A New Challenge At Time Out – #153 – A Wardrobe Item!

Hello … bonjour!  Our new challenge has just started at Time Out … and this fortnight we have a really fun theme for you to play with.  We’d like you to draw inspiration from an item in your wardrobe, past or present … with optional twist of adding embossing (heat or dry) or texture.  I chose to twist … here’s what happened …


The main sentiment is from Poppy Stamps … stacked three times and ombré sponged to mimic the fading out stencilled stripes (MFT).  The supplementary sentiment from WPlus9 was white heat embossed onto a strip that had been sponged to match the stripes.  The florals and leaves are from the same WP9 set … double stamped in various shades of yellows and greens to give them some depth … and adhered onto the card using different heights of foam tape.  I finished off by scattering on some blue pearls and adding Glossy Accents to the flower centres.  A sleeveless summer dress from when I was very young provided the inspiration … it had a white bodice strewn with yellow flowers and a navy and white striped skirt … joined with a navy band at the waist … so pretty.  No actual dress any more … nor a photograph to show you … though I’m sure you get the picture!

         Proud to be sponsored by

How will you interpret our theme … can you find or remember something in your wardrobe to inspire you … and will you use our optional embossing/texture twist?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  This time around, we’re sponsored by Poppy Stamps 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 inspiration galore from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Lise at Lise Mariann.  Why not pop over for a visit with Lise … 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 with …

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Just Us Girls – Create Dimension

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Use A Stencil

The Cat’s Pyjamas – Spring Forward

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

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



38 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #153 – A Wardrobe Item!

  1. sandie

    This is so pretty Anita and what a pretty dress this must have been. I adore the colours of the flowers and well it goes with these stripes and love they are ombre, like the gorgeous sentiment!

  2. Clelie

    What a wonderful interpretation of your childhood dress! I love the ombre effect on the lettering and the blue stripes are a perfect background. I love your dress as I see it in my mind’s eye. 😀

  3. Jeanne

    What a bright and cheery card! Perfect for those in the midst of winter’s grip. The stripes are so pretty the way you faded out the color. I love the bright pop of yellow and green. I’m sure your dress was just lovely, like this card! 🙂

  4. Michele F

    How wonderful!! I really LOVE these blooms – perhaps my second favorite of all, Anita! [besides those you know whats!] I’m betting you looked adorable in that dress – I do wish you had a picture to share! xx

  5. Darnell Jean Knauss

    I get the picture and it’s a charming one, Anita! We called them “shirtwaist” dresses here and I loved and still love the style. I remember how pretty ladies looked in fitted bodices with full patterned skirts! Your beautiful card does your memory justice and I’m pinning your design! Love the bright colors and the awesome faded stenciling! LYAMYIMA! TTYS! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  6. kimheggins

    Oh…I bet you looked amazing in your dress, sounds wonderful. And your card is just so beautiful, love the yellow flowers with the navy!

  7. Maria Levine

    So pretty! Love those flowers and colors! Looks fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along wth us at Just Us Girls!

  8. Barbara Roe

    What a sweet card Anita. I love your story and can picture your dress. I have always liked the color combination of yellow and navy. On my first date with Cal (oh so many years ago) I wore a pair of navy polka dot slacks with a yellow short sleeve sweater. He commented how he disliked the pants – don’t know why I was a cute young thing back then and I think I looked goood. Best wishes,

  9. noraln44

    I am in love with the color palate you used on this, as well as the fun stripes. I would love to see what item of clothing you were inspired by too!!!

  10. Bobby Hagen

    I was waiting to see the original, Anita,, and I’m sorry you don’t have one to share. I can picture your dress based on this wonderful card though and it is so cute and stylish. I was just thinking the other day that something I had on would make a good card. Now if I can only remember what it was.

  11. Marcia Hill

    I too can just picture the sweet dress Anita and it made wonderful inspiration for your sweet card! I just love the yellows and blues, flowers and stripes together! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  12. Hilary Wright

    I love those faded out background stripes with the matching sentiment and the texture created by that linen effect card base. Lovely colours too xx

  13. tinstar05

    Lovely card Anita. Great colour scheme and love the gradient on those stripes. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  14. Mac Mable

    I so love how you’ve done the graduated stripes and sentiment on your pretty card Anita. The design is wonderful and those flowers are so pretty. Your actual dress(long gone) sounded so pretty too….x.

  15. momentsofcrafting

    So pretty and fresh looking Anita! I imagine the dress was a favourite! I love how we remember some things so clearly!! I love the fading out of the stripes – so special!! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  16. Kara

    I bet that was a beautiful dress for a beautiful little girl! Your card is gorgeous! It really has all the wonderful elements you described in the dress and the design is spectacular!

  17. conil

    Such a gorgeous card…I’ll bet that summer dress was just as spectacular. The fade out stencilling of the stripes and on the sentiment is perfect with these gorgeous yellow flowers. Everything about this beautiful card make me happy.

  18. Brenda Lawrence

    Your dress sounds so pretty Anita! I would have loved a dress like that, now and then. lol Your card does a great job in mimicking what your dress probably looked like. I love the color combo, crisp white and blue are so pretty together, but then add in a splash of color like the yellow and boy that is a nice looking color combo and dress! Love the ombre sentiment, the added gems just finish off these beautiful card perfectly. Hugs, Brenda

  19. Vicky

    I can definitely imagine the dress Anita and what a gorgeous card it has inspired! Your cards are always so amazing. I love the fade out stripes on this one with the ombre sentiment – SO clever. And the flowers and leaves add a lovely freshness – gorgeous! Vicky x

  20. lollthompson

    Such a beautiful card Anita! I LOVE the bright colours and ombre stripes. This lets us know that spring is just around the corner! xx

  21. Gerrina

    Sory I’m so late commenting…stil not totally oké… But this card is like a lirrle bit of sunshine on this rainy day and one that I like so much! Love the fading sponging; that gives so much movement! And the fresh colours… Hugs, Gerrina

  22. born57

    Wow, I love the way the lines disappear as they go upward. I have always loved stripes and blooms together and this card is gorgeous! Must have been a a beautiful summer dress, I can almost picture it!

  23. Claire A

    The faded stripes look amazing under those bright blooms Anita – you always place your enamel dots perfectly…it takes me ages and I never feel like I’ve got it right lol


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