Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Simon Says ,,,,,Make Your Own Background


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the  STAMPtember® Stamp-It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


there are so many ways to make your own backgrounds, using stencils, splattering, gelli plate printing etc
We are showcasing GELATOS made by FABER-CASTELL this week. 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 Says Stamp Store

used a 34 Piece Gelatos Gift Set. I love this set, it looks so pretty on my shelves :-) 
It would make a perfect Christmas Pressie for a special crafty friend,, or for yourself ,, you know you're worth it :-)

I loved playing with them and made 2 cards to share today 

First Up ,,, Seasons Greetings ! 
Did you know that Christmas is only 105 days away !! let the countdown begin !! :-)

To make the background I scribbled 2 different Blue Gelatos onto Watercolor card and then added a Metallic Blue too, I then spritzed with water and smooched the colours around with my finger to blend them. I then used a Soft Navy ink pad and a Friends Definition to stamp over the top before using a new Simon's Mosaic Stars Stencil and Embossing Paste over the top. 

Next up ,,, You're So Sweet !! 

I made this card using several of the Pink and Red shades of Gelatos and used the same technique as above, finger smooching :-) 
I love this new 'You're So Sweet' stamp set from the new release. I don't have the dies yet but I am definitely going to get them, fussy cutting isn't my forte :-)
I did consider dipping the strawberries in 'chocolate' but then decided to give them a 'sugar basket' topping instead ;-)

As you can see I even finished off the insides ! I like how this makes the cards a bit extra special, I think so anyways ,,,,, :-)

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out 


You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Ooh La La ,,,, CAS
Cupcake Inspirations ,,,, Strawberries
Allsorts ,,, Pretty In Pink
Crafting By Designs ,,, Pretty In Pink

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x