Saturday, April 5, 2014

Seize the Time Out Concept


Hello and Happy Saturday!  I'm here to share a card for three challenges.  I used the current design from Seize the Sketch, the inspiration picture from Time Out Challenges and the butterfly theme from The Card Concept.  I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the left and expanded the central elements.  In terms of the photo, I was inspired by the paneled walls and the butterflies. I broke out more patterned paper and I like the result here better than the last time I played around with it.  There are several colours and patterns but it's still relatively simple.  I think it fits into the Clean and Layered category at The Card Concept.  I hope your weekend is off to a good start and that you find some time to get crafty!  :)  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (On the Bright Side 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Butterfly from Always Here) Skipping Stones Designs, (Sentiment from Salutations) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Punch:  (Corner Rounder) Marvy Uchida
Gems:  Recollections

24 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

This is beautifully stunning. I love the papers you chose.

Lynn said...

Jen, this is amazing! I love how the vines on the deep orange paper mimic the wood grain paper. Absolutely stunning take on all the challenges and of course I love seeing you play along with us at Time Out!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey Jen! Love your wood background - makes the rest of the card pop~

sandie said...

Love what you did with the title Jen...very creative! And I also am so pleased you picked up on the wood panelling, most people have just seen the butterflies, great interpretation. Thanks for seizing the time to take TIME OUT with us at TIME OUT....so sorry, I couldn't resist it!!

Joyce said...

Such a wonderful and beautiful sympathy card. And, clever way to name your post.

Lindsey said...

Very pretty, and way to use those patterned papers! Makes a lovely sympathy card, too. And as a former teacher, I do like the seize the time out idea... :D

lostinpaper said...

Fab combo of these challenges Jen, makes for a lovely sympathy card!

Jessi Fogan said...

Seize the time out...me with the new dog. lol!
I love the colours for a sympathy card - orange isn't one you'd often reach for, but it's perfection in combination with the other colours, and against that weathered wood. Love the perfect few gems too.

~amy~ said...

Love the combo of challenges. gorgeous sympathy card.

Diane Jaquay said...

The butterfly is beautiful, and the image and colors look great against the wood background! Lovely card!

Janice said...

Love the mix of patterns, gorgeous!

KayM said...

OH this is lovely! That background is fabulous and your colors are so pretty too! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

Sian Ridley said...

Stunning! The butterfly is so intricate and I LOVE that background paper ;)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Jen, your card really caught my eye-it is just stunning! What a fantastic use of the sketch and all around marvelous job at combining all three challenges. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at The Card Concept!

Macarena said...

Ok, your cards are fabulous. I am staying here for good as your new follower :-)

Hugs,
Marzena

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others before me: GORGEOUS!!
c

Beverley said...

Beautiful card, I love the mix of colours and patterned papers you've used. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Kerin said...

What a gorgeous butterfly, and the background is fabulous too! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Laura Elliot said...

Jen, this is stunning. I adore the wood effect background and the gorgeous butterfly. xx

Carla S. said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that butterfly, and the way you turned the sketch on its side. I also like that you made it a sympathy card. Sometimes I feel that condolence sentiments are lacking among the magazines and e-pubs, and yet it's the kind of card the recipient perhaps appreciates the most. Gorgeous work!

Amanda H said...

Nice colors.

Ang said...

Great take on the sketch. Love your combination of papers.
Ang

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeously rustic! LOVE!

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a beautiful card! I love the rustic feel you've given the background as well as the beautiful bold butterfly! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!