Monday, March 12, 2018

Simon Says: Easter/Spring Inspiration













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

Easter/Spring Inspiration 
the lovey Zoey has made us this super cute mood board for our inspiration, thanks Zoey XXX



As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Please pop by and see what our lovely and super talented guest, Bonnie, and the DT have made, super cute and beautiful creations! 

I  made an Easter card using the little bunny and the colours of the flowers and eggs for my inspiration. 



I recently saw a Tim Holtz video where he used Yupo PaperAlcohol Inks and then stamped with Grey Archival Ink over the top and then used a cloth to remove the colour, it gives a beautiful ghost like effect.  I used flower stamps from a Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stamp Set and from the set and a text stamp to create this effect.  I then used a Burlap Layering Stencil and removed a little more of the ink using Blending Solution. I really love the effect this gives. 


I used Simon's Exclusive Picture Book Bunny, coloured with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Wildflower Dies to create the meadow scene. 


I love the way Macarena coloured her flowers on  THIS tag so I used a similar technique of blending the colours over watercolour paper, spritzing and the die cutting the flowers. So much easier than colouring them after die cutting and I love the random effect of the colours. 


and I finished the inside using the same Burlap Layering Stencil and Wildflowers Stamps. I also added a couple of little butterflies punched out of the paper scraps. 



Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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

Challenges:
Cutie Pie.  Spring Cuties 
Allsorts.   Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes.  Peter Rabbit in Mr McGregor's garden 
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media 
Mix It Up.  A/G with option of make your own background 

Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Tim Holtz Linen Ribbon
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Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
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Ranger Craft Mat
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
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Shadow Grey Archival Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Yupo Paper
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Tim Holtz Key West Alcohol Ink Set
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Tim Holtz Rodeo Alcohol Ink Set
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Tim Holtz Wildflowers Cling Stamp Set
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Tim Holtz Burlap Layering Stencil
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Hickory Smoke Didtress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Wildflower Die Set
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Bunny Die
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

25 comments:

Catherine said...

I love your card, Lols. That adorable little bunny peeking through the flowers is so sweet! Beautiful colors too!

Cathie ♥

Ellibelle said...

What a sweet card Lorraine. Loving the bunny and the surroundings you created for him are fantastic. What a great idea to layer die cut flowers over the stamped ones. Just beautiful, and a perfect card for our Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes theme at Allsorts this week. Thank you so much for joining us!
Ellie
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Redanne said...

It is a great effect and you have used it beautifully, your card is wonderful and the little bunny is just adorable in amongst all the Spring flowers and greenery. Love that mood board too! Anne xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and some really lovely dies, pretty colours too.
Thank you for joining our Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Lisa xx said...

This is beautiful, the inks create an amazing background and the dies look adorable..great combination of two styles.

Thank you for joining us in with the Cuties xx

Maura Hibbitts said...

Adorable!! Such a sweet card, Lols from the outside to the inside. I love how you have the bunny peeking out from behind the plants, and the cheerful spring colors! hugs, maura

Tammy said...

This is so cute Lols! I love the gorgeous scene you created and the beautiful background technique! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
Tammy x

Pat K said...

Adorable card. I love the watercolour background for you sweet die cuts. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K x

Stephanie Leykauf said...

So darn cute, Lols! I love the little bunny peeking out from the wildflowers!! So colorful and cute!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lynda Hall said...

Such a cute card and a great technique. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog this month. Hope to see you again soon
Lynda x

brenda said...

A lovely creation for our 'Nursery Rhymes and Tales' theme at Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Mervi said...

Lovely card and fabulous background Lorraine!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful effects, inside and out!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful cards, lovely backgrounds! Thank you for sharing with us over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cute!! I love the sweet bunny peeking out from among the flowers. Gorgeous background and lovely spring colors. I am so ready for spring! It is -8 outdoors and very snowy and icy.

Emma Williams said...

This is such a cute card, Lols! The colours are perfect for spring and I love that adorable bunny peeking out from behind the flowers, he's just darling! xx

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Lorraine, this is fantastic! I absolutely LOVE the way you made your background - - and I also LOVE the way you decorated the inside of your card!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic card! Lols. The bunny and those flower embellishments are awesome! :)

Kath Stewart said...

wow how adorable is that sweet bunny peeking out from the gorgeous wildflowers, hugs kath xxx

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

I love your background here and that sweet bunny peeking through the flowers. Great idea! Hugs, Autumn

Sandra said...

Such a cute easter card, Lols! The bunny is so cute and love the alcohol ink background. Hugs, Sandra

Barbara Schiassi said...

Adorable card Lols, so colorful! you know I love bright colors! Wonderful design and wonderful use of Tim's flowers! Barbara

DeBe said...

What a fun card! Love your background it’s beautiful. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media March 18 Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x (DT)

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Your card is beautiful inside and out! What great techniques you used and such wonderful results. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
Tina dt

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x