Saturday, 7 April 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge Theme

Good morning,

I am very excited because this week at Simply Stampin' is Guest designer week and we have the very talented Vicky Hayes joining us this week!! I have followed her blog for a long time, and I'm always amazed at how different every one of her cards are.

The theme for this weeks challenge just HAD to be Easter, so I'm hoping that you'll show off all the Easter cards and goodies you have been making, if you need some inspiration, the DT have really outdone themselves this week, so head on over to see what Vicky and the DT have to show you!!

I have actually taken the inspiration for the background of my card from one of Vicky's designs. You stamp your image using Versamark onto white glossy CS then sponge your colours over the top, the Versamark ink acts as a resist for the ink so you can see the white of the glossy CS showing through - genius!!

It gives a really soft effect but great for making your own background papers! I also have to thank one of my fellow DT Ruth, I was undecided about buying the Mini Milk Carton die so Ruth kindly offered to send me a few ready cut to see what they were like, and I have to say they are soooo cute!!! I got a little carried away and made up a whole bunch!

Don't they look cute all lined up together?!

I really hope this has got you in the mood to join in with this weeks challenge!
Hope to see you over there, xx


Sian Ridley said...

Love it! The soft background looks really nice, I might have to try it :) those little milk cartons are adorable! I think it's proof enough that you absolutely NEED to have that die, I'm starting to think that I might NEED it too, he he! ;)

Vicky Hayes said...

You're making me blush Kelly! Glad to think I might have inspired you - I've not tried the technique on glossy card stock but it makes a lovely effect and I love your row of eggs. I love the little milk cartons - aren't they perfect for little treats?! Thanks for inviting me to guest with you this month. Have a great Easter, Vicky x

Victoria said...

Oh dear, I think I might need that die too! Lovely inking on your card and fabulous cartons for treats!

Kirei said...

Love the colour combo Kelly, they look great sponged together for your background! The milk cartons are very cute and perfect for filling with some mini Easter eggs! Kirei x

cindy said...

Beautiful creations. Love the eggs:)

Ruth M said...

What a gorgeous card - so soft and pretty - perfect for Easter and springtime! It is currently taking pride of place on a shelf in my sitting room where I admire it frequently - thank you hun!

I'm so glad you put the milk cartons to good use, they were fabulous too!
Ruth x