Thursday, November 24, 2016

Simple Joys


Time Out Challenge #71 is now live, with the theme of:
 CHRISTMAS with the optional Technique Twist of using glitter and/or shimmer.

Our generous sponsored is Uniko Studios. Uniko is offering a prize for the winner and also a random draw from amongst those entries who include the twist. 


We are very pleased that Valentyna of Flourishtina will be joining us as Guest Designer for this challenge, and she will also be back next week for our reminder post.  Valentyna is a wonderfully talented papercraft artist. Please head on over to her blog for some wonderful inspiration.

Here is my take:



This beautiful image and sentiment is from a gorgeous set of Christmas stamps by Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy. Marcella is a lovely person, and an incredible artist. You really are in for a treat when you visit her store and her blog

I water colored Marcella's wonderful image with my Zigs, then added lots of clear Wink Of Stella to give it sparkle and shine. I could not, for the life of me, capture that sparkle and shine on camera. I even tried a closeup photo from a different angle. No twinkle to be seen.  Please take my word for it! LOL. Any and all suggestions on a technique that works for this are welcome! 

To finish, I distressed the edged of the water colored panel, and mounted it on SU Brushed Silver card stock (retired).

The Time Out Design Team members have created some awesome pieces for your inspiration.  Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog, take a look and leave the DT some love. Then take some Time Out to play with us!


12 comments:

Nonni said...

Beautfiful card, Stephanie! This is a wonderful image (have to check out the store!) and I love your simple take for the card, this really looks so lovely. Great coloring too!

sandie said...

Wonderful water colouring and I do love this sweet image. I like the distress edge, I always forget to do this. I can never catch the sparkle. Anita has managed it well this week, perhaps she has a few tips.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, we feel blessed to have you as part of Time Out x

Gerrina said...

A beautiful image! (Love that it is not that traditional) and s o beautfully coloured! Hope you have a colorfull week!

Anita in France said...

How lovely, Stephanie ... your watercolouring is fabulous, especially of those sweet tiny ornaments ... so charming ... and such a wonderful sentiment! I have the same issue photographing WoS ... it's more good luck than good management if I arrive at capturing it! Hugs, Anita :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Stephanie, I am absolutely amazed by your sweet card! Love everything about it: beautiful coloring, simple look and those cute ornaments :)

Lisa Kind said...

She does have some wonderful designs, and this one is so pretty all colored up on your card! Lovely card Stephanie!

Greta said...

Beautiful coloring--love the lightly distressed edges!

Joyce said...

What a darling image, perfectly colored. I believe you on the shimmer. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Jill Vickers said...

I love this Stephanie - that stamp is so pretty - I will definitely be checking out the store :) I love the distressed edges on the panel too - I noticed them right away - a perfect finishing touch for this image. I haven't done that in quite a while but you have inspired me to dust off the tools :)

Kara Lynne said...

What a gorgeous image, and your coloring is wonderful! I love the silver card that reflects the metal watering can. I'm sure the shimmer is awesome!

cm said...

A pretty image that you've elevated to gorgeous! Love those ornaments!
Hugs~c

Jenny Colacicco said...

Stephanie can I just tell you how happy I am you are showing Power Poppy Love!! Its a wonderful company and you've done it proud wth this gorgeous card. Sublime!!!