January 19, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge...A BINGO Challenge...Be My Valentine!


Good morning stampers! I love Wednesday...hump day....we're half way through the week and the weekend is in full view,lol! I also like it cuz it is Simon Says Stamp Challenge day...Woo hoo!!! This week we have a great challenge idea for you, BINGO...no reason to not join us as there are multiple options! Just pick the bingo line that you like best! Use any 3 items that are in a straight line (up, down, across, diagonal) Eg. use a punch/die cuts, embossing and ribbon on your creation or Brads, Flowers and Ribbon, just to name 2 options...isn't it a great idea! Well, let's play BINGO!!!!!!

This week, the prize is a WHOPPING $50 voucher from Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! Whheeeeeehoooooo!!!!!! How exciting eh?? So, get out your stamps and start creating!!! We can't wait to see what you create!!!! Have a great week & good luck!


I have to say, that I am very pleased with how my card turned and I wasn't really planning on it being a Valentine with this paper but it just worked out that way. I rather like the non-traditional colour combo! I used the Punch/Die Cuts, Flowers, Gems line on the Bingo card!

 I tried to change things up a bit on this card as I think I am falling into a crafting rut, where I always doing the same things on my cards. I really admire the beautiful stylings of Inge Groot and I have been on the look out for a grunge stamp like the ones she uses on her cards. I finally found one and used it for the first time on this card and I'm very happy with the results!!!

So, for my card I used BasicGrey Marjolaine 6x6 papers that I just adore and I decided to ink up a poorly neglected Miss Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm's, Miss Anya Love set. I coloured Miss Anya with my Copic markers and cut the image out with my rectangle Nesties and embossed it and matted with the  scalloped rectangle Nesties. I stamped the "splotch" stamp with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the image to get that grunge look I so like. I added some Prima flowers with gems in the the centres and sprinkled a few gems here and there. In keeping with my line on the bingo card, I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge die and I punched some butterflies from cork with my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch. The sentiment is from the Holidays Transfers Melissa France rub-on sheet. To finish things off, I added a little sparkle with a Sakura Clear Stardust pen and just spread the sparkle around with my finger to get a softer feel. I used my Viva Decor black Pearl pen to add the buttons on Anya's boots and shirt.


Here is the inside of my card....pretty simple...the sentiment is also from a Melissa Frances rub-on sheet called LOVE Transfers. 

I hope you have some time to join us for this fabulous challenge that we have this week at Simon Says Stamp...can't wait to see what you make! Thanks for stopping by and for having a wee peek at my card...please stop by the other Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT members and see their gorgeous creations too!



heidy said...

Just Gorgeous!!!
Hugs Heidy

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Awesome card Tara! Love the image and the colours are just fab! Love this BINGO idea and will have to try and play along this week myself!

A beautiful creation!
Judy x

Kathy said...

What a cool challenge ~ I will have to play along now!! LOL It just so happens I may have a free day today to play!! Yippee! Love your card!! The colors are refreshing and this image makes me yearn for warm weather!! LOVE, love the shabby flowers and I have not seen those rub-ons yet! How can I not have them already??? LOL I will have to find them, haha.
Hope you have a wonderful day Tara!

Mephisto said...

your card is so sweet. love this image very much!

Georgia said...

This is the most stunning card Tara, really gorgeous! The colours are lovely and I love the flowers and embellishments! :) Love, Georgia xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Love that grunge stamped edging - & those butterflies are rather good. Delightful with those papers & unusual colours & so refreshing a change from the reds. I like the way you've used black (well - a dark patterned paper) & then a white (pale) paper on the inside, sort of Night & Day, Dark & Light associations......it just caught my imagination.
Paula (PEP)

Jane said...

WOW!!!! Oh Tara this is incredible!!!! Gorgeous image and your colouring is amazing!! Her hair looks real!! Gorgeous details inside and out! love it! hugs, Jane xxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Tara, your colouring is fabulous hun, I must give my Anya's an inking they are so neglected
hugs Mandy xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Tara,

This is such a beautiful TGF image! The flowers are the perfect touch and I absolutely love the color palette you chose!


Heather said...

You've done it again with that stunning array of papers!! Adorable image and so many gorgeous details.

hugs Heather xx


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