Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Simon Says Stamps Challenge DT - Photo Inspiration

This week at Simon Says Stamp we have a photo inspiration challenge for you. Now I must admit I'm not usually too good at these but this photo really inspired me...especially when my gorgeous new Tilda in the Rain landed in my letterbox!! I already had a rough idea how I wanted to use her before she arrived and my idea linked perfectly with the challenge - yay!! As always our lovely boss Heidi is sponsoring the challenge and you could win a $25 gift certificate to spend in the Simon Says Stamp store!!! I am entering my card into the Stamp Something challenge too as their challenge is autumn somethings too!
I have used papers from the Basic Grey Indian Summer paper pad - perfect for Autumn - and I've distressed the edges with Tim Holtz paper distressing tool.

I have coloured Tilda with copics and added stickles to the rain drops, lace on her skirt, umbrella and the ground.

The gorgeous swirls and leaves were cut with the Magnolia Doo Hickey swirl and leaf dies and I added some flowers from my stash in autumn colours. I'm not sure who makes the pins as they were part of a candy I won last year :).

The individual autumn leaves are a Hero Arts stamp. I can't find the exact set I have in the Simon Says Stamp store but here is one similar. I stamped with three different distress inks directly onto some of the mustard coloured paper from Basic Grey before cutting them out. I've curled them for extra definition on the card and added them with silicone glue. I stamped them with tea dye, frayed burlap and walnut stain distress inks. I have used Martha Stewart double loops punch along the top edge of one of my layers too.

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Simon Says Stamp this week. The rest of the team have created some gorgeous inspiration too, why not pop and have a look! Thanks for looking! x


Andrea C said...

very gorgeous, love autumn usually but it is just pouring down here.. yuk weather with kids x

Nelleke said...

Stunning card Jane,i love it.
hugs Nelleke

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Jane :-) I love this Tilda ,,, she is just gorgeous hanging onto her hat while her brolly is turned inside out ,,, so funny :-)
perfect papers and die cuts ,,, love the leaves too ,,, everything is fantastic :-)

Lols x x x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Jane

kelly said...

Gorgeous Jane papers are lovely too.

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Stunning work, Jane! I really love the pins and pearls...perfect toppers to a beautiful card!

I “fall” in love with your work with every new creation! ;)


Martinas Welt said...

Aw Jane...this is just wonderful! I love that paper....have used it on my card as well ;)...and it looks just awsome! The Tilda fits just perfect and I love the new Magnolia Doo HIckey swirls...they look great!! The colours are fitting together so that card!

Lorraine A said...

oohh ,,, am back in my capacity as Stamp Something DT girlie :-) thanks for joining us :-)

Lols x x x

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous Jane!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, just stunning Jane. Love these new Tildas and yes, she was perfect for this challenge. Adore the colours you have used, I love this time of year for making cards.


Jo xxx

Christine said...

Jane, your card is absolutely amazing!! I can't believe all the beautiful embellishments that you included on this card. Love the flower, leaves, and distressing. That Tilda image is so cute and perfect for this challenge. I am always stunned by your work and could look at your blog all day for inspiration. Hope you are having a wonderful day!
xoxo, Christine