A New Challenge At Time Out – #151 – Inspired By Words

Hello … bonjour … and welcome to our last Time Out challenge of 2019.  This fortnight, we’re being Inspired By Words … with this quote from the wonderful CS Lewis … you are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.  Here’s where I went with it …

That amazing, dreamy medallion came about as a result of a play session led by Darnell at the Lake House.  I saved it for just the right moment (the birthday of a sweet, non blogging friend) … and still have the other half waiting for it’s share of the limelight.  The panel was made using a stencil (sorry, don’t know the maker or name – ETA:  thanks, Stephanie … it’s from Simon, here) and texture paste mixed with shimmery Lindy’s Magicals (my first time using both).  I trimmed round the curvy edges of the panel and popped it up on craft foam onto a pearlescent blue card base.  The sentiment (Clearly Besotted) was white heat embossed and I added a scattering of tiny pearls to finish.  Here’s a better picture of the variegated colour and all that pearly shine …


Where will CS Lewis’s inspiring 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 STAMPlorations (thanks, Shery!) who are offering our winner, as voted for by the DT, a $20 GC.  As usual, our winner will also be invited to Guest Design with us in a future challenge.  The details are over at Time Out, along with heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT, which I know you won’t want to miss!  In addition, we’re delighted to be joined by our talented Guest Designer … Helen, from Moments of Crafting.  There’s so much to enjoy over at Helen’s blog … do go over for a meander through all the loveliness … and you can always say hello!

My card will be going into the galleries at …

Just Us Girls – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Party Time (I think a birthday counts!)

Watercooler Wednesday – Marsha’s Anything Goes

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by … especially during this period of Christmas preparation as we wait to celebrate the arrival of The Greatest Gift Of All … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


23 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #151 – Inspired By Words

  1. sandie

    Gosh this is so elegant Anita and the texture is amazing. I love the design and perfect placement-given me an idea-thank you! And what a lovely soft blue to team this up with x

  2. Jeanne

    This is gorgeous, Anita. Love all the shimmer and shine. That stencil is lovely! Your friend is sure to love receiving this beauty! Hugs

  3. conil

    Gob-smacked, right between my eyes. What a beautiful way to say, “follow your dreams”. Those ethereal, shimmery colors are reminiscent of daydreaming on a soft cloud surround by encouraging, supportive thoughts. This is just glorious

  4. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    So gorgeous, Anita. I recognized that gorgeous stencil right away. It’s Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace. It looks so wonderful embossed with that fabulous shimmery paste. What a wonderful birthday card – the sentiment is perfect for it.

  5. Marisela Delgado

    I think it it the most beautiful card because this birthday card is MINE!!!!!! Anita, reading your words and description of ME…..made me cry. Thank you for your kind words and your friendship that is a joy and a blessing to me. I cherish all the cards that you send me and can never believe that you made them for ME. I am so blessed! Merry Christmas everyone!

  6. momentsofcrafting

    Such a beautiful, delicate looking card, Anita! I image it looks amazing with the combination of soft colour and sparkle IRL! The stencilled top goes so perfectly with the sentiment! 🙂 🙂

  7. Gerrina

    This looks so elegant! Didn’t think you made this with a stencil at first sight…It is beautiful how the shimmer comes true the doily-shape! Hugs, Gerrina

  8. Darnell Jean Knauss

    What a beautiful result from our play session, Anita! This is so pretty and I’m sure your friend will cherish it for years to come! I love the design, sediment, and that dreamy blue you used for the base! Smart to cut the lace and make two beautiful cards with it! May the Lord bless and keep you and Dominic safe and well and all tucked up cozy as you enjoy the spirit of the holiday season! I love you and miss you, mon amie!! Happy Holiday Hugs and Kisses, Darnell

  9. Bobby Hagen

    This is so beautiful with all the pearly shine, Anita. I hope you continue to use texture paste and Magicals. I don’t have the Magicals but love how they work with the paste.

  10. Christine Smith

    Ooh this is such a beautiful card, perfect to go with the lovely words. I haven’t heard of the Magicals so will be off to find out what they are! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday time. xxx

  11. Mac Mable

    Great to get more out of your stencils by fussy cutting them out. What a stunning card Anita and absolutely beautiful. Great use of the paste and the Lindy magicals. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and you made lovely memories? x.

  12. Barbara Roe

    What can I say other than, “so elegant.” It takes me a while to comment because I usually read on my I-phone and writing I prefer to do on my desktop. Typing more than a sentence or two is easier on the computer. So now I will say “bye” and comment on your latest.
    See I don’t delete posts until I have commented. Hugs, Barb


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