Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Taking TIME OUT to Guest Design

I am very excited to be guest designing over at TIME OUT Challenges this round where you're to use the inspiration picture shown.  This is one of my fav types of challenges because you can draw from the elements in the pic that move you.  So  many possibilities!

In my case, I wanted to capture the softness of the pic (simple colors, candlelight glow), the elements of nature brought in by the pinecones and the words in the form of wall art and upcycled wood pallet coffee table.  Ack--love the pic so much!

The card is self-explanatory.  Stamped the background with pigment ink and also used it on the pinecone ribbon to brighten it compared to the watercolor paper.  Added Glossy Accents to shine up the berries.  Better seen in person, of course.

The Details:  Artist's Loft 140 lb watercolor paper, Inkadinkado Evergreen Holiday image, Momenta background stamp, ribbon from my stash, Glossy Accents, Memory Box white pigment ink, PIne Cone Press sequins, Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Barn Door, and Festive Berries, Memento Rich Cocoa, Recollections white 110 lb cardstock base

I'm entering this in:  AAA #27 Play with Watercolors, Penny Black & More Anything Goes, Christmas Cards All Year Round No Patterned Paper, Merry Monday 133 Rustic

30 comments:

  1. We are so pleased to have you as our GD this week and your card has captured all the elements you wanted it to. The added ribbon really does add to the soft feel of your card x

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  2. This is gorgeous! I love how you've captured the soft feel of the photo and that bg looks amazing! Thanks for being our guest designer at TIME OUT! xxx

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  3. Gorgeous card, Toni! So perfectly inspired by the photo :o)

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  4. What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  5. Gorgeous inspired card! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

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  6. So excited to have you as the GD this challenge. A perfect card to go with the picture. Love the background and the way you used the ribbon under the middle panel. Simply beautiful!

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  7. This Christmas card is great!! It is simply gorgeous!
    -Dee

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  8. Love this, Toni! All the elements capture the picture so well - love that pinecone stamp and the kraft base. Great to have you as GD at Time Out this week :)

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  9. Wonderful card! I saw it on Merry Monday!

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  10. Gorgeous card! The background stamp is fantastic! XX

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  11. Congrats on your GD spot! This card is so beautiful - I just love the background.

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  12. A really elegant card Toni.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

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  13. Awesome background stamp and love your muted colour scheme. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  14. Yay! You rocked it...your card is gorgeous.

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  15. Gorgeous card! It goes so well with both challenges! Love it!

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  16. Wow and wow! Totally loving this.

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  17. Love your card ...great design.

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  18. Beautiful! That ribbon is the perfect touch!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  19. Such a treat to have you guest design for us at Time Out! Love your card, especially that wonderfully graphic typeface background and such fantastic work on that pinecone - gorgeous :)

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  20. Beautiful card. I love that background stamp! The ribbon is a perfect background for the pine cone to rest on. Very pretty!

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  21. A wonderful, well made card! It's beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at AAA Cards. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

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  22. Toni you are amazing card maker this is stunning Team-mate..(HOC DT)
    I adore the idea of you on the photo inspiration...sooo beautifully done and love all the white on the kraft paper...you made a stunning christmas card..
    I ADORE this Toni
    and you are also the GD.... congrats Toni..
    I am joining the Time Out Challenge this time
    if you have a five minutes time would you mind to visiting my card on my blog? I would be so glad if you can leave me some love too...
    big hugs,
    Monika

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  23. Great card Toni! You have definitely achieved the softness you were going for, it's beautiful. Stef x

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  24. What an awesome card. I love it. Good luck on the DT call. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round

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  25. Lovely card, well laid out.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Anything Goes' & good luck x Susan x

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Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy and appreciate them all!