Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,,, Make a Tent Card and add charms

Long post ,,, get coffee !! :-)

Thanks for all your lovely entries to Domi's Sketch Challenge :-) I am sure all of you know that Domi got married on Saturday and she has some beautiful wedding piccy's on her blog :-) She looked positively radiant ,, so beautiful,, and her hubby is very handsome too ! :-)

This week, on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge we are asking you to make a tent card and add some charms to it ! If you are unsure how to make one of these simple yet effective cards, our amazingly talented DT member, Dena, has written a tutorial with photos which you can find here.

Heidi is offering one lucky entrant a $25 shopping spree to her Simon Says Stamp Superstoreand with all the fantastic stuff arriving almost every day the choice is FABULOUS !! :-)

For my card I got out all my Tim Holtz goodies and had a play :-) At first I thought I would use his Chandelier stamp ,,, and was soo wishing I had bought the gorgeous Blue Moon birdcage charm ,,, anyway ,, in the end I decided to use my Weathered Clock stamp :-)

I dabbed some Antique Linen, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concorde ink on a craft sheet and sprayed with water ,, swirled some white card around in it then dried with a heat gun ,, and repeated a couple of times. I then stamped the clock in it and cut it out ,, then I added some Black soot ink to darken it a bit. The papers are from Creative Imaginations ( can't wait for my new Tim holtz ones to arrive,, they are probably Mid Atlantic now :-)) the frame was cut out on my Cricut. I stamped the frame with a TH swirly stamp in gold pigment ink then sprinkled with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder. The grungeboard hinges were given the same treatment.

For my charms I used a Tim Holtz Fragment Charm, I stamped a TH saying stamp on a scrap of the DP, glued it to the charm and cut around it. I also used a TH Muse token charm in the center of a flower. The flower is also Tim Holts ,, inked with the same distress inks and stamped in gold, used the same distress powder on it too ,,, it looks really good IRL !! honest !

I smothered the clock with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and added some TH clock hands and a clip to hang it on the frame. Think thats all ,,, sorry for all the waffle :-)

The DT have made some amazing cards for you to see :-) Hope you all join in with us this week

I have a GORGEOUS blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a peek it is at the top of my blog :-)


debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lols, love all the details.

hellerlittle said...

oh waht a great Artwork...
TH will be standing up, how wonderfull you have made all the goodies ....
I will going to remember if I have more TH stamps etc. and i´m going to work out with them.
Love the way you made your tend card !!!!! It´s Great

cu hellerlittle

Sue said...

i luv this what a stunning creatin, totally gorgeous hun,can hear it tick tock, scoopy.x

Jen said...

Hi Lols,
This is gorgeous! It's inspired me to get all inky :)
Jen x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Lorraine,what a BEAUTIFUL card.

Hugs Riet.xx

email: said...

Oh Lols so gorgeous and lush!! Do you love rock candy as much as I do?! It's AWESOME what you can do with it! :) I love the gold and the ribbon and papers..too fab!

I’m really loving your con’tent’ this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Tasha said...

WOW Lorraine this is so stunning! Wow its got such a beautiful vintge feel and the design is fantastic
love tasha xx

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my my my...this is outstanding!

Dulcie said...

It's beautiful Lorraine, I love the antique look :-) Dulcie x

Suzi said...

This is stunning Lorraine, love the crackle glaze and all the beautiful detail.
Suzi x

JKimka said...

This card is gorgeous!The most beautiful Art work that i saw in this challenge

Jane said...

Lols this is absolutely incredible hun!!! I love the colours and all the details are just so gorgeous and amazing!!! love it! hugs, Jane xxx

Timi said...

That is absolutely fab Lols, I love all the details. Timixx