Hello … bonjour … and Happy 4th of July to my American friends! Our new challenge at Time Out has just started … and we have an ‘Inspired By Words’ theme for you to join in with for the next two weeks. It’s a quote from Oscar Wilde … with freedom, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy? Here’s where I went with it …
My focus was on the ‘flowers‘ part of the quote … though I guess, looking at it now, the wide open evening sky could also imply ‘freedom‘ … and the ‘moon‘ might even be hiding somewhere … maybe just off the picture! On a panel of Mixed Media card, I sponged and blended a sunset in Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord) … and splattered it with shimmer spray to mimic the newly appearing stars. The delicate flower silhouettes are from Catherine Pooler (Wild Garden) and were stamped onto the panel once the Distress Ink was dry. The panel was adhered over craft foam onto the card base … and I added the Stampendous sentiment to finish the card off. Puts me in mind of wildflower meadows around here … so lovely as the sun goes down and the stars come out!
Where will our words take your creativity? You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love it if you played along with us. We’re sponsored this time around by Catherine Pooler (thanks, Catherine!) … our winner, as voted for by the DT, will receive a $25 GC … 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 heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT, and from our super talented and returning Guest Designer, Claire, from Life On The Scrapheap. Do go and enjoy an inspiring and delicious visit with Claire … you’ll find heaps of fantastic ideas, awesome colouring and brilliant cards to explore … and you can always say hello while you’re there!
I’m playing along at …
Inkspirational – 3 Or 5 Of Something … 5 Distress Ink colours (listed above)
Simon Says Stamp Monday – Make Your Own Background … my sunset
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Stars and/or Stripes … my shimmery splattery stars (though if you wanted actual star shapes, ladies, then please delete this!)
Watercooler Wednesday – Feminine Anything Goes
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂