Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Guest Designer at Time Out Challenges

I was so honored to have my card chosen as the winner a few weeks ago & now it's my turn to guest design at Time Out Challenges.  There are lots of possibilities using this colorful photo inspiration.
The wall immediately caught my attention & made me think of dry embossing.  I used a beautiful old Cuttlebug folder on an aqua cardstock panel.  Then I lightly inked the raised areas with white dye ink.  It's so fun to see how it changes the look.
The big dark flower & white table inspired the rest of my card.  I stamped the outline image from Altenew Majestic Bloom in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  The other layers were stamped in Altenew Coral Berry & Ruby Red.  I used a gold gel pen to color the center & I brushed the white edges with Coral Berry.  MFT Layered Leaves die cuts were tucked under the bloom & I gently lifted up the ends.  The die cut sentiment from the same Altenew set was stacked 3 high & brushed with a shimmer pen.  Just for fun, I didn't center the panel on the card front & I added a few white sequins for embellishment.
Here's a close up of the inspiration photo so you can see more details & you'll find lots of inspiration from the talented DT.  I'd love for you to play along & you might win the prize from Stamplorations! 
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Hurrah--I finally have my laptop back!  The repairman even gave me a discount since the delay was due to his accidentally ruining the new part.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I've gotten behind on blog reading, but if your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you as soon as I can.




22 comments:

  1. We are so pleased you are joining us at Time Out as our GD from a well deserved win! I think you captured the picture so well. Now I see your card and the photo so close-that embossed panel seems to be the exact same and adding the touches of white really does make the difference-I have never tried this and have no white ink!! Even your flower looks the same as the one in the photo and adding that gold centre the perfect touch. Adore you lifted the leaves at the edges and I also like to not centre panels sometimes-as it is fun. I just love how you really thought this card through and came up with the perfect design-a joy to have you with us x

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  2. Congratulations on your Guest spot. You are card is perfect. The beautiful embossed background is amazing. As soon as I saw the photo an embossed background came to mind.

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  3. This is a gorgeous take on the inspiration, Greta. I love that background as it beautifully mimics the one in the photo. Love the gold center of your flower and the die cut leaves are the perfect touch. Thank you so much for Guest Designing at Time Out! It's wonderful to have you with us.

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  4. Perfect take on the inspiration photo, Greta - love love your card!! congrats on the GD spot!!

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  5. WOW a stunner Greta. Fabulous take on the inspiration photo. YOu ROCKED IT!

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  6. So glad you have your laptop back...at last x.
    Congratulations on guesting and what a stunning card it is. Love the dry embossing, the vibrant colour and the touch of white on the raised parts. Fabulous and eye catching flower and the pop of white looks wonderful. Amazing card Greta x.

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  7. Wow that white embossed background is incredible!! What a great idea and it made a truly gorgeous card!

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  8. congrats on your guest designer spot, greta! your card is just gorgeous!

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  9. Wonderful design. Inking the embossing folder with white ink really created a great replica of that inspirational photo. And that flower is gorgeous!

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  10. Congrats on your GD spot, Greta! Your card is gorgeous and a perfect take on the inspiration photo! And, love those pretty colors!

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  11. WOW! What a beautiful flower! It's so pretty Greta! Congrats on the GD Spot! :)

    Theresa

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  12. Beautiful! Love the white ink on the raised portions of your background. And your flower is gorgeous!

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  13. Oh, the bright pinks on the blue is just wonderful. I add my congrats to you doing a guest designer spot.

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  14. What a GOrgeous card, I love the colour combination and that gorgeous flower and embossing.
    Faith x

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  15. Fabulous card, Greta. Congratulations for your GDT. You certainly deserve it, my dear friend. Kisses!

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  16. Congrats on guesting Greta! Your card is beautiful. The embossed background is perfect with the regal bloom. YAY for your computer's return and YAY for the discount ~ CHA-CHING!!

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  17. Gosh, what a brilliant take on the inspiration, Greta ... your embossed and inked background captures it beautifully ... that big bold bloom is gorgeous against it! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. You have picked out perfect elements from the inspiration photo. My eye was drawn to the background design too. I love your big bold flower. Hugs MrsA.

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  19. this is absolutely stunning Greta...love your sweet pink flowers, they look amazing on that beautiful blue background!

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  20. Hello sweet friend... I'm trying to get back in the swing of things... Your card is amazing! Firstly a fabulous take on the photo and secondly that raised embossing with the hint of white looks wonderful! I got your hugs... Sending one back!

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  21. The texture and color on your background and floral die is amazing, Greta! You certainly captured the theme photo well.

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  22. I love where this challenge took you Greta and congrats on the Guest Spot. The brocade style background is plush and sumptuous and the dramatic deep pink adds a touch of elegance. Truly lovely. x

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