A New Challenge At Time Out – #149 – Celebrations

Hello … bonjour!  Our new challenge has just started at Time Out … and this fortnight we have a theme for you to play with.  It’s Celebrations … with optional twist of making a one layer card if you’d like to.  I chose not to twist … here’s where I went with our theme …

My floral image is from Altenew (Charmed) … stamped in Versafine onto a white card panel and loosely watercoloured with Zigs.  I added some black splatters (with the bouquet gently covered up), adhered a white embossed sentiment with foam tape and drizzled Stickles into the flower centres.  The base card was edged on one side with black and white washi tape and the panel was attached flat to it.  I’m pretty certain that it was the lovely Therese at Lost in Paper who inspired me with a card she made using this set, with chunky glitter in the centres (in shades of pink, if memory serves).  I loved it … and finally got to try a version of my own!  Thanks, Therese, for the inspiration!  Here’s a closer look at all the sparkle and variegated colour …

          Proud to be Sponsored by

How will you interpret our Celebrations theme … and will you use our optional one layer twist?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  This time around, we’re sponsored by Altenew who are offering a US$20 GC to a randomly drawn player who uses the optional 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 Time Out … along with loads of fabulous inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Christine at Experiments in Craft.  Why not pop over for a visit with Christine … you can enjoy a wander through all the loveliness on offer at her blog … and say hello while you’re there!

I’m playing along at …

Addicted to CAS – Birthday … Happy 7th Birthday, ladies … what a fabulous milestone!

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes (No Animal Option)

Papercraft Challenges – Birthdays

The Flower Challenge – Add Spots or Stripes (mine are diagonal stripes)

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


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25 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #149 – Celebrations

  1. Marcia Hill

    With all the Christmas and red and green out there, it was refreshing to stop by and see all that bright sun shiny yellow Anita! What a beautiful flower image and I love your chunky glitter in the centers and the black & white washi tape on the side. Lovely, lovely card my friend. Hugs. :0)

  2. sandie

    I love this card. I really like the pretty flower teamed with the graphic strip of card. And your watercolouring is just wonderful. I like this look of loose watercolouring. Wonderful card to Celebrate x

  3. Jeanne

    Birthday celebrations are always fun and it’s so neat to see your bright, sunny version of a birthday card. I like the glittery center and the happy colors! I also like the stripe down the side. Adds a lovely pop! Hugs!

  4. Michele F

    Take one Charmed stamp, add a bit of you, and a dash of Therese, and BINGO! One really beautiful card, Anita! Just the spot of sunshine I needed in a very grey, rainy day!! xx

  5. conil

    You had to know I’d love this one…cannot resist yellow florals and this is one of the best I’ve seen. It’s pretty close to one layer, as well. Just gorgeous!

  6. Kara

    This beautiful card is like bright sunshine on this cold rainy day here today, Anita! I love how you were inspired by Therese, and I also see all the earmarks of an “Anita” creation!

  7. Bobby Hagen

    I remember Therese’s card and yours is every bit as lovely, Anita. Love the yellow and the stripe down the side. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

  8. djkardkreations

    This is so fresh and pretty, Anita! I love your sunny layers of coloring on the flowers and the light washed background with schplatters! The sediment and striped border are perfect touches!! LYAMYMCA! When I count all my blessings this week, I will count you twice!! Lots of love and hugs, Darnell

  9. Nonni

    Stunning loose watercoloring of this beautiful stamp! The color combo of this card has such spring feel. The black accents from the border and sentiment are super pleasing to my eye! xxx

  10. Stphanie Lanzalotto

    I love these happy yellow flowers and the way you have loosely colored them. Love the sparkly centers and the wonderful touch of the splatters and the black and white stripe on the side. Wonderful card, Anita!

  11. Lindsey M-P

    I love the bright flowers with their sparkly centres! A beautiful card for a birthday celebration. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  12. kdunbrook

    love the fresh, bright and happy feel your card has.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.
    🙂 Karen

  13. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    I just love this stamp set and you made it shine! So pretty, those sunny looking flowers – just the right thing to brighten those gloomy, wet winter days!


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