Monday, 21 March 2011

A Word to the Wise

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week is "A Word". For this dream-y card I started by covering my card base with randomly placed pieces of torn tissue tape, which was then covered with espresso and red pepper paint dabbers applied with kitchen paper. The butterfly from Tim Holtz's Spring Sprung stamp set was stamped on the painted background with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then over-painted with white paint dabber applied with an artist's paintbrush, coloured with marker pens and restamped. The piece was edged with Walnut Stain distress ink. The letters are cut from the Lost and Found card stack and covered with glossy accents for extra shine. Finally, the mat was cut from the Retro Grunge card stack.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


14 comments :

misteejay said...

Love it...the butterflies are so pretty against the dark background.

Toni :o)

Just_a_bean said...

Cute design - love the colours

Lori said...

Love the background and the butterflies, Dan!

Jules said...

Gorgeous Dan, love the butterflies :D

Kathy Eddy said...

Great card Dan. I love what you came up with for this one.

Marjie K said...

Beautiful colors! Love what you did with the background.

Candy C said...

Hi Dan! Again, you've used vivid colors! LOVE them! The butterflies are wonderful..I love things with wings. :) I also love the word you chose and using Tim's letters to create your word was great!

Andrea said...

I am in shock Dan, is that there butterflies I see on your card, now let me remember Dan and butterflies LOL thats a great card you have made xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Gorgeous, Dan! I love what you did with inking over the tissue tape background - beautiful colors and the butterflies are the perfect embellishment for the word DREAM.

Sue in CT said...

How did I miss this??? I love butterflies and I missed this? This is fantastic!!! You picked a great word. This is a dream. The whole thing works together so wonderfully.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Dan,

Great word!! The paper mache work is so beautiful and the butterflies look like they could fly right off the page!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Toni said...

Dan the colors on this are STUNNING !!!!!! Beautiful job

LynneForsythe said...

ANOTHER Fantabulous piece!!! may I say...Love it!!!

Jen said...

Love the pretty butterflies on your project!! Stunning!!

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