A New Challenge at Time Out – #90 – Autumn Theme – With A Twist!

Hello … bonjour … hope your week has been going well!  We start a wonderful new challenge at  Time Out this morning … this fortnight we have a theme for you … Autumn, with an optional twist of speed stamping!  If you’d like to twist, gather up your supplies, make your card in 10 minutes time or less and let us know how long it took.  That’s what I did …

This one layer card, featuring leaves from Concord & 9th, took 8 minutes and 5 seconds to make … with the help of MISTI.  There are two colours on each leaf (one light along one edge, one medium along the other … they blend in the middle) and the veins were added with a darker shade from the same colour family.  To add a little autumnal glow, I overstamped the veins in Delicata gold as I went … and did the same with the sentiment.  Want to see the glimmery detail (you can see the variations in the colours better here too) …

Where will our theme take you?  Will you go with our speed stamping twist for your autumnal card … or would you like to take your time … it’s up to you.  Whichever way you choose, we’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  We’re sponsored this fortnight by Happy Little Stampers (thanks, Kylie!), who are offering a $15 GC to a random twister … a great reason to give speed stamping a try!  As usual, our overall winner, as voted for by the DT, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with heaps of delicious inspiration from our wonderful DT … and from our fabulously talented Guest Designer, Elaine, from Craft-E-Place.  If you haven’t seen Elaine’s lovely work before, do pay her a visit … her blog is chock full of yummy CAS creations!

My leaves are joining in the fun at …




40 thoughts on “A New Challenge at Time Out – #90 – Autumn Theme – With A Twist!

  1. Sandie

    Gosh all that delicate mixing of the inks really gives the card the extra warmth of Autumn. Love that touch of gold. Plus a one layer wonder..my fav xx

  2. Jeanne

    Lovely leaves, Anita! So pretty, too. Great colors and really like the bit of gold. Great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day.

  3. Brenda

    Wow now that’s a fast card Anita!!!! But it sure, doesn’t look like a fast card, it is so elegant looking with the gold and the layers of color. Yes a stunning card can be made fast… At least by you it can! Hugs, Brenda

  4. conil

    Ex-quisite…that glint of gold is brilliant. Colors are perfect for the challenge and the sentiment is always appropriate. I don’t know how to make a card in ten minutes…maybe ten hours. But I’m going to give it the old college try.

  5. BarbGhig

    Awesome speed stamping, Anita! I love your autumn leaves and that you over-stamped the veins with Delicata Gold…so striking and perfectly CAS!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations in the gallery ~ Hugs, Barb

  6. hobbitnoll

    I adore those pretty leaves. I cannot believe you made this in TEN MINUTES!! That would take me way longer then that. Great design!!

  7. susannev2014

    Hard to believe that you created this beauty in less than 10 minutes! Love it!
    I don’t know if I should try this. Just yesterday I thought I must be the world’s slowest card maker! Even the simplest card takes me forever (I have trouble making decisions)!

  8. born57

    Now that is some speedy card making , Anita! Well done my friend and what a beautiful card you created! Love the CAS look and colors!

  9. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    It is so funny that our cards took the same amount of time. My cards usually take forever and I change my mind a million times along the way, so this one was a REAL challenge for me. I love your wonderful simple card – the Delicata ink is the superstar here. It looks gorgeous.

  10. Gerrina

    What a beautiful design to use these colours and three trees! And never tought tooverstamp with gold; great effect and thanks for that inspiration too! Enjoy the weekend!

  11. Darnell J Knauss

    Oh, no, I don’t want to stop making beach cards yet!! Wah! Sigh, I guess you’re right, Anita, time to start making those fall cards because that seems such a short season with all the hype and hoopla and celebration of winter and Christmas fast …oh, I can’t even say it!! I love your card! I was quite mesmerized by the way your pretty leaves were inked and then there was some sort of auto-blending happening?! Sounds like pure magic and looks like it, too, with the help of the gold overstamping! You = genius! LYAMYMAAHYHALW!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Bobby

    Autumn is my favorite season because of all the wonderful colors and you’ve included them on your quickly stamped card, Anita. I love those long skinny leaves and veins of gold make them extra special.

  13. Lisa Kind

    This is so pretty Anita! I love the blended color on the leaves as well as the gold accents. Beautifully done!

  14. Angela R.

    Beautiful! The colors and the gold accents – such perfection! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. Lindsey

    Simply beautiful! I haven’t given enough love to this stamp set, but you certainly inspire me to do so. I love the optional speed stamping twist. Challenging, but so satisfying. I always love when you join our Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenges. Thanks, Anita!

  16. hobbitnoll

    This is so pretty. I do not have this stamp set but now you are making me want it. Love the pretty colors and the pop of gold. Beautiful card.

  17. izzyscrap

    Oh Anita, comme c’est beau ! J’adore ces feuilles très épurées, simples et longues ! Magnifiques couleurs aussi ! Encore une de tes merveilles qui n’arrêtent pas de défiler en ce moment ! Désolée pour mon commentaire un peu tardif, la fin des vacances est assez chargée avec peinture dans la maison, RDV chez les spécialistes (orthodontiste, podologue, généraliste, radiologue ..) avant la rentrée des enfants et cueillette de mûres pour faire les confitures ! Pourquoi les journées n’ont elles que 24 heures ?!! Au moins ça fait plaisir de te voir plus souvent maintenant avec toutes tes jolies cartes, les travaux chez toi sont-il finis ? Mille bises !

  18. cmayne

    Your trio of leaves captures the beautiful colours of fall with style and flair. This Concord & 9th set truly is wonderful; in your hands, it becomes magical…
    Hugs and love~c

  19. Jill Vickers

    Beautiful design and gorgeous Autumn colours- I can’t believe you created this beauty in less than 10 minutes! I didn’t notice the gold in the first image – but it really shows up in the close up picture – really spectacular touch – I can imagine how pretty it looks IRL!

  20. kimheggins

    Lovely card…fall is my favorite time of the year, just love all the beautiful colors and your card screams fall is coming to me.


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