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