A New Challenge At Time Out – #139 – Inspired By Words

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 🙂



31 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #139 – Inspired By Words

  1. Marcia Hill

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Anita!! Your nighttime sky is sooooo pretty…LOVE the blended colors you used! Your silhouetted flowers are a beautiful addition to your nighttime sky too…looks like a beautiful meadow to wander around in!! :0) Hugs.

  2. conil

    Holy moley…what a gorgeous color blend…it’s downright gorgeous. Looke even better with the silhouetted florals and white starry spatters. Clean, colorful and inspirational.

  3. Mac Mable

    The blended sky looks fabulous and the hint of the stars coming out is so pretty. Beautiful colour combination and striking black silhouette flowers…A magical and beautiful meadow garden x

  4. djkardkreations

    Beautiful blending on that sky, Anita! I love the vantage point you have given us. You make it easy for us to imagine we are laying on a blanket in that meadow of flowers looking past them at the stars just coming out. The sun has just set and the moon is rising behind us. Where did the time go? We promised we’d be home long before now, but the view was just too spectacular to allow us to move!! … Can you tell I love it?! Thank you for the Happy 4th wishes; I hope you have had a lovely Thursday where you are! LYAMYWAMH! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    This is so gorgeous, Anita. I love your beautiful background, and those silhouetted flowers look so wonderful on top of it. The spatters are wonderful. I am becoming obsessed with them at the moment too! I also love the way you imagine a moon somewhere over the edge…

  6. lollthompson

    WOW! Gorgeous card Anita. Those colours are fabulous together. Great idea to splatter with shimmer for the starry night. xx

  7. Bev Kastman Buenker

    What a stunner, Anita! That twilight sky is breathtaking! And those little twinklers are perfect. I’ve lain in a meadow at sunset, and it looked much like this…absolutely still except for the sound of the breeze blowing through the grasses and flowers. Thanks for helping me to recall soft, summery evenings. Really a pretty card, my friend. Sending hugs and love. xoxo

  8. catcraig

    Oh my Anita, such beautiful blending! Your sky is fabulous. And I can imagine lying out under the evening sky.

  9. Claire A

    You’re way too kind Anita – thank you for the shout out! This is beautiful – I love the perspective on it. I feel like I’m lying on the ground looking up at those pretty blooms!

  10. Karen Brown

    What a beautiful card! I love your silhouette images on the Distress Ink background. Very nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

  11. Bobby

    Your ink blended sky is super, Anita. And the stars are just perfect. Who wouldn’t love laying in field of wildflowers watching the sky change colors.

  12. Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is lovely, as your work always is! The color-blending you did in the background is stunning and I love how that pairs with the clean, crisp, bold silhouettes of the flowers. This is really a lovely piece of art and I’m so glad you shared it with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. Lisa Elton

    Your silhouetted wildflowers look wonderful against your gorgeous night sky! Marvelous card Anita!!

  14. Sharron Gregory

    Such a gorgeous card, Anita! The silhouetted flowers look fabulous against your blended sky. And the shiny splatters are the perfect addition. d

  15. Kara

    Your card is gorgeous, Anita! What a beautiful scene looking up into the twilight sky! I imagine those fields around you are a wonder to behold. Your name came up at a dinner party the other night. Our host made his own mead and talked about using lavender in the past. I mentioned your lavender and he was ready to hop on a plane!

  16. Sandie

    This is such an amazing background. I would love to see a sunset like this…purple just for me! Your sponging is getting better with each card and using the spray a great idea for the stars. A wonderful card.

  17. maria f.

    Oh so pretty, Anita! I just had some fun with ink blending summer skies too (did you see Kristina W’s beauties?). I think your sky is filled with stars, making it even more beautiful. Hope this summer is treating you and yours kindly.

  18. Cathy R

    Such a pretty card Anita! The colours are stunning and beautifully blended. I do love the look of silhouettes and yours is perfect, Cathy x

  19. BarbGhig

    Oh my gosh, Anita, your color blending is gorgeous on your sunset sky! I love your color palette and how perfectly it works with the black silhouette flowers, too! As always, your card is so impressive!

  20. Barbara Roe

    Anita what a wonderful color selection. A beautiful card loaded with color and a lot of white. Have been thinking of you and hope the heat is not unbearable. 🙂 Barb

  21. Anila Dk

    That’s such a beautiful background. Lovely blending.
    Thanks for sharing in the Inkspirational gallery


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