Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time Out Challenge #3 - Theme Challenge with an Optional Twist

Hi everyone!  We have a new challenge over on the Time Out blog.  This time around it's a theme challenge with an optional twist.  The theme is Birthday and the optional twist is to make it a masculine birthday.  And there are prizes too!  More about that at the end of this post.
I'm not good at masculine cards, so I chose not to use the twist.  I was playing with some water coloring the other day and had this piece on my craft desk.  I pulled out my Tipped Tops dies and went to work cutting it up.  I die cut the shape and the word together.  Then I die cut the word from the yellow cardstock and inlaid it into the water colored paper.  Love that look.  To finish it off, I created the flower added dimensionals in between each layer to bulk it up.  I added some star dust stickles to the center for some sparkle.  The sentiment was stamped in pigment ink and embossed in clear powder. 

Now for the prizes.  We are giving away two prizes:  one winner who uses the masculine twist and the other prize will be to an overall winner.  The prizes are offered by Uniko Stamps.
Prize 1 for those doing the twist will be chosen randomly and will be a £15 gift voucher.
Prize 2 is the overall challenge and will receive these stamp and die sets.
So we hope you play along.  For more inspiration, stop by these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Paper:  Neenah white, Tim Holtz water color paper, Daffodil delight, pear pizzazz
Ink:  Memento Luxe rose bud
Accessories:  Upsy daisy die (MFT), Tipped tops die (PTI), clear embossing powder, star dust stickles, dimensionals



sandie said...

This is stunning Lisa, I love your watercolouring and this flower steals the show-great lay out too x

Beverley said...

Beautiful card, love the watercolour angled background and the inset die cut. Hugs Bev x

Gerrina said...

Love the watercolours! And what a great effect to use an inlay and EP for the text! Hope you're having a fun day, hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

Just love how you've done the sentiment...'Happy', great technique. What a colourful and happy card and the flower is stunning, just love it! x Beverley x

Lynn said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! Soft and serene. I love it!

Cheryl said...

Love the pretty pastel colors of your watercoloring! And, the flower-just beautiful!!
Happy Anniversary!

Nonni said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa. It's amazing what can be done with a die cutting machine... Can you hear the envious tone in my voice?!? ;) Seriously speaking, this is brilliant, the colors look lovely and flower cards are my favorite. xx

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous. Love all the colors and that pretty flower.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So pretty :) Gorgeous colours and that inlaid word is just fantastic - love it !!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, I love the water coloured background, Cathy x


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