Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,, Joy’s Summer Inspiration :-)


we are all using Hero Arts Products on our cards this week :-) You don't have to to join in but if you have some then we would love to see it used on your creations :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!!!

Please pop around to visit Dora and the DT to see how we made them and of course we all LOVE to recieve comments so please leave some ,,, :-)

I used this gorgeous Wildflower Garden Cling Stamp from Hero Arts.

First of all I cut out the shape on my Silhouette Cameo, you can download the SVG from their website. I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers then sprayed with a Studio Calico Shine Mister ( really sparkly IRL) , then using a stamp positioner stamped onto neenah card. I cut out 2 Spellbinders ovals and while the die was still in place I sprayed using a copic airbrush and a B23 copic marker.

For the background I used a Flourish Background stamp, inked with versamark and embossed with White embossing powder, I then used the resist technique and coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink. I distressed all the edges and coloured the layering papers with the same copic marker.

Now comes the best bit !!! :-) I used some FABULOUS new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies !! I used a Hexigon Border, looks like a honeycomb, and a gorgeous Allegro corner, I coloured these with Wild Honey DI. I layered everything onto a Hero Arts Notecard and usep pop dots to raise up the flower. I stamped and cut out 2 little Hero Arts bees coloured and glittered and glossy accents added to their heads. I finished with my compulsory Star Dust Stickles and some Hero Arts Twine

I decorated the inside too and used a Simon Says Stamp ‘Oh Happy Day, die and a bee to make the words ,, Happy B’ Day !! ,,, does it work ?? :-)

I really had fun making this, there is something about making the background papers yourself ,, :-)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Our fab Designer in the Spotlight, Liz Marsden, and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Simon says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Craft Your Passion ,,,, Anything Goes

Amusing Challenges ,,, HOT Embossing

Allsorts ,,,, Ice Cream Colours

Fussy and Fancy ,, Swirls and Flourishes

Diva’s By Design,, Summer Theme

ABC ‘L’ for Lyrics Christmas Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) WOW ! we are already up to ‘L’ !! how many is that ,,,,? I have 12 cards ready ,,, ooh, add one for a midway reminder ,,,, 13 !! YAY !!

This fortnight on the ABC Christmas Challenge it is our lovely teamie, Carissa's turn to choose the theme ,,,


so make a Christmas card with a song title for inspiration

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $15 voucher on offer :-)



Saturated Canary ,,, so 2 fab digi images from the super talented Krista too ! Smile

saturated canary

My song is ,,, Hark the Herald Angels Sing ,,,,,, what else !! :-)

I used this adorable Angel Delights House Mouse stamp ,,,, soooo cute :-) Coloured with Copics and the edges inked with Iced Spruce DI. The papers are Bo Bunny from a Snowfall pack and I used a Martha Stewart snowflake ,Memory Box Twigs and Berries and Star of Wonder dies. I finished with ribbon and a few metallic dew drops

Challenges :

Christmas Stampin ,,,, Anything Goes

Jingle Belles ,,,, A Caroling We Will Go

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ,,,,, Feature a Creature

Craft Room ,,,, Furry Four Legged Family

Creative Card Crew ,,,, Song Inspired

Holly Jolly Christmas , Put a Song In Your Heart

Tuesday Throwdown ,,,, Critters

Pile It On ,,,, Outdoors