Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Fathers Day/ For a Male

Hi all :-) I hope all is well with everyone and you’re all looking forward to some crafty time :-) This is a long post ,,, get coffee :-)

Thanks for all your entries to our Stars and Stripes Challenge and we hope you will all join us this week too on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)


Our lovely GD Christine and the DT have all used Tim Holtz goodies on their creations this week and I think we all enjoyed getting inky and having a play :-)

My Dad loves to feed the birds in his garden ,, it is like watching the pied piper when he goes out with food ,,, birds appear from nowhere and hop around his ankles ,,, they seem to know when its feeding time !! so cute to watch so that was my inspiration for my card :-)

The backround paper is from a Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Pack , distresssed and inked with Vintage photo. The next layer is grungeboard which has been embossed using a Burlap folder, I then swiped Vintage photo distress ink over it to highlight the raised bits and embossed with Vintage Photo Embossing Powder. I then sprayed it with a homemade mist using a little water, antique linen distress ink refill and perfect pearls powder.

The tag was made using a selection of distress inks and Tim Holtz stamps, a weathered clock, stamped with vintage photo and heat embossed as before and I used a game spinner. The little bird is from an Urban Chic cling set . I used an Elegant Flourish die cut and some flowers cut from Lavish Ribbon and the tag ribbon is from the same pack. Everything was coloured with distress inks ,, I used a Grungeboard Elements bird die, this was coloured with a paint dabber then smothered in crackle glaze and when dry sponged with black soot ink amd the beady eyes were made with Enamel Accents.

As always Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a fabulous $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp Store !! woo Hoo !! :-)

There are new products arriving every day ,,, so keep an eye on the All New Just In pages !! :-)

It is Christine’s last week in the spotlight ,, thanks for joining us christine ,, it has been lovely having you along with us Smile xx please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and see what fabby inspiration there is !! :-)


Oldie But Goodie ,,, Lots of Layers +I have had the TH stamps for ages ,,,

Sweet Stamps ,,,, Masculine

Partytime Tuesdays ,,,, Anything Goes

Karen's Doodles ,,,, Fathers Day

Lexi's Creations ,,,, Fathers Day

Craft Your Days Away ,,, Fathers Day/Special Man

Crafty Emma ,,,, Embossing

ECP ,,,,, For Dad