Monday, January 4, 2016

Something New

Hi all and welcome to another week of the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is to stamp and punch!

I just received these awesome tiny tattered flowers dies and they were brand new and I couldn't wait to try them out.
I started with a burlap canvas:

A whimsical flowery tree on a canvas appeared using a mix of the flowers created with Authentique Adore Papers and a hint of Heidi Swapp – Raspberry Art Screen.   The background is a mix of a painted background with  embossed flowers using the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Doily and Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste. 
My burlap canvas existed with many layers of oops and mistakes and I kept layering it up until I got my background that I ended up using. 

I created my tree from spraying tissue paper with a mix of brown and black sprays.  I then just twisted and turned up pieces of the tissue to form my tree.  After that I glued it down to the background. I accented the tree with my pretty flowers.

I then added the stickers from Idea-Ology - Stickers (Occasions) with a hint of sponging to coordinate. I used the Memento -  Rose Bud

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

So now it's YOUR turn, come play along and show us your new inspiration. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


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  1. What a fantastic creation, Sue! It has so many gorgeous elements! Love the hints of that lacey stencil!

  2. Fabulous canvas Suzz, the pretty pinks and all the details are gorgeous! :-)

    Lols x x

  3. Beautiful, Suzz! Loving all the texture!!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Lovely little foretaste of spring - gorgeous gnarly textures for the bark.
    Alison xx

  5. Hello Suzz, I find this canvas so calming and just absolutely great!
    It was so neat to use a stencil to create flowers too! So smart!

    xx Zoey

  6. SUPER-GORGEOUS!!! The tree looks so beautiful!

  7. So pretty, Suzz! This has me thinking of cherry blossoms and spring! Just lovely.

  8. Amazing Suzz. Your tiny flowers are a perfect touch in this work! barbarayaya

  9. Amazing Suzz. Your tiny flowers are a perfect touch in this work! barbarayaya

  10. Wow, Suzz! This is amazing! Love the Japanese feel of this blossom tree. The tree is absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  11. WOW! Suzz, this is stunning...the textures, the colour palette and those pretty blossoms, I love everything about your wonderful piece of artwork!

  12. This canvas is so gorgeous Sue! I absolutely love your wonderful tree and all the lovely texture. Happy New Year!

  13. This reminded me of a fairy garden or a beautiful Spring scene or a magical orchard full or blossoms. You can tell I'm not a gardener because I'm struggling with the lingo here, but suffice it to say that this is a stunner! And wherever this would be in the real floral universe, I want to be there, too!


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