A New Challenge At Time Out – #156 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

Hello … bonjour!  Welcome to our new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight, we have a bold, vibrant Home Sweet Home image to inspire you (it’s a little further down).   Here’s where I went with it …

and here …

… and here’s the bright, fun inspiration picture …

Don’t think I really need to tell you what drew my attention!  I translated the yellow table and aqua-blue walls into flowers and added the leaves to mimic those in the vase.  On the first card, the blooms are from Altenew‘s Watercolour Wonders … the sentiment’s from Avery Elle … and the scalloped, stitched panel was cut with a Winnie & Walter die (NLIB).  I added iridescent seed beads to the flower centres and popped the panel up on craft foam.   The second card features the same flowers and leaves from Altenew … a sentiment from Simon … a Crimped Frame die cut panel from The Greetery … and black glitter in the flower centres.

      Proud to be Sponsored by

What draws your eye in our Home Sweet Home photo … those bold colours, the framed pictures, the stack of books … 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 Altenew, who are offering the winner (as voted for by the DT) a $20 GC … and as usual, our winner will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out, along with plenty of fabulous ideas from the DT and from our super talented Guest Designer, Maria F from Riesling Mama, to inspire you!

I’m playing along at …

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

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


35 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #156 – Home Sweet Home Inspiration

  1. Patt H.

    Love your take on the inspiration photo! The addition of seed beads to the flower centers is awesome! I love both cards!!

  2. Jeanne

    Delightful cards, Anita. I love the bright and happy colors. You interpret the inspiration photo so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

  3. catcraig

    Anita, you’ve pulled the best bits out of that inspiration page. The blue and yellow blooms just pop much like the table in that blue room. Fabulous cards both.

  4. Marcia Hill

    They are both just beautiful Anita! I’m loving the bright colors (definitely can see what you were inspired by in the photo!), the flower centers, and the framing detail on each card! I’d say you nailed this challenge my friend!! :0)

  5. Michele F

    Anita, these are both so bright, fresh, and fabulous … I love the colors, and both choices for panels, but that crimped quickly had me craving pie again!
    A duo of Delicious! xx

  6. Lisa Elton

    Oh, what a lovely pair Anita! The colors of those blooms are wonderful. I’ve always loved a pretty scalloped edge, but those crimped edges are terrific!

  7. Mac Mable

    Both cards look so contemporary and you can clearly see the inspiration Anita from the fun photo. The black with the bold sentiments look striking too. Both cards are so Happy and vibrant x.

  8. TK Watson

    Oh My! They’re beautiful, Anita, and I’m loving the bold colors you chose! You’ve mastered those “artsy” flowers that I struggle with, but yours gives me the push to try again. So lovely

  9. djkardkreations

    A bright and bold Twofer, Anita, and a perfect take on the new TO challenge! Thank you for the inspiration! I love both wonderful edges on your popped up blue and yellow bloom panels! Love the centers, too! LYAMYSMMA!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  10. Karen Brown

    Beautiful floral card! I really like the crimped background…subtle but adds a little extra interest without taking away from your focal point. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT

  11. Brenda Lawrence

    Oh my Anita, these are stunning cards! I love those flowers and the inspirational photo, I also love where it took you. The bloom colors are so beautiful and just pop with those vivid colors and the greenery. I love these! Hugs, Brenda

  12. Claire A

    A perfect take on the inspiration pic Anita – I don’t think I’ve seen those Altenew blooms before…they look beautiful in the vibrant blue hues and yellow!

  13. kimheggins

    Absolutely stunning card Anita! Love those bold beautiful colors you choose for your flowers, a wonderful way to say Happy Birthday!

  14. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Two gorgeous cards, Anita. I love the way the flowers fill the front, but there is still lots of crisp white. I the way the little differences create a whole new card. The bead and glitter centers look wonderful and the placement of the sentiments make them pop beautifully.

  15. lollthompson

    Two gorgeous cards Anita! Love the colours you’ve used that are so bright and fresh. Great work with the Altenew images. xx

  16. maria f.

    Ah, Watercolor Wonder. What a fabulous stamp. How beautiful it looks in those fresh colors. I just couldn’t get past those amazing colors in the inspiration photo! Bold and beautiful.

  17. BarbGhig

    I think my first comment went into cyberspace, so I’ll try again…Please forgive me for my late visit. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Anita! I love how you designed both cards…your color palette is beautiful and perfect for the inspiration photo, and I really love how you framed each card! Stunning work, as always ~ Barb xx


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