Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time Out Challenge - Retro

I'm so excited to be guest designing on the Time Out Challenge blog this month. The challenge for the next two week is "Reto" with the optional twist of "One Layer." This challenge is sponsored by Sarah Gray's online shop Funky Fossil Designs. The winner will receive 3 stencils from her store.

One layer isn't easy for me, but I think I came pretty close on this one! Since I knew this card would post on Valentine's Day - I couldn't resist adding a few tiny red hearts to one of my typewriters. 

 Here's how I put my card together:

  • stamped the Typewriter (Stampabilities) in Black Soot Distress Oxide (Ranger) across my card front three times
  • stamped the sentiment using Studio G Alphabet Stamps
  • stamped stitching lines using the Stitches Set from Bo Bunny
  • stamped three tiny hearts (Feelin' Foxy - Honeybee Stamps) in Fired Brick/Candied Apple Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • added splatters using water diluted Black Soot DO and a small paintbrush
  • distressed the edges of my card panel with an open pair of scissors and glued it to my black card front

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Hearts Pink and/or Red
Simon Says - Typeography
Stamplorations - CAS + optional Cerulean Blue 
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Black, White, One other Color 
Creative Inspirations - With Love
a2z Scrapbooking - Mood board (black, white, hearts)


sandie said...

We are over the moon to have you as GD and with this amazing card. It really is 'retro' with the special twist of the hearts-they really pop. Love you distressed the edges for the retro look and the splatters are a cool idea the ink has splashed over. Congrats for being GD and we just love your card x

LeAnne said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card!! SO fun and perfectly retro!

Gerrina said...

Thanks for the compliment! When I saw your card I gave myself a tab on the head; I could have made it a bit easier for me and try to come up with a card that would be a nice... But your card is striking; not to CAs and has such a fun retro image! Thank you for being Guest Designer at TIME OUT! (Hope to see more of your beautiful work in the gallery...

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful retro card. Love the colour combo and wonderful image. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Cindy C. said...

What a clever design!! Thanks for joining our February challenge at a2z.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is wonderful, Esther! I love those retro typewriters, and that pop of red on the middle one! The spatters and the stitching lines add so much dimension. The distressed edges are the perfect finish. It has been a joy to have you designing with us for this challenge! Thanks for joining us and contributing such great art!

Joyce said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I really love those old fashioned typewriters, and the 3 little hearts are a great touch. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Time Out.

Conniecrafter said...

congrats on your guest design spot, I love your vintage typewriters and the hearts are perfect for Valentines day! the splatters give it a great touch!

Anita in France said...

So cool, Esther ... those retro typewriters are perfect in monochrome ... and how much fun are those tiny red hearts ... they positively pop amidst the splattery inkiness! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Time Out! Anita :)

Lisa Kind said...

I don't remember using typewriters this old, but I do remember using a manual one! This is so cute! I love the hearts! Thanks for guesting with Time Out for this challenge!

Arlene said...

I love the red hearts on that typewriter. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Nora Noll said...

That typewriter is SO COOL!! Love the three hearts and your distressing!

Karen L K said...

What a great looking card! Everything just goes together so well! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

Jill V said...

Sorry to be so late stopping by - but I wanted to thank you for bringing us such amazing inspiration as our Guest Designer for this challenge - and for commenting on so many of the entries, as well!
I love this card - the typewriters are definitely retro and I love the way those red hearts pop against the black and white design! Wonderful card!