Monday, January 18, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Best Friends' Challenge


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Are you interested in joining the Design team? We are looking for 3 Mixed Media/Vintage Designers! It could be YOU!!

 CLICK HERE for more details 

Monday Challenge DT Call

Thank you for joining us for the 'Stencil It' challenge and we hope you will join us again this week too!
This week the challenge is


There are lots of ways you can interpret this theme, so we will be looking forward to seeing your interpretation of it!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I made this canvas for one of my best friends ;-)

The lovely Shari Carroll designed a beautiful canvas for the Create Event and I was lucky enough to make one too. My best friend loved it too so I made this along similar lines for her.

 I started with a 6x6" canvas and primed with White Gesso, I then splattered with Tumbled GlassBlack Marble, and Pale Tomato inks. I then used White Embossing Paste a Splatters Stencil and a sprinkling of Pumice Stone Distress Glitter

I used a Butterfly Duo Stamp and Embossing Set  a Sizzix Hearts Bigz Die  and a Scribbles and Splatt Die to decorate the canvas. I coloured the butterflies with Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar and Festive Berries Distress Inks. 

I stamped text from a Friend Definition Stamp on the yellow butterflies, I used the embossing folder that comes with the die set and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder on the pink butterflies and a Dot Fade Stencil, White Embossing Paste and a sprinkling of Prisma Glitter on the aqua butterflies.  To finish I added a 'Painted Hello' die cut, dabbed with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, I love the effect this gives and think it is a perfect finishing touch :-)

I hope she likes it!

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

Allsorts   Girly and Sparkly
Hiding In My Craftroom    Embossing
Sweet Stampin'   Things With Wings
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies   All Things Bright and Beautiful/Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T    Not a Card

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Tracy Freeman said...

Lorraine this is lovely, I have a huge soft spot for butterflies and can see why your best friend loved it.
I have chickened out of applying for the dt call, so much talent I don't envy the task of picking the new members.
I hope you had a nice weekend x

Suzanne C said...

Oh so Happy and Beautiful! I love the mix of colors and that texture on the canvas is wow! Gorgeous!

Tricia Coffin said...

Your card is exceptional. I love all the wonderful textures. I can see that you took a lot of time with it. How enjoyable the process must have been. I want to try this.

Beth Brovold said...

Absolutely STUNNING Lorraine!!!
Take care,

Karen Petitt said...

Lucky friend to get this Lols, it's beautiful. I have pinned it to inspire me to create more canvas. Wonderfully inky with lots of lovely texture and gorgeous butterflies, clever and so chic! Karen x

Dawn Darlene said...

Oh wow! What a great idea! I'm pinning this!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Lorraine, this canvas is so awesome!!!! Love the background and the butterflies!!!
Hugs xx Zoey

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous canvas, Lols! Your bestie is sure to love it, the pretty colors, touch of sparkle, and sweet symmetry! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

AnyOldCraft said...

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
AnyOldCraft (DT)

Cathy said...

Beautiful canvas, love the butterflies, so much texture and sparkle! Your bestie will love it, Cathy x

Chris said...

Beautiful canvas, wonderful colours and texture, a lovely gift for your friend.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Emma said...

What a gorgeous canvas, thank you for joining us at Jades Sparkling Butterflies for our ‘All things Bright & Beautiful’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Unknown said...

Wow and wow.. Love your lovely creation..
We also have the first challenge and hope you could join us there.

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Aunty Sue said...

really lovely project thanks for sharing at craft this week

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous canvas, I want to go & make one myself now :)

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our girly and sparkly challenge at allsorts Tracy X

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very creative and pretty!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

LauraEva said...

wow!!! I absolutely love that!!! I want to make one! lol..Very inspiring, and very BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

Maura said...

Lols, love your beautiful textured butterflies! I know your friend will love this!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful project Lols! I love the textured background with the colourful butterflies on top. And the heart in the center.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

New favorite piece! New favorite piece! This is fantastic! I love the combo of splattery grunginess with the elegant butterflies. The swirly circles are fabulous and I really love the corrugated look to the heart. So many glorious details to soak in on this one and you did a killer good job on this!

Emma Williams said...

This is beautiful Lols and I'm sure your friend will love it! The butterflies look amazing against that textured background and I love all the bright colours ~ a fabulous piece of artwork! x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous canvas, Lols. The background is amzing and love those colorful butterflies. Really stunning. Hugs, Sandra

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous canvas, Lols. Those butterflies are fabulous. The background you created is so beautiful. :)

Barbara said...

Wonderful canvas!!!! love all these butterflies, colors and texture are perfect! great work! Barbarayaya

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