A New Challenge At Time Out – #137 – Nature

Hello … bonjour!  Welcome to a delicious new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight we have a theme for you to play with … Nature … with the option of making a one layer card.  Here’s where I went with it …

This card was inspired by a video I saw recently from the fabulous Carissa Wiley at Sprinkled With Glitter … she has a fun name for using outline images against coloured backgrounds … anti-colouring!  If you like the idea, do check out her post here … it’s soooo worth a visit.  Have  a meander too while you’re there … inspiration abounds!   There are a quite a few examples of this technique across blogland …  though it was Carissa’s colourful cards that really caught my attention.  By necessity, this isn’t one layer … though the stripes (Uniko – Wonky Stripes Stencil) are stencilled direct onto the card base.  I masked the edges of the card to retain a white border and used Distress Inks for the rainbow colours.  The daisy (Uniko – Pure Florals: Gerbera) was stamped onto matching card, I cut it and some craft foam with the matching die (Pure Florals: Gerbera), adhered the two together and mounted the finished, dimensional bloom over the bright stripes.  I added the Simon sentiment and finished with some sparkling sequins filled with shimmery Stickles.


How will you interpret our Nature theme … and will you use our optional one layer twist?  There are so many ways you can be inspired by the natural world … we’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  This time around, we’re sponsored by Uniko (thanks, Bev!) … Bev is offering an in stock stamp of choice to a randomly drawn player who uses the one layer twist.  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 fabulous inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Lise from Lise Mariann.  Why not pop over for a visit with Lise … you’ll enjoy wandering through some wonderfully detailed, amazing scenes while you’re there!

My gerbera is going to be blooming over at …

AAA Cards – Birthday … many congratulations on five fabulous years … and thanks so for all                                           your hard work in bringing us so many fun and inspiring challenges!

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

Fusion – Inspiration Picture (Below) … the rainbow colours on those sweet birds!

Uniko – Anything Goes … no masculine option

Watercooler Wednesday – Feminine Anything Goes

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



32 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #137 – Nature

  1. Jane

    Fabulous use of Uniko goodies, love the multi coloured background. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards 5th Birthday Bash, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  2. Michele F

    Anita, those colors! I’m finding it hard to believe I have any of those colors in my Distress collection – perhaps it’s the stripes? Or maybe just your magical touch?! LOVE the Gerbera – it continues to be my favorite blooming stamp!
    Well done, my friend.

  3. Jeanne

    Beautiful background to show off the pretty Gerbera daisy! Really like the vibrant colorful stripes. Thank you for sharing, Anita!

  4. Marcia Hill

    LOVEing your rainbow stripes Anita and wondering why I don’t have those same bright colors too…it must be the stripes like Michele said!! But anyway, GORGEOUS card and I’m loving that un-colored Gerbera Daisy too!! Well done! :0)

  5. BarbGhig

    Oh, I just love how you created a rainbow with your wonky stripes, Anita! Love your B&W Gerbera Daisy, too! Thanks for sharing the link to Carissa’s post…I love this technique 🙂 And…Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations in the gallery!

  6. catcraig

    That uniko daisy is so fabulous. I love the anti-coloring look of this as well. Wonderful card Anita, so bright and cheery perfect year round.

  7. kimheggins

    Oh my….so in love with your sweet daisy! And I love that you left it uncolored against those fun and festive stripes!

  8. sandie

    I think this technique is one I must try…this way I don’t need to colour!! The flower just looks amazing white against that perfectly masked background. What a joyful card x

  9. conil

    I saw Carissa’s video on this technique and it really intrigued me…but I think you’ve managed to take it further. Those vivid rainbow colors really make that gorgeous gerbera pop. And I’m in love with the total design of the card. Just another example of why I think you’re a brilliant designer.

  10. Lisa Elton

    This is lovely Anita! I like that you left the flower uncolored and went with a colorful background. What a FUN design!

  11. Kara

    what a bright, bold, and beautiful card, Anita! I love the rainbow of stripes! Your anti-colored gerbera is enhanced by them in such a way, it wouldn’t even be fitting to color it! Clever and wonderful!

  12. djkardkreations

    What a great design, Anita, with the vibrant rainbow background behind the uncolored mondo daisy! You did a brilliant CASE of Carissa’s anti-coloring technique! That’s a new one to me (thank you for the link!) and I can see why it appeals, she says, bookmarking this post!! LYAMYMA! IARFACA, lol!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  13. dawnnz

    Gorgeous Anita. The bright rainbow colours look stunning behind the flower.
    Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Dawn ~DT

  14. Mac Mable

    Those wonky and colourful stripes are super fun and do so love the anti-colouring of the pretty flower. Fabulous CAS card x

  15. Sharron Gregory

    Oh, I love this idea! I love to color so rarely think of using an uncolored image but this is so effective. Those gorgeous bright colors make a wonderful contrast to the lovely black and white gerbera and create such a happy card!

  16. Gerrina

    So late in commenting…. But I do like your card so much!! Great the colours and stripes and I love that gerberastamp, plus it looks good in black and white on that background! Hugs, Gerrina

  17. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    I so love that black and white flower atop those wonderful stripes. I love the way you went just a tiny bit over the edges with that Gerber Daisy. What an awesome look! Wonderful card, Anita.

  18. Shona Chambers

    This is so fabulous!! I love a ‘no colour’ card, black ink stamped images are so simple, stylish and show so much of the stamp detail. And you know I’m in love with that rainbow background, the perfect backdrop for a black and white image. Stunning card Anita!!!

  19. lollthompson

    Fun design Anita. Love the bright rainbow stripes with the anti-coloured flower. 🙂 You’re right … that is a great name for it! 🙂 Awesome card that will bring a smile to the recipient. xx

  20. noraln44

    This is just so fun!! I love the rainbow stripes and your use of the black and white line flower. Makes the flower POP!!! You totally ROCKED this challenge!

  21. Bobby

    I think anti-coloring is great, Anita, especially with a colorful rainbow background like you have created. You don’t want that flower competing with it, or it with the flower. Whichever way you look at it. 😉

  22. TK

    I re-signed up for your blog and I got THREE posts! Yay! This one is gorgeous, a b&w flower against the bold backdrop is gorgeous!

  23. Rahmat

    Those rainbow wonky striped are perfect BG for the outlined bloom Anita, always a treat to visit your blog, thanks for joining us at Uniko


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