Hello! It’s time for the next challenge at Time Out Challenges! This time around, it’s Home Sweet Home, which is a photo inspiration challenge with a homely twist! The photo below is what inspired my one layer watercolor card above. Do check out the other cards that the fab girls in the TO design team created and then come join us! The challenge is open for 2 weeks and the winner will be invited to guest design for us.
Photo source: House Decorating Ideas
My card is one layer, but I created dimension (or optical illusion) with the masking technique. The great thing is that it’s quick and easy to recreate — no fussy cutting involved! I didn’t get to shoot a video for my Time Out DT project. We had relatives visiting at the time and I only stole a bit of time to create my card. However, I created a similar card (see below) a few days ago and recorded it. So rather than bore you with a long description of how I created my card, I’ve got a 9-minute video for you to watch. Like my previous videos, this one’s in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart.
I’d like to enter my first card to the Simon Says Work It Wednesday March 2014 Challenge (create a card with bright colors, flowers, sunshine, or anything else that makes you think of spring).
As for my second card, I’d like to enter it to the following challenges: The Card Concept #6 – Create a Birthday Card (clean and simple? perhaps freestyle collage, even though it’s one layer); Less is More #164 – Three of something in your card (I’ve got 3 blocks, 3 butterflies, 3 of each flowers); and Creative Moments #39 – Anything Goes/Things with Wings.
Stamps: Chocolate Chalet [Cloud9]; VIGNETTE: Artful Flutters, VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals, VIGNETTE: Chevron and Arrows [STAMPlorations]
Inks: Tangelo, Grape Jelly, Pistachio, Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black [Memento/Tsukineko]
Other Media: Inktense Blocks [Derwent]
Card Base: 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper [Canson]
Other Supplies: Corner Rounder [The Paper Studio]; flat and round brushes
Thanks so much for stopping by!