Deedee's Digis is among the sponsors of a brand new Crafty Artisans #1 challenge, and the theme is to use this mood board for inspiration, or anything goes. I went with this inspiration photo because I loved the colors and patterns.
ETA: Apparently the Crafty Artisans blog is having technical difficulties as the blog appears to have been removed. I'll keep you updated if possible.
I had New Year's day in mind when I made this card, and added the countdown numbers with the clock. The sentiment worked perfectly with the whole theme! I'm using one of Deedee's digi sets called "Time With You" and I colored this image with Copics. I embossed the teal background with a Cuttlebug ef and used Lil Inker rectangle stitched dies to cut all 3 panels. The keys were done with a MS punch and a silver brad, then I added a mini brad to the clock center and some glossy accents to the pendulum. The numbers were done with my Quickutz and the base layer is gray, although it shows up as tan on my screen.
I hope you'll click the link above and make time to play along, because there are lots of prizes to be won! You don't have to make cards either - it's so easy to join in with anything you create!
And last but not least - here's wishing you a most happy New Year in 2015!
It really IS time to see you smile :)