Time Out Challenge #157 – A Reminder!

Hello … bonjour!  I’m popping in to remind you that we’re still celebrating our 6th birthday at Time Out … and to let you know there’s still almost a week to join us in our latest challenge.  Our theme this fortnight is (unsurprisingly!) Birthday … and there’s an optional twist of die cutting or fussy cutting.  I chose not to twist …


The floral bouquet is from WPlus9, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black onto a panel of mixed media card.  I coloured it with Zigs and a water brush, doodled some highlights on flower centres and tiny buds with a white gel pen … and added a sentiment from Simon.  The finished panel was edged top and bottom with slender strips of black … and was popped up on craft foam onto a matching base card.


How about making a birthday card and celebrating with us?  If you use our optional twist of die cutting or fussy cutting, you’ll be in with a random chance of winning a US$40 GC prize from our fabulous sponsor, STAMPlorations (thanks, Shery!).  Our overall winner will be chosen by the DT … and will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  All the details are over at Time Out … along with heaps of delicious inspiration from our wonderful DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Christine at Experiments In Craft.  Do go over for a visit with Christine … you won’t want to miss a gentle meander through her inspiring blog!

I’m playing along with …

AAA Birthday – Flowers

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … with the Flower option

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

The Paper Players – Clean And Simple Spring Flowers

I do hope you’re all staying safe and well out there.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



40 thoughts on “Time Out Challenge #157 – A Reminder!

  1. Mac Mable

    The vibrancy of the flowers look fabulous against the crisp white. Love the font too on the ‘Happy’ sentiment. A really beautiful card Anita and thank you for the inspiration x.

  2. Maria A Rodriguez

    Hello Anita: I love this vibrant and colorful spray of flowers, the intense colors really pop against that pristine white panel.
    Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.

  3. sandie

    such a stunning colour mix and of course I love the colours you chose! I do like the touch of black card added to the panels-a lovely design touch x

  4. conil

    What a happy, beautifully colored birthday card. Your shading is fabulous and perfect for making any recipient delighted to receive such a masterpiece. Take care and know I’m thinking about you.

  5. Vikki H

    Your flowers pop off the screen with their vivid, cheery colors! Loving the pop of your black lines too.

  6. Lisa Elton

    Bright, bold and beautiful! Just the pick me up I need after a rainy cloudy day. Hoping you’re safe and well too.

  7. Marcia Hill

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Anita! I haven’t used that stamp set in years and think I need to pull it out after seeing this beauty! Your coloring is so pretty and I love all the little details with the white pen! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  8. djkardkreations

    That’s a beautiful bouquet from W+9 and I love the vibrant way you painted it, Anita! Great shading and white gel highlights, black border strips, and big-little birthday sediment! I need to put my skates on cuz I’d love to join the birthday party!! LYAMYMA! TTYT! Take care and be safe! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  9. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Beautiful, Anita! Your coloring is wonderful, and those flowers really “pop” against the white! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players this week!

  10. Joanne James

    Anita your CAS blooms are so bold and colourful – gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my CAS spring flower challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  11. Jane Taylor

    Gorgeous colour choices and so beautifully coloured. love your card Anita. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  12. Kara

    I love your vibrant flowers and the white details! That mixed media paper gives a nice textured, substantial look (and I’m sure, feel) to the card. Your thin black strips add wonderful elegance!

  13. Cindy Beach

    Your card is fabulous, Anita! Thanks for your kind and thoughtful comment on my blog. I love the bold colors and crisp lines of your design. A winner in every way!

  14. BarbGhig

    Absolutely gorgeous blooms, Anita! I love the bright cheery colors and your lovely CAS design! Stay safe and well, my friend…Big hugs, Barb xx

  15. Gerrina

    The colours are so beautiful! This card really popped of my blogrol… A great card to sent flowers when you can’t give them in person! Hugs, Gerrina

  16. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    I’m so sorry to be so late in coming over to tell you how beautiful your card is, Anita. This floral image is go gorgeous and you have done a wonderful job in coloring it so fabulously. The colors are so vibrant, and the touch of the slim black lines is so perfect. Be well….

  17. Wei

    Such a pretty card, Anita. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.


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