Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Simon Says...................Make your own background !!!


Now we have time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  and 

for this week the challenge is ,,,,,,,


i.e no patterned papers unless you have altered them. You can emboss, stamp, stencil, paint, spray, etc

We are showcasing Gelli Plates and Stencils  this week.
Gelli Plates are available in 2 sizes 6" X 6" or a larger one which is 8.5" X  11"
You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used :-)
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon 

I couldn't wait to have a play with a Gelli Plate - now Iv'e realised I'm addicted and need so many more stencils shape and sizes to use.
I loved the  Simon Says Stamp Stencil Ring Cluster as it a irregular shape - I used that as the pain part of the plate and also used some bubble wrap and strips of some corrugated card. I did try a die feather but it need a stamp of a real one - I shall go to the local duck pond and pluck a duck - no I wouldn't really - they do leave some lying about. 
I added some snow flakes, two of them Spellbinders old ones. I have some on ordered from Simon's Says but have just arrived one from my Simon Says Card Set - too late !! 

Materials and Tools
Image: Gelli Arts Printing Plate
Medium: Claudine Hellmuth Acrylic Paints Pumpkin, Sky BlueLandscape Green,  Painterly Pink, Purple Palette,  Sable Brown, White
Papers: Neenah Clasic Crest 80 LB Smooth Solar White
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Faceted Snowflake, Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas Stamp & Die set
Stencils:   Simon Says Stamp Stencil Ring Cluster,  Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles
Miscellaneous:  Doodlebugs Sugar Coating Lily White,  Ranger Glossy Accents,  Fancy Pants Corrugated cardstock, My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots, Melissa Frances White Pearls
Tools:  Tonic Studio Guillotine/Paper Trimmer, Pro Arts Glue Glider,  Tonic Studion Fine Tip craft scissors, Brayer Speedball


this is some of the dozens prints - I would  like (need) some more stencils to work with them - I like how the mid-bottom one has turned out and think I would like to use a silhouette stamp on it.


Divas by Design - 2E - Festive
Papertake Weekly W- Anything Goes
LEJ Designs W, SIO - #82 Christmas Is Coming
Stampin' Royalty - C3 - #205 Snowflakes
Inky Impressions - SIO - #137 Winter/snow


Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous catd Heather. such amazing colours. Love it
Doreen xx

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Heather! I love how you used so many patterns and textures on your card. A couple of your supplies went into my cart!

Dottie said...

Amazing I love your snow flakes and your paper is wonderful very pretty.

Lin said...

This looks like so much fun, Heather! Love all the different results that can be had!

Pia S said...

Sounds like you're having a fun time making your own gorgeous backgrounds! To be put on my to do list...

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors & stencil mixing :)

Simon Says Stamp!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous card - that background is just wonderful - I love that bubble wrap!!
Alison x

debby4000 said...

WOW you background is fabulous and what a gorgeous card you've made with it too.

Jo Nevill said...

Such a very pretty card Heather, terrific background you have created and I love your pretty snowflakes.

Jo x

Moni said...

Great card and fab papers. Hugs,moni

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