Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Make your own Embellishments

Wow, thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our "Anything But a Card" challenge last week. You gave me some fab ideas !! all I need now is more time to make them but I definitely will be 'CASE' ing a few :-)

This week, our challenge is


As usual our lovely boss Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp store. New goodies are arriving everyday in the store so there is no better time to take part and be in with a chance of winning our fantastic prize !!!

For my card I used Hero Arts Sew Stylish , Sew Artsy Friends Definition and Tags and Tickets sets stamp sets.

I stamped the 'stitching' onto a craft coloured card using Rich Cocoa Memento ink I then embossed the upper half to add texture and then swiped Antique Linen Distress ink over the ridges to highlight. I then made the background for the image ,, this was made by stamping the 'Friends' background stamp onto Sticky Backed Canvas
and then inked it with the antique linen distress ink too. The image was coloured with Copics and her dress was paper pieced with Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper. I also plugged in my sewing machine and did some real sewing :-)

I made buttons using grungeboard coloured with distress ink, one was covered in BG paper, all were then smothered with Glossy Acccents. I also made a handbag using Shrink Plastic and the little pocket on the sewing machine and the 'tape measure' ribbon are made with Sticky Back Canvas

close ups :-)

more close ups :-)

The DT have made some fabulous creations for your inspiration so please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them !! :-)

Challenges :

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,, Stitching
Fab n Funky ,,, Make your own embellies (snap !!) :-)
Crafty Creations ,,,, Thank You
ABC,,,,,, 'O' for Old Fashioned
Your Next Stamp ,,,, Paper Piecing


Cheryl said...

wow hun this is just stunning adore those buttons,and that wee sewing machine brilliant work and such amazing detail hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Owwwww more to add to my shopping list now ! Just love the stamps you have used and loving the sticky backed canvas, must get myself some of this ! Gorgeous card Lols.


Jo x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi LOrraine,
This is a fabulous card. Obviously a lot of detailed work gone into creating the embellishments. Fantastic image and colours. Great work.
Fiona x

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Lols!
I really love it xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card.


joey said...

Hiya Hun

wow this is very vintagey love the backing behind the lady.

Joey xx

Jane said...

OMG how cute is that little pocket and button under the sewing machine needle!?!?!?!! I only just noticed that! Your card is stunning hun! love your buttons too! hugs, Jane xxx

papertrails leaver said...

this is fab! Love the vintage stamps you have used! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our Thank You challenge. :-) Amy

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! I love everything - the handmade buttons, stitching, design, details. Beautiful!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

wow, this is stunning---down to every last detail!!

sari said...

This is such a cool card! Love the colors and your details look great! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Lols and those buttons are just fantastic ~ I love it :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow fabulous card, so much detail luv them buttons hun, sue,x

Victoria said...

utterly fantastic work - thank you so much for joining us on abc this challenge x

Anonymous said...

OMGosh Lols! So many fab techniques in one card; it's fabulous! Love it! xx

Cecelia said...

This is a great card! Love the old fashioned girl image, she is great! Thank you for playing along this week over at ABC Challenge;0)

Hugs x
Cecelia B

Rica said...

This is absolutley gorgeous - I love the vintage look, a perfect paper for the pieced dress, wonderful details, I adore the sewing machine and oooooh - sticky backed canvas, have ordinary canvass now I really NEED sticky backed!!!

Heather xx

Caroline Hallett said...

fantastic - love it

Kat said...

Stunning card Lols. Love all the little touches you've added.

Kat xx

TaraG said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous, Lorraine! I am going to have to get some of that Sticky backed canvas me it! Love the handmade buttons and the wee purse is just fabulous. I can't believe you made that must have the patience of Job, as my Dad would say,lol! So many gorgeous handmade elements on this it to bits!

Lori said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I LOVE this card and all the handmade embellies! What a fabulous creation :)
Love and hugs ~

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card Lols, your embellishments are fab.

1000etincelles said...

Hi Lorraine !
My turn to visit you, and well i HAD to say that i LOVE your card, such a feminine card and full of sweet details...really nice !! ;)


Caroljenks said...

This is fab!!! I love all of those amazing embellishments :)

Thanks for joining in with our 'All Stitched Up' Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

email: said...

Gorgeous work, Lols!! I LOVE the buttons and this image from Hero is FAB! :)

Simon Says Stamp

America said...

Lols, i love the fantastic dimension here, your fabulous details, sewing, terrific use of the great images. Sewing themes are a SUPER HOT trend right now. Way to go GF!!

andrea said...

gorgeous card,love the image and the buttons are fab,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Vintage Milly said...

What a gorgeous creation, so much detail, love it! Thanks so much for joining in with us at The ABC challenge this time,
take care then,

Sharon said...

I simply love this card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Sharon x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card!! I just love your paper piecing, the earthy tones and your layout with the buttons. Thanks for joining the YNS challenge!