A New Challenge at Time Out – #102 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration!

Hello … bonjour!  We have a delicious Home Sweet Home photograph to inspire you to join us at Time Out this fortnight … it’s a little further down … here’s my take on it …

Time Out… and here’s the dramatic, glitzy inspiration photo …

There wasn’t one single element that pulled me in this time … I was taken with the whole picture … colours, shimmer, hearts, stripes … only the wooden floor didn’t make it into the design!  My almost one layer card was stamped and heat embossed with an oversized you and additional sentiment from SSS (You Matter), which was underlined with a couple of strips of washi tape.  The heart (SSS) was die cut out of the card front and splattered with Delicata Gold ink … I cut another heart from fun foam, edged it with the same ink … and left everything to dry (it took a while!).  The parts of the embossed sentiment on the die cut resisted the splatters and they were wiped off with a damp paint brush when it was all dry.  The two hearts were adhered together, popped back into the card (which had been lined) … and I finished with a scattering of sequins accented with Enamel Accents.  Here’s a closer look at that gold edging …

What grabs your attention in our Home Sweet Home photo … one particular element … the sparkle … the colours … the overall grouping … or something else?  Whichever way you’re inspired, we’d love to see what you create in our gallery!  Our winner, as chosen by the DT, will receive a £15 gift voucher from our fabulous sponsor, STAMPlorations (thanks, Shery!) and will have the chance to guest design with us in a future challenge.  In addition, a random winner will win a prize pack of either stamps or dies from STAMPlorations!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with a heap of brilliant ideas from our fabulous DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Trina from My Crafting Closet.  If you haven’t come across Trina (what?!), do go over for a visit and enjoy a meader around all the deliciousness there … and even if you have, why not pop over and say hello!

I’m playing along at …

SSS Monday – Resist It

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

SSS Work It Wednesday – Love

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes

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



38 thoughts on “A New Challenge at Time Out – #102 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration!

  1. Gerrina

    Wow you used so many tiny details and still this card looks beautifully CAS! Love the splattered lifted heart and the combo with the elegant sentiment! Hugs, Gerrina

  2. Michele

    Anita! Just … WOW!! LOve your clever way of lifting your heart – and mine!
    While in London [my one and only time!] my daughter and I met some of her business friends in a restaurant – no clue which – the lobby was filled with stools to sit on SHAPED like GOLD TEETH!! now what does that have to do with anything? OH! I much prefer this wonderful striped bench!
    A fabulous card, my friend!

  3. Brenda Lawrence

    Oh Anita! What a fab take on the inspiration photo! I love these colors and I love the black and white stripes. You have taken these colors and stripes and made them into such a beautiful and elegant card. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Heidi Weaver

    Oh my, Anita, what a stunning card. You’ve really taken that photo inspiration and made it your own. Love the clean and simple lines. Love that textured linen-look paper. Love those wonderful stripes. Very elegant and well done. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  5. djkardkreations

    Well, thank you, mon amie, but no, really, YOU are pretty amazing!! And so is this stylish design for Time Out inspiration!! You really rocked all – and I mean ALL – the gorgeous elements of the photo! Glad you are on the DT, lol!! LYAMYMA-AHYHASW!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. izzyscrap

    WOW ! Superbe ! Mais comment fais-tu ? J’admire ta créativité car tu réponds toujours au challenge avec énormément de détails mais toujours avec autant de simplicité (CAS)! Comment veux-tu qu’on y arrive, nous, après ! I’m kidding (or no?) ! Quelle bonne idée d’avoir coloré la mousse sous le coeur avec l’encre dorée. Tout simplement sublime, comme d’habitude ! J’espère que vous savourez ces 2 jours d’accalmie et ce retour du froid. Personnellement j’en ai un peu ras le bol de toute cette pluie bien que cela me permette de passer encore plus de temps dans ma craftroom ! Je te souhaite un très bon WE. Bises & Hugs. xx

  7. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Oh Anita – this is a masterpiece!!!! You really covered most of the elements in the inspiration and have done a superb job of it, all the while keeping it so simple and classy. i LOVE everything about it, especially that gold edging on the heart. It’s just plain fabulous!

  8. Rosemary D

    well… this card is pretty darn amazing, anita!! I love the way you pulled out certain elements and colors to put together this CAS beauty!!

  9. Penny Hanuszak

    What a great CAS love card you’ve designed using this challenge photo. I love the eclipse heart and sentiment running into each other. Anita thanks so much for joining our “Anything Goes Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week and sharing your beautiful card.

  10. susannev2014

    YOU are amazing and so is your card! It amazes me how you always manage to keep you cards clean and simple even if there are so many elements in an inspiration photo! Totally blown away by your take on this photo!

  11. Bobby

    Edging your foam really highlights the spattered heart, Anita, and the washi adds the other elements in an underscoring way (pun intended). Wonderful interpretation of the photo.

  12. Andrea Ockey Parr

    What an absolutely great design and I love how you pulled inspiration from the photo and translated that into a card layout. I like how you used that big bold YOU that is a piece of art in itself and then embellished it with the stripes and blingy elements. This is a classic card that would be loved by a variety of recipients! Thank you for taking the time to share your work with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. Loll

    Gorgeous card Anita. Fantastic grouping of elements from the inspiration photo. Especially love that gold splattered heart with the gold edging … it really makes an impact. And perfect washi tape! xx

  14. Trina P.

    Sorry for the late visit. Gorgeous card, Anita. I was inspired by all the elements except the floor too! Great minds think alike. 😉 Your gold hearts looks amazing. Love the splatters.

  15. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Stunning! Your card really wants too make me play in the challenge. Unfortunately I may not have time… too bad, although it would be hard to top your card….

  16. BarbGhig

    You didn’t need to include the wooden floor, Anita! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you splattered and raised up the heart and your strips of sparkly gold and B&W stripes are just perfect! Such a beautiful CAS card and I love how you were able to combine it with other challenges…Brilliant!

  17. maria f.

    Absolutely gorgeous – love that huge you script paired with the other graphic patterns and styles. Kudos for the perfect stamping! And still so crisp and clean.

  18. Nonni

    Sorry for commenting so super late Anita… But your card is so beautiful it does not “get old”! I love all the small details and the collage CAS look. Perfect sequin placement!

  19. Jill Vickers

    A gorgeous and elegant card – I love how you made the sentiment the focal point of the design – paired with that beautiful gold flecked heart is perfection! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

  20. TK

    Beautiful and brilliant! Not only was the idea of painting your fun foam brilliant, but the gold is just so brilliant and beautiful!


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