Thursday 16 March 2023

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Time Out Challenges where we have a very inspirational quote for you for the next fortnight:

 “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” —Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Remember you can be inspired by the whole quote or just choose one word / some words as your starting point. Please head on over to our challenge blog for lots of more DT inspiration and all the challenge details! 

I was inspired by the overall Spring theme, sun and light/shade. Tulips are THE spring flower for me... So that was an obvious choice. The current Stay Crafty With Hero Arts challenge is called "Somewhere over the rainbow" and that took my mind from sun to a rainbow! I chose grey card for my stenciling and tulip image to bring in the "shade" aspect from our Time Out. The HA stencil is called Daisy Mosaic and for the flower I used Tulip Bouquet stamp and die + coloring stencils. I finished the card with some paint splatters (they add light!) and gems. The sentiment I had ready in my scraps and it fits the Spring theme very well I think. 

I'd also like to join:

We Love Stamping UK: Anything Stamped Goes option Spring is in the Air 
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge: Dies or Stencils (both used!)

Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you joining us! 



ElizStewart said...

Nonni... love those tulips! and the gorgeous stenciled background!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

So Gorgeous Nonni... Love how you got inspired.. Such a beautiful tulip bouquet with rainbow background..Hugsxx

brenda said...

So colourful and a great background for the Tulips, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping March challenges.

B x

Linby said...

This is stunning. Your stencil work is amazing and those tulips are so very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations.

Nancy Penir said...

Well, I'm completely smitten with this beautiful card! Love the colors, the stenciled background, and those bright glowing tulips! Just a standout in so many ways! thank you for brightening up the Flower Challenge blog!

Greta said...

Oh what a brilliant use of the quote, Nonni! Love that you used gray cardstock--wouldn't have thought to do that! So honored to be the GD for this challenge!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I absolutely love the colours and your beautiful tulips!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Tulips are my favorite Spring flower too. Your card is wonderful. I love that stencil and it looks wonderful in rainbow colors. I also love that you used gray to bring in the "shade" from the quote. Brilliant!

Bobby said...

Great idea to stamp your tulips on gray paper, Nonni. They are lovely against the rainbow background. Thanks for sharing your card at The Flower Challenge.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the quote too. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

pinky said...

What a beautiful card, your background is gorgeous and who doesn't love a tulip! Beautifully coloured too. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.