Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #393


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is... 

Thinking of You 

 We are using Penny Black products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-)

This stamp set Birds and Blooms is so very versatile. 
I used just one stamp (the maple leaf one on the left) and came up with an unique design. I had used other images from this stamp set as well. You can how I used them as background stamps here,  here and here.
thinking of you

  I started out with stamping the images on the left with Distress Inks on Bristol Paper. I then used water brush to color the leaves. Once dry, I embossed the image in Antique Gold and inked up more Distress Inks to complete the design. It is amazing that this card requires little coloring and inking.

thinking of you (close-up)

  Of course, I have to add just one more thing--splatter!
As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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 do so you don't miss out.
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
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I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by! 


Tracy Freeman said...

This is beautiful Virginia, love the colours you have used.
Sending hugs xxx

alexandra s.m. said...

Great use of the stamp!
Love the way you have made it a Ode to Autumn with that glorious foliage!

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Virginia! the autumnal colours of the leaves are gorgeous with the gold embossing too, so pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Lin said...

Perfect for the season, Virginia! Love the cascading effect!

foleysfriend said...

Thank you Virginia for the light bulb moment; never thought about mixing regular stamping with heat embossing. Love the effect your created. Beautiful!

Harriet said...

Virginia, Your card is breathtaking. Your colors are simply divine, gold embossing is excellent and your splatters the finishing touch. Truly beautiful.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous. I love the soft coloring on this Virginia.

Stephanie said...

BEAUTIFUL and so perfect for the season, Virginia! I LOVE the gold embossing with the orange... my word...GORGEOUS!

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Nora Noll said...

Oh this is so STUNNING!! I love the pretty colors that you chose for the leaves. They look so real!! Beautiful design as usual Virginia!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I LIKE this!! What pretty leaves!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!!

Sheila H said...

Your leaves are gorgeous!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the cascade of fall colored leaves that you created. Blessings!

Misty Elam said...

LOVE the colors on this card!!! That gold goes beautifully with the fall colors. Love this card!!