Take it Easy


There are a couple of Challenges I just couldn’t miss this week! The gorgeous Michele from MUSE just got me itching to make a card that ‘accentuated the negative’ with the optional twist of a song title’ with her breathtakingly beautiful CAS card. And then there was the this week’s fabulous inspiration photo at Time Out Challenge!  How could I refuse?

Muse 100-Michele Ferguson Time Out CHallenge couch photo

So, I came up with this:

I was inspired in the following ways:
Time Out: the couch, the colours, the neutral background, the floral cushions.
MUSE: CAS design, love heart accent.. what else…oh, that’s right!  The Eagles unforgettable “Take it Easy” (of course!)


In case you are wondering, I have accentuated the couch with a love heart cushion. Yes folks, it is a cushion. Take my word for it! (wink!) It was created by inking up part of a floral stamp in Versa-Mark, heat-embossing in white, colouring with Stampin’ markers (inspired by the floral cushion in Time-Out Challenge’s photo) and then die-cutting with a heart die. I popped it up with part of a dimensional.

And that’s it!

As an aside, I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind congratulations regarding my receipt of  Honours at last week’s  Time Out Challenge! I tried to leave a reply on the Time Out blog, but sometimes WordPress and Blogger experience some incompatibilities, and I couldn’t leave a comment. So, for those who left such kind comments, thanks SO MUCH! I really did appreciate each and every one of your comments, and the unexpected honour of the Honours! I am truly grateful!

Ciao for now (and thanks for visiting)!


Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Sahara Sand
  • Stamp: Time to Relax (Clearly Besotted); Birds Galore (Inkadinkado)
  • Dies: Time to Relax die collection; In Stitches Christmas die collection – to die cut the heart shaped cushion (Clearly Besotted)
  • Ink: Versa-Mark & White Embossing Powder (Stampin’ Up!
  • Stampin’ Markers: Real Red, Daffodil Delight; Pumpkin Pie (Stampin’ Up!) and a green and blue water-based marker dug out of my kids’ craft box.
  • Other: Dimensionals; Jewel rhinestone (Stampin’ Up!)

23 thoughts on “Take it Easy

  1. Hazel!!!!!! There’s the couch!!! You’ve really nailed both challenges with this one… oh my gosh that would be THE perfect feel better card… just LOve it! Thank you so very much for adding it to our celebration this week at Muse!
    =] Michele
    p.s. may be doing a little shopping at C.B. now, thank you… need a new couch =]

  2. Hi Jazel, we did get your second try at leaving is a commet at Time Out and thank you so much for your sweet words. And another stinning CAS entry. I lovemthe whote embossing and your cushion is gorgeous, so,pleased you joined is again at TIME OUT x

  3. Love this, Hazel! You are so clever 🙂 The negative of the couch is fabulous and I love the little heart cushion – a beautiful detail! Great to see you at Time Out.

  4. This so had me smiling, Hazel … what a great take on the inspiration … such a cosy looking sofa … beautifully ‘dressed’ with that sweet and beautifully coloured heart shaped cushion! Delighted to have you play along with us at Time Out! Anita 🙂

  5. So fantastic!! This is done so perfectly and love that couch. And that cusion, how cute is that!! Awesome card and we are always so happy when you join us at TIME OUT too!!

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