Friday, August 22, 2014

Time Out with Anita in France!

In my fondest dreams, I'd take time out with Anita for real!  I was so happy to see her beautiful face at Time Out this week!  At first glance, her gorgeous card for CASE-ing at Time Out Challenge #12 reads CAS and graphic to me.  And me, without one border stamp!!

MFT to the rescue!  The FedEx man dropped off my latest goodies from their August release! Not only did I grab some new goodies, I always check out their 'Sale' sections where I found this beauty - you might know how much I dig hounds-tooth?  There's hope for me yet...

Inside sentiment is one I love from MFT,  a quote from Christopher Reeve:
"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
My "twist" is to use scraps.  Never one to waste [one scrap], I used a 4x4.5" piece of water-color paper, embossed the hounds-tooth image with white Hero Arts EP, then used DI Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint for the coloring. The extra DI I had on the acrylic block allowed me to dredge a scrap of WC paper through it to die cut Hope the second time.  I love these W+9 word dies and use them over, and over again.  For the life of me, I couldn't make a third layer look great.  I re-stamped the hounds-tooth over the CS on the inside using only Versa Mark... love that look and must remember it more often.  Heidi Swapp epoxy dots and splash.
Please forgive my terrible photograph... I've been battling a pinched sciatic nerve all week... barely could sit comfortably to craft, let alone wield a proper camera angle =/
I do hope you all have had a fantastic week of crafting!  I may have second helpings of Anita-ness =]



Anita in France said...

Oh Michele, I was hoping to see one of your amazing cards ... and I have! The subtle watercoloured embossed border is fabulous (don't you just love those in-the-nick-of-time deliveries!) ... and how inspired to use the smooshed-in-the-left-over-ink watercolour paper in the sentiment ... looks brilliant with the soft green! Love those dots ... so touchable and so liquid looking! Thanks so much for your lovely words, my friend (blush, blush) ... and for playing along at Time Out with such a gorgeous CASE! Anita :)

PS Hope that nerve stops pinching very soon!

Lynn said...

Oh I love the houndstooth stamps. They look gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Taunya Butler said...

Wow!! Love your take on Anita's card!! Your card has a style all your own despite the fact that you CASED the very talented Anita!! Great Job!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele the watercoloured houndstooth is gorgeous! I love your take on Anita's card!

Lisa Kind said...

I love houndstooth too! I just purchased a dress with a houndstooth pattern! And I love to hoard scraps too...they come in so handy! Your card is lovely! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!