Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Simon Says A Bit O' Green!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Feminine Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is to use a

Bit O’ Green 

In honour of St Patricks day on 17th March
This week we are showcasing Taylored Expressions Products this week. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.

There are all the colours of the rainbow on my card along with a bit of green. I followed the challenge title to the T!  Taylored Expressions dies are one of my favourite. They are unique and you can combine their dies to create a scene as they all coordinate well with each other. That is what I have done with my card.
SSS A bit of Green!
I have used On the Line Beach die set along with Little Bits Adirondack Chair, Little Bits: Sun and Clouds and Skinny Mini Borders Spring dies to create my scene. And to add colours to my elements, I have used the new Distress Oxide inks.

For my background, I sponged Fossilzed Amber, Broken China and Faded Jeans distress oxide inks,  added water spatter and heat set to get that chalky look to the oxide. On an another bristol paper, I sponged Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo distress oxide inks, spattered with water, heat set before using the On the line Beach die to die cut the palm trees. I also die cut four of the stitched detail leaves of the palm tree which I layered one behind and one on top of the base trees. I adhered this on the background using foam adhesives.

I similarly repeated the process of distress inks to die cut all the other elements for the card. Only the clouds don't have any colour on them. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Pool Play stamp set stamped using black ink and MISTI. Finally the card is embellished with Snow Flurries sequins.

Here are couple of closeups photos of the card.

SSS A bit of Green closeup

SSS A Bit of Green closeup3

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Tracy Freeman said...

This is fantastic, love the scene and those flamingos are awesome xx sending hugs

Lin said...

What a fun scene, Gayatri - and a great sampler of the new oxide inks!!

Becca Cruger said...

EEEE! I love the vibrancy of all of your die cut elements. This is how you create a scene!! Gorgeous make!

Lorraine A said...

what a gorgeous scene!! the little birds on the wire and flamingo's, the whole design is absolutely stunning!! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Mary W said...

Outstanding card today! I bet this will be pinned hundreds of times.

Dragonfly said...

Love,love,love this card. Escape the snow, grab a board and go surf with the flamingos. The colours are beautiful. Your work is always a wonder to look through, thank you for sharing your talent.

lorby said...

Beautiful card. I love your use of colors and dimension on it.

Unknown said...

This is fabulous! Gantastic colouring.

Thank you for always encouragement for me.

desperatehousewifecraft said...

Wow thats an amazing scene and beautifully coloured too! Just love it!

Migdalia said...

Love the fabulous background!!Super fun scene too! Awesome card!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M