Saturday, 28 April 2012

Doesn't time fly ...

Hi everyone,

I'm a happy challenge bunny today - I was half way through making my entry for this week's Out of a Hat Creations Challenge when I logged on last night and saw that this week's Artful Times Challenge also fitted perfectly with my little creation ...

The Out of a Hat challenge is to use either their chosen picture (or any other picture) as inspiration for your piece.  Now I'm not very confident with colour but to me this hot orange has the wow factor so I thought I'd give it a go  ...

The Artful Times Challenge is "Time"




The only orange ink I have is Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, so I brayered a piece of card with it then stamped the Hero Arts butterflies in Adirondack Watermelon (had it for months but was still in the wrapper!).


I've toned it down a bit with dark grey - using the Tim Holtz Clock and Bird dies.






Hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Thankfully it has been a dry and mostly sunny day here today - I spent the afternoon doing a car boot sale to raise some funds for my son who is going on an expedition to Madagascar next summer.  Honestly, kids these days don't know how lucky they are - we'd have been happy going to a caravan for a week!

Thanks for visiting.
TTFN

Suze xx




20 comments:

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Suze
It doesn't look as though you are afraid of colour as you achieved such an intensity to your card, it is radiating warmth.
Wonderful.
Wishes
Lynne

chrissie said...

So pleased that you felt inspired by the picture at Out of a Hat Suze. You certainly made a wonderful
piece and it is really great that you could combine it with Artful Times as well.

Thank you for joining us again at Out of a Hat.

Hope you made lots of money at the sale. You are right about the kids of today but I'm sure we wouldn't want it any other way :) I hope he has a great trip

Love Chrissie xx

sam21ski said...

WOW Love the bright colour, it looks fab with that bird and clock face set against it.

Glad you were able to combine the challenges and thanks for joining us over at Artful Times this week.

Sam xxx

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, love the sunny colours! Hugs, Valerie

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW! you certainly were inspired by that gorgeous orange! fabulous card XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Great card Suze :) love the addition of the bird so nicely coloured :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Tmes
Von x♥x

lililindsay said...

Such a lovely card. I have been resisting buying this die but I know that I will succumb eventually. A great colout combination. Opportunities like your son's visit to Madagascar are priceless and are well worth the financial sacrafice. Hold on to that thought!!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is fantastic gosh,this is just so effective,hun you really have created a master piece here hugs Cherylxxx

Janet said...

Hi Suze
WOW !!! you have used the colours with a fabulous effect,great card.
Thanks for joining us at OOAHC
Janet x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fab card Suze, love the hot orange, it all works beautifully, great job!! Lucky boy going to Madagascar, good Luck with the fundraising, Gay xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous use of the bright orange - I love it!

Victoria said...

What a rich shade of orange - love it! The bird perched over the clock adds so much interest.

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Suze Gorgeous vibrant orange and time this makes a fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Out of a Hat Creations. I love the little birdie. Hugs Sandra XXX

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous colours, its a great card.
Yvonne x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous colours, its a great card.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, love the bright colors and the dies.

Neet said...

Thanks for joining us over at artful Times with this bright little number. Orange is something I enjoy working with, it always seems to brighten my day and I certainly needed it today.
Hugs, Neet xx

strangelycreative said...

its lovely Suze! I love the bird on it, great colours as well. Madagascar eh! Is that in Wales!!!!
Wow thats exotic isnt it - best Vanilla Essence comes from there (or Tesco) xx

Aileen said...

Love the warmth in the orange and the bird and clock go so well together. x

Julia S-W said...

I'm really loving that gorgeous orange shade - makes you smile just to look at it! This is lovely Suze - great background too. I've thought about the clock die. . . . .better put it on the list!
Juliaxx