Monday, June 6, 2016

Simon Says: Summer Garden

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

This week the challenge is

SUMMER GARDEN

Summer is a wonderful season to enjoy your garden, the weather is warm enough to sit outside and relax, invite friends over for barbecues and enjoy picnics on the grass. We can't wait to see what creations you make for this challenge!

This week we are showcasing products from Paper Artsy, if you have them we would love to see them used but you don't have to use them to join in with the challenge.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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The lovely and super talented Alison Bomber aka Words And Pictures is joining us in the Designer Spotlight this month. If you haven't seen her blog you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say 'Hi' and leave her a lovely comment

I used a lovely Eclectica 3 Stamp Set designed by Kim Dellow


Summer is my favorite month, even though it can get unbearably hot there is always the cool pool or mediterranean sea to jump into. I used the rubble wall die from a Mixed Media 3 set to create a rocky area and then popped the cute little hedgehogs in the shade of the trees to protect them from the blazing sun. I inked the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then stamped the little circles with Aquamarine Archival Ink before using a Dot Fade Stencil and White Embossing Paste over the top.

This does look a lot like my garden, I have a stone wall, a turquoise pool and some lemon and orange trees! I think I recreated it quite well haha :-)



So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!

I am currently on vacation in London so I will catch up with you all when I get home :-)

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Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too



You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 




Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

15 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Lols... great sentiment too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Lorraine
Gr Karin

Catherine said...

This is so cute, Lols! I love those stamps and the sentiment is perfect. I love the combination of blue and yellow together too, it's one of my favorites.

Hugs,
Cathie ♥

butterfly said...

I love your stone crazy paving (don't know if you call it that in the States but you're in the UK right now, so you'll have to deal with it!), and the hedgehogs are just adorable - I hadn't even noticed them before in the set. Very cool funky summer garden. I'm so happy and honoured to be guesting alongside the fabulous SSS team - thank you for having me!
Alison x

Kim Dellow said...

Totally gorgeous! I love your garden, perfect Summer hang out for the hedgies! Thanks for showcasing my stamps so beautifully!
Kim

Barbara Schiassi said...

Lorraine love the summer scene you've created and I love this stamp set! So beautiful! little hedgehogs are adorable! Barbara

Heather said...

Hi Lols, I can't do a thing with my glof at the mo!!! Y think I will have to go to Manchester to get it all sorted out!! I coen[t get onto my blog or anything at the moment, Meanwgile here is your blog and I am just letting you know!! I I think I shallbo and geet some new spers then off to Manchester - natbe!!
I shall try and some soeaj on sjtoe!!

hugs
Heather xx

Maura Hibbitts said...

Lols, this is such a cute and fun card! Love those little hedgehogs under the tree!

Macarena said...

I absolutely love your background or even backgrounds cause you made such a great division of them on just one card. They match perfectly. I love the soft pastels and lot of grey which is my fave color! Beautiful project. Hugs, Marzena

Kath Stewart said...

love your card Lols...great crazy paving...fabulous lollipop trees and those uber cute hedgies...hugs kath xxx

Sandra said...

Amazing card, Lols! Love the patterns you've created and the trees and sun look fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous card, Lols and such a great use of the stamps...I adore those cute little hedgehogs, they are so sweet! Hugs xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fantastic card, Lols! I really believe you are the Queen of Texture because I always love to see what wonderful patterns and layers you've come up with. The dots on this one are phenomenal!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a sweet card Lols! The hedgehogs are supercute and I love the little trees, and the happy colours.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a cute and beautiful card, Lols. Love the pretty colors and the adorable image. :)