A New Challenge At Time Out – #110 – Home Sweet Home

Hello … bonjour!  Our new challenge has just started at Time Out … this time round, we have a vibrant, funky, retro style Home Sweet Home photograph to inspire you to join us … it’s a little further down … here’s my take on it …

Time Out… and here’s that bright, colourful inspiration …

I focussed on the florals in the wallpaper … selected the yellows, oranges, pinks and greens for my stamped and masked Essentials By Ellen bouquet … and chose the white lampshade as the base for my colours, rather than the taupe on the walls.  My Winnie & Walter die cut and ombré sponged sentiment mimics that vivid pink chair, with the supplementary Essentials by Ellen ‘birthday’ picking up the frame underneath it.  I finished off with some white gel pen doodling on the light pink and orange flowers … and a scattering of Lucy’s Little Gems.  Voilà … fresh and clean with just a smidge of sparkle!

What sets your imagination in motion in our Home Sweet Home photo … the bold colours, those cool shapes, maybe that framed picture or the wooden floor … or something else completely?  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 $20 gc from our fabulous sponsor, Happy Little Stampers (thanks, Kylie!) and will have the chance to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with a heap of brilliant ideas from our fabulous DT and from our super talented Guest Designer, Ksenija from Sweet Kobylkin.  Ksenija’s blog is chock full of the most delicious cards … you probably know that already (and if you don’t, what a wonderful discovery you’ve made!) … why not pop over and see her, explore and say hello while you’re there … you’ll have a fantastic time!

I’m playing along at …

AAA Cards – Inspired By Nature

CAS On Friday – Birthday

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Inspired By A Song … She’s a Wildflower by Lauren Alaina

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Use More Than One Stamp … there are six here (two sets)

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Sunshine & Summertime … sunny summer blooms

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

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32 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #110 – Home Sweet Home

  1. Sandie

    wow you really picked up so many different details in this photo-it really did inspire you-I am so pleased. I must look closer at these photos! What stunning masking-you are so good at this. And super idea to use ombre for the sentiment-a true delight!

  2. Jane Taylor

    This is the most amazingly beautiful card! Love the colours you’ve put together, so pretty. Thanks for joining in with the Inspired by Nature Challenge at AAA Cards.

  3. jonevill

    Your card is so pretty, love the flowers you have stamped in such bright and cheerful colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  4. Jeanne

    Your take on the photo is delightful, Anita. I adore the flowers and how you created the lovely bouquet. The ombre on the sentiment is beautiful. Also really enjoy the bit of sparkle. Thanks so very much for sharing! Hugs!

  5. Michele F

    Happy, indeed! colorful, clean, bright, and sweet= all the things I love most about this [and all] of your wonderful creations, Anita! xx

  6. Conil

    Oh boy, am I ever impressed. Not only is your bouquet perfectly wrought but the colors mimic that wallpaper in every sense. Love the amazing detailed coloring and the fun ombre on the sentiment. Question is, how did you manage to get the color so exact and maintain the sun’s reflection as it appears on the chair? Wait…I know….your fabulous creative genius and the indefatigueable eye for design. Brilliant.

  7. izzyscrap

    Ooooh ! Comme c’est beau et toutes ces couleurs chaleureuses font tellement de bien ! J’aime beaucoup ton interprétation de cette photo, tu as su en faire ressortir tellement de choses mais dans un style tellement CAS que ce n’est que du plaisir pour les yeux ! En tous les cas, ça m’inspire et je t’en remercie ! Bonne fin de semaine. Bises

  8. Mac Mable

    Such sunny and uplifting colours on your beautiful card. So pretty and loving the oversized die cut ‘Happy’ in the pink. Still smiling at this one Anita x

  9. Sharron Gregory

    Love the wonderful happy colors! The bouquet is beautiful and the bold ‘happy’ in bright pink is perfect, very reminiscent of the chair!

  10. Kara Lynne

    I love your take on that photo – so fresh and colorful! It really has a playful look about it. That inspiration piece is a fun one. I love that chair, but I think I’m getting old because I started to wonder how you would get out of it!

  11. BarbGhig

    Absolutely gorgeous take on the inspiration photo, Anita! I love your choice of flowers and your ombre sentiment is perfect!

  12. Rosemary D

    your take on the inspiration photo is so beautiful, anita! I always love seeing where inspiration takes you!

  13. Stephanie L

    Beautiful card, Anita. You certainly are a very talented mask-er! Fantastic job with that. I love the colors you pulled from the inspiration, and the wonderful ombre “happy” die cut. A fresh, lovely, springy creation. I love it.

  14. Aileen Ryan

    Anita this is such a beautiful Summery bright card I love it. Your cards always just lift me up particularly with that amazing card stock you use. Always gives such an elegant look to your cards.

  15. Mandy Stacey

    Gorgeous card Anita! It’s so pretty and beautifully stamped.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #ssswchallenge #simonsaysstamp xx

  16. cheiron brandon

    Such beautiful colors and I love that textured bg. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Inspired By A Song Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week 🙂

  17. Bobby

    I love the flower layout, Anita, and have pinned it to remember. The bright color on the word die really brings the happy to the birthday card.

  18. djkardkreations

    Oooh, la la, I missed this one somehow, but I’m glad I saw it today, Anita! It truly is a HAPPY card with those gorgeous fruity colors and shocking pink focal word!! Your coloring of the blossoms and bits, with all the masking that required, leaves me in awe! Love, love, love this, my friend!! LYAMYMAACWTTTYS! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  19. luciegcards

    What a cheery card this is, Anita! Love the colours you’ve used! This card really made me smile! Great take on our challenge theme! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  20. Nonni

    Your masked flower cluster looks amazing -I thought this was one stamp, not a masked group of stamps! Well done!! Great choices with colors too and the white base makes this very fresh and airy looking. Love the ombre sentiment too. Wonderful card!

  21. Jill Vickers

    I love how vibrant and fresh your blooms looks against the white background – simply beautiful! Your ombre die cut is perfect layered with the stamping – I love how the “birthday” also overlaps the die cut – I have to try that!

  22. Claire A

    Wish I’d had time to join in with the TO challenge – what a great pic to draw inspiration from. Such fabulous masking..I actually thought it was just the one stamp!

  23. Marisela Delgado

    Hola, Anita!! What a beautiful card! So bright and bubbly. =) I hope all is well en la France. We are melting here in San Antonio. We have been hitting 100*F and above. Tres chaud! (Did I say that right? ha-ha) much love to you…..


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