Wednesday 29 July 2009

Simon Says Challenge !

Here we are, back again with another fabby challenge for you.

This week, our challenge is all about distressing. One of my faves !!

As usual, Heidi is offering the lucky winner a $25 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp store.

This week, I went the whole hog and got everything out, distress inks, paint, glue, hammer, nails !!

I started off with a 6x6 sheet of textured cream card and inked it with tattered rose and milled lavendar distress inks. In two of the corners I used a Tim Holtz mini mask of a flourish.

I then used a Hero Arts old letter writing stamp inked with walnut stain distress ink.

The two other stamps I used are by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous. One is "Tattered Sparrow" and the other is "Take Flight". They did not stamp out too clearly mainly because of the textured card I think but I thought it added to the distressed look (well, that's my excuse anyway !! hehehe).

The heart is a grungeboard heart which I painted with tattered rose crackle paint and then when it was dry I rubbed milled lavendar distress ink into the cracks. The lock is by Tim Holtz.

The two hinges are grungeboard which I covered with vintage photo crackle paint and then rubbed walnut stain into the cracks. I then added some small brads and used a hammer and nail to crumple them !

The flowers are Hero Arts flowers which have been rubbed very lightly with tattered rose distress ink.

I ran a distressing tool around the outside, inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink and then stuck my "layout" onto a card made from Bazzill kraft card after also inking this card with brushed corduroy.

Boy, it was fun !!

All these items are available to purchase (or win !) in the Simon Says Stamp Store. I was lucky enough that a lot of these goodies came in my Tim Holtz DT pack a little while ago so it was great to have another opportunity to get them all out on the table and have a play.

We look forward to seeing your creations this week too !

Simon Says Stamp has just set up a group on Papercraft Planet and we would be so thrilled if you could join in the fun with us. To join, go to this link

We look forward to you joining us and keeping up with all the gossip and news of Simon Says Stamp !


  1. Jo, what a fabulous project!


  2. Wow, that is amazingly fabulous hunny! I love it.

    Julia xx

  3. Hi,
    thats so a stunning Work. Love it!


  4. Beautiful card Jo!!I adore the details and the embellishments!:)

    Hugs, Tímea

  5. Fabulous result and well worth all the effort you put in ... I was exhausted just reading all the details LOL!


  6. Gorgeous card Jo :-) I love all the detail you put in here and loved reading how you did it ( Max's comment made me laugh :-))
    fab idea to hammer the brads :-)

    will add the bit about the papercraft planet to mine too ,,, I never thought to do that ! :-)

    Lols x x

  7. love your beautiful distressing!!! the embellies are wonderful :D

  8. Oh wow what a fabulous work hun, really brilliant.


  9. your card is absolutely gorgeous. This is my first week participating in the simon says challenges!

  10. Very pretty. Love the vintage look and feel.

  11. Brilliant! This is really stunning Jo. Beautiful papers and stamping. Love it all,
    Sharon xx

  12. Dang Jo, this is stunning!!! So elegant and beautiful like a miniature piece of art! I love your embellishments you used. Perfect for the card. Hugs, Dena

  13. Jo, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! GREAT job on the challenge!! LOVE your work sooooo much!!!!!

  14. This card is so fabulous! I love it! Really gorgeous!

  15. This is too cool! I love the "bling" on the keys!

    Very inspiring!



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