Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Simon Says - Make your own embellishments!!!

It was great seeing all your inspirational creations  in our 'Anything but a card' challenge last week

This week at the Simon Says Stamp challenge we are asking you to 'Make your Own Embellishments' and I can't wait to see what you create for us this time!!


I love Stamps Happen stamps but haven't used them in a while, I got this image - Fairy with Balloon - a little while ago and decided it was time to ink it up -  although I was going to use the image Floating Softly but couldn't find it anywhere, I actually haven't seen it since I came to Germany. I did find one stamped image  but I don't think it's stamped on Copic paper so I'm colouring it very gently and very slowly.  
I coloured my image with Copics and inked the edge with Faded Jeans distress ink, the paper is Basic Grey's Marrakech which I thought suited the image well.  I used the Sizzix 3D flowers die to cut the flowers (I do love this die) and added some stamen thingies (don't know what else to call them)
 For the leaves I used a skeleton leaf, attached to white card with a Temporary Adhesive spray then sponged it with Mustard Seed distress ink leaving a leaf pattern on the white card, they are then cut using a Leaf Punch. The tag is chipboard and the sentiment is from the Hero Arts - Anytime messages, I attached the tag to the seam binding ribbon (randomly died with Mustard Seed distress ink ) with a 'chain' made from blue glass and tiny silver beads.


Here is a close up of the flowers and leaves.


I would also like to enter this into the Fab'n'Funky challenge which is also Make your own Embellishments.

As usual our lovely boss Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp store. New goodies are arriving everyday in the store so there is no better time to take part and be in with a chance of winning our fantastic prize !!!



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29 comments:

petra,s cards said...

wauwwwww!! what a gorgeous card!!! lovely collors!
xx petra

Grenouille Greetings said...

About 8 times a year, I go looking to buy this stamp. It has also been on my birthday and Christmas lists but I never seem to get it. Your beautiful card has made me want to buy the image again. Love your rich blues, fabulous colouring and of course the hand made embellishments! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Renkata said...

Heather, stunning card.
Love the flowers and such an amazing colouring.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is simply stuning what brilliant colurs and just love your flowers,too hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Lorraine A said...

I love this card Heather ,, by chance I was trying to buy this stamp a few days ago and it was OOS ,, hopefully it will be back in store soon ,, such a fab image and the papers and colours are perfect !! I love the droopy ribbon and flowers too :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Dorcas said...

Super super cute, Heather!! Ive never seen that image before.Always a treat to come by and visit. :-) TFS

Moni said...

WAw this is stunning, I love your card and your embelishment is awesome, great idea. FAb image and stunning colouring. Have a fab day. Hugs, Moni

Jane said...

This is stunning! gorgeous colours and what an amazing image! I've just got the 3D flowers die and it is my favourite already! gorgeous flowers hun! hugs, Jane x

Elborgi said...

Heather----- I love the way how you coloured your images- you are a real artist!! All your cards are so wonderful
Hugs
Elma

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun this is stunning, love the image so cute, and the colours are so vibrant, love your flowers and tag, hugs Liz xx

Astrid said...

Wowww, what a stunning card you made Heather, I love all the details and your colouring is so beautiful !!

hugs Astrid

mustavcoffee said...

Wowzers Heather that is a stunning card, love it! I know exactly what you mean about Stamps Happen they're great. I have the floating softly one and love it to pieces but haven't used it for ages. I hope you manage to find yours it would be so sad to have lost it:0) xxx

Kristel said...

This looks truly gorgeous Heather! Amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is gorgeous totally awesome colour work as always, beautiful papers & embelies, lovely flowers, sue,x

Shazza said...

wowzers, I love this card Heather x

Lora said...

This is fab Heather. Stamps Happen have some great stamps. I might just have one or two to give away on my blog in the next few weeks, so if you fancy getting your hands on some new SH stamps, keep an eye out on my blog ;)
Hope you are well hun.
Hugs Lora xx

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Heather! I love your color choices and the details are all delicious, especially the flowers!

Leigh said...

Marvellous colouring and I love the colours you've used.

Chris (catt871) said...

Ooooohhh I LOVE this card! Your flowers are SO pretty!!!!

TaraG said...

WOW! I love your card, Heather! The papers and colours are fab with this image soooo fun and whimsical! Gorgeous colouring as usual hun and LOVE the flowers you made...they are fabulous! I really love the sentiment tag dangling from the chain like that too! So many gorgeous details....stunning!
Hugs,t

Rach said...

oh wow, what a jaw dropper, stunning colour combo hun, and your colouring is as always top class..
xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Heather this is stunning.
luv
Debby

Chrissie said...

I just love the look of this Heather, gorgeous colour palette and your flowers are stunning!
lol Chrissie xx

Paula said...

This is lovely - those flowers are wonderful with your leaves, brilliant thinking with the skeleton leaves. The paper really does suit the image & I don't know that stamp company at all - will have to have a browse.
The colours on this are really rich & striking - very much my cup of tea but then I would say that since blue & yellow are the Swedish national colours!!
Paula (PEP)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Heather,

These flowers are SO beautiful!! I really love this image too, very fun :) Great sentiment too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Sandra1968 said...

A great card and the colouring is beautiful!
Hugs, Sandra

America said...

Love these colors, your beautiful coloring, the FAB design and that AWESOME hanging tag!!!

Kathy said...

Heather your card is drop dead gorgeous and a real work of art. I think it belongs in a frame! Thanks for the inspiration and the warm welcome at Simon Says STamp. Hugs,kathy

Manuela said...

Stunning card! I'm in love with your coloring! ♥ Beautiful colors and super cute blue flowers.

Hugs,
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