5 June 2013

Cherish card - Simon Says Stamp and Show - Inspired by the letter 'S'


Hi everyone, hope you're all well and enjoying some fine weather wherever you are. I've been away for a while recharging the batteries which was lovely and came back to demo last Sunday at the Craft Barn Extravaganza which as always was a great and very enjoyable day. It's always special to catch up with everyone and chat whilst demoing to all the lovely ladies who dropped by my table. This time it was topped off by meeting the lovely Gio from the Craft Barn blog DT who came all the way from Italy to demo.

Above is one of the cards I made, I was working with Kaisercraft stamps and they really are gorgeous to stamp with and very reasonably priced too. For this card I've used the cherish collage stamp and the music score background stamp over a distress ink background, I also used one of the butterflies from the butterflies set which is cut out and layered on top. I finished the card with some flowers cut with the tattered florals garlend die by Tim Holtz, some pearl pen pearls and some shabby white embossing powder.


I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which this week is to be inspired by the letter 's' and my m 's' is the Shabby White embossing powder. The Songbirds Challenge has a theme of 'all creatures great and small' so I'm entering that too.

Hope to catch up with everyone in blogland very soon and I'll be sharing a few more samples soon.
.

29 comments:

Juls said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the technique involved & the fabulous colours!! Hugs Juls

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the touches if white against the fabu,ous image . The colours are particularly striking. The flowers add a lovely touch. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Christina C. said...

WOW.....this is gorgeous!The butterfly is absolutely exquisite!
I've never seen a lovelier butterfly. You have such a talent with colors, Kim!

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous card!!!! Love your colors...so vibrant! Thank you for showing us your S inspiration this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

May said...

this blows me away!! wow - this is absolutely incredible and I am just - WOW! I love it!! There is no 'like' button on blogging so I shall pin it - great work! And thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

May

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous card Chris, beautiful colours and the doily looks great!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous work Chris, loving the butterfly, the colours are so pretty...Melxx :)

scrappyjacky said...

Love the card,Chris....was sorry I couldn't make it to the Craft Barn this time.

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card, love the colours.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stef H said...

wow chris! this is gorgeous! that background is stunning!!!

hugs :)

Dena said...

So pretty Chris! Wow! I love that butterfly! The colors you used are gorgeous!
Hugs, Dena

Candy C said...

Hi Chris. Your card is gorgeous! I love all of the layering of different stamped and colored images. Just beautiful! Love the bits of white embossing powder that you've sprinkled here and there. That is amazing how much it adds! Love the butterfly and the flowers, too. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Sandy said...

Wonderful colors and your butterfly is grand. So glad you had some time off - I am sure you needed the rest. You are one busy lady!
Sandy

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, nice to have you back and glad you enjoyed your break. I wish I had been there to see you demo this beauty. Like Christina above says, the butterfly is exquisite and so is the rest of the card. Beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston said...

UBER gorgeous! I love all those colors and the butterfly is just grand! Your shabby make is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your letter S make with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

cathylynn said...

Wonderful colors that you combined and that butterfly is divine! Another great piece of art Chris!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

whyducks said...

How lovely!

MichelleZ said...

WOW! I love the detail that you put into this. Beautiful!

Cami said...

STUNNING! OMG Chris, this is (again) a spectacular card. Beautiful colors, wonderful techniques, great layout. I wish I were half as talented as you to put together something like this...I'm trying to learn from you.

Hugs,
Cami

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautiful colours, with such depth - just lovely! Wish I'd been able to come on the Sunday as well as the Saturday... ah well, another time!
Alison x

Kelly Neis said...

Beautiful background colors and then the layers of stamped backgrounds look fabulous. Love how you add the colors, this is a talent! Love the butterfly and doily all together and the white speckles, beautiful!!
Hugs Kelly

soapHOUSEmama said...

Wonderful card full of great detail! I had to pin it too! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally Stunning and Sinply Stylish!! Dont know how I missed this one, it's just gorgeous!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Chris, I think "S" is for stunning!! Congrats on top 3. Love the colors and all the layers of detail!

-- Mary Elizabeth

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, so glad you won with this beauty at Simon Says - many congrats! Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

Congrats on your top 3 - so well deserved with this beauty!
Alison xx

Mary said...

What a lovely card. I especially like the use of color for the backgrounds.

Maura said...

This is just gorgeous! Congratulations on winning too!