A New Challenge At Time Out – #94 – Home Sweet Home – A Shaker Leaf

Hello … bonjour!  Our wonderful new challenge starts at Time Out this morning … this fortnight, we have a Home Sweet Home photo to inspire you that’s eclectic and coastal-halloween in style (below).  Here’s where I went with it …

Time Out         

… and here’s our delicious inspiration picture …

I focused on the clear vase and the rich tones of orange and brown against all that white … and came up with a shaker.  The background is a smooshed and splattered piece of watercolour paper, the window was cut with an MFT peek a boo die, extended so that the Concord & 9th leaf would sit nicely on it, and the sentiment is from Uniko.  How about a detail view of all that shaker goodness …

What grabs your attention in our Home Sweet Home photo … the colours and balance, as it did mine … those shimmery pumpkins … the ocean life … or something else?  Whichever way 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 $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 host of delicious ideas from our brilliant DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Janet from Swanlady Impressions (who has a fantastic collection of delicious CAS cards on her blog to enjoy … do go and visit … and say hello while you’re there!).

I’m playing along at ….

CAS Watercolour – Fall Leaves … Happy 1st Birthday, Loll, Bonnie and the DT … and many more!

Calling All Sisters – Colour Inspiration (below)

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … with the option of Gold (in the sequins).

SSS Wednesday – Thinking of You

SSS – World Card Making Day

Uniko – Autumn

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂


         Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017     





43 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #94 – Home Sweet Home – A Shaker Leaf

  1. Jeanne

    Oooh, I love fall colors and they are shown off beautifully on this card! The background looks wonderful and I like the leaf die cut. All around gorgeous card, Anita! 🙂 Hugs!

  2. Susi

    What a fabulous way to use this Concord & 9th die – love all the texture on your card, as well as that fabulous Fall colour BG!

  3. conil

    Exquisite in detail and design. You really rocked this inspiration board…the shaker is the ideal nod to the square-ish vase and your spatter is to die for…perfection in A2 form. You definitely used your unfailing taste and style to make this gorgeous example.

  4. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Hi Anita, thanks for your warm welcome! I am sure happy to be back in blog land, but not really happy about being back at work….Europe was simply wonderful and I so enjoyed my nature hikes (even if my knees did not…). Too bad you are not on Instagram – I posted a lot of pictures there. But maybe I make a blog post about my travels….
    What a stunning card – so absolutely perfect for the challenge! It has winner written all over it! I now think I have to play along. Perhaps I can come up with something, although I have some doubts about coming even close to your little masterpiece…

  5. Mac Mable

    Delicious photo inspiration indeed….what a great interpretation you have created. Fun idea to make the shaker and use the vase and glass as one of your interpretations. Love the crisp white against that wonderful smooshed background. The movement of the shaker suggests water too and I love it! x

  6. lollthompson

    Gorgeous colours for your background of your shaker card Anita! And I love that you used the sweet peek-a-boo window too. The shine and sparkle from all the sequins and beads are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  7. Sarah

    Such a clean and crisp design yet totally packing punches with everything in the shaker. So elegant and beautiful Anita and capturing Autumn so perfectly. Love it and thanks for playing along at Uniko this month. x

  8. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo, Anita! Your background is beautiful and pairs perfectly with this elegant leaf! Great job extending the window die…I never have good luck with that 🙂

  9. jmhave44

    Love the simplicity of the white leaf against that rich spattered fall background. What a perfectly beautiful shaker card this sweet leaf made. Wonderful take on the inspiration look too. Happy wkend. TFS

  10. susannev2014

    Oh, Anita, you have outdone yourself! What a gem you have created there! Wonderfully artsy and still clean and simple! Love the warm fall colors! I just read that you extended the die – OMG, that must have been tricky and fiddly! This card is such an eye candy and should win all the challenges!

  11. djkardkreations

    Sorry to be so late calling by, Anita! I love your fall background and your beautiful leaf adorning your shaker window! The die window itself is excellent! I tried to come by earlier but MLGCIABT! Wait. What? Stop it, that’s simply not true! I’m simply still trying to catch up! LYAMYMAAHYHAMW!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  12. Bonnie

    This is gorgeous, Anita! What a beautiful background and I love the extended peek-a-boo die cut that fits the leaf perfectly! A fun card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  13. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    What a fantastic take on the inspiration Anita. I love the way you extended the window die to fit that wonderful leaf. Great idea!! I love that all the color is in that awesome background making that leaf stand out so beautifully.

  14. izzyscrap

    What a gorgeous card with these fall colours ! As usual I love your very CAS design and your shaker card is just perfect with this stunning background, the lovely gold sequins and beads and the delicate white leaf on top of it ! Absolutely delicious ! Love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !

  15. Nonni

    You’ve stolen my idea! I’m supposed to make a shaker for next week! Bad Anita! 😉 Just joking of course, I love your card! The die cut feather looks amazing and I love the rich, artsy looking background. Have a great new week! xxx

  16. Gerrina

    Wow you combined so many challenges in a great way!
    Love the colours and the shakershape and it’s soft background and to top it with a white leave looks so good! Hugs, Gerrina

  17. kdunbrook

    how gorgeous and rich looking Anita…wonderfully done card mf.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge this month!

  18. cmayne

    Breath-taken-away in seeing your stunning card, Anita! The shaker element, the rich tones/sparkle nestled inside the window, the crisp, fresh leaf…a composition of perfect harmony! LOVE! Yet another gem added to my ‘must case’ list!!


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