#624 – Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge

Hello! I am super excited to be Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge! I am absolutely delighted to play along with this talented team!!

Time Out Challenge - Guest Designer

The challenge this time a picture inspiration with the theme is “Home Sweet Home”,ย sponsored by Happy Little Stamper, who are giving a $15 gift voucher for winner! Here’s the picture inspiration –

Home Sweet Home

Isn’t that bird on the front cushion a real beauty!? I mean, really! I tell you, this is the first time I seriously wanted an image layering bird stamp set – there are so many to choose from, that I always deferred from buying one, but this image really pushed me… and I restrained myself with great difficulty (please don’t berate me, I am trying to be on a budget!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

So, I just chose another one of those pretty cushions – the one on the right most behind. I just loved the look of those beautiful lilacs, and I had just the perfect pattern paper for this!! And this is what I made –


I trimmed a portion of the flower from the paper, so that I could mount it on another level. And I adhered the rest of the paper on the base, then added a piece of vellum, that I embossed with Craft Concepts Grunge Stripes embossing folder, on top. I then adhered the paper with the flower on it, trimming the excess on all sides. The sentiment die cut is Winnie & Walter In a Word: Wishes.


And that’s my card. Hop you are inspired by it.

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Paper Players Challenge #347: Theme Challenge: Birthday

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #175: Use those Pattern Papers

Just Us Girls Challenge #396: Word Week: Die Cuts


Do stop by the Timeout Challenge blog – they’ve got some spectacular inspiration waiting for you! Thank you so much, again for inviting me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

38 thoughts on “#624 – Guest Designer for Timeout Challenge

  1. You’re right, the inspiration pic is full of gorgeous details and you made a beautiful card from that pillow inspiration. I think I’ll try going for that Hummingbird. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

  2. So pleased to have you as GD and with such a stunning card. I love how you picked out so many details from the photo and congrats on restraining yourself from buying more goodies! The idea with the vellum worked a treat. Fabulous inspiration for our players x

  3. haha..talk of crafty budget !! Congratulations on your guest spot Ashwini ,the photo is real beauty..I loved your card , specially the off edge flower ,looks interesting !

    • Oh, I’ve been shopping a lot less lately! But I already own so many beautiful things, I don’t usually feel a strong need to shop.. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you for stopping by, Pooja!

  4. I am so very happy to see you as the GD at Time Out! and your card? OH my how completely gorgeous! I LOve vellum more than any other paper, and you’ve embossed it, too? my second favorite technique! ALL of that topped off with a beautifully colored Hydrangea… fantastic!

  5. Such a great take on the inspiration photo! Love your colors and the way you off-set the flower for more interest. The embossed vellum also adds great texture. Such a pretty card…thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  6. This card is stunning, Ashwini! Great use of designer paper. I’ve never been able to dry emboss vellum, it always cracks… Yours looks amazing! I truly love your idea with this card. Thanks for being a fabulous guest designer!

  7. Oh Ashwini, I have no words for your imagination on this card. You know, I has spent quite a time trying to find the vellum on your card, and I seriously couldn’t see it ๐Ÿ˜‰ , I know where it is, but it is camouflaged so well that it is very hard to see. I love that flower on the PP, and the overall design of the PP, you really made it the star here. Another gorgeous card. Visiting your blog is always a visual treat!

  8. What a perfect use of a pattern paper! So creative !!! I love you added a dry embossed vellum !!! Congrats on the GD spot at Time Out, Ashwini!

  9. Such lovely layering with that gorgeous patterned paper, Ashwini … the vellum adds such a fabulous softness to it … a delicious take on our inspiration! Delighted to have you Guest Designing with us at Time Out! Anita ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I love how you you used that patterned paper – it is beautiful and you showcased it brilliantly! I love how you added the texture with the vellum too – it created the perfect backdrop for your design! Thanks so much for joining us as GD this week – it is wonderful to have you with us! Jill

  11. I’m with you, that hummingbird called my attention as soon as I saw the pic. However, your take on the inspiration photo sure is an elegant and beautiful one… no birds needed! Congratulations on GD with Timeout!

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