Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Simon Says ,,, It's So Distressing ! :-)

Thank you to eveyone who entered the last Easter Challenge,, we had lots of fabby glimmered entries :-)

We also have the Simon Says Stamp Childrens Challenge at the moment too,, so let your kids loose in your craft room ;-) Lots of entries are coming in for that too so thank you to all the children :-)

This week the theme is ,,


The Design team have all used Tim Holtz products on their creations. You don't have to but we would like to see you use them if you have them :-)

Heidi will be giving away a $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp Store and she will pay for the shipping too :-) There are lots of new products in store too ,,, so many in fact it is difficult to keep up with them ! Every day gorgeous new stuff is arriving :-)

GUNN here in the Designer Spotlight :-) If you haven't visited her blog yet you really should , her work is amazing :-)

I love messing about with ink :-) I may not be very good at it but I do enjoy doing it ! Tim makes it look so easy doesn't he !

I have recently had a lovely shopping spree at the Simon Says Stamp Store, mainly in the Tim Holtz section, and bought all the new colours of distress inks and they are GORGEOUS ! I also bought some tags to go with them ,,, and some other bits and bobs ,, well ,, things just fall into your basket ,,, and it was my birthday so I could go a bit mad eh !! :-) I think we need shopping trolleys not baskets on these web sites !! :-)

I used stormy sky and victorian velvet distress inks sprayed with water then the tags dropped into it ,,, there is a fab video tutorial on Tim Holts's blog showing this technique, there are several video tutorals on there which are brilliant and you should see them if you haven't already ! :-) I did some masking and and then applied ink directly over the mask to give some design to the tags. I then stamped images from my new Urban Chic set, added various Tim Holtz ideology bits and fragments.

I really did enjoy making these and am definitely going to join in with Tim's 12 days of Christmas Tag Challenge this year :-)

Gunn and the DT have made some FANTASTIC creations for you to see so pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see them :)

I have a new GORGEOUS blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp starting today if you would like to take a peek it is at the top of my blog :-) ( unless you're early and I haven't posted it yet :-))


Crafting Queen said...

Stunning tags Lorraine!!!! Anesha

Kim Piggott said...

Lols these are utterly breathtaking!
Such superb work I love them!
kim x

Jane said...

Lols these are soooooooooo gorgeous!!! I love the colours, Victorian Velvet is my new fave but I think I need stormy skies now too! I love the glittery heart and all the beautiful butterflies! Incredible work hun! hugs, Jane xxx

SemSee said...

OMG .... WOW Lols, these are ... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Victoria said...

these are so so amazing I adore them to bits xxxx

Joey said...

Hiya Lorraine

these are so different! I love the backing colours and the shimmer, beautiful work :O)

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! These tags are so gorgeous, Lols!! Beautiful work!!!

Mephisto said...

HI Dear,
your work is great. Love it very much.

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, these are amazing Lols. I would mistake them for Tim Holtz originals ! Just love the colours you have used and all the details - utterly stunning.

Have a great Easter weekend and speak to you again soon.


Jo xxxx

Unknown said...

I love these colours Still collecting the new ones lol and the tags are very delish!

Love Dawn xx

Dulcie said...

These are beautiful!! Love that artsy style, and the colours you've picked are really pretty. Dulcie xx

Cathy said...

Stunning, these are works of art!
Cathy xx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...


I told you before but these are brilliant! I love the colors you have used and how you have made them shine! You should make more of these. I am looking forward to see what you will make out of his 12 tags of christmas!

I have had a great stamping easter at my aunts home. Not very productive, but fun. No I am playing catch up on the blogging thing ;o)