Thursday, June 2, 2016

Time Out #58 - Home Sweet Home Challenge

Hi everyone!  The new challenge over at Time Out is our Home Sweet Home challenge.  We give you a photo from a home and you use it as inspiration.

This is the photo chosen for this challenge.  Pretty cool window, huh?
 
I hope you can see what my inspiration was...that arch!  I found a sketch (you can see it below) that I wanted to use and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.  I have a first birthday to go to in a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd make a little birthday boy card.  I've had this stamp set from WPlus9 for quite a while and have never used it yet.  I die cut a circle and, using a stencil, smooshed Versamark ink though it.  I then embossed the dots with white embossing powder.  After that, I sponged two distress inks over the dots.  That circle border was also sponged with distress ink to match the bottom piece.  I used Zig markers on the elephant, balloon, and hat.  I couldn't find cardstock for a mat to match the distress ink colors, so I sponged the mat and added the main panel on top.  That was all adhered to the base with fun foam for dimension.  There's Wink of Stella on the balloon and the elephant's hat.
 
This is the sketch from The Challenge that I followed. 
 
You can see more from the Time Out DT and our guest, Karren, on the Time Out blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Unforgettable (WP9), It's a Celebration (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white
Ink:  Zig markers, Archival jet black, Versafine onyx black, Versamark, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers distress inks
Accessories:  Unforgettable dies (WP9), Western star border duo die (MFT), Spellbinder circle die, white embossing powder, baker's twine, Wink of Stella, dimensional tape, fun foam


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10 comments:

Karren said...

This is adorable! How clever to use the arch as your inspiration!

Lynn said...

What a clever, clever idea! Love this sweet little birthday card.

Gerrina said...

A card with great collours! And not too, but just enough sweet...
Great sponging on the balloon and circle. And a great way to show that there is more in that HSH-photo to get inspirated by! Hope you have planned a colourful and fun weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Nonni said...

I love your use of various techniques in one card, very creative and such a coherent look with all matching colors! Great card! xxx

Jill Vickers said...

I love how you used the arch from the photo - great idea! Really sweet image and I love how you incorporated the twine as a finishing touch!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely precious, Lisa! Love those polka dots, and that little elephant is over-the-top ADORABLE! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

Anita in France said...

Brilliant, Lisa ... such a sweet card ... and one of my favourite colour combo's ... adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

Becca Sadler said...

Cute take on the Wild Card Challenge design layout and the adorable baby boy inspiration! The card is too charming and I'm sure the baby's parents will be thrilled to see this! Kudos!

Joyce said...

This is really cute, and Love that it was inspired by the arch.

sandie said...

What a cool idea Lisa to use the arch, I hadn't thought of that. Such a freah and sweet card, I adore all these colours together x

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