Saturday, August 14, 2010

Brand New Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge :-)

Long post ,,,, get coffee :-)

We have a brand new sister challenge that started on Monday called the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

the theme for their fist week is 'Things With Wings' :-)

Heidi very kindly sent all the Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT a little DT pack filled with bits and bobs taht we could use to enter the challenge :-) Thanks Heidi x x i do have quite a stash of Tim Holtz goodies and it was lovely to get everything out and have a play :-)

I had this 'recipe box' that was just waiting to be altered so i thought I would give that a 'go' :-) Firt of all I gave it a few layers of white acrylic paint ,, then inked all the edges with vintage photo distress ink I used a lovely sheet of paper from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper pad, I inked all the edges with the same distress ink and used a TH edge distresser,, fab gadget ,, better than scissors !! :-)

The bird is a grungeboard die cut that I painted white with acrylic , then inked with tea dye ink , then stamped using a TH script stamp and embossed with tea dye distress powder ,, looks fab IRL !! the swirl was made using a new Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die and grungeboard. this was coloured with pine needles distress ink and then I added rock candy distress stickles for a little sparkle :-) I added an ideology locket key hole
and a ticket sentiment. this was made using a TH Ticket strip die and stamps from the Odds and Ends 100th set

more grungeboard swirls, a Tim Holtz bird stamp and some black pearls to finish

sorry this is such a long post ,,,,, nearly finished ,, stay with me !! LOL :-)

the flower was made using a TH Tattered floral die I cut watercolour card as i find this doesn't tear as easily as ordinary card you can see a tutorial on how I made it on Christina's blog here

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)


downrightcrafty said...

Lols can only say simply stunning, love all the detail just amazing
Kate x

Sarah said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning, I love it x

Janette said...

Love it...stunning, love the TH range, wow you must have

Lynne Forsythe said...

Girl lovin your recipe box....a wonderful piece of grunge-0-licousness!!!

Thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowww Lorraine,This is so wonderful box.

Hugs Riet.xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Just stunning Lols. Love the whole vintage look - you have pulled it all together fabulously.
Caroline xxx

Dan said...

What a wonderful project - clearly a lot of work went into this and it shows. Stunning! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

Powerful Search Engine said...

Totally fantastic Lols hope you are well sorry I am not around too much summer hols and all thatx Hope you enjoyed your time with family xxx Hugs Pascale

Crystal said...

Oh my word this is one STUNNING Project!!!! WOWZA GORGEOUS!

Lorraine said...

WOW WOW WOW i am so loving this projecy it is awesome you have so much talent xx

Tindaloo said...

wow !!! this is stunning - absolutely awesome! loving the rough edges & gorgeous color :)

Tracy said...

I think this is wonderful Lorraine, I love everything about it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kat said...

This is stunning Lorraine. I love all the TH bits you've used. Think my fav is the flower.

I also just saw the tag in your previous post. Love it too.

Kat x

Tasha said...

Wow this is co creative and beautiful. Stunning creation
love tasha xx

Sue said...

Hi Lols
wow what a stunning box hun, awesome creation,luv the colours, fabby embelies, sue,x

Mandy said...

Lols this is fabulous hun, just stunning, so many gorgeous details to look at, love it
hugs Mandy xx

Curt in Indy said...

Lorraine! This is fall over gorgeous! I LOVE THIS! The colors are so rich and the detail is just eye popping. This is truly a work of art! Impressive! Best, Curt