A New Challenge At Time Out – #107 – Spring!

Hello … bonjour!  We have a fabulous new challenge starting today at Time Out … this fortnight we have a theme … Spring … with the optional twist of making a one layer card.  I chose not to twist this time around … and made this dainty bloom …

Time OutA panel of Canson Mixed Media paper, stamped and white heat embossed with Uniko’s Spring Botanicals Snowdrop … and watercoloured with Zigs.  The strip along the edge is vellum, repeatedly stamped and then heat embossed with a ‘hello’ from Uniko’s Simply Said … it grew out of the fact that a sentiment didn’t seem to fit anywhere on the snowdrop panel!  The vellum was adhered flat to the card base, the image panel was popped up on craft foam.

How will you interpret our Spring theme … and will you use our optional twist?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  This fortnight, we’re sponsored by Uniko (thanks, Bev!) … there’ll be a random winner, drawn from those who use the optional twist, of an in stock stamp set from the store.  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 inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Kimberly from Wiener Honeymooners.  Why not pop over and have a visit with Kimberly … you’ll have a wonderful and inspiring time exploring all the fabulous, fun, happy cards on display … and you can leave her some love while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

Addicted to Stamps & More – Make Your Mark

Color Throwdown – Yellos, Green, Blue (below)

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes (No Rainbow Option)

SSS Wednesday – Add Some Texture … heat embossing

The Cat’s Pajama’s – Spring

Uniko – Colour Palette (below) … blue, green and a touch of yellow, no Easter Option)

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


39 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #107 – Spring!

  1. Jane

    Stunning! Love how you’ve interpreted this theme. Thanks for joining in with the current Uniko Challenge.

  2. Jeanne

    Wow, this is beautiful, Anita. I think the bloom is oh so lovely. I also really like how you heat embossed the hello repeatedly. It makes for a terrific feature on the card. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Michele

    hello, HELLO!! My favorite little ‘early riser’ after a long Winter, Anita! How have I missed this stamp? You’ve done wonderfully water coloring her – perfection in every detail!

  4. Conil

    No flower is more perfect than a snowdrop as a harbinger of Spring. They’re, by far, more dainty with their symmetry and grace that delights the eye than any other early blooming flower. You have captured it perfectly…you can even feel that there is still a chill in the surrounding air. So wish I had that delicacy of touch you seem to have with coloring. And, as if that weren’t enough, you chose the perfect treatment for the sentiment, clever girl. The word for this card is exquisite.

  5. BarbGhig

    Absolutely gorgeous card, Anita! Your watercoloring is so pretty and I love the dreamy effect you created with the background! I also love the clever way you added your sentiment…So elegant and lovely!

  6. maria f.

    So beautifully soft and gentle. Boy was it cold in Michigan. Still had snow flurries too. And then I get home to Germany and it looks like summer in the garden. Geesh! Seems like my snowdrops were months ago!

  7. Gerrina

    Beautiful watercolouring! Think it looks better with heatembossed lines… You could use this one as an illustration of hang it on the wall… Hugs, Gerrina

  8. lollthompson

    Beautiful and creative card Anita. Love your sweet snowdrops. They always appear when spring is starting. So delicate with the white embossing and watercolouring. LOVE your sentiment strip on the side … very unique design! xx

  9. djkardkreations

    I wish you could see me bowing in awe, Anita! I cannot believe you heat-embossed that little tiny hello repeatedly and on a piece of vellum, no less!!! Egads, women, you have the world’s least shakiest hands, best talent for neat heat-embossing, and nerves of steel and focus not to have biffed it on the second to last hello! And how is it not warped or rippled? Did you iron it? Place it in the freezer between two bricks?! The flowers are very impressively colored, grounded, and beautiful for springtime!! LYAMYMA! WCICY?! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Anita

    This is just dreamy, Anita. Love that soft watercolouring, the perfect treatment of this wonderful snowdrop stamp. And what a great way to add the sentiment, so often I never know where to put them around some images but this is a triumph. So sorry I’ve not visited in so long, life/work just gets in the way so I’m trying to make more of an effort to find the time to visit and comment. I hope you are well. Hugs, Anita x

  11. Mac Mable

    Wow so gentle and so very pretty. Fabulous stamping of the repeated hello sentiment on the vellum. So beautiful and love the gentle colouring x

  12. Trina P.

    Beautiful card, Anita. Your watercolouring is so soft and pretty. Having the sentiment off to the side is a fabulous idea. Super job repeat stamping the hello too. x

  13. susannev2014

    I just got this set because I adore snow drops! Your watercoloring with the white embossing is gorgeous and showcases the delicateness of these flowers! The sentiment strip along the side is fun!

  14. Bobby

    The soft watercolor around the snowdrops really makes them stand out, Anita. The tiny sentiment is stamped so perfectly over and over. It must have taken a long time but it looks fabulous.

  15. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Perfectly colored! You brought out the delicate nature of those dainty little flowers! Perfect stamping of the tiny HELLO – I thought you used PP instead….I guess that’s when a MISTI comes in real handy…

  16. Stephanie L

    This is beautiful, Anita. I love that you embossed in white. It gives those snowbells an extra special look. You coloring is wonderful, and I love the inking behind and below the stamped image. Just gorgeous. A true harbinger of spring. We had warm and beautiful for a couple of days here, and now we are back to winter this week. I need spring to spring! wishing you sunshine and warmth on your face! xx

  17. Sharron Gregory

    So charming, Anita! Love the delicate snowdrops, just perfect to signify spring. The panel with the stamped ‘hellos’ is especially wonderful.

  18. Debby

    Gorgeous Snowdrop card, love the sidebar and beautiful colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  19. hobbitnoll

    How did I miss this? This is STUNNING!! I Love the coloring of that lovely snowdrop flower!!! Beautiful design!

  20. Linda

    This is simply stunning ….. the snowdrops are beautifully coloured, and they look so delicate. Thank you for playing along with the Uniko challenge xx

  21. Angie

    Love all those hello’s in the border and the whole card is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

  22. jmhave44

    Your water coloring on this lovely CAS card is just phenomenal & delicate. The greens are beautiful & how wonderfully you’ve captured these white blossoms. Brilliant idea to do the sentiment as you’ve done, as it doesn’t cover anything with your fabulous look on these blossoms. Oh I DO like this one, Anita. TFS & Hugs

  23. Wiebke

    Anita, I always love to see Uniko stamps in use – especially when the result is so beautyful like your snowdrop card! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us in the Uniko Spring Colour Challenge!
    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)

  24. Claire A

    I think I missed this one Anita – what a brilliant way to add that sentiment. I find the sentiment placement one of the hardest things to do sometimes so I must try and remember this! That snowdrop looks like a handpainted masterpiece!

  25. Cathy R

    This is a real beauty Anita, stunning flower, beautiful soft colours and I love how you’ve placed the sentiment, such a clever idea! Cathy x

  26. Nonni

    Stunning watercoloring. This soft look is absolutely perfect for spring. Love the repetitive sentiment too!


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