A New Challenge At Time Out – #154 – We Challenge You To Be … Affectionate!

Hello … bonjour!  Our fun new challenge has just started at Time Out … and this fortnight We Challenge You To Be … Affectionate!  Here’s my CAS take on it …

I recently saw a card with a halo of ink blended around a die cut image (sorry, don’t recall where) … and thought that doing the same thing with a heart would make it seem as though it was glowing with affection!  My heart is from Winnie & Walter (NLIB) … die cut from a piece of masking paper the same size as the card front.  I used the negative part first to cover the card and stencilled the pattern (Tin Roof from CAS-ual Fridays) into the space twice, offsetting it the second time.  Once it was dry, I covered the stencilling with the positive heart mask, removed the negative mask and blended over the same colour inks to create the warm halo.  I stamped the sweet sentiment from Ellen Hutson (Hello) and Winnie & Walter (Sweetie) … and added shimmery White Blizzard Nuvo Drops around the sentiment and on the stencilled dots.  How about a closer look at the sparkle …


How will you interpret ‘affectionate’?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery!  This time round, we’re sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays (thanks, Michele!) … our winner, as voted for by the DT, will receive a $25 GC … and will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  Details are over at Time Out … where you’ll find heaps of inspiring ideas from our  fabulous DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Mugdha from Craftomania.  Why not pop over for a visit with Mugdha … you’ll find plenty of lovely inspiration … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

My card is heading to …

AAA Cards – One Layer … No Polar Animal Optional Twist

Less Is More – Off Centre One Layer Card

Perfectly CAS – One Layer

Simon Says Stamp Monday – All Loved Up

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

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



45 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #154 – We Challenge You To Be … Affectionate!

  1. sandie

    What a great idea to make the heart glow and it sure does. Love how you used this stencil and added the sparkle-do like the way you placed the little droplets opposite the heart-super idea x

  2. born57

    Anita, this is so beautifully blended and gives such a pretty glow! Thank you for all your kindness dear sweet friend.

  3. conil

    WOW! You really know how to get your glow on…that heart just vibrates with love. Impressed with how beautiful the stencilling is and simply adore that fun sentiment. You’ve certainly don it again with your gorgeous, clean design.

  4. Marcia Hill

    This is definitely a glowing heart Anita and oh so pretty! That sentiment made me smile too as it’s what I always say to my girls when I see them! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  5. Shauna

    What a stand out card! Your work with the stencils is so nice and this clean design is really impactful!
    – Shauna

  6. chrissieann

    Anita this is so effective, great use of ink… which looks terrific on that super card stock!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Perfectly CAS!

  7. Mac Mable

    What a glorious halo effect Anita. A stunner of a card. Great masking and stencilling and one creative, pretty and unique CAS card….I love it x.

  8. Claire A

    What a clever technique Anita – it really does look like it’s glowing. I love how you’ve used Tin Roof as well. It loos so pretty and delicate within the heart!

  9. BarbGhig

    Oh, I just love how you created the halo around the heart, Anita! Love the pattern, too! You certainly know how to inspire us, my friend! xx

  10. Vicky

    What a lovely idea to make your heart glow with the inky halo! I love the tin roof stencil too and really love that you chose sunshine yellow! Vicky x

  11. Kara

    What a gorgeous effect with the halo ink blending, Anita! I love how you masked it both ways to achieve your wonderfully stenciled heart!

  12. lollthompson

    Gorgeous card Anita! Love the halo of gold around your heart … it really does look like it is shining! Great design and technique! xx

  13. Izzy Scrap

    Dans les deux sens du terme, ta carte donne chaud au coeur ! J’aime beaucoup ces couleurs chaudes et elles sont parfaites pour illustrer le halo et ce joli sentiment. Un très joli dégradé aussi obtenu au pochoir. Encore une petite merveille de simplicité ! Mille bises xx

  14. Bev Kastman Buenker

    Well….so much more than “a day late.” Seems I’m behinder more than usual dear friend. I took a quick peek the other day, but had no time to comment. This is lovely. I love the colors you’ve chosen for this card. Those yellows and oranges look amazing and really do glow. The stenciling inside the heart that you’ve ‘ombred,’ is seriously beautiful. If I come over, can you show me how you did it?! Oh wouldn’t that be lovely?! Really pretty card darling friend. xo Missing you tons. Sending love and hugs.


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