Monday, April 25, 2011


It's Monday!! You know what THAT means!  Time for another Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!  This week, our theme is "SHOW SOME BUTTONS".  I chose to do a vintage theme using a 9" clipboard that I recently bought at Staples.
I covered the chipboard in a very soft pink paper.  I sanded the edges and distressed them with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  I have been dying to try Tim's new Kraft Glassine Paper Stash.  So, I took a sheet of it and heat embossed the larger of Tim's two new Book Covers Stamps.  I heat embossed it with a mixture of Queens Gold and Copper Embossing Powders.  I love the vintage look it gave to the clipboard.  Here is a better picture of the detail of the book cover behind my precious little vintage girl.
The little girl is an image I had on my computer.  I was drawn to her for this project.  When I see pictures like this, it makes me wonder about those unknown people.  What was her name and where is she from?  Did she have a good life?  I hope so because she is a beautiful child; so full of innocence and sweetness in this picture.  I colorized her just a bit using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink on her cheeks, the bow in her hair and a little on her dress.
Next, I added some vintage laces that I had and some soft pink pearls to the piece bordering on the right side of the clipboard.
I again used Tim's Kraft Glassine paper to mix in with some flowers I cut using crinoline and Tim's Tattered Flowers Die.  I sprayed the crinoline with Pink Bubblegum and then oversprayed with Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mists.  Perfect color!  I mixed in a few of my vintage laces and one of Tim's Accoutrement Fanciful Buttons is the center of my vintage flower. I made some ribbons dangling from the large flower out of old organza (sprayed with Pink Bubblegum) and attached some smaller buttons to the ribbon.  After all...Simon Says "Show Some Buttons!"
Finally, I heat embossed a butterfly using Copper Embossing powder on a piece of soft pink paper.  I made it's antenna out of copper wire and attached "Butterfly Wishes" with two little pink buttons to the butterfly.  I added a couple more buttons in those little spots that "needed something" and it's all done!
Now...head on over to SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW CHALLENGE and check out the incredible samples that the Design Team has made just for you!  Then, go dig up some buttons and see what you can create!  Link it to our blog and YOU might be the lucky winner of our generous sponsor SIMON SAYS STAMP's ...
$50.00 credit voucher to use in their store!  We also choose the TOP 3 entries to receive our coveted TOP 3 BLINKIE to be proudly displayed on your blog!  So, what are you waiting for?  Show Us Some Buttons!!!


  1. HIya Candy, thank you for sharing your fabulous creation with all of us. I just love to see what you have made again for the challenge, Love your lace, but you allready know that LOL....and yep you buttons too fact love everything about it. Hugs Terry and have a fab day/

  2. Hi Candy, hope you had a great Easter with the family.
    Your altered clipboard is totally gorgeous, loving all the beautiful lace and the fab flowers plus that beautiful image...oh heck I love everything about this gorgeous piece.......Annette x

  3. What a fantastic clipboard Candy. The colors are just delicious and those flowers, gorgeous!

  4. WOW Candy, your clipboard is beautiful

  5. This is beautiful Candy ... That image is darling!

  6. Wow, this is outstanding! Love all the details!

  7. this is soooo precious! I love the wonderful embellishments you used! gorgeous art!

  8. Who doesn't love anything with buttons? :) Your clipboard is awesome. I love everything that you used. One of these days (when you have could you do a tutorial? Step by step for us (me) slow ones? I wish I could just stand next to you and watch you! Thanks for sharing, Candy! I love it.
    Hugs to you,

  9. Fabulous as always, the image is adorable and I love the little hair decoration. Stunning flowers and embellishments. Beautiful vintage piece. Tracy x

  10. Just oodles of wonderful colour, texture and creativity.Fabulous lace and flowers and indeed - such an endearing face! Lovely...Thanks for your kind words again - our DT is just so fab and too much fun I tell you... All the best with the final days!!!!! Exciting stuff is on the horizon !

  11. Beautiful creation. Love all your flowers and lace..Donna

  12. Aww she is just SO sweet and it's lovely how you have framed her... The lace and flowers really set the piece off so well

  13. This is just so so sweet, utterly charming, Candy! Love the colors, textures and those fabulous handmade flowers! The way you strung the buttons on the ribbon is positively inspired. Super sweet project to do with a clipboard! You totally rocked it again this week! Beautiful work.


  14. This is so wonderfully romantic, Candy, it's just gorgeous!

  15. Absolutely adorable, Candy!! Love all your lace & ribbon trims, flowers & buttons! Fabulous image, too!! :)

  16. Oh Candy this is beautiful love those flowers and the vintage lace and how you placed the buttons down the side.Thanks for sharing

  17. Candy Candy Candy ... Love this altered clipboard, I just want to reach through the monitor and touch all the beautiful textures, gorgeous work as always:) x

  18. Fab work! I love the large butterfly that is captioned at the bottom!

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