Saturday, 31 August 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Entry #2)

After a glorious day of sunshine, I'm finally in my pj's and ready to settle down for the evening. Dave has been breaking up the concrete paths all day (we have to replace them all) so our place looks like a bomb-site. On the good side I've found 16 of my peonies have started popping up so hopefully I get more than one flower this year!!

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge is 'Anything Goes' and is a perfect time to share some of my newest cards.

I've purchased so many new stamps and dies of late, and I'm slowly making my way through them and loving every single image. I also purchased my very first digital images a few months ago from  Alex Syberia Design 
on Etsy. If you haven't seen her Etsy store I really suggest you have a look.  I got four floral images which are so beautiful. It took a bit of fiddling around for my husband to get them to print but was so worth it. This is the first of my cards:

This is such an incredible image, Alex certainly knows whats she doing when drawing flowers and it was lovely to colour.

As you can imagine this was pretty simple to put together. I coloured the image with my Altenew Artist Markers, pushing myself to try floral colours in anything but yellow or pink. Once I was happy I trimmed down the edges a little. I adhered a panel of black CS to the card front and then popped up the flowers on a piece of black foam. All I had to do then was add some Neat and Tangled sequins.

All I have to do now is work out how to print them on to watercolour CS so I can paint away to my hearts content....

I'm also going to link this to The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #360 where their theme is 'Clean and Simple'.


I'm trying to type this while my husband is sitting in the same room watching a stand up comic on his phone with his headphones on. I can't hear any of the jokes but he is laughing so hard and loud. I want to do some colouring now so might have to set myself up in bed for a bit of quiet time. It must be funny though, will ask him who the comedian is so I can watch another day when I need a pick me up!!

Take care


  1. What a gorgeous image Shona - I must go and have a look.
    Print on watercolour paper the same way as you do on standard card... Ishani ( embosses the printed images too when using plain card - she is a master at using digis.

  2. So luscious and tropical, like a paradise. What I feel a lush flower garden should look like. The coloring is truly gorgeous.