Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time Out Challenge: Home Sweet Home Inspiration


Hello there...check out this gorgeous inspiration photo for the current Time Out Challenge.  Wow! Oh how I love crisp white space with pops of color.  I love it and could create a lot of cards inspired by this photo.  You could even pick up the smaller elements in the background like the sweet little sailboat.  You can see I took my inspiration from the crisp white and the butterflies.  I stamped on my Studio Calico butterfly (took this inspiration from a card in Card Creations), added a touch of thread to soften up the wood elements just a bit and added a sentiment.
Please pop on over to the Time Out Challenge blog to check out the gorgeous creations from the Time Out team and of course take time out to play along with us.

And...I wanted to say a great big thank you to all of the participants in our first challenge. The entries to our Dancing in the Rain challenge were gorgeous.  We'll post the winners next Thursday!  I look forward to seeing you play along again next week!


19 comments:

  1. Just CAS perfection! The pattern you have created on the butterfly is almost spot on the same as in the photo! I have been meaning to ask what is the thread you use when you do this accent behind a die cut, and how do you make it look so neat. I have tried it and it just won't go where I want it to. I have seen Aimes do this too. Only when you have time to mail me Lynn, I know time is busy for you at the mo x

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  2. This is stunning, Lynn! I love stamping on the butterfly and the thread! Perfect!

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  3. You are so right Lynn...that thread really does soften up the image...I zoomed in to check out how you did it...great idea and really pretty card!

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  4. Gorgeous butterfly! Love the button detail, too! The thread adds the right touch! Fab card, Lynn!

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  5. Love the insp. photo and you have used it fabulously. Lovely touch with the added string to soften it a bit :)

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  6. that is the perfectest little bunched up thread bundle ever!!! love the stamping on the wood veneer, too!

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  7. Stamping on the veneer..love that! pretty card!

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  8. This is gorgeous Lynn. I adore the butterfly and how pretty the tread is behind it. Very classy. Laura xx

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  9. Wonderful card, Lynn. Not only does the thread soften the image but I love the symbolicness (?) of it - you know, thread count in the linens. Sorry. I couldn't resist.

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  10. CAS perfection, Lynn!! The butterfly and the thread make a very fresh and contemporary combination -you always come up with super stylish ideas! xx

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  11. I didn't realise that was thread, so clever! Such a perfectly simple touch to the beautiful simplicity of this gorgeous card :)

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  12. This is a little reminder why a love the CAS style so much!
    Thanks for the inspiration Lynn!

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  13. This is so pretty! I love how you created the butterfly and the addition of the thread is so on trend! Love it!

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  14. I have never used wood veneer shapes but seeing your patterned butterfly may just persuade me!!! Great way to decorate them and love the bundle of thread too x

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  15. This is just gorgeous. I love how you stamped right on that butterfly, and also how you used the thread. I have yet to try to tackle decorative thread. I find it very intimidating, yet striking.

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  16. Gorgeous! That stamped butterfly looks fabulous and the thread is sitting so perfectly!

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  17. Lynn this is gorgeous, I love your stamped butterfly! The beautiful colours are perfect for spring.

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  18. Lynn, I've been working my way back through all of the many cards I've missed while I've been away from the blogging world. I'm convinced you cannot make a card that I won't love. I'm amazed at the variety of layouts, colors, and "feels" your are able to achieve with each one. What a feast for the eyes. I'm definitely going to have to come back soon so I can sit and really take in the fabulousness of each card.

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