A New Challenge At Time Out – #97 – Inspired By Words

Hello … bonjour!   To those who are celebrating today … Happy, Happy Thanksgiving … wishing you a day blessed with all good things!  Appropriately enough, we have a lovely new challenge starting today at Time Out, where we’re Inspired By Words … live with gratitude and celebrate all that is good, today and every day … how wise.  Here’s my take on it …

Time Out

A gold heat embossed leaf (Concord & 9th Lacy Leaf),  watercoloured with Zig Brush Markers and a water brush, die cut and popped up on craft foam on a Delicata gold ink splattered base.   The sentiment (from the same set) was also gold heat embossed.  How about a look at the shimmer and shine in a bit more detail …Where will our words take your creative imagination?  You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love to see what you make!  This time, we’re sponsored by STAMPlorations (thanks so much, Shery) … our overall winner (as voted for by the DT) will receive a $15 GC … and will also be invited to design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with a whole heap of delicious ideas from our fabulous DT … as well as from our Guest Designer, my delightful and wonderfully talented friend, Isabelle from Izzy Scrap.  Given that Isabelle is on both the Less is More and Uniko Design Teams, it’s a pretty sure bet you’ll have seen her gorgeous work.  If not (or even if you have), do go over and enjoy a gentle meander through all that inspiration … and drink in every last drop … you’ll love it!

I’m playing along at …

Auberge des Loisirs – Tableau d’Inspiration (Mood Board)

CAS-ual Fridays – Gratitude With Attitude

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … No Tag Option

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps & More – Clean & Simple

Thanks so much for coming by, especially during this Thanksgiving season, your visits and comments truly are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



38 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #97 – Inspired By Words

  1. izzyscrap

    Oh lala, je ne sais pas pour où commencer ! Tout d’abord je tiens à dire que ta carte est ENCORE une merveille ! J’adore ce magnifique treillis or sur cette feuille. Il se combine tellement joliment avec les couleurs automnales ! C’est un régal ! J’espère que j’ai été assez gentille cette année car ces crayons Zig Brush Markers sont sur ma liste de Noël !! Nous avons aussi tout plein de feuilles dans notre jardin, si elles étaient aussi belles que la tienne, ce serait un plaisir d’aller les ramasser ! J’imagine que chez vous aussi c’est le cas, surtout après le vent que nous avons eu cette nuit et qui continue aujourd’hui !
    Les éclaboussures en or donnent une légèreté à cette carte et un certain mouvement, j’adore !
    Et puis MERCI, merci infiniment pour les jolis mots que tu as écrits à mon sujet, ça me touche vraiment beaucoup ! Je suis très honorée et tu m’as fait rougir (de plaisir !). Je suis ravie de partager ce joli défi avec vous toutes !
    Je ne sais pas si tu fêtes Thanksgiving, mais au cas où je te souhaite un très joyeux Thanksgiving et pleins de belles et bonnes choses ! Bises & Hugs !

  2. Michele F

    Anita, I’ve already added you to the list of special people in my life that I am so very thankful for… your creations are the icing on the cake! This C&9th stamp has been a favorite since they produced it – one day! A gorgeous card, lovely colors used, and certainly words to live by!
    Thank you for remembering us on Thanksgiving! xx

  3. Darnell J. Knauss

    Your leaf looks like you plucked it from the ground and encased it in real gold to last forever!! It is stunning and your design showcases it brilliantly, Anita! Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes! I count you among my most precious blessings! LYAMYMAAWYWH!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Mac Mable

    Really elegant and beautiful card. The gold embossing and the pretty colours you’ve used are fabulous…great splats too x Such a perfect sentiment on the challenge inspiration x

  5. Ina Grehan

    OMG yes! that leaf has such rich and fabulous colours – not to mention all that gold embossing ans such detail. Anita this is a Winner! Love the splats and that perfect big bold sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  6. BarbGhig

    Clunk…that’s the sound of my chin hitting my craft desk! Your leaf is absolutely GORGEOUS, Anita! Your gold embossing and splatters are really beautiful with this lace leaf and I love the color palette! Such a striking card!!!
    Thank you so much for your lovely Thanksgiving wishes…you are so sweet, and I am truly thankful to have you as my blog friend ~ Hugs, Barb

  7. conil

    Aaaah, so clean, so heartfelt, so ethereal. I can imagine that leaf drifting down from the tree and allowing the sun to pickup it’s glorious colors and the glints of gold. Such a beautiful effort to make this lovely card.

  8. lollthompson

    Wow!! Love all the gold on this beauty, Anita!! Such a beautiful designed leaf. Looks amazing in gold over the colourful zig background. xx

  9. Brenda Lawrence

    A lot to be thankful for everyday Anita! Wow, your card is stunning-that leaf is stunning! The gold embossing over the coloring just blows me away. Your coloring with your Zigs is fabulous and looks just like a fall leaf that fluttered down to the ground. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes, it was a nice day with lots of good food. lol Which I really didn’t need, but ate it anyway. lol Hugs, Brenda

  10. Marcia K Designs

    Gorgeous! Love so many things about this card – the gold, the splatters, the wonderful fall colors! So glad you shared with card with everyone at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  11. Bobby

    The leaf is gorgeous with all the bright autumn colors shining through the beautiful gold embossing, Anita. The gold splatters add just the perfect final touch.

  12. susannev2014

    This leaf is spectacular! The golden details (so visible on the close up) with the fall colors, the gold splatters – simply phenomenal!

  13. Lisa Elton

    I’m thankful to have met you in this wonderful world of blogging carmakers!! Thanks for the holiday wishes Anita. Your card is gorgeous. The colors on your fancy gold leaf are perfectly fallish. Beautiful work!

  14. maria f.

    Thankful for your “friendship”, Anita. Ever bake a stuffed turkey in your neck of the woods? Our day was yesterday. It was lovely. But I’m glad it’s over 😉 Yay for leftovers! And speaking of lovely… your card (and especially that first photo where it looks like there is an intricate gold cut layer placed over a colored layer) is gorgeous. You work wonders with that cool stamp.

  15. Jill Vickers

    So gorgeous! I just love that golden shine paired with those rich Autumnal colours! I love the splatters as the backdrop too! Perfection!

  16. Kelly Szafron

    beautiful card! I love the watercolouring on your golden leaf. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  17. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Hi Anita, I am so late in commenting, but I did really enjoy my favorite holiday here is the US – Thanksgiving. Your card is so beautiful. The autumn colors and gold are just so perfect together… You did a beautiful job with that wonderful leaf, and all the golden accents. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

  18. Sharron Gregory

    Oh, Anita, I had just by playing with this set and made two leaves similar to yours, but I love that you added more green. Your card is gorgeous! Guess I need to make something with mine–just love this Concord & 9th set.

  19. Christine Smith

    Awesome leaf, so beautiful! I entered a card into the challenge but didn’t read it properly and used my own words so have left a comment over there asking for my entry to be deleted. I feel really silly! xxx

  20. Jen W.

    This is a stunner, Anita! The leaf pattern is so pretty in gold especially with those warm colours. Love it! What kind of gold embossing powder do you use? Mine leaves a lot to be desired.

  21. JennyC

    Everytime I see someone use this leaf stamp I think I have to get that!! And this is no exception. It looks so delicate heat embossed with gold against those autumnal colours. And I love the CAS feel. Jenny x


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