A New Challenge At Time Out – #133 – Embellishments (Two Or More)

Hello … bonjour!  We’ve just started our delicious new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight we have a theme for you … it’s Embellishments (Two Or More) … with the option of making a one layer card.  Here’s where I went with it …

As you can see, I decided not to go for the one layer option, but created lots of dimension in my smooshed and splattered leafy wreath, with three layers of the Memory Box Stitched Maple Circle Frame (thanks, Jeanne!), all intertwined and popped up on foam dots.  Even though these lovely leaves are maple, they put me in mind of the vines that surround us … hence my colour palette of spring-fresh greens and purples.  Yes, I know the pearly ‘grapes’ look almost black, but they really are purple (see just below, you can see the hint of colour!).  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti, stamped and white heat embossed onto some coloured card stock, die cut with a Hero Arts Infinity circle die and adhered flat inside the wreath.  I used a miniscule gem to top the i in beautiful … my second embellishment.


How will you interpret our Embellishments (Two Or More) theme … and will you use our optional one layer twist?  There are so many different goodies you can use to dress up your card … we’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  This fortnight, we’re sponsored by Birch Press Design who are offering a $20 GV to a randomly drawn player who uses the one layer option.  As usual, our overall winner will be chosen by the DT … and will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  Details are over at the Time Out blog … along with loads of lovely inspiration from our brilliant DT … from the amazing Jeanne, who is on the Birch Press Design Team and blogs at A Kept Life … and from our talented and returning Guest Designer, Andrea at K and A Creative Moments.  Why not pop over for a visit with Jeanne and Andrea … you’ll love what you find … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

My vine wreath is playing along at …

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

CAS on Friday – Spring

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Inkspirational – Pop It Up

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – No Designer Paper

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

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36 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #133 – Embellishments (Two Or More)

  1. Shona Chambers

    This is so cool!! I just spent ages looking at the photo trying to work out how you did so many leaves and then discovered your secret of layering the die…..that’s way easier than die-cutting and gluing all the leaves as I thought you had!! Such a stunning design and I see that I think we all got the same die, so I better get my thinking cap on!!!! xxx

  2. Mac Mable

    Yes I did much the same as Shona did ….Great way to use the pretty die and love the wreath design Anita x. The grapes are a fun idea and the leaves sure do look like vines to me….Striking and beautiful card x.

  3. Jeanne

    Beautiful card, Anita! So smart to layer the wreath! The colors are beautiful and the sentiment is a wonderful reminder!

  4. Bobby

    The maple leaves do resemble ivy, Anita, and I love how you layered them up to build a full wreath. They also resemble grape leaves so your purple embellishments fit in perfectly.

  5. Michele F

    This sentiment is true… but right now? I’m struggling with it – we had snow last night!!! Thank you for sharing just the beauty I needed this morning! Your vineyard-inspired creation is fabulous!

  6. Darnell Jean Knauss

    Way to stretch your dies, Anita! That maple leaf definitely works for spring in your smooched and schplattered greens! I love the purple with it and that wonderful sediment! It deserves to be the framed star of the show!! LYAMYMA! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  7. conil

    Layering that die created a magical, lush circle that is so dimensional and gorgeous. Your embellishments really shine. Very impressive, as only you and your brilliant mind can be. I’m so impressed with this card. Can’t wait to try something similar.

  8. Sandie Munro

    This is beautiful, I adore the different, almost ombre effect of the leaves and so soft which works perfectly with the black centre. What great dimension to layer up all those leaves and I love how you left the centre flat-this appears to add more dimension x Oh and fab to see at Time Out

  9. Kara

    What a beauty, Anita! Well done intertwining those beautiful vines, and I certainly see that the grapes are purple! Such a perfect sentiment to place on a circle in just the right size and appropriate saying!

  10. Joyce

    Love how you stacked and layered that die. It was a bit of a stumper for me, and I’m going to try your technique next time with that die.

  11. Marcia Hill

    Oh Anita…you used two of my favorite colors together and your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love the soft smooshed greens on your maple leaves and your “grapes” definitely look purple to me! And while Winter is not ready to lose it’s grip on Michigan (yes, we had snow again last night…grrrrrr!!), I love the beautiful embossed sentiment in the middle of the wreath too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  12. catcraig

    Anita, your wreath is fabulous and with the “berries” so pretty and the sentiment is one we can all remember.

  13. lollthompson

    LOVE the colour combination for your gorgeous wreath card Anita! The soft green looks amazing wth the deep purple. Love your “grapes”. xx

  14. Gerrina

    That leaf frame is beautiful! Love the soft green (like new spring leaves). And love the little dots; look like there has to bloom something… Hugs, Gerrina

  15. kanda

    Beautiful card Anita, I love the colours and the die looks so lovely wrapped around the super sentiment. Thanks for the shout out xx

  16. Rosemary D

    gorgeous wreath, anita! the fresh, light green with the deep purple makes for a gorgeous combination!

  17. BarbGhig

    Your leafy wreath is so pretty, Anita! I love all the dimension and your color palette is stunning! Great idea to use your dark purple grapes…they’re perfect!
    I hope you are enjoying lots of beautiful spring days in your corner of the world…Hugs, Barb xx

  18. Carol Steedman

    What a classy, stylish card Anita and I love how you stretched your supplies to get a different look.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

  19. Stephanie L

    You did an amazing job making a very springy creation with this die. I had a hard time making my mind go beyond Fall.The wreath looks so wonderful in triplicate, I love the colors you used, the white embossed sentiment on that luscious purple center, and your wonderful choice of embellishments.

  20. BRENDA in IN

    A lovely wreath around your beautiful sentiment. Anita, I am so sad for your country as this tragedy unfolds on TV. Such a beautiful church and a source of comfort for so many. A very awful time around the world.

  21. Sharron Gregory

    Clever idea to layer the leaves to create a vine-like wreath–so pretty! Love the soft green and gorgeous purple!

  22. Happy Ink Designs

    This is gorgeous. I really like the color palette you chose. And great use of the maples leaves. I didn’t even realize they were maple until I read it.
    Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you’ll join us again soon.

  23. Brenda Lawrence

    This is just beautiful Anita! I am loving that wreath and the way you did it. The purple pearls are so pretty and go so well on this wreath. But it is the sentiment that I find so inspiring as it is so true. Love how you dotted the “i” with a tiny gemstone! Tried commenting the other day, but wouldn’t let me. Finally I can! Yay!!! Hugs, Brenda

  24. Claire A

    Either I’ve been very slack on my commenting or you’ve been busy! This so clean and fresh – I adore that soft green with the bold black. What a gorgeous colour combo!


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