Monday, May 30

Simon Says ...

I can't quite believe it has been a week since I posted the last Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge theme ... time is certainly flying! So here we are ... another Monday and another theme. This week the theme is Simon Says Stamp and Show your Favourite Stamp.
I had no trouble with this one I can tell you! My favourite stamp ... erm ... stamps are Lord Tim of Holtz's Mona ... the very first Lord Tim stamp I ever bought ... you could only get them on wood back in the day and it changed the way I would craft forever! You know Tim ... the man that can ice sculpt a leaning tower of Pisa with water while single handedly saving the world from Alien attack with just a one inch piece of ball chain and a spot of Glossy Accents.
My other favourite stamp is indeed The Wendy Vecchi's mini butterfly from Make Mine Mini Art ... it is my go to stamp ... LOVE LOVE LOVE it! But then you knew that already ... right???
This was in fact a fat canvas about the size of an ATC which went horribly wrong a long long time ago! It has been sat in my unfinished and unloved box ... the one that things get thrown in when I don't like them ... but I have usually formed some kind of attachment :0) Anyways ... I got it out the box and slapped black paint all over it ... it works well as a base on which to add some chip and some Grunge paper.
The whole piece is coloured using Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Ink and was really simple to make.
Don't know about you ... but I plan to spend the entire Bank Holiday in my craft room ... actually if you are planning to do the same thing ... then grab your favourite stamp and enter the challenge ... you could win a $50 shopping voucher from Simon Says Stamp for your trouble.
Right ... well I am away ... hoping that Mr Blogger is going to behave himself this week ... Last week ... I could n't post ... could n't comment ... talk about withdrawal!
Have a great day everyone ... whatever you may be doing ...
Laters!

26 comments:

Handmade Hannah said...

Fabulous project Linda. I love how you have kept her eyes so bright. The colour palette is also lovely. Enjoy your day in your craft room!

Bella said...

How come you got the theme already? They are all still sleeping! I am going to have a hard time choosing my fave...yours is stunning.

papillon said...

so comforting i'm not the only one with an unfinished and unloved box! But next time, please feel free to use my mailbox for that purpose ;)
Love your butterflies and flowers covered Mona Lisa. Love how her eyes come peeking out. And looooove the colorcombo! Are those bingo game pieces you used as feet? cool!

Terry said...

Hiya Linda, my goodness, love your Mona Lisa too,can imagine why you love this georgous stamp, she is beautifull just like your fab butterflies and flowers, love your colors...Have a fab day, hugsd terry xxxx

Anne said...

Good morning Linda, fabulous project and stamps -- partial to butterflies being a gemini butterfly --- can't sit still and flit from project to project in no particular order !!!!!
Have a great week
Anne x

nessy said...

stunning linda ~ love the colours ~butterflies and flowers ~just perfect!
vanessa xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful project :)

Helen said...

Not sure how I can decide on my favourite stamp, singular.. however I'll try... Love this piece Linda, the colurs are FAB!!

Linda said...

Really lovely :)

Claireliz said...

Love this Linda, the colours are stunning too.
C
xx

Rosie said...

I really like this - my favourite colours too! Now you've got me thinking about which of my stamps I love best .... crumbs, thats a difficult one!

Angelnorth said...

Fab little piece - I would never have guessed that the spotty butterfly would feature ;o)

wendy vecchi said...

You know I LOVE everything THE Linda creates...
LOVE this too!!
wendy

Lori said...

LURVE it!

Lori said...

OMG, Tim just popped out from the corner....HYSTERICAL!!!!!

Andrea said...

this is stunning Linda and looks so alive, not that I would want to see Mona alive as boy she would be old, great art xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great use of the Mona image - kind of brought it up to date,

Lucy x

Debi said...

Stunning!!! You did an awesome job!!

Marjie K said...

So beautiful - and your flowers and b'flies play very nicely together!

Kathy Eddy said...

Gurgy! I love that stamp too and bought it as it was first available!

Candy C said...

Linda,
Your Mona Lisa is absolutely lovely and striking on the little masterpiece you created. Love the Wendy Vecchi butterflies, "Make Art" sentiment and other little flowers you included on this piece. The blues are fabulous! <3 Candy

StampDancer said...

This is Amazing, Linda. I haven't made my piece yet for the challenge but was leaning toward Mona also. Stampin' Hugs - Deb M

Sid said...

Love the colours and the main image !!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi my little double fudge brownie.. :) you just CAN'T go wrong with Wendy's butterfly stamp it's gorgeous and versatile! LOVE it! Beautiful creation and love the blue!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, This work of creative and good,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Gillian said...

Mr Blogger was very rude last week and wouldn't allow me to leave a comment. Love how you have used the "Mona" image with such striking colours, this is a fab piece indeed:) x

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