Thursday, June 30, 2016

Guest Designing with Time Out Challenges in A Primitive Way!

Good morning friends~  I was so surprised to discover that I was the winner at Time Out Challenges back in May so I'm happy, honored and thrilled to be posting today as the guest designer for Time Out Challenges.  This week's challenge is a CASE Challenge and here's the fabulous inspiration card from Therese Calvird :

I wanted my card to have the same design overall, but be different enough to call it my own.  I'm a lover of all things vintage and primitive, so I went in the primitive direction with my card.

I started by stamping the chicken wire image from Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks onto a piece of Primitive Cream card stock from MFT and then cut the panel using MFT's Blueprints #27.  I layered that on top of an A-2 card base that was covered with a panel of primitive check design paper that was cut using the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Cross Stitched Rectangles.  I like this die because it cuts a panel that covers the entire front of an A-2 sized card.  I stamped the PTI Simple Sunflowers using two shades of yellow and blending the colors on the stamp using a sponge before stamping them onto the dies.  The centers of the sunflowers were popped up with foam tape to add some dimension.  I added some MFT Royal Leaves that I cut out of printed design paper and finished by stamping just a few little dots, here and there.  The sentiment from WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals is stamped and heat embossed in black onto a vellum fishtail banner.    

Thanks so much to all the wonderful designers at Time Out Challenges for this opportunity to join their amazing team for the week.  I hope you'll check out their blog and join in on the fun!

I'll also be entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


  1. I love your chicken wire background's a perfect backdrop for those lovely sunflowers. Beautiful card!! :0)

  2. Ditto Marcia, and add tons of congrats! Birgit you've truly done your very own beautiful thing with Therese's card! xx

  3. Congratulations! They're lucky to have you! LOVE your card, that rustic look is a favorite of mine too. Your creation is beautiful!

  4. What a wonderful take in a vintage style and such a great choice of design papers too!

  5. We are so pleased you joined is at Time Out and what an amazing CASE. I love that background and thise flowers are sponged in such sunny colours. I especially love you popped the centres up. Thank you for Guest Desinger for us xx

  6. This card is so stunning. I can really see the 'you' in it, as well as how it evolved from Therese's card. You do that vintage look so very well. Thanks so much for being our fabulous guest designer this week at Time Out.

  7. So happy to have you guest designing with us at Time Out! Your card is beautiful. Love the sunflowers.

  8. What lovely layers and gorgeous sunflowers, Birgit ... our countryside is just starting to be filled with blooms just like yours ... so delicious! A fabulous take on Therese's CASE card! Thanks so much for Guest Designing with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  9. What a beautiful card! Love the warm colours you used! Thank you for being guest designer at TIME OUT this week!

  10. Chicken wire and sunflowers are so perfect together. We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 - Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole


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