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!!!