Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Simon Says......................It's Father's Day !!!

This week at Simon Says Stamp we are asking to see your FATHER'S DAY creations and the design team are showcasing Tim Holtz. Well I find this pretty fatal as once I start 'playing' with Uncle Tim's goodies I just can't stop..................I just want to try everything - all his techniques, all his products and all else in life is ignored!!
Not only that it takes me at least a day to clear up after I've finished!!  I've ended up with three cards, plus one tag that I didn't stamp quite straight and one card where I stamped the sentiment upside down - tsh- IDIOT!!

I used stamps from the Garden Tapestry set and firstly stamped the bottom right hand corner with Tumbled Glass distress ink and then covered it with perfect pearls. I sprayed it with a mini-mister which sets the pearls and let the underlying ink show through. It has a beautiful sheen that sadly I couldn't manage to photograph. I inked the rest of the card and then over stamped with the rest of the set using Archival ink. I finished it with one of the TH ornate plates and a couple of metal brads from my stash.

With this one I stamped the sentiment onto Vintage shabby papers,  heat embossed it with the Distress embossing powder then stamped over with stamps from the Garden Tapestry set. The edges are inked with distressed ink and a bird  adornment added.

I've used stamps from the Garden Tapestry set yet again, (what makes you thing I love these?) firstly I stamped the flourish with acrylic paint, dried it with a heat gun and then inked over it with distress inks. I wiped over with a mini-misted piece of kitchen roll and then stamped the floral border top and bottom and then the Garden tapestry stamps in the middle. I finished it by adding a philosophy tag and a couple of charms.

For ease of reference I've listed the products used at the bottom of each creation.

As always, you can win this INCREDIBLE prize and a huge thank you to Heidi and staff at Simon Says Stamp for providing an amazing prize week after week!



Pauline said...

Stunning cards, love the vintage feel to them and the wonderful iamges.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Heather ,, all of them are just fantastic ,, so arty and stunning !! :-)

It is nice to get everything out and have a play eh :-)

Lols x x x

Christine said...

Awesome creations Heather ALL 3of them..think we can tell you LIKE TH products very artistic..

smiles Christine xx

Mephisto said...

WOW, really wonderful works!!!!!!


Karen said...

stunning work Heather. Absolutely gorjus cards since I last visited. Beautiful.

Love Karen x

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Rica, lovely work, you chose great papers to go with the images. I've been playing with TH stamping this week, but my efforts are nowhere near yours, love the way you've embellished the projects too. Soooo nice! CoB

Mary Lou said...

Hi Heather ~~ahh been awhile but i am enjoying your TH creations~~Brilliant!!!

Moni said...

Hi my dear friend gorgeous cards. Fab papers and images. hugs,moni

Lillian Child said...

I am also a HUGE Tim Holtz fan - and you've done him proud with your creations!

I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

Sue said...

Hi hun
very arty luvin all the timmi style cards,couldnt pick a fav, these are all gorgeous, sue,.x

Paula said...

Brilliant selection but it is the last one that's my favourite. The colours & the text just get under my skin as well as those little hanging bits. I like bird images too - shall have to go explore the TH stamps you used.
Paula (PEP)

Marion said...

Hi Heather,
These are beautiful works of art.
I especially love the centre one.

Marie Gamber said...

Such a wonderful card! I love how you did your layout and the charms were a "charming" touch... get it?


Mandy said...

Oh wow hun these are stunning :)
hugs Mandy xx

Cheryl Valadez said...

Heather, these are simply amazing! I love the collage layouts and the images you have put together! I love every one of these! Hugz, Cheryl

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Heather.

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I’m loving the color combo and the papers you used are awesome! Great for a special guy!!

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mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Heather you meant it when you said you couldn't stop playing LOL These are beautiful, love all of them but the colours of the first 'talk to me' I know don't laugh, I like them.:0)
Thanks for putting my candy up, Good Luck!!!:0) xxx

Basslady said...

smashing cards with a fantastic style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tasha said...

Wow these are great, love how you highlighted Discover with the metal frame and the fabulous stamps you used
love tasha xx

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