Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes with Buttons

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Today Crafter's Companion is sponsoring the Wednesday Simon Says Stamps Challenge.  The challenge theme this week is Anything Goes with Buttons. I must admit that I have bought a lot of buttons over time - many colors, shapes, and sizes, but I hardly use them. I was excited about this challenge because it made me look through my stash. :)  Here's my design: 

 I stamped the image from Popcorn the Bear EZMount Stamp Set - Birthday Hugs twice, once on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock with a Memento tuxedo black ink pad and once on the design paper with a Memento Luxe Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black. With the glitter and raised areas on the design paper, I found the rich, luscious Luxe stamped a full image.

 Next, I colored the bear with  Spectrum Noir Markers.  I used a combination of direct coloring to the cardstock and pallet coloring - scribble color onto an acrylic block and pick up with a lighter color. As you lay the color on the cardstock, a natural blending occurs. G2, G5, GG6, G7, G10.

I allowed the ink to dry and then used a piece of wash cloth spritzed with alcohol to dab in texture. I also added a little shading around his nose with BG1.

I colored the rest of the image.
TIP: In small areas, dot in color lightly. 
I cut out the present from the design paper and adhered it onto the base with a liquid adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from the set.

duck: CT1, CT2, CT4, OR1
bow: PP1, PP2, PP4, PP5, BP2
tag & string: Blender, IG1, CG1

I chose matching colors from my button stash and found some embroidery floss way in the back of a drawer.  I did not have a matching floss color for the green button, so I colored with CG1 to match.

Now it's your turn! There are lots of chances to win!! Look at your buttons stash and create something NEW!

(1) , Link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store

Simon Says Stamps lists all their Crafter's Companion products at:

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(2) Crafter's Companion will grant one additional winner two 6-marker sets of Spectrum Noir markers, plus a Crafter’s stamp set that SSS sells of their choice. 

(3)  Laural and Jennifer will have Crafter's Companion giveaways on their blogs.

For more information, pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable card. Fabulous coloring.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I really love how you did this card. Piecing the present was a cool idea as it sure made it look really fantastic with that pattern paper. I also loved the coloring. Sounds like a fun challenge, and wish I had time to play along. But such is not the case. Thanks for sharing your talents though!

cheiron said...

Great use of buttons and wonderful color combo. Thank you so much for joining us in the Anything Goes with Buttons Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!