Sunday, 18 January 2015

Time Out meets Fusion card challenge

I love it when you see a challenge inspiration image and it stays in the back of your mind like an obsession until you get the card out of your system. The current Time Out Challenge image was one of those. I keep pages open on my browser for challenges I want to participate in so that they are always there when I use my computer to look at and let my mind create connections with stamps or dies or other crafting stuff from my stash. This time it took another challenge, Fusion, before this card came to life. I'm also linking up with Hiding In My Craft Room challenge where the theme is Colour It, 4 Crafty Chicks where the theme is Flowers and Crafty Cardmakers and More where the theme is Something Old and Something New. My something old is the Hardwood stamp and my something new is the Calypso Coral Blendabilities which I have never used before.

I stamped the flowers and coloured them with Blendabilities, inspired by the colours of the pillows. I die cut the flowers using circle dies and matted them onto red card. I used the same red card to die cut the "Hello" using the Hello You dies. I used the hardwood stamp in Soft Suede onto kraft cardstock to create the background. I also used the Soft Suede ink to ink around the edges of the flowers, the sentiment and the background. 

Card: Kraft card, Coloured 240 gsm kraft card in Pillarbox Red and Chocolate, Hobbycraft 160 gms white card
Stamps: Stampin' Up I Like You, Hardwood
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Blendabilities Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Other: Stampin' Up Hello You thinlits, circle dies


Lin said...

Never heard of blendabilities. They seem to have done a good job though, or rather you have using them!

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Sue said...

Your colouring looks amazing on the flowers! A stunning take on the Time Out inspiration. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, happy Sunday :)

Leanne said...

So awesome, I love those flowers, and your colors are wonderful. Great sentiment on them. Thanks for playing our Flowers Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Very nicely done!

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card love that wonderful background that shows up the gorgeous images perfectly, thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers
lorraine x

sandie said...

I love your idea of keeping the challenges you want to play in open, such a cool idea. And you have done such a fab combo for the 2 photos. The pops of flowers against the wood really provide a fab contrast. Thanks for joining us at Time out

Lucille K said...

Great take on both challenges, love your card :)

LJ Creations said...

Beautiful card.... I love the colors and the images and everything about this card.
Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR.

Lynn said...

I love how you combined both challenges. Your card is stunning. Love the bright colors bouncing off the neutrals. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out and Fusion!

Beverley said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. My apologies for my lateness in commenting. Hugs Bev x

Jeanne J said...

Drop dead gorgeous! I love the contrast of the flowers and the woodgrain!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card knew that it was a winner when it was in the back of your head barking at you, Pink! It's fantastic!! Congratulations on the HM honor from Fusion!! Hugs, Darnell