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Time Out DT #40 Mid Challenge Reminder, Retrosketches #182, SSS Monday 21/9, SSS Wednesday 23/9

Hello!  Our ‘CASE … With Your Own Twist’ challenge over at Time Out is only half way through … so if you haven’t played along already, there’s still plenty of time … and why would you not want to CASE our designer … she’s the wonderful, uber talented and lovely Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opinion!  Tracey has given us a soft, dreamy, delicate card to CASE … it’s a little further down … this week, I rather strayed from the original with mine …

Time Out DT 40R, Little Tangles 60, Retrosketches 182Time Out… here’s Tracey’s beautiful card …

I die cut a circle of vellum (MFT Circle Stax) and gold heat embossed the Neat & Tangled image onto it, doing a little masking and restamping to get the wreath shape (it comes with ‘laurel’ sprigs each side).  A white card panel was sponged with Hero Arts Mint Julep and the vellum circle was adhered over it, just off the edge of the card, and attached only under the little flowers so it ‘floats’ a little.   A slender strip of gold foil paper was attached to the edge of the card base and the panel was popped up onto the base on fun foam.  The additional sentiment (from WPlus9) was gold embossed onto white, trimmed and adhered flat, tucked just under the vellum and overlapping the gold strip.  I scattered a few gold sequins and was done!

How will you be inspired by Tracey‘s card … there are soft colours, the sponged background, delicate vellum, crisp heat embossing … we’d love to see where your creative imagination takes you!  There’s tons of inspiration over on the Time Out blog if you need a little kick start … from our talented Guest Designer Stempelfrida and from our fabulous DT … hope to see you in the gallery!

In addition to being inspired by Tracey‘s card, I was also inspired by …

Retrosketches – Sketch Below … my first time playing along … loved that off the page sketch, which also just happened to have been inspired by Tracey!

SSS Monday – Use a Stamp

SSS Wednesday – No Designer Paper

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

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