Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy 3rd Birthday To Time Out!!!


I am so excited to be taking part in Time Out Challenges 3rd Birthday Celebration starting Thursday, March 2nd through Wednesday, March15th. I hope you will join in the fun and festivities! All of the wonderful companies in the graphic above are generously sponsoring the Time Out Birthday Bash! 

   Challenge #78 is a THEME challenge of Love and/or Friendship with the Optional Technique Twist of the "Spotlight Stamping" technique in which you add color only to one raised spot on your image. There are many tutorials available online like THIS one from Splitcoast Stampers and THIS one from MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog.

The following sponsors are celebrating with us on their blogs-click on the links below to check out their parties:

Ardyth of MASKerade is our Guest Designer for both the challenge and reminder posts. Ardyth's work is amazing, and you are sure to be very inspired when you stroll through her blog.

Here is my take:


The main image is an Impression Obsession wood mounted stamp from deep within my stash - Flower Pitchers. I love this image, and it is wonderful for water coloring. I stamped it twice, colored the top section with Zigs, cut out a heart shape with Stampin' Up's Heart To Heart Punch and popped it up. I added a sentiment using Simon Says Stamp YOU, distressed the edges of the top panel, mounted it on purple card stock and adhered it to the card base.

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Take Time Out to create with us, celebrate with us, and link up for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.


10 comments:

sandie said...

This image is perfect for this challenge and your colouring really stands out in these deep colours you have used and what a great idea to use the heart-so perfect for our challenge (those sequins are perfect!!!) So pleased you are on our DT, you are an inspiration x

Anita in France said...

Wow, Stephanie, the detail in that tiny heart is fantastic ... those delicious rich colours make it pops beautifully against that fabulous outline image! Gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Nonni said...

Mmmm I loooove this Stephanie! The heart die was a perfect choice for the sentiment and the image is so pretty... And you coloring looks great! Truly an exceptional card!

Sarah Gray said...

A gorgeous image and the heart shaped spotlight of vibrant colours is inspired! What a great design, Stephanie :)

Jill Vickers said...

Another treasure from your stash - I love this image - and the popped up coloured heart is perfect and goes beautifully with the sentiment! Still in love with your distressed edges - especially with the pop of purple behind them- gorgeous!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Fantastic image to use for your spotlight stamping! That heart full of brilliant color creates such a wonderful focal point!

Jenny said...

I love the heart shaped spotlight Steph with all its rainbow colours xx

Gerrina said...

So beautiful how the spotlight piece just looks to lift of of the card... And beautifully coloured again! Hugs, Gerrina

Isabelle Siry said...

What a beauty Stephanie ! I love this stamp set ! What a clever idea this little colored heart inside the bouquet! Wonderful inspiration card ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
Izzy Scrap

Lisa Kind said...

That is a beautiful image! Don't you just love working with wood mount stamps every now and again? And I love how you spotlighted it with a heart! I never would have thought to do that! Very pretty card!