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’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.
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 🙂
Love your card, the stitching frames your watercolored wonders so delicately. xox
Love your take on the inspiration photo! The addition of seed beads to the flower centers is awesome! I love both cards!!
Delightful cards, Anita. I love the bright and happy colors. You interpret the inspiration photo so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!
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.
A simple design, but a great effect. I really like both cards.
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)
It’s amazing how changing the panel die, the sentiment font, and the color position of the flowers gives a whole different look to your beautiful cards, Anita.
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
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!
Beautiful as ever and such bright friendly colours too x
Both versions of your cards make me so very happy Anita, it’s those bright blooms that have put the best start into my day! Thank you!
Anita I love both of your cards, the yellow is just what I needed to smile on this snowy day!
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.
So gorgeous, Anita. So beautiful. I love the colors that you chose. So happy and bright.
Love how you used the inspiration, Anita! The second card is my favorite with the big bloom in blue!
Both cards are so vibrant and beautiful, Anita!
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
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
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
Well your die frames are lovely, the bold colors are also lovely so I guess you made two lovely cards. How original of me. 🙂
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
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!
Absolutely stunning card Anita! Love those bold beautiful colors you choose for your flowers, a wonderful way to say Happy Birthday!
These cards are so pretty and fresh looking, Anita! Love the simplicity and great colour combinations! 🙂
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.
What a beautiful bright and cheerful card, Anita and I love how the texture of the card shows through.
Hope you are having a good weekend!
Such a cheerful card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath DT
beautiful colourful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday challenge
Two gorgeous cards Anita! Love the colours you’ve used that are so bright and fresh. Great work with the Altenew images. xx
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.
Beautiful bold flowers! What a great way to use the colours! Enjoy your sunday!
Both are so lovely, Anita! I adore the bright, clear colors and nothing could be cheerier than some happy yellow!!
Two stunning cards! Love the style if the flowers and the colors of our photo just shine in your cards!
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
Yep, the PERFECT card for the challenge picture!