Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Simon Says - Prince Charming

It was such fun viewing all the truly fabulous all white creations you produced for us last week.

This week we want a PRINCE CHARMING any card/creation for a Male and add a charm ! !

I decided to use the sketch I did for Basic Grey a couple of weeks ago, I don't usually like my own sketches but amazingly liked and enjoyed this one.
This has to be one of my favourite Edwin's and I've sat him on the Whiff of Joy Chair. This chair is one of the most useful stamps, I've sat so many of my images on this chair, animals included. Both chair and Edwin are coloured with my trust Copics.  The edges are distressed with Walnut Stain distressed ink and glittered with Gold Stickles. The papers are from Basic Grey's Offbeat pad and the circles cut with Spellbinders round nesties  and the border with the Martha Stewart Lattice Arch punch.

Now came the fun part - using shrink plastic to make a charm. If you have never tried this - give it a go - it's such fun!!! I stamped Edwin with Stazon onto the plastic and cut out leaving 2 to 3 mm around the edge and a tab at the top in which to punch a hole with a Cropodile.
Here's is where you are told to colour the image but I find the colours come out too strong so I shrink my image first then colour it when using Copics.
I popped it (on a piece of foil) in a low/medium oven (along with my leg of lamb on this occasion) for about 30/40 seconds. 
If it's not totally flat - push it flat with your fingers for a couple of seconds - then colour away and you have yourselves a personalized charm.

I also added a couple of silver charms, one available at the Simon Says Stamp Store, the butterfuly I received in a RAK from a friend.

The leaves are cut with a Woodware punch and the flower from various punches and dies, the ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment a Tim Holtz adage ticket.

Links to some of the products from the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store
Whiff of Joy Chair
Heart Charm
Lattice Arch Border Punch

Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $25 trolley dash around her fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store AND she will pay the postage costs too :-)Almost every day I go to check out the All New Just In Pages so many new goodies arriving every day !



Maria said...

I Am exploring the webb.
I found yor card wery nice. The broun and the bluish collour work nice together.
He is so sweet Edwin sitting in the chair thinking.

Emma said...

Such a gorgeous card the colours and details.
Hope you had a fabulous time at the sorry I didnt make it, maybe next time ;-)
Hugs Emma x

Pia said...

OM what a stunning card, lovely colours and great details. Wish you a nice day
hugs Pia

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, adorable card, love the Edwin charm.

Paula said...

I expect the little Edwin smells nicely of roast too - I laughed no end. It's a lovely addition & the colour combination here is just amazing - will have to try this out soon.I love that flower.
Paula (PEP)

maiju said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colors. Wonderful that little Edwin.

Julie said...

I love this colour combo, fantastic card.

Dena said...

Girl! Could you possible get any more talented!!!?? This is so amazing! Your coloring just makes him "pop" and I adore the shrink plastic idea! Totally adorable card my friend!!!!
Hugs, Dena

amanda stokes said...

Gorgeous card Heather,love the edwin charm and fab paper's :)
hugs amanda xx

Fleur said...

Hi, this is adorable, fantasic colouring, it was lovely to meet you too, sorry we didn't stop by longer, maybe next time.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww totally gorgeous card, awesome colour work as always, luv the mini one,beautiful papers, lovely design, sue,x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Heather :-) Edwin looks very comfy sitting there on his armchair :-) fab sketch and the papers and colours are lovely ,,,,, cute little shrunk Edwin too :-)

Lols x x x

email: said...

Oh my goodness!! I just love the little Edwin charm you made!! SO CUTE!!! This is so darling! Great layout too!

Simon Says Stamp

Mina said...

I love this Edwin he always look deep in thought...stunning work Heather...Im off to the docs on Monday to see what can be done about my tall head lol
Mina xxx

Christine said...

Heather, you have outdone yourself this time. What a fantastic idea to use the charms and the shrinky Edwin as an accent. I love how they all dangle together. Super cute Edwin. Love him in the chair. I also like your flower made out of leaves. So innovative!! Have a wonderful day!
xoxo, Christine

Riet said...

So beautiful card Heather,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love the LO, cute image and great details. Hugs,moni

Sandra1968 said...

This card is beautiful!

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