A New Challenge At Time Out – #157 – Birthday!

Hello … bonjour … and welcome to a celebration!  Today is Time Out‘s 6th birthday!  We’re thrilled that you’ve been taking time out of your schedule to create with us for six years … and hope you will continue to share your creativity and talent by playing along with us for at least another six … and more!  Our theme this fortnight will come as no surprise … it’s Birthday … with the optional twist of die cutting or fussy cutting.  I chose not to twist …

This is one large image from Birch Press (courtesy of a random win at Tracey‘s 25 Tags Event … thanks, my friend!) … and includes the lovely leaf clusters and the offset frames.  Doesn’t it flow beautifully across the whole card front?  I heat embossed it and the sentiments (from Simon) in silver, watercoloured the leaves with Zig Clean Colour Markers and a water brush … and added some delicate splattering in the same colours as the leaves (after masking the space inside the frames).  You might just about be able to see the shimmer of clear sparkle on all the leaves … I added that as my finishing touch.


What kind of birthday card will you make for us … and will you use our optional die cutting or fussy cutting twist?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  We’re sponsored for this special challenge by STAMPlorations (thanks, Shery), who are offering a US$40 GC (yes, you read that right!) to a randomly drawn player who uses the optional twist.  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, Christine at Experiments In Craft.  Why not pop over for a visit with Christine … 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 Watercolour – Anything Goes … no flower option

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

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


37 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #157 – Birthday!

  1. Mac Mable

    Wow ….this is a stunner Anita. The beautiful shimmery blues, against the silver and the crisp white is sheer perfection x. Wonderful stamp too and yes it does flow across your beautiful and fabulous card x.

  2. sandie

    Such a lovely design and wonderful colour choices-adore this. And wow to the watercolouring, can see the depth in this. So good to have you inspire our players yet again x

  3. Izzy Scrap

    Oh la la, comme c’est beau ! Je ne peux qu’aimer avec tous ces dégradés de bleu. Il y a plus de 10 ans maintenant, je suis tombée amoureuse d’une styliste écossaise qui fait de superbes bijoux en argent et émail, et ta carte m’y fait tellement penser ! Superbe, vraiment et j’adore les cadres décalés. Un très joyeux anniversaire à Time Out et merci pour cette magnifique inspiration ! Bises

  4. Darnell Jean Knauss

    What a wonderfully versatile image and design this is, Anita! I can see it as a schparkly Christmas card, too! I love the icy silver and blues together and the very ladylike array of fine schplat, er, schpray you achieved to add more interest! It’s positively scrummy and another Anitaism that’s going straight into my to-CASE folder. It’s silly really, since all your cards go in there. If I thought about it, it would make more sense to just go to your blog and pick any post!! LYAMYMDMA! HAGD!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  5. catcraig

    Oh my goodness Anita, this is such a beautiful card. The sliver embossing is lovely with that gorgeous blue. The sentiment looks as if it was made to snuggle into that space.

  6. Lindsey M-P

    Absolutely beautiful! And how fun that you won this from Tracey’s tag event. So pretty in the blues and silver. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  7. Marisela Delgado

    Gorgeous card, Anita. So beautiful. I love how you colored it with those beautiful blues. Awesome. You rock!

  8. tinstar05

    What a beautiful design Anita. Love the silver and blue, so classy. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  9. Lisa Elton

    What pretty winnings! I love the thin offset frames and they look fabulous all gussied up in silver. Beautifully done Anita!

  10. Marcia Hill

    Oh Anita…this is GORGEOUS!! I just love the shades of blue with the silver embossing…SO pretty! Love that frame too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  11. Sharron Gregory

    What a wonderful win! Love the sparkly silver and the perfect offset frames. This is a design with so many possibilities–perfect, Anita!

  12. born57

    Stunning card Anita! Love the silver with the rich blues and the double frame is wonderful!
    Thank you for always visiting my blog seeing you and Lisa every time warms my heart and I am sorry I am not blogging as I did in the past. Hugs and good health to you and your family.

  13. lollthompson

    Congrats on your 6th birthday at Time Out! The years are flying by! LOVE your amazing card Anita. Those leaves are gorgoeus, but it’s the watercolouring that really is stunning. It’s a real WOW! card. Looks like I need to go shopping for that fabulous stamp! xx

  14. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Wow, Anita. That is one gorgeous image. The silver embossing makes it so extra special, and your coloring of the leaves of superb, as always. Just a fabulous make for this wonderful occasion!

  15. Barbara Roe

    New word for you, no longer “lovely”, the word that came to mine “devine.”
    Wishing both of you the best and hope you are safe in the French countryside. We are holed up in the house because we are over 65. Thankfully we did buy supplies. Hugs, Barb

  16. Heidi Weaver

    Wow, Anita, what a stunning card! That large image really is gorgeous. I love the heat embossing which ties it all together and, then, of course, the beautiful colouring. The heat embossed sentiment fits into the offset frames perfectly, doesn’t it? As if they were made for each other. Thanks so much for sharing with us for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  17. Kara

    Your birthday card is so gorgeous with the silver embossing and blue leaves! I love the sentiment you chose and how it fits so well within the frame area! I pray you are staying well and have what you need to see you through these times.


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