Thursday, 13 October 2016

Time Out #68 - Thanks!


I'm so excited to tell you that I have been chosen as a Guest Designer at Time Out Challenges! The theme is CASE with your own twist.



To create this card, I started with a watercolour panel and stamped the sentiment, so that I could ensure good spacing and placement of my flowers. To ink my flowers, I used my MISTI and layered different distress inks. I made sure that the stamp was wet before inking it, to help the colours blend on the watercolour paper. I love how you can see the yellows and oranges peeking through the red!

ETA (this is the same method I used yesterday, in my Muse card, but the cards were actually made a few weeks a part. This one has less water added, so the process gave me more control)

I finished the card by adding a gold glitter border and some die-cut dots in matching glitter paper.

I hope you'll join us - I can't wait to see how you're inspired by my card!

I used:
-Concord & 9th Flourish
-Concord & 9th Give Thanks
-Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Candy Apple, Festive Berries, Crushed Olive, Painted Shutters, Pumice Stone)
-Penny Black Dots die

19 comments:

sandie said...

we are so pleased that you are our very special GD an thank you for such an amazing card for us to CASE. I love the falling design and the touch of gold. I also love the colours of the flowers. I just read how you made yesterday's card and love that arty look. For today's card...did you ink the colours onto the stamp in different layers and then mist the stamp with water before stamping? Or did you mist the card after as today's looks a more controlled finish? Sorry with the queations but just got a mini misti (I blame...well thank Anita!!) and looking for any ideas I can get!)
xx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hello Ardyth. This is my first appearance on the TO DT, and I am excited to be a part, and excited that you are the GD and creator of the inspiration piece. I have admired your work for a long time. I am curious about how you did the flowers as well. I colored my images with Zigs then misted them and stamped on water color card stock. I was trying to go for the look of your red posies. Thanks so much for your beautiful inspiration

Isabelle Siry said...

Really gorgeous card Ardyth ! I love the orange-red colors combined with the touch of gold. And the black of your card base just highlights the big Thanks ! Really beautiful design ! I love it.
Thanks for sharing and congratulations for being the Guest Designer !
Izzy Scrap

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored flower design Ardyth. I too am curious on how you achieved your beautiful watercolor look on your flowers. Congratulations on being chosen the Guest Designer. I love your black and gold accents for your pretty red flowers. TFS Hugs, nancy

Anita in France said...

You already know how gorgeous I think your inspiration card is, Ardyth ... the richness of the layered colours in that cascade of blooms is so luscious ... and is beautifully enhanced by the black border and gold detailing! I so enjoyed CASEing you ... thanks for the inspiration! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Brawny said...

Wonderful card design x

Sherrie M. said...

Very pretty Ardyth! Love your gold strip at the bottom and how the gold is carried through your card design.

Lindsey said...

Woo hoo! Congrats, Ardyth! Hope I get a chance to play along and CASE this pretty card.

Maxine D said...

Congratulations Ardyth on your Guest DT spot, and what a fabulous card to kick it off with!
Blessings
Maxine

Joyce said...

Your card is so beautiful and inspiring. I really enjoyed being inspired by it, and love the card I ended up making. Stay tuned, because I am now on the reminder team. Thanks so very much for being our Inspirational guest designer.

Gerrina said...

Most of the times I struggle with the Case-cards at Time OUT; they take more time to have an idea and make them, but with this so cheerfull one from you the idea came so quickly; all I wanted to use was the diagonal of your flowers and a big sentiment in between...
Made a card with my very own twist, just because I couln't think another way of using the flowers so perfectly placed as you did :)!
Thanks for being our "Casing-designer" at TIME OUT!

Aileen Ryan said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer over at Time Out. Brilliant card, love the style and colours.

Bobby said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot, Ardyth. I love these flowers.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your GD spot! Your card looks so festive with the golden accents! Very pretty! Hope I'll find time to CASE it!

Sheila H said...

The cascading flowers are gorgeous and so is the bold sentiment.

Lisa Kind said...

This is a gorgeous card Ardyth! The colors just pop off the computer screen! I was so happy to CASE it too!

Nonni said...

Hi Ardyth, so great to have you as our CASE designer at Time Out! I truly love the floating flowers in your card, such a great design, and the golden strip adds a lot of interest! Unfortunately I was not able to attend our challenge this time but I'm so happy you have been inspiring our DT and followers, there's great cards in the gallery! Hugs Nonni

Jenny Colacicco said...

This was so fun to CASE!! I love the card and the diagonal layout was very inspirational to me as you might have seen. Gorgeous black and gold touches too ! Jenny xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Absolutely sweet card, Ardyth. Thank you for the inspiration!