Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Simon Says ,,,, Pink and Brown :-)

It seems we aren't the only challenge who chose to use PINK / BROWN this week so lots of opportunity there for multi challenging :-)

The design team have all used a Simon Says Brand stamps on their cards, either an image or a sentiment, it is not a requirement for the entrants tho if you do have any we would love to see you use them :-)
Rach is joining us this week in the Designer Spotlight :-) Rach is a designer on the Simon Says Stamp brand DT, pop over to her blog to see her work ! Its fantastic !! :-)

I have got the Tim Holtz bug and this has been inked and sprayed everywhere !! My desk is covered too ! It looks lovely all shimmery and sparkly :-)

The butterfly image is from the Simon Says Clear Stamps Butterfly BUTTERFLIES Exclusive Set!

I also stamped the background with stamps from the Simon Says Clear Stamps OWLS AND BRANCHES Exclusive Set.
I used a few Tim Holtz techniques on this. The background was coloured by inking my non stick craft mat with distress ink, sprayed with water then the card swirled around in it. When dry the background leaves and branches were stamped with distredd ink then sprinkled with perfect pearls, sprayed with wayer then dried with a heat tool, it does give a fabby effect. I used the same technique for the butterflies too :-) I also used some grungeboard wings toi make a butterfly, it was DT Debby that had this brilliant idea last week so I've copied her :-) I cuttlebugged them with swiss dots and painted with light brown acrylic paint, then dabbed perfect pearls all over them and left them to dry, then smothered them with crackle glaze :-)
The flowers were plain white Prima flowers which I inked with 2 different distress inks then I made my own glimmer mist using a water based ink, a little water and some gold perfect pearls !! Brilliant !!
All these techniques and tips are on the Tim Holtz website in his Demo's section:-)

I just bought a pack of brown coredinations and it's gorgeous ! As you can see I reverse cuttlebugged it and sanded to let the pink show through. The lace was also inked with distress ink as were all the edges of all the card :-) The sentiment is from the Simon Says Clear Stamps SENDING SUNSHINE Exclusive Set

I am entering this card in the following challenges :-
The Charisma Cardz Challenge who have the same theme :-)
The Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge whose theme is Butterflies
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge whose theme is 'Bling'

Thanks for looking, I apppreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)
Lorraine x x


Monika Reeck said...

A very pretty multi challenge your bling on your butterfly and very nice color combo too....Best regards from Germany, Monika

joey said...

Beautiful card hunny, love those butterflies, not as much as thr froggies tho lol, love your arrangement and the details. Yay I will be early this week :O) love pink and brown.x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, a great colour combo and love your butterflies. Sorry I've not responded to your emails the other day. Not ignoring you but just haven't stopped this end and my crafting and computer time is really limited atm. Got another estate agent coming round in an hr so really must get the house looking ship shape agin. Will be in contact soon and thanks for taking part in this weeks SCSC

{Hana} said...

I love Your card :D These butterfly are so beautiful! :D

Iris said...

Your card is absolut stunning, brilliant work. I love Butterflies, great colours.


Mephisto said...

thats a wonderful Card!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so pretty, Love the butterflies. I have actually managed to get mine done on the fist day this time too. Miracle!!! LOL Hazelxo

coldwaters2 said...

its one very beautiful card the colours are gorgeous and I love the use of flowers and butterflies I think I might have to have a go at this challenge just love the combo.

Lorraine x

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!!

Sweet greetings,

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fabby card Lols, I love all the misting and colouring you have been up to and your crackled butterfly ! Such a gorg colour combo, pink and brown and I must enter that other challenge too now you have told me ;o)


Jo x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lorriane,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Lorraine I love the sparkle on the flowers it look amazing, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Sally said...

Gorgeous card. Love the butterflies and lace. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

Vee said...

Love these amazing butterflies, very pretty card. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week hope you will join us again.
xx Vee

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine!Very much like the butterflies !:)

Cheryl said...

just wanted to say what a stunning card the tim holtz one is and all your other creations are fab too always such great detail lots love cheryl xxxx

Anonymous said...

Lorraine, you card is stunning, just beautiful!!!

iReneM said...

Such a lovely card Lorraine.
Great colour combo


Simone said...

This is so fabulous, Lorraine!!!