Monday, July 11, 2016

Simon Says: Flora and Fauna

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Red/White/Blue Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is


Definition: Flora is plant life; fauna refers to animals. The handiest way to remember flora and fauna is that "flora" sounds like flowers, which are part of the plant world, and fauna sounds like "fawn," and fawns are part of the animal kingdom.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I made a card using the latest and most gorgeous Hydrangea Petal Dies from the 'Among The Stars' Release, aren't they beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️ them

I started by scribbling Distress Crayons over a piece of watercolor paper, I have to say it got worse before it got better but I just kept on going, blending with my fingers until I was happy with the result.

I then used a Gridiron Embossing Folder, stamped with White Pigment Ink to lighten the de-bossed areas. I coloured the flowers with a distress crayon and smudges with my fingers and then used the script stamp from an IndogoBlu Tasty Textures set to add more interest. I made a trellis from a Carabelle Studio Textures 2 Craft Die (LOVE THIS), added some pearls to the centre of the flowers, a sentiment and Bobs your uncle!

Even though I do say so myself I am quite happy how this turned out, especially with the mess I made at the start , I thought it was going in the bin, but it just goes to show even when you think you can't, you can!! ;-) 

Just get out those crayons and inks and have a play! We do accept cute creations on the Monday Challenges, but really, this is the challenge to throw caution to the wind and let your creative spirit free! just have a go and enjoy playing! 

Before I go I have to ask you, did you watch the Wimbledon Womens and Mens finals this weekend?  Congratulations Serena Williams and the USA!! Woo Hoo !! 🇺🇸

and I was jumping up and down (and screaming a little bit) with joy for Andy Murray :-D Woo Hoo :-) 🇬🇧

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

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

Pile It On   Use Your Favorite Colors, I love yellow and grey together and the aqua is another                fave so altogether this is my perfect combo :-)
Ooh La La   Something Beginning with 'F' Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers   Blig It Up, I used loads of pearls and if you look closely there are 3D glittery gems, made with the 3d glitter glue.

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


Lin said...

Oh I adore this, Lols - love your fantastic flowers climbing up that trellis! Gorgeous!

Mischelle said...

This is beautiful, Lols!

Marci said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Maura said...

Beautiful card Lols! Love how you also make the inner piece, and those hydrangea are so pretty! Hey, great note in your post about just letting go and playing.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Fabulous what a stunning card the colours are amazing and LOVE that die too! hugs me xx

Helen Gullett said...

This is a beautiful mixed media card! Love the background!

Sandra H said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning x

Catherine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Lols! I love the colors and texture in the background and those flowers are beautiful!

Cathie ♥

Josephine said...

Beautiful! Love those flowers too!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Theresa said...

gorgeous card. great use of crayons. need to get them out and use them. and watched both finals. what a treat! love watching Serena and glad Andy won too, hugs xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous card, Lols. The colors on the background and those flowers are gorgeous! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous colours and texture!

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful colourful card lovely background,
Thank you for joining us at OLLCB
Hugs Julie xxx

Maikreations said...

Love your layout and the colour combination ;o) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "Bling it up" challenge. Happy crafting, Maike

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, Lols! Love the gorgeous background and love the flowers on top the grid! Hugs, Sandra

Barbara said...

Lols this embossing folder is spectacular and your little flowers fabulous! love the whole design of your card! BArbara

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card the trellis like embossing in the background...well done on the DC adventure and those flowers are to die for...excuse the pun and going on my wish list as we speak...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

This is such a pretty card, Lols and I love the vibrant background with those gorgeous little flowers cascading down the side! Beautiful... Hugs xx

Macarena said...

WoW! What a fabulous coloring on the backgrounds! And the embossing folder just rocks in this project! I love how you put the hydrangeas making the card so delicate! LOVELY! Hugs, Marzena

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This turned out so perfectly! I love the combo of grids and flowers and the gray is such a classy touch. I was so glad to see something made with the Carabelle Studio die-- I have it, but haven't used it yet, so thanks for the inspiration!

Judy McKay said...

Very nice card. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT