Monday, May 29, 2017

Simon Says: We're Going Around In Circles

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

This week the theme is

We're Going Around In Circles  

The theme this week is pretty much self explanatory. simply add a circle shape to your creation! You can use dies, stamps, stencils, or even recycle circular objects like tubes, jars, bottles etc, there are so many possibilities! We will be looking forward to seeing what you create! 

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
It's Sonia's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your absolutely stunning and fabulous creations over the past month!! It has been a great pleasure to have you along with us!

I am going around in circles with Seth Apter Robo Rings and a Tim Holtz Rings Background Stamp. She used a fabulous selection of Distress Oxide Inks for the background before white heat embossing the circle design.

I swiped these 3 colours over a craft mat, spritzed with water and then smooched the watercolour paper in the inks, I dried the inks with a heat tool and then repeated dabbing the paper in the inks to pick up more colour and adding a more marble effect design. 

I then thoroughly dried the paper before white heat embossing the circle design.

I coloured the Robo Rings with the Fossilised Amber ink and layered then as a base for the Tim Holtz Butterfly to rest on ;-) 

Arty shot ;-)

Thanks for looking! Now it's your turn to get out your circle supplies and join in! 

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

Brown Sugar.  Use sequins 
Just Add Ink.  Choose 2.  Watercolor/ Washi Tape
Creative Knockouts.   Embossing
Crafting From the Heart.  Anything Goes 

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


Catherine said...

Beautiful card, Lols! I love the soft colors of the background and love the butterfly. So pretty!

Cathie ♥

Sue said...

Love your card, Lorraine. Background is awesome, colors wonderful!!!!


Seth said...

I really love this Lorraine. Beautiful color choices, layering and dimension. Hope you are okay with me featuring this on an upcoming blog post with a link to your blog.

Sollan said...

Such a lovely card! Great touch with the details. Thank you for participating over at Brown Sugar Challenge

ßeulah ßee said...

This is really pretty, the pastel colors are nicely complimented by the blacks and whites. What a lovely way to use that wonderful butterfly die.

Linda Kunsman said...

such a pretty and summery card Lols!

Jan said...

Your background is a masterpiece, Lorraine! I love the mix of colours and stamping details you've added. The washi tape and twine layers perfectly compliment your sentiment and white details too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

KimB said...

Well this is just stunning Lorraine! I love that fabulous inky background, the detail of the die cuts and the crisp contrast to the black washi. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

simo said...

Love it Lols!!! Beautiful background and perfect colours combo...hugs xxx

crafty said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Crafting From the Heart.

Maura said...

Love it, Lols! Beautiful card, and love how you did the white rings into the gorgeous background. You used some really great elements here and it is oh, so lovely! xx Maura

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

You can't go wrong with Seth Apter dies and you have done him justice here! I love how you combined mechanical/grungy shapes and stamps with that elegant butterfly and the soft color palette. Gorgeous!

Rae Ann said...

Love the gorgeous inkiness of this project! The grungy embossed circles on the background add such a great visual detail.

Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Embossing Delight challenge.

Karen said...

Love this- so bright & cheery!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this gorgeous card, Lols. The colors on the background and those die cut embellishments are fantastic! :)

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Lols! I love that background and of course the circles and butterflies. Such pretty colors!

Art By Wanda said...


Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous gorgeous how you created the background...soft colours teamed with that beautiful butterfly and black washi tape...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

This is beautiful Lols and I love the gorgeous background and the layers you've incorporated using Seth's looks amazing and has so much wonderful detail! Hugs... xx

Macarena said...

Amazing background! You rocked the Oxides this week! Absolutely fantastic and the embossing on them make them even prettier! Hugs, Marzena

Unknown said...

This card might be one of my favorites of yours!! i LOVE the background you did with the distress oxide and the white stamping is just PERFECT! it ties everything together!

Barbara said...

Wow Lols! I love everything about this card! background, color combination, your way to use Seth's dies!!! Outstanding! My favortite of yours! Barbara