A New Challenge At Time Out – #114 – Home Sweet Home (At The Beach!)

Hello … bonjour!  Our new challenge at Time Out has just gone live … we have a Home Sweet Home picture to spark your imagination … and it’s delicious (a little further down).  Here’s my take on it …

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… and here’s the fresh, relaxing, easy-going inspiration …

My attention was taken by that dreamy picture on the wall … and by the display on the table in the foreground.  I sponged a white card panel with Distress Inks (antique linen, tumbled glass, salty ocean) and spritzed/splattered it with water.  The Concord & 9th die cut leaves mimic the candle and storm lamp … and I stamped/heat embossed the vellum banner to make it seem as though the sentiment (from Simply Graphic) was written in the sand.  My ‘beach pebbles’ on the banner were created with Nuvo Glitter Drops.  The finished panel was popped up on craft foam onto the card base.  Voilà … fresh and airy with just a hint of sparkle!

What sets your imagination in motion in our Home Sweet Home photo … the crisp colours, the stripes, the textured furniture, the picture … 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 $15 gc from our terrific sponsor, STAMPlorations (thanks, Shery!) and will have the chance to guest design with us in a future challenge.  In addition, a randomly drawn player will win a goodie bag of stamps and dies from the store.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with a heap of gorgeous cards from our fabulous DT and from our talented Guest Designer, Heather from Wire Wrapture.  Do pop over for a visit with Heather … you’ll find all kinds of fun and delicious cards and projects to explore!

I’m playing along at …

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Add Some Sparkle

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Use A Die And/Or Punch

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Great Outdoors

Where Creativity Meets C9 – Mixed Media … sponging, die cutting, stamping, heat embossing

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


28 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #114 – Home Sweet Home (At The Beach!)

  1. Sandie

    beautiful soft background and so close to the painting. Love how you matched this with the dies and keeping them white adds to this lovely softness x

  2. Jeanne

    So pretty, Anita. I adore the colors and the softness of the blends on the card. The use of Nuvo drops for pebbles is genius! I thought you used beads at first. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂 Hugs!

  3. Barbara Roe

    Beautiful. Everything you create is uniquely Anita. There is always a softness to your cards. I owe you a short story which will arrive soooon.
    Hugs, Barb

  4. maria f.

    Your card takes me to the beach – where I’ll be heading soon 🙂 That is a great inspiration, though it’s the stripes that caught my eye first. My graphic brain! Have you recovered from the celebrations yet?!? Did Macron proclaim free champagne for all?!?

  5. Mac Mable

    Yes so fresh and airy. Wonderful inspiration photo and such a great take on it. Love how you’ve picked up the painting on the wall, the cute pebbles, the die cut leaves to mimic the lamp and candle and then to finish it all off with the vellum sentiment as if it was written in the sand…genius x.

  6. lollthompson

    Gorgeous beachy card to celebrate an annivesary. Love the soft colours and the vellum sentiment banner, Anita! xx

  7. djkardkreations

    That is a really dreamy picture on the wall~just like our weekend in Monterery! You captured it beautifully with your card, Anita, and I love the way you picked up the candle lamp and pebbles as part of your design! And the whipped cream on top? Creating your sediment on vellum so it looks like it was written in sand! So thoughtful and well-executed!! LYAMYMA … CDYLM! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  8. Marge

    Beautiful card, Anita! Love the gradient background and your white diecuts just pop off well. I love love this fabulous design. Thank you for sharing this with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Crafty Hugs

  9. Claire A

    It’s too long since I popped over and said hello Anita – too many DT commitments! This is a beautiful interpretation of the pic..it’s so soft and serene. Makes me feal peaceful just looking at it! The vellum sentiment is perfect!

  10. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo, Anita! Your soft blue sky and sand are so pretty and I love how your vellum panel shows off your sparkly Nuvo Drops and your message ‘written in the sand’! A lovely and perfect beach scene!!!

  11. Sharron Gregory

    So delicate and beautiful, Anita! Love your dreamy background and the wonderful sentiment on the vellum, such a great idea to create the look of writing in the sand!

  12. susannev2014

    Your take on the inspiration photo is so very lovely and serene! The softly blended panel looks wonderful with the die cuts, vellum strip and touches of sparkle! Fantastic card!

  13. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Oh my goodne, Anita. This is so wonderful. I love that awesome background you created. Love the die cut ad your beach pebbles. Love your inked panel set against the white background. Just lovely, all around.

  14. Zoey Scarpelli

    This is a very elegant and delicate card, you have a delightful touch and creativity!Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp monday challenge, I am a little behind with comments I know, but I still wanted to let you know I loved your project! We all hope to see you again this week! Zoey

  15. born57

    I can’t tell you how beautiful I think this background is! Each layer transitions to the next beautifully! Thank you , thank you its sits on the ledge in the dining room and I think of you each time I pass by!

  16. Bobby

    If this were a bigger format it would be perfect hanging on a wall, Anita. The scene is so soft and soothing and I love the addition of the water washed pebbles.

  17. Brenda Lawrence

    I can see where you drew your inspiration from Anita! I love your take off the picture hanging in the inspiration photo! I love your ink blending, it is perfection and give the feel of a beach perfectly. I think I can feel the nice warm breezes and the warm sand on my toes. lol Love how you let the “plant” mimic the candle and the storm as well. Such a beautiful card my friend! Hugs, Brenda


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