Thursday, July 4, 2019

Celebrate Everything

Time Out Challenge #139 is up and running. This time, it is an "Inspired By Words" challenge with a quote from Oscar Wilde: "With freedom, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?"

This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Catherine Pooler. Our winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $25 coupon to the Catherine Pooler store

Clairea regular player at Time Out, is our guest designer. Clair is an incredibly talented card artist whose coloring skills are amazing. Please treat yourself to a visit to her blog: Life on the Scrap Heap for heaps of inspiration. You'll be so glad you did.

Using Sponsor stamps Good Things and Canvas Grunge Background, I interpreted the quote as one of celebration, and how many reasons there always are to do so. 

Today is a huge day of celebration here in the US, which prompted me to use red, white and blue as my color palatte. I created a background with Distress Oxide inks that I inked directly to Catherine Pooler's Canvas Grunge Background stamp. I sprayed it with water and stamped it on Neeneh Solar White 80# paper. Once dry, I spattered it with a little Perfect Pearls mixed with water, then die cut a large star from the background to use as the stage for my quote. I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black inside the star, then embossed with clear EP on top of the black ink. I spattered a mixture of red Perfect Pearls and water on a panel die cut with a Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle, added some twine at the top, popped the star up in the middle, and adhered it to an A2 card base cut from SU Marina Mist cardstock.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what Claire and the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Play with us to share your creation, and a chance to win a prize from Catherine Pooler Designs. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'm also playing at:

Five points on my star.

My star.


Donna Ellis said...

Love those twisted stripes in your twine, Stephanie, and the beautiful star so the recipient knows they are the center of the celebrations! Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us. We hope you will visit again.

{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Wendy L said...

Super card for our stars and stripes challenge, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Stephanie,
what a very lovely card and I love that sentiment in the middle of the star.
Beautiful layout also.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Kim S said...

What a fun sentiment!!! LOVE it on that colorful star that you've created. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Gerrina said...

Wow love that star and the just a bit ink in the background makes it stand out even more! (Hope you don't mind that I pinned it for inspiration) So good to see something different every time here! Hugs, Gerrina

Anita in France said...

That's such a fabulous background for your star, Stephanie ... there's such a great sense of texture about it ... and I love that fun sentiment ... wise words! Hugs, Anita :)

sandie said...

What a great way to celebrate the day! I do like that background grunge stamp-how did I miss that! Love how you mixed the background, it came out so good and adore how you used this sentiment. The perfect card for the day x

Julia Aston said...

What a great grunge stamp you used for your background! a wonderful star design!