Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Simon Says Stamps Challenge DT - Father's Day

Hurray!! The weather has finally cheered up in the UK (well it had as I'm typing this LOL hopefully it still has when you're reading it!). Thank goodness, as it is half term here and after a weekend of non stop rain I was worried we were going to be stuck inside all week! Anyway, back to business, and it is time for another Simon Says Stamps Challenge!!

As always Heidi is sponsoring us with a whopping $50 credit voucher for the Simon Says Stamp store!!! Our theme this week is Father's Day. The DT are showcasing fabby Tim Holtz products this week so if you have any we'd love to see them on your creation but it isn't essential! I loved making this card!! I absolutely love colouring images but it is great fun to be creative with messy inks and have to think more about the design!

Here's what I came up with! I wanted to use the amazing Tim Holtz pocket watch to convey my message of having "time to relax" on Father's Day. I found the perfect papers in my stash by Webster's Pages covered in clock faces and pocket watches! I cut one of them out to put inside the pocket watch. I distressed the edges with vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks. The huge heart is from Tim Holtz' grungeboard elements set. I inked it with broken china distress stain and stamped over it with a Hero Arts stamp.

Here's a close up of the pocket watch - it is so cool! The face comes off so you can put whatever you want inside. I have attached some Tim Holtz ball chain to it and of course the tickets are by Tim Holtz too.

I used one of Tim's hinge clips to fasten the other end of the ball chain to the heart. The pearls are from my stash.

Inside I used some more of the Webster's Pages paper and created my own sentiment on the computer, so along with the tickets on the front, the card says "Love, Wish, find time to relax this Father's Day".

I used a variety of fonts to try to make the sentiment a bit more Tim Holtz style.

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Simon Says Stamps Challenge. Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the teams amazing cards! Thanks for looking! x


Teresa said...

Brilliant card Jane, the perfect Fathers day card.
Just read my comments and you asked about the cheesecloth I bought it from Amazon, hth Teresa xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jane :-) I love the pocket watch ,,, another thing on my 'to get' list !! the fab heart andthe papers are just perfect too :-)

Lols x x x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wonderful card. I love Time Holtz products


amanda stokes said...

Hi Jane,
Fantastic male card,love all your details!
Have a lovely evening :) xx

Rica said...

Brilliant Jane, love the pocket watch and perfect colours, papers and details. Your sentiment is perfect for you theme and I love how you've carried it over from the outside!!!
Heather xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a great card!


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

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

Simon Says Stamp!

Andrea C said...

Very cool bag x

Grenouille Greetings said...

So artistically artsy and just right! Wonderful make! Sorry I haven't been by for a while. I have been in America for over three weeks and I'm struggling to catch up! Hugs, Lesley