Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Simon Says All that Sparkles :-)

Thanks everyone for joining in our Get Well soon Challenge last week ,, I was sorry that some of you were poorly or had a poorly child to take care of ,,, hope you're all OK now x x

This week we have a fabulous challenge for you :-)
ALL THAT SPARKLES !! :-) Glitter, Gems,Charms, Glimmer mist, shiny paints, cardstock , glitter pens,ribbons,, oohh the list of possibilities is endless ;-)

Now the first things that came to mind with this challenge were either Christmas or Girly ,,, well ,,, I wanted to play with my lovely Tim Holtz goodies and this is what I came up with :-) I actually really like this and I am going to frame it and put it up in the loo ;-)

I started by making the background paper using black doot, dusty concorde and faded jeans distress inks. These were dabbed onto a craft sheet and sprayed with water. Then a piece of card was swirled around in it,, dried ,, then dabbed in the leftover ink , I repeated this step a couple of times. Then I sprayed it with some home made glimmer mist :-) In a small spray bottle I put a little water,, some drops of antique linen re inker ( the only re inker colour I have :-)) and a couple of small scoops of perfect pearls ,, I used a pale pink one :-)

When it was dry I stamped the Tim Holtz chandelier using Black soot ink, cut out using a nestie then smothered with clear Rock Candy crackle paint,, which was a lovely gift from Heidi as were the Basic Grey gems that I used. The gems are lovely ,, some are clear silvery and some are darker ,, more pewter colour ,,, gorgeous !! :-)
The papers are from Creative Expression, all the edges were inked with dusty concorde ink and distressed. I also used some black/grey coredinations for layering :-)

I added a few dots of black stickles to the chandelier,, a ribbon ,,, which was distressed with black ink too. I also used a chandelir charm to add even more sparkle. the text is also from a Tim holtz set :-)

As usual Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is giving a fabulous $25 shopping spree to a lucky winner :-)

The DT have made some fabulous creations for you to see so pop over to the Simon says Stamp Challenge blog to see them and don't forget to leave them a nice comment :-) You may find some hidden candy on your way :-)

I will be giving away one of these lovely Tim Holtz Chandelier stamps in my Weekly Candy sponsored by Simon says Stamp :-) See the post at the top of my blog for more details :-)


Andrea said...

Luv your wonderful creation! It`s a dream!
Many greetings

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card and the colours are beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Anne said...

oh Lols you've surpassed yourself with this one, it's fantastic!!!!
It will look fabby framed - don't know about in the loo though lol
Anne x

Penny said...

Oooo... so pretty!

Suzi Mac said...

This is so sumptuous, very rich looking, I love it.
Suzi x

cheryl said...

wow this is a beauty hun i have this stamp too one amazing creation hun love cherylxxx

Annie said...

wow Lorraine - totally scrummy.

Ann xxx

Christine said...

Wow stunning colour combo Lorraine love this stamp & the sparkles are fabby.

Hugs Christine xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is fantastic Lorraine! Stunning work hun :)


Mephisto said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea. And looks so great.


Chrissie said...

This is a really lovely card Lorraine, I love the colours you have chosen and all your twinkly bits are truly splendid!

Iris said...

Your card is absolut fantastic, brilliant work.


Paula said...

I can't believe this is my first time here!!
This one definately grabbed my eye... WOW its stunning!!
Love all the sparkle!!
Paula xx

iReneM said...

This is the most beautiful, stunning, gorgeous card :-)
Can you guess I LOVE it


Timcso said...

I adore the colours, the style, the embellishments, the image, everything!Stunning work Lorraine!!!:)

Hugs, Tímea

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Lols, you must have got very inky making this beauty !! It's absolutely beautiful and I love the TH stamps you have used - fancy putting it in the loo !


Jo xxx

SannaS said...

This is sooooo gorgeous! Love the colors and the sparkle! =)
Hugs, SannaS