Monday, December 6, 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show...a Holiday Greeting

Greetings friends and welcome to another marvelous Monday and a project for Simon Says Stamp and Show.  Our challenge to you this week is to Stamp and Show a Holiday Greeting, which you can feel free to shape to your own interpretation.

I decided to make a tussie mussie, which I thought would be a lovely way to give a holiday greeting to a friend.  First I randomly used stamps from Tim Holtz's Urban Grunge set in Old Paper distress ink and then clear embossed them.  Next the entire sheet was sponged with Antique Linen distress ink.  A Scrollwork Alterations die cut plus three tiny Prima roses were used to cover where the cone was joined.  An Idea-ology Memo Pin holds the Merry Christmas ticket stamp greeting and while an Idea-ology heart charm altered by coating it with Adirondack Alcohol Ink Gold Mixative adorns the tail of the tussie mussie.

This was such a fun project to do.  It wasn't hard, didn't take too long and I think the result is gorgeous.  I think I'll be making more of these beauties in the future!

Now its time to stop by the challenge blog at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  This week our amazing sponsor is giving away a $50 gift certificate to the lucky random winner, and you always have a chance of being picked in the top 3 by the design team.  And speaking of this talented design team, here are their personal blog addresses so you can see other amazing creations by them.

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe

Can't wait to see your holiday greeting!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great week!

Blessings & hugs


Sian said...

Oh wow, that's beautiful. Gorgeous embellishments and I just LOVE IT!

Cassie_lu said...

what a stunning piece. love the softness and vintage feel of it. the details are brilliant.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!! :o)
hugs and xxx

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Linda, love the neutral tones you used, very vintage!

LorettaL said...

Oh, Linda!!!! This is a stunning piece of art!

Have a wonderful week. ((hugs))

Linda M. Cain said...

Fantastically Stunning!!!! Love it!

Another Linda C

Netty said...

Totally fabulous piece of vintage classiness. Annette x

Janiel/ janny said...

OH MY GOODNESS LINDA!!!!!!!!! This is beauitufl dear!! STUNNING project!!
hugs, Janiel

email: said...

Oh how beautiful!! I really love the color combo of creams & gold, elegant!!

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email: said...

Oh how beautiful!! I really love the color combo of creams & gold, elegant!!

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sallysbitz2 said...

This is a lovely project, very different xx

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This IS Gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on creating this. So elegant looking. Your friend will certainly love it!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Linda this is so very beautiful, what wonderful detail and a great gift for someone at Christmas.
Lorraine x

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, what a fabulous project! Love all the detail--the flowers and lace and charms etc. it all came to gether just wonderfully!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow this is just Gorgeous, wonderful gift!

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