A New Challenge At Time Out – #140 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

Hello … bonjour!  Welcome to our new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight, we have a delicious, beach house style image to inspire you (a little further down).  Here’s my take on it …

… and here’s the cool inspiration picture …

My focus was on the neutral colours, the framed photograph and flowers on the console table and the wavy edge along the bottom edge of the table.  The intricate rose image is from Craft Emotions via Topflight Stamps (Botanical Rose Garden 1 – retired I think), and was stamped onto a Winnie & Walter scalloped, pierced, die cut panel in CP Twilight ink.  I added the sentiment (from Simply Graphic – it translates as Happy Birthday) in the same ink and scored a double frame round the stamping to mimic the photo frame.  The finished panel was popped up on craft foam onto an oyster grey card base.


What draws your eye in our Home Sweet Home photo … the colours, shapes, beach house feel … or something else?  Wherever your creative imagination takes you, we’d love to see your card in our gallery!  This fortnight, we’re sponsored by Topflight Stamps … our winner, as chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $25 GC to the store, as well as being invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with plenty of ideas from the DT to inspire you … it’s so worth a visit!

I’m playing along at …

AAA Cards – Maxi White Space … No Optional Twist of Christmas In July

AAA Birthday – For The Girls

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Less is More – Celebrations

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



31 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #140 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

  1. Sandie Munro

    I do love how you were inspired by the edge of the table-what a good pick and the photo-you know how much I love all the different things we find in one photo. Do love the score lines around the frame-the perfect finishing touch to a lovely scene x

  2. catcraig

    Oooh La La such an elegant and clean card, Anita I love the scalloped edge and the gray base. It all comes together perfectly.

  3. Michele F

    There is so much to love about your card design, Anita… let’s start with the pure beauty of that gorgeous stamp – and finish with the fact that you ‘had me’ at stamping in grey! Absolutely exquisite, my friend!
    Now. Can we book this cottage soon?

  4. conil

    What draws my eye are those gorgeous grey tones…right up my alley. Think your card nails it perfectly…clean, simple and to the point. Besides, I love the floral in that scalloped frame.

  5. Darnell Jean Knauss

    You have captured the essence of the photo inspiration brilliantly, Anita! All soft and dreamy and I love how your border was inspired by the wavy edge of the table! I also love how you simply scored a frame around your bouquet to draw the eye in! LYAMYHAH! TT! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  6. TK Watson

    Beautiful card, Anita! I do have to admit that your eyes focused on just about the same things that mine did, and your card is a marvelous reflection of it!

  7. Mac Mable

    Love how you’v interpreted the fabulous inspiration photo Anita. Your card is classy, pretty and so very elegant x

  8. Marcia Hill

    So simple but absolutely STUNNING Anita!! I just love the neutral colors and the flower image you used is just lovely…simply elegant my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  9. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Very pretty! So you, this card! I love the inspiration picture, perhaps I will find some time to play along… I will try!

  10. lollthompson

    Beautiful and elegant card Anita. Love the inspiration you’ve taken from the challenge photo with the soft colours, neutral plalette and pretty scallop edging. I never thing to deboss for a frame … this looks fantastic! xx

  11. Nonni

    This looks so beautiful, Anita. I love the monocrome, clean, elegant feel this card has. Very stylish! I keep forgetting that often outline images look beautiful just as is, they don’t always need to be colored in! And thanks for joining us at Less Is More! 🙂

  12. Jeanne H

    What a lovely card, Anita. The softness of the colors is what I appreciate and will try to do myself. tfs Hugs from MN.

  13. slanzalotto@stmatthias.info

    Anita, this is so gorgeous, simple, elegant. I love the color you chose, the outlined image standing beautifully alone, the scalloped edges, the embossed frame. A wonderful combination of elements for your wonderful card. xx

  14. Kara

    I love the soft neutral tones – so soothing! What wonderful elements you chose from the inspiration photo, right down to the scalloped edge of the table! So lovely, Anita!

  15. BarbGhig

    Oh my gosh, Anita, I am so embarrassed that I missed this post until now! What a GORGEOUS card! I really love how you focused on the neutral color palette…your flowers are so pretty and I love how you framed them out, too! Just the perfect work of art!!!

  16. Hilary Wright

    This is so good, I love those neutral tones. I wish I was brave enough to do something like this because it really works. somehow you think it will be bland and uninteresting but it definitely is neither xx

  17. Sharron Gregory

    Oh, I love the neutrals and the perfect simple design–understated elegance! The border with the tiny scallops is such a wonderful detail. Sorry I am so late leaving a comment. I always love stopping by to see your fabulous creations!

  18. Wei

    Another gorgeous design, Anita! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


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