blogger so I’m not sure if I am allowed to comment. But, I really like knowing how you are inspired by the picture. It helps me a lot because for the most part I copy cards and struggle to design my own.

  9. catcraig

    When I saw that challenge picture at the challenge blog my eye was caught by your card, and now to see it again up close…it is a fabulous masculine care…I will be casing it for sure Anita.

  10. BarbGhig

    How clever you are, Anita!, I love the colors you picked up from the inspiration photo and the graphic design is so cool! I also love how you embossed the border behind your front panel ~ Such a great masculine card!
    PS: The die cut sentiment is definitely from PTI 🙂

  11. Sharron Gregory

    Fabulous take on the photo! The simple graphic design is perfect for a masculine card and you used the colors in an amazing way!

  12. susannev2014

    I am always very interested to see how you were inspired by a photo challenge and was not disappointed with another one of your very creative takes! Also love the embossed frame!

  13. katelesh

    I love your the clean lines and masculine palette of your card. And what an inspiration photo!!! I wish I wasn’t separated from my beloved crafting supplies by 12,000 miles at the moment (I’m in Australia visiting family until early September).

  14. Nonni

    I love your original take on the challenge, Anita! Your stamping looks amazing and I love the color combo you used. Wonderful design and greta for guys! Love it!

  15. Barbara Roe

    I really like this card and a good one to showcase to my fellow card makers and students. Love that it is a masculine card and I love brushstroke stamps. Merci

  16. Jill Vickers

    Really great masculine card Anita – I love how you were inspired by the colours in the photo. I love the metallic border you created around the card panel – the perfect finishing touch! Great design!

  17. izzyscrap

    OH I love this masculine card ! I love how you interpreted the photo, you’re so clever! Love the brush stamp and it is very beautiful with this combo of colours. Another wonderful card. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring! Bises.

  18. Tracey McNeely

    Anita what a wonderful card inspired by the Time Out photo, love the colours and your serene design. Thank you so much for joining us at Muse and congratulations on the shout out too! Hope you are having a lovely summer. xo


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