Saturday, 15 April 2017

TO81 - It's Your Day

This card is for this week's Time Out Challenge, where we are being inspired by a photo:

Last week, Julie Ebersole and (*new stamp company alert!*) Flora and Fauna had an Instagram giveaway and (can you believe it?!) I WON! I won the Octagon Greenhouse (see below for link) stamp set and decided to ink it up for this challenge.

I focused on:
-the circular clock with the black-pink-black words and silver frame
-butterfly theme and colours
-soft grey repetition in the background

I like this technique of creating a 'bumped-out' focal point. I start with a 4.25x5.5 panel and then cut the circle out and remove it. I then lay the square die on the remainder of the panel and cut that. Because I popped the circle up and framed it in silver, I didn't have to cut it out of the square, I could have just adhered it on top; but this allows you to inlay it back in if you want.

I used:


sandie said...

Gosh you picked out so much from the photo! I do like how you stamped on to the circle and lifted it up and framing it with the silver works so well with the grey. Also love the sketch look of the colouring. Thanks for joining Time Out

Kirsten said...

This card is fabulous! Love the design and the pop of color.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on your win ... and you're already making wonderful cards with your prize. Love your take on the inspiration.

Lynn said...

I absolutely love how you were inspired! Such gorgeous stamping with the pop of color. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Lisa Elton said...

This is lovely and peaceful!!

Gabi MeWi said...

This is a real "WOW-card" - love that the backgroundstamping is on the circle too.

Petra Swart said...

Love how you've got the little branches going onto the circle, Ardyth and the soft grey stamping is so lovely with the dark grey card base!!!! Your pink butterfly is very pretty and who doesn't like some glitter cs to add a little sparkle!!!!!????

Anita in France said...

Soft and dreamy, Ardyth ... with a fabulous pop of colour in that delicious little butterfly ... just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)