Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Simon Says Stamps Challenge DT - Photo inspiration

Wednesday already and time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp! It's been an eventful week so far for me, my little boy's team won the school sports day (yay!) and my little girl tripped and badly bumped her head sending me panicking to the Dr's (apparently the instant huge lump and purple was a good thing!) She's OK thank goodness, just a very nasty bruise on her brow bless her. This weeks' challenge was also very challenging LOL. I don't know why but I struggle with photo inspiration challenges and this one was no exception! This week we would like to see your cards inspired by this photo....
MMMmmm looks very refreshing doesn't it LOL!? Not sure what state I'd be in if I drank one though - not good at handling the drink since I abstained for my pregnancies LOL!
Luckilly, Willow with Cocktail from the new Whiff of Joy City Girls release came to my rescue! The papers are by 7 Gypsies, distressed with weathered wood distress ink and stickles. I also added a layer of spotted vellum to the bottom half of the card.

I have coloured Willow with copics and added some stickles to the rim of the glass and her jewellery. I stamped around the edge of the image with a Stempelglede stamp using weathered wood distress ink and stickled over the top.

The gorgeous lace and ribbon are from my stash and I added a chipboard butterfly that I have painted with a mixture of frayed burlap crackle paint and white acrylic paint before adding tonnes of stickles and some gems.

As Willow has a cocktail cherry in her glass I couldn't resist adding this cute cherry charm from Whiff of Joy to complete the card!

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Simon Says Stamp's Challenge!! Pop and have a look at the rest of the teams creations, they're all gorgeous! Thanks for looking! x


Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
sorry to hear about your little girl, hope she is now on the mend. I think your take on the challenge is fantastic, love your ribbon,lace, cherry charm, stickles & butterfly, it gives your card that va va voom lol.
Sandra (craftynan)

Dena said...

Jane, oh this is very elegant. Look at her with that little martini in hand!!!! Such pretty papers and love the large sheer bow!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Jane, so classy and elegant. Beautiful Willow, and wonderful that fabulous bow and butterfly.
hugs Heather xx

Lorraine A said...

Perfect image for the challenge Jane !! Isn't she beautiful !! love the papers and all the embellies you've used too ,,, gorgeous ribbon and the butterfly is fantastic ! :-)
Absolute Stunner Jane !! :-)

Lols x x x

Georgia said...

This is sooo beautiful Jane! I love the sweet image and the gorgeous colours and papers you've used, so pretty! :) Love, Georgia xx

email: said...

This is a super cute new image from Whiff of Joy and I'm loving the color of her cocktail, it looks like she may be having the same one we gave the recipe for! :)

You’ve definitely got the ‘recipe’ for great card making and were lucky to have you on our DT at Simon Says Stamp!


Anne said...

Hi Jane: Hope your little girl is now on the mend. I had a similar incident when a metal bar swung back and clunked Chloe when she was little and I swear you could see the egg growing on her forehead - eeeek so worrying! Lovely card and a very different challenge. As always your take on it is beautiful. Liking the stamp too - will check it out. Will make a change from my 'fizz' stamp lol!!!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Jane and beautifully embellished!

Mina said...

shes a stunner soon as I use the stamps I have in my queue I will be buying a couple lol...beautifull colouring and the lace is stunning
Mina xxx

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful card Jane so perfectly coloured and loving the papers, bow and the gorgeous ribbon!! Hope you little one is on the mend Chanelle xx

Kim said...

Jane this is soooo adorable hun! I love the lace and butterfly and charm and Willow...and...yes I just love it all! Gorgeous work hun!!!
Hugs~ Kim

email: said...

This is such an elegant card!! I love that butterfly and the other embellishments you used - it's gorgeous!!

Thanks for all you do with the Simon Says Stamp Challenges!


Christine said...

Gorgeous card Jane!!! I love all the little details. That stamp is just fab. Perfect for this challenge!!
xoxo, Christine