Sunday, 15 August 2010

Simon Says Stamp & Show

As I'm sure you're aware by now Simon Says Stamp have started a sister challenge to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge called Simon Says Stamp & Show. The first challenge began this week and Heidi very generously sent the Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT some goodies to create something for the first challenge! The theme this week is Things with Wings so it was a perfect reason to use my new stamp, Melinda with Bouquet from Whiff of Joy. I decided to cover my diary I use for challenges. Here it is before.....




sooooo not my style but haven't found the time to cover it until now! Here it is now........





much better I think!! I covered the whole book in a K&Co paper which I tore into pieces and inked with walnut stain distress ink.



I coloured Melinda with distress inks and then covered the whole image with rock candy stickles.

I made the large metallic rose from grungepaper using Tim Holtz tattered florals dies. I covered the die cuts in mushroom dimensional pearls, using it like paint. When that was dry I stamped a Hero Arts text stamp over the top with walnut stain distress ink. The rest of the flowers are from my stash.

The swirls are punched with EK success punch and the butterflies with MS Monarch Butterfly punch.

This gorgeous Tim Holtz name plate was in my DT pack along with the metal corner. They're so gorgeous I'm going to have to buy the full set! I have written the label myself with my calligraphy pen.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

27 comments:

Marilena said...

Beautiful, wonderful!!!
Beijos, Kisses...

Lorraine said...

oh wow this has inspired me to decorate some of my things its stunning i love it xx

Nelleke said...

I love it Jane the colers and papers everything match perfect.
Hugs Nelleke

Mary Lou said...

Oh yes Jane~~this is way better and so you!!
Great job and love this sweet stamp :)
Blessings

CraftyC said...

Its beautiful Jane, love the vintage style!
Clairexx

angelwhispers said...

Wow what a fabulous note book!! Don't misplace it or you will never see it again!!! lol

Loving the colours and the image is just beautiful love it!!

The pergamarno!! not sure I have spelt correctly stamps are just heavenly love them and you have done such a fabulous job with all of them. Love Chanelle xx

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!!
Jane this is utterly divine!
Stunning creation!
hugs
kim x

Vicky said...

WOW Jane this is totally gorgeous I never even thought of decorating my boring diaries & notebooks.....thank you for the idea & inspiration. FANTASTIC decor & beautiful image, actually just beautiful everything. Hope you are having a fabby weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Georgia said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jane, such a brilliant idea! I love the beautiful papers you've used and the roses are gorgeous! :) Love, Georgia xx

Anne said...

Oh! wow! so pretty Jane. Really love this project. The colours are just gorgous and I love the flower you've made. And the image is fab. And the torn paper works beautifully. Just awesome xxx

kelly said...

Stunning Jane.I`ve loved this image the first time i saw it,she is lovely.Loving the grunge flower.The papers and colours are fantastic.Hope your enjoyed demonstrating in stevenage today.

Paula said...

Just a bit different. Love those colours & that flower is a beauty.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Rainmac said...

Oh wow wow wow, this is stunning Jane x

LynneForsythe said...

Truly a thing of Beauty Jane!! Love every little bit about it!!

thanks for playin along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Linda Elbourne said...

This is stunning Jane and a huge improvement too I might add! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our very first challenge ... we hope to see you again next week!

Lori said...

Amazing transformation, Jane! Very beautiful : )
Love and hugs ~
Lori

Craftyanny said...

fabulous work Jane, love it, especially the large flower, it's really gorgeous
Anne x

KarenB said...

Stunning work Jane! I really love the muted colours and it looks so elegant now :)

Diane said...

This is soooo gorgeous, Jane - it must be such a pleasure to have this on your desk!
Diane x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

This is so gorgeous, love everything about it xx

Jane said...

Ooooooo this is gorgeous!....Can I send you my notebook to do?lol
x

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous notebook Jane and love the design and the details, the flowers are beautiful.Hope you will give a tutorial on these, please.
Hugs Linda

dreams_sueƱos said...

woooowww Jane this is very beautiful!!!! I love it. hugs Adriana

Karen said...

WOW Jane, I love your flower that is gorgeous. Your Diary looks so much better now!! Love it:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Abby's Garden said...

Oh Jane the difference is night and day....your new diary is amazing, beautiful, stunning, I can go on and on:)

Smita said...

Love your new diary!!! It is just out of the world... the swirls and flowers are divine (grr... why didn't I order that punch!?!) and the TH name plate fits so well..

Hugs,
Smita

Andrea said...

I would be scared to touch it in case I ruined it, looks perfect x