Thursday, 2 April 2009

Simon Says Challenge # 1 - Green and Yellow

So here I am going nude again so to speak, lol! What I mean is I've made another card leaving quite a bit of white showing and I'm pleased with how it turned out! The weirdest things inspire you sometimes, don't they? Every afternoon, when I've picked up the kids from school, I stop at some lights and stare into the window of a lovely little delicatessan shop. As well as a range of food and drinks, they also sell things for the home and in the window I've seen a beautiful metal heart with leaves wound around it. So my mind's been wondering as it does and the idea for the leafy heart on my card was born yesterday! I think you could do something similar with lots of other shapes too, so I might rework this idea in the future.

I made my card for the brand new Simon Says Challenge run by Simon Says Stamp - an online company in The States which I think many of you will be familiar with. The brief this week is to make a card using green and yellow, which is a winning combination for Spring in my book. I hope you can visit the challenge and you're sure to see some wonderful creations by the Design Team. All they ask is that you use a stamp from one of the ranges they sell. Now I know they sell Magnolias but I realised after I made my card that they probably don't stock this Tilda because she's from the Stampclub set. Oh well, I'm sure it'll be okay as she still belongs to Magnolia! I must add that I pinched an idea from the lovely Judy after seeing her card for Colour Create this week - adding the liquid pearl dots to Tilda's dress!

Image - Magnolia (+ butterflies)
Sentiment - Computer generated
Floral Stamp - Daisy & Dandelion Set
Dies - Spellbinders Nestie Hearts, Sizzix Leaves
Punch - Woodware Flower
Colouring - ProMarkers
Accents - Stickles Glitter Glue, Liquid Pearls, White Gel Pen and Black Fineliner

One other thing before I go, I thought I'd just share my news with you....... I've been picked to join the Design Team over at Creative Inspirations! Woohoo, I'm so delighted to be joining such a talented bunch of girls and can't wait to get started on my first card. Hopefully you'll be able to join in and make this challenge successful!


debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, I love the white space it works really well, fab heart too.
Congrats on your DT place.

Pascale said...

OOps I didn't follow that part of the brief, to use a stamp that they stock. I love your card it is so beautiful and perfect design I love the pearls on her dress hugs Pascale :)

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Tara love the heart of leaves and the little butterfly. Congrats on your DT place well deserved i must say. luv gina xx

I might get used to distressing i must say i quite enjoyed it lol but kept asking my daughter what she thought of it i think i drove her mad lol. xx

Faerielore said...

gorgeous card hun, and i must say first your telling me you want to own rubber and now you talking about going nude !!! i mean to say how rude hehehehehe i love the leaf heart it looks fab and im lovely the white space xxxx

Danni said...

Congrats on making the DT!!
Love this card, so sweet!! and so clever with the heart! :-) said...

Congrats on the DT!!
Ha ha! I love your nude card;) It seems that lately I am very inspired by the white backgrounds clean and fresh. I do so love this magnolia stamp! We have tilda in our store, but you are right, we do not have this one ;0 )

We are honored to have you on our challenge and hope you come back for the next one ;)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab Tara, great colours and I love the heart, it looks wonderful.
Congratulations on the DT

Lorraine A said...

well, this is just absolutely gorgeous :-) I am going to copy this into my 'inspiration' folder, hope you don't mind ! I just think everything is just lovely :-)

You can use whatever you like to enter the challenge, we only have that restriction for the DT :-)
Thanks for joining the challenge and congratulations on your DT post, well desreved :-)

Riet said...

woww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Diana said...

I adore this card! tooooo cute!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Tara, I love the 'white space' effect it really brings the images to life and always looks so fresh. Your tilda is gorgeous and beautifully coloured, love the pearl drops and your heart of leaves looks wonderful. Love that your idea for the heart came from a shop window LOL! Good luck in the challenge and big congrats on your new DT post, hope you have fun with it. Hugs, Chris xx

Kim Piggott said...

Tara this is so beautiful I love it!
kim x

Amanda's paper palace said...

This is a seriously fab card Tara!love it hugs amanda xx

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Tara,as are all your others.Love the fresh spring colours you've used.Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.I hadn't been around for a while and my little boy was my main priority.I appreciate it.
Cass xxx

Linnie said...

Fantastic work sooo inspirational love your cards

Tab said...

Fab card Tara! Love the leaf heart. Congrats on DT too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

It's gorgeous Tara, love the heart wreath Congrats on the CI DT news, that's fabulous!

Hugs, Kelly

Zoe said...

Gorgeous Card, lovely and fresh looking! Love the leafy heart!

Sarita said...

I'm loving all of this nudity lol.
What a fab fresh card and your leafy heart is beautiful. It's amazing where we get our inspiration lol.
Really gorgeous,
Love Sarita xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card love the yellow and green colour combo,agree with you lovely Spring colours,such a cute Tilda too,must get my Magnolia's out.Nice to see more white on a card we're all so fond of using our papers we forget how nice this sort of card looks :0).
Congrats on your new DT post,i will have to come and check out the challenge,
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San xx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

So sorry hunny bunny I thought I had left my comment must be all those emails going back and forth, I forget where I speak to you !!! Absolutely stunning card Tara, I love it and I adore that Tilda image that you have used. Very clever idea for the heart and I love the font you have used, I'll be asking you about that one later !

Now, go and put some clothes on, we don't want you catching a cold now do we ?!!! hehehehe

Oh yes, thank you for supporting us in our first challenge at Simon Says Challenge - I do appreciated it !

Speak soon and look after yourself.


Jo x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the simplicity of it. Congrats on your DT position.
Thanks for linking my blog candy.
Carole x

Paula said...

This is so pretty Tara love the bright colour's and the tilda image is so lovely.
Paula xxxx

Sharon said...

Fab new Tara! CONGRATULATIONS Matey!! I just knew you'd do it! Fab card - you're getting good with the wite space.
Sharon xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Tara and les is definitely more, its beautiful :) Donna x

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Gorgeous card! Congratulations on the DT news. x

Bev said...

What a fabulous card hun, love the heart frame, such a great idea. congrats on the DT post too x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Congrats on your DT post Tara, they are so lucky to have you as your work is always beautiful, love your card and Tilda's dress looks cute, Beautiful colouring as always, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Heather "Hev" said...

I love what you have done Tara :)

I too have a tendancy to spot little things in strange places - makes the imagination go crazy :)

TaraG said...

Ahhhh...what a sweet card, Tara!!! I love Tilda and her little friends! The heart made with the leaf die is super beautiful and super clever!
Love everything about it!!!

Sue said...

Congratulations being chosen for the Creative Inspirations DT. Love this card, what an inspiration to make a heart shape out of the sizzix leaves, I would never have thought of that. It looks great and it's such a bright and cheery card.

Iris said...

Gorgeous card Tara.
Thanks for joining our first challenge on SimonSays Challenge.


joey said...

Not sure how I did not see this sooner, Tara this card is Magic! I just adore it. Joey.x