Monday, March 11, 2013

Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge...

 I have been having so much fun inking lately that I just can't stop.  Hehehehe.
So...I decided to join in over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  They have ongoing challenges  and I thought why not.  The challenge was to create something Shabby Chic. 
This is my version of something Shabby and Chic. 
 I have been wanting to use this Butterfly die cut from Memory Box for a while.  It is so dainty...just love it.
Well, who doesn't love a butterfly.  Most everyone knows that is my signature...If I did it it usually has a butterfly somewhere...not always, but I try to get them on as many projects as possible, wink. 
I cut two out and inked one with Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs.  I then layered it onto a plain one.  They were both cut out of Manilla tag. I  covered a tag with book print and inked it as well. (same colors and a little Walnut Stain)
 The lace at the bottom is the edge of a doily.  I lightly inked two doilies and cut off the lacy part.  I lined some adhesive (Scor-tape) on to the tag itself and scrunched the doily.  It looked kind of flat so I repeated to make another layer. 

I thought it would be fun to use Tim's new Postage Stamp Frame die to frame the sentiment.  I inked it using the same colors and stamped the verse (it is a Tim Holtz sentiment) with Archival. Then stamped a script stamp over the whole thing randomly with Gathered Twigs. 
Of course we had to have some bling.  Love bling.  Love the sparkle!  And there you have it.  My very first take on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge blog.  
You should check it out...there are lots of fun ideas over on their blog.  

13 comments:

  1. Yvonne...your tag is beautiful! I so love that dainty butterfly! So lacy and feminine! I also love your postage die cut and the beautiful sentiment you've stamped on it. The distress doily at the bottom of your tag and the one tucked in behind the postage die cut look so pretty and really do add that shabby chic feeling! Love the satin ribbon bow at the top with the baubles tucked in! Gorgeous tag! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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    1. Thanks Candy!!! Has so much fun playing along... Thank you for your wonderful words, they made my day!!!

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  2. Why not is right! Plus it gives me reason to visit you! You need a follow by email for lazies like me! LOVE your tag...absolutely shabby chic STUNNING!!! The butterfly is gorgeous and the soft color as well, but the sentiment on the stamp die is brilliant and screams look at me! Love every design detail Yvonne! Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with our shabby chic challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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    1. Awe...Anita...I miss you! I will try to get that follow by email set up. I didn't even know I could do that, lol. Thanks for your kind words about my tag...I had lots of fun getting inky as of late, wink. I just might play along some more if I can squeeze it in! Thanks again! Hugs.

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  3. Oh, My gosh... That is So Pretty! Where did you get the swirl bling? I need some of that!

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    1. THank you!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment! Unfortunately the bling is some VINTAGE Prima. I don't think they carry it anymore. I have a small hoard of it, wink. I stock piled it when I could get it! Thanks again for stopping by!

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  4. Bee-utiful Tag. Just came from Simon Says Stamp & Show site where you made Top List. This is bee-utifully stamped & embellished. You indicate the stamped sentiment is a script. Was curious as to where the stamped sentiment came from?
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa. The script stamp is from Hero Arts...love to use that to add a little something something to the background. The sentiment stamp is one of Tim's newest ones. Hope that helps. Thanks again!

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  5. Totally gorgeous Yvonne. Congrats on your SSSS win. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much! It was so fun to create! I appreciate your kind comment!

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  6. Beautiful!! I love the quote you chose for this. Congrats on the SSS top 3!!

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  7. Yay Yvonne! I am soooo happy that you got one of the TOP THREE spots at Simon Says Stamp and Show's shabby chic challenge! Your tag was gorgeous and so deserving of special recognition! You've had a great week, huh? So happy for you! Love you dearly! <3 Candy

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    1. Thanks Candy...I guess you could say I'm in total shock about the whole week! It was far beyond great! Thanks so much for your love! Excited to be in the top 3...was totally bowled over about that too!!! Thanks againg girly! Love you dearly too. hugs!!!

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