Monday, February 27, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday 'Based On A Book' Challenge

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

This week we are challenging you to create something

Based On A Book   

You can interpret this challenge in many ways, you can use pages of a book as part of your project or use the theme of a book as your inspiration. We will be looking forward to seeing where this challenge takes you!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
This is Nicola's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past few weeks. It has been a great pleasure to have you along with us :-) 

Please pop by to leave her some love :-) 

One of my all time favorite books is The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and I decided to use 'my precious' as the inspiration for my bookmark ;-)

 I used a Ringer Stencil and Bubble Stencil along with a Simon's exclusive Ring Frame Die embossed in gold.

I started by covering a plain pice of Kraft cardstock with Hickory Smoke,Rusty Hinge and Picket Fence distress crayons and then used Hickory Smoke distress ink and the  Ringer Stencil over the top to create a lovely design. I then used Gold Pigment ink and the circle stamps from a Paper Artsy Eclectica 3 stamp set to create more interest. 

I then used a Bubble Stencil and Nuvo Mother Of Pearl Mousse over the top, while it was still wet I sprinkled with Nuvo Gold Shine Sparkle Dust .

I added a Ring Frame Die to cut out a pice of thick card and gold heat embossed twice to give it a lovely thick coating. I finished with some Big Chat stickers! 

If you have never ready the books then I suggest that you do. The films are fantastic, but they are never as good as the book where your imagination helps to create the story ;-) 

 I was hoping to make another bookmark using 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' as my theme, using a Crazy Bird with his legs in the air but I ran out of time, I hope to be back later with that version ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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

Crafty Friends,    All that Glitters 
Crazy 4 Challenges.  Use Your Words (words the focal point) 
A Vintage Journey.  Words That Are Special 
Ooh La La.   Embossing

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


Catherine said...

Love this bookmark, Lols. This series of books was, and still is, my son's favorite. I think he's read them three or four times over. Love it!

Cathie ♥

Maura said...

What a great take on the Lord of the Rings, Lols! and one can never have too many bookmarks! Just finished watching the movies again recently, and you have certainly depicted "the Precious"! hugs, Maura

Macarena said...

So many diferent rings on here! I love the ones hidden in the background and the golden obes too. Great vintage project! Hugs, Marzena

Paper Profusion said...

A fabulous bookmark Lols and brilliant take on the challenge. Can't wait for you to bring out your crazy bird!! Thank-you so much for all your help over the past month, I've really enjoyed it. Nicola x

cheryl said...

This is brilliant love the layers hugs cheryl xxx

Jane Willis said...

I love his, the embossing on the die cut makes it look like real metal, and the stamped circles continue the theme into the background. Thank you for sharing at Ooh La La Creations

pearshapedcrafting said...

I never got on with Hobbits and the like although I have sat through the films with hubby and grandchildren! I did try - just not for me! I do however love your bookmark and such a positive message too! Chrisx

Stephanie said...

Haha! Oh goodness! I never knew you were such a fan! I *just* got around to watching most of those with Sam over the last few years. I must admit they are entertaining! I love the bookmark!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

What a fabulous book mark, Lols! Love the golden rings and that you've made this especially for that trilogy! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your bookmark with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your bookmark is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘All that Glitters’ challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great take on this week's challenge! I adore all things Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and I loved how you used Gollum as your inspiration! Not sure he's ever inspired a crafty bookmark before, but I sure love how this turned out. So clever to use the ring die to go with that ring theme!

Barbara said...

Lols... love love love this bookmark! you've gave me an idea.... Lord of the rings is one of my favorite book and I love so much also the movies... Your bookmark is fab and Simon's die you used is fabulous in this gold version!BArbara

Emma Williams said...

What a clever idea to use the ring die to interpret the challenge on this fabulous bookmark! It's just perfect and works so well ~ I love it, Lols! x

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous bookmark, Lols. Love the brilliant embellishment and background you created. :)

Kath Stewart said...

love your take on the challenge Lols and what a beautiful elegant bookmark it is too...hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

What a great idea for the challenge Lols!! I love the thick gold embossing on the rings, perfect. And all those dots. The Lord of the Rings are some of my favourite books too, and I re-read them (again) not that long ago.

Unknown said...

Wow this is fantastic Lorraine, love your bookmark! We got that book at home too.. but never read it :P Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xxx