Hello … bonjour! Our lovely new challenge starts this morning at Time Out … this fortnight … We Challenge You To Be … Bold! Here’s where I went with the theme …
I’ve had this vibrant, bold, Brusho background since the last Lake House trip … made during a very messy playtime we had … and this seemed the perfect moment to use some of it up. I was inspired by a card I received from my lovely friend, the uber talented Loll (thanks so much for the inspiration, Loll!) … which had a yupo paper and alcohol ink background with embossing paste leaves stencilled on it … gorgeous! I can’t find it on her blog … though when you go over there, you’ll find lots of other luscious examples of her stunning work! My panel was cut to size, I arranged and adhered some die cut leaf sprigs from Poppystamps over it and trimmed off the overhanging ones round the edges. This particular die has been discontinued, though there are plenty of other lovely ones here at Poppy Stamps. The sentiment is from SSS, white heat embossed on light blue vellum … and I added a scattering of Lucy’s Little Jewels to co-ordinate with the colours in the background. The panel was popped up on craft foam on the card base.
Where will our challenge take your creative imagination … to bold colours, as mine did … to a bold sentiment … to a bold image … or somewhere else? Wherever it takes you, we’d love to see what you create! This time round, we’re sponsored by Poppystamps … the winner, as voted for by the DT will receive a $20 GC from the store … and as usual, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge. All the details are over at Time Out, along with plenty of wonderful inspiration from our splendid DT … as well as from some of the fabulous team at Poppystamps …. and our talented Guest Designer, Marieke. Do go over and have a visit with Marieke … she has heaps of delicious cards for you to enjoy on her blog … and why not say hello while you’re there!
You might also like to know that there’s a Clean and Simple challenge starting today at the Poppystamps blog … so if you have some of their products and make a CAS card for Time Out, you can link it up there too … and be in with a chance to win a randomly drawn prize!
I’m playing along at …
Addicted to Stamps – Anything Goes
Poppystamps – Clean and Simple
Simon Says Stamp Monday – In My Garden
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Hi Anita!♥ …what a wonderful way to use those “creative backgrounds” I have stashed and don’t know quite how to use! Love the idea…Love the card!
A beautiful bold design Anita! Love the clean look of the white leaves on that amazing background!
Bold and beautiful….Love the vibrancy of the background with those Brusho’s. I hadn’t realised that the leaf die had been discontinued…I have it and find it so useful x Gorgeous card and wonderful inspiration, thank you x
This is a beauty Anita! Love the vibrant colours, the white leaves really pop. I have this die too and use it a lot, not sure why they discontinue what they do!
This is awesome! Love the vibrant Brusho background with the white leaves and the lovely vellum sentiment. Stunning! xxx
Oh this is just stunning. What an amazing background and I do love white dies on these coloured, inky joys x
Love that background and I do have to remember that I can leave the diecuts blank; they look great here! Hugs, Gerrina
Gorgeous is what this is, Anita! I thought for sure you were going to mention Loll during this post, because this completely reminds me of her! How fun that you were inspired by her card. How could you not be, right? She’s so talented with these techniques. I love your background. It is bold and beautiful. I adore how you paired it with the leaves and the birthday sentiment over vellum is a lovely look. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Crafty hugs!
You must remind your visitors to go in for a closeup of your cards, Anita!! What a gorgeous panel you’ve created – Loll is a wonderful inspiration, isn’t she? Though I have only had one small playtime with Brushos and Bobby, you, my friend have it DOWN! I’m always ‘down with vellum!’
A gorgeous card, mon amie!
You certainly achieved the goal! So bold, vibrant, and gorgeous, Anita! I love your vellum overlay birthday sentiment that allows for all that background goodness to shine through!
An I thought that must have been challenging for you, but I guess it wasn’t – love that rich background! The delicate leaves provide a beautiful contrast! I will be playing in that one – no problem for me…
Your background is BOLD and GORGEOUS, Anita. Love the colours of your brushos. And perfect with the white die-cut leaves and vellum sentiment banner. Thanks for the mention! I believe your birthday card will be post soon! 🙂 xx
What an absolutely beautiful, stunning and bold background made at the LH…. wow, I love this! It looks amazing with the white die on top. Hugs
Delightful card, Anita, and what a great way to use a bold background by adding white diecuts – need to store that idea!
Bold and (dare I say) Beautiful! it had to be done my friend x
Whoa! That is one bold look. Reminds me of a lush, rainforest with all those deep greens and blues. Perfectly complemented by the white foliage. Very impactful and definitely meets the challenge. Hope you kept a scrap of it for the future because it is beautiful. Yes, Loll has often inspired me with her awesome techniques. If I get time this weekend, all go back and look through her recent creations. Hugs, Coni
You call it bold…I call it BEAUTIFUL!! What an amazing focal panel. I also like the textured card base. Truly fabulous Anita!
Such a pleasing design, Anita! Love the colors, perfect to go with the leaves! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
I can definitely see the Loll influence with your own magnificent touch, Anita. The blue vellum for the sentiment was a great choice to keep the focus on that gorgeous background.
This is such a beautiful card! I love the depth of color with the white leaves. I’m so glad you entered this in the Poppystamps challenge! Gorgeous.
Your Brusho background is gorgeous, Anita! So much movement and texture, and I love how it makes your die cuts pop on your design! Such a beautiful sentiment, too! I can definitely see how you were inspired by Loll…you have certainly made her proud with this stunning card 🙂
That backgound is BOLD and beautiful and perfect foil for your die cut leaves. Such a smashingly fresh card.
wow… what an amazing background, anita!! love your take on the challenge… clean and simple yet very bold!!
Your card is beautiful! I love the gorgeous design and lovely colors. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Wow, love your brusho background Anita! I do remember that card of Loll’s and I loved her’s. Yours turned out just as beautiful and I love it! I must remember to use vellum for my sentiments sometime as I love it when you and Loll do it. Of course you both are uber talented! But still, you’d think I would learn something from ya’s! lol Hugs, Brenda
That background looks fantastic and the white leaves really pop! I always love sentiments on vellum so as not to take away anything from a gorgeous panel like that!
Gorgeous design, Anita. Your background is stunning, and those white leaves really pop in a bold way. A sentiment on vellum was the perfect choice here, so as not to cover up any of your gorgeous colors.
Wow Anita! Your beautiful paper makes such a striking background for this gorgeous card. Such a great idea to use vellum for the sentiment and allow as much of the background to pop as possible.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Luscious! What a BG. And that “Loll” style is a fabulous one, isn’t it? Nothing beats those white silhouettes on pretty BGs. The blue vellum is a very cool touch too. Hope your days will be warming up. The last bits of our weekend snow have melted. Soon the wash-the-dog-after-every-walk days will begin again…
I love that background. Those powders are so fun to play with! And the white leaves really pop! Beautiful card!
Very beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT
Superbe ! J’adore les fonds que l’on obtient avec les Brushos, c’est toujours beau et jamais pareil. De plus les découpes blanches ressortent magnifiquement bien dessus. Rien de tel qu’un joli sentiment sur du vellum pour finir d’embellir cette splendide carte. Et puis, grâce à ta carte j’ai une définition de plus du mot “bold”, je n’avais pas pensé qu’on pouvait l’utiliser pour définir une couleur ! Merci ! Bonne semaine. Bises & hugs
Your background is so wonderful, Anita. I am enjoying playing with backgrounds these days, and using them in different ways. I love the stark white die cut leaves over your beautiful inked panel, and the vellum is a beautiful way to showcase the sentiment on top. Just lovely!
Your bold background and leafy overlay design has a very Lolly feel to it, Anita, so A+++ for CASEing her so beautifully with your inspiration card! I love the perfect vellum sediment which doesn’t impede that blue and green (sky and tree) background! LYAMYMA! HTCS! Hugs, Darnell xxoo
Fabulous look Anita! I love the vellum sentiment which allows the background to shine!
I love your bold background Anita, such a gorgeous card!
So beautiful, Anita! That bold background looks stunning and if it has been waiting to be used for a long time, it was sure time it found it’s way to a card! The white die cut leaves really pop from it. I love the combination of artsy and more graphic, contemporary feel of styles in this card.
Love this beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
I think I missed this one Anita – what a fab background and perfect for those leaves. I always struggle with busy backgrounds. I have fun creating them and then don’t know quite what to do with them!
I just love that rich and bold Brusho-ed background – paired with those white die cut leaves, it is simply beautiful. I also love the way you used vellum for the sentiment so that you wouldn’t cover up any of that gorgeous watercolour!
This is lovely! I adore that inky background and the bold colors you chose. They show off the die cut leaves beautifully!