A New Challenge At Time Out – #116 – We Challenge You To Be … Bright!

Hello … bonjour!  Our wonderful new challenge starts this morning at Time Out … this fortnight … We Challenge You To Be … Bright!   Here’s where I went with the theme …Time OutMy ‘Bright‘ is in the form of Concord & 9th‘s Dahlia Turnabout, lent to me by a non blogging (though Instagram-ing), UK based, card making friend, after we had a playdate during her holiday in France (thanks so much, Judith!).  The yellow/grey/kraft colour palette was taken from a previous Color Throwdown challenge which I didn’t get to play along with at the time.  It was, though, one I’d never have thought of and really liked, so I saved it for a future play … as in now!  There were just three colours in the palette, so I did two of the turns in yellow … then overstamped one of them with Versamark and heat embossed it in shimmery EP.  The ‘Happy’ is from Simon and the supplementary sentiment is from WPlus9.   The finished panel was popped up on craft foam onto the card base and I added a gem to the centre of the bloom.  How about a look at a little more of that bright sparkle …

Where will our challenge take your creative imagination … to bright shades, as mine did … to a bright image … to a glowing scene … or somewhere else?  Wherever it takes you, we’d love to see what you create!  This time round, we’re sponsored by Happy Little Stampers  (thanks, Kylie!) … our  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 fabulous inspiration from our wonderful DT … and from our talented Guest Designer,  Anila from Novel Ideas.  You’ll find heaps of delicious clean, crisp cards over at Anila’s blog … why not pop over … enjoy … and say hello while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

Where Creativity Meets C9 – Anything Goes

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

30 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #116 – We Challenge You To Be … Bright!

  1. Judith

    Oh Anita…that reminds me of the sunflowers in the fields near where you live. I too wouldn’t have thought of putting those colours together but they look wonderful x

  2. Sandie

    what a great idea to emboss just one of the leaves-must remember that one and I like how it is stamped off the edge. It is an unusual combo but seems to work wonders!

  3. Jill Vickers

    This is simply beautiful, Anita. The white, yellow, and grey colour combo is one of my faves – and you captured my heart with that layer of shimmery leaves 🙂 I love how you layered the sentiment over the stamped image as well – great design!

  4. Michele F

    That bit of sparkle brings the bright to life, doesn’t it? Anita, this is really lovely, and your bloom reminds me of the gorgeous Chrysanthemums we’ll be decorating with soon!

  5. Lura

    Ahh, Anita ~ It makes my heart so happy when you choose to play with something I own! This is gorgeous and I can’t wait to try something similar with it.

  6. Conil

    Well you know this will definitely make me smile…yellow, shimmer and gorgeous design. How you achieve this much in such a small space will continue to be a mystery to me. You always make these gorgeous cards and it seems so effortless. This is just another glorious example.

  7. catcraig

    Stunner, Anita. Love the two shades of yellow and the added sparkle. The center gem is another inspired bit of design.

  8. BarbGhig

    Bright and beautiful, Anita! I love your choice of colors and how you added shimmer to the Dahlia…so striking! I also love how you placed your die cut sentiment…such a lovely car!

  9. Joyce M.

    This is so bright and pretty. I really love yellow and grey together when I see them, but I never think of using it on my cards. You have shown me I should really try.

  10. Shona Chambers

    This is so perfect for the challenge and bet it inspires lots of entries!! The glittery sparkle is so cool and love the colour combo!

  11. susannev2014

    Your dahlia is so sunny and bright! Love the shimmery accents and the gem in the center!
    Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend,

  12. Brenda Lawrence

    This is a beautiful card Anita! I love the color combo, my spare bedroom is done in grey and yellow and might as well call my woodwork color dark kraft. lol I love this color combo and it looks great on this Dahlia! Hugs, Brenda

  13. Nonni

    This is so stunning… And very much alike a card I have here at home on my desk! Thank you so much for my beautiful birthday card! I love the rich colors and all the shining details. This stamp is so cool, I love the different looks one can create with it. xxx

  14. djkardkreations

    I just love your inspiration for us for the BRIGHT prompt, Anita! It’s a color combination that you magically made come alive with the shading and the schparkle of this spectacular dahlia! I’m just WOWED and I love that you made this because of playing with your friend! LYAMYMA! SYS!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. lollthompson

    Your dahlia is gorgeous Anita! What a fantastic colour combination for your flower. Love the addition of the heat embossing and sparkle. Beautiful work! xx


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