A New Challenge At Time Out – #144 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

Hello … bonjour!  Welcome to our new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight, we have a cool, contemporary, almost monochrome Home Sweet Home image to inspire you (a little further down).  Here’s my take on it …  … and here’s the stylish inspiration picture …

Bet you can see what my attention was drawn to!  Yep, the striped rug, the white table and that verdant green leafy plant!  The stripes were cut with Essentials By Ellen Skinny Stripes die and backed with black, the ‘planted’ and layered leaves are from Poppy Stamps (Lorelei Leaf – now retired I think, though there are other similar ones) and are cut from a Lindy’s Magicals panel made (I believe) at the Lake House … and the sentiment is from Simply Graphic.  I finished it off with a scattering of iridescent sequins.  You can see some of the leafy shimmer here …

        Proud to be sponsored by

What draws your eye in our Home Sweet Home photo … the graphic patterns, something on the picture shelf, that stylised white animal, the pops of colour … 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 Poppy Stamps … our winner, as chosen by the Design Team, will receive a $20 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.  We’re also delighted to welcome our uber talented Guest Designer, Hannelie from Desert Diva.  I’m pretty sure you’ll know Hannelie’s amazing work … though do go over and say hello, you’ll be so pleased you did … and so will she!

I’m playing along at …

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Inkspirational – Crop … don’t those luscious leafs make a wonderful crop!

Poppy Stamps – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Stamp It

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Bling It On

The Cat’s Pajamas – Layer Up … all those layered leaves

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



33 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #144 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

  1. Jeanne

    Oh my! I adore the black and white stripes in the card with that brilliant pop of green. So pretty and graphic. Wonderful card, Anita!

  2. Michele F

    Gorgeous card, Anita!! those stripes! n[ow why in the world don’t I own that Skinny Stripe die???] It’s the perfect choice! Lovely greenery, too!
    WOW what a posh room, right? And then they add a little whimsy with a bow-tie-wearing bear! LOve it! xx

  3. Kara

    This card is amazing, Anita! I am in love with your gorgeous design and how you reflected the look of that inspiration photo! Those stripes have such an impact and then the leaves soften the look with perfect balance!

  4. Shauna

    This is fantastic! I love the cut out lines and how you tucked the leaves into the pattern. Such a clever design!
    – Shauna

  5. TK Watson

    Bold, graphic, and definitely eye-catching with your sparkly leafy greens! Love that your “planted” them in your stripes! Yes, that rug is definitely the bold centerpiece

  6. Marcia Hill

    WOW…GORGEOUS card and CAS perfection Anita!! The black & white stripes with the pop of green in your lovely and shimmery leaves is SO striking! Perfect take on the inspiration photo!! :0)

  7. Sharron Gregory

    Love your take on this mod room! Fabulous idea to use the skinny stripes– just perfect with the tucked in greenery!

  8. BarbGhig

    WOW! This is such a fabulous take on the inspiration photo, Anita! Your Lorelei Leaves are gorgeous with all the varied and sparkly shades of green and I love how they pop against the skinny striped background! You totally nailed it, my friend…as always! Barb xx

  9. Jill V

    Oh wow Anita – your designs are always so creative and inspiring and this one may just be one of my faves (though I think I may have said that many times before to you!). Those leaves are spectacular – I love the watercolour-y look of them and I can only imagine how they must shimmer with that Lindy’s magic. Paired with the graphic die cut strips – absolute perfection!

  10. djkardkreations

    Your black and white design with the pop of leafy green is a brilliant take on the photo board, Anita! I love the window box of schparkly Lindy leaves you created below the window covered with Venetian blinds! I also love the sweet leaves on each side of the sediment and the final touch of bling! LYAMYSMA! TTYF!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. kimheggins

    Love your sweet anniversary card….those bold black stripes are fabulous with all the wonderful greenery in front, just beautiful!


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