Monday, August 9

Simon Says Stamp and Show ~ First Challenge!!!

Welcome... to the launch of our FIRST Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge...

 Simon Says Stamp and Show your Things with Wings,
I started with this stunning bird cut from grungeboard and fun flocked using two colours and the elegant flourishes as a mask... I've had the idea to make a dimensional piece since I first glimpsed this die, perfect for the bird to perch inside and a few fluttering butterflies. I have taken lots of photos, all around so you can see each side.

  
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pink paislee: bayberry cottage; Grunge paper; grunge board; shrink plastic;
Stamps: Wendy Vecchi: dimensional rose art;
Ink: Archival: black; Ranger ~ Distress inks: clear embossing; Adirondack: paint dabber: pitch black;
Dies: Sizzix ~ Tim Holtz: Cage bird; tattered florals; elegant flourishes; hardware findings; styled labels; flower 3d; Spellbinders nestabilities: circles;
Other: TH: hitch fasteners; memo pins; Distress embossing powder; Glossy accents; Tattered angles: glimmer mist; Adhesive stones; double sided adhesive sheet; fun flock; 3D foam;
Everything I've used is available at Simon Says Stamp store
 

There's lots of grunge paper and grunge board, inking and embossing. The hinges and key hole are created from shrink plastic, shrunk then applied distress embossing powders, they're the perfect scale for the bird cage!!! I HAD to have a door for the bird to be free... "our tomorrows start with the dreams of today"

I really hope you get the chance to join in our first challenge, the prize is totally scrumy and pop over to see the Awesome Design Team and check out their amazing 'things with wings' projects!!!

our fearless leader... Linda Elbourne ~ http://www.acraftingjourney.blogspot.com
Kim Costello ~ You're already here

Thank you so much for stopping by hope you can join us,
I will have a little tutorial on Wednesday for Club Anya & Friend's, HuGs Kim :)


ETA: there's a little tut on the stand here

34 comments:

Dora said...

this is simply stunning! I just want to see it live and ask a dozen "how did you do that" questions!

BaNessa said...

Oh my this is absolutely fabulous. Thank you for the inspiration :), Vanessa

LynneForsythe said...

SPEECHLESS.....just SPEECHLESS!!!

Tasha said...

Wow i have never seen anything this beautiful before. I cannot imagine the work that went into it, its truly amazing
love tasha xx

Linda Elbourne said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G! 'nuff said!

Lorraine A said...

WOW !!!! what an amazing creation !! absolutely stunning !! I love how you used the birdcage die ,, brilliant :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

~amy~ said...

♥♥shut up♥♥ this is amazing kim!!

Alix said...

wowzers, kim...this is spectacular!

Nancy Wethington said...

Kim, I fell in love with your little bird cage. It is adorable and so very sweet. Happy to be on the team with you!

Jackie said...

Absolutely amazing - it's wonderful, Kim! (I can see this chalenge is going to bring out a lot of superlatives!)

kath said...

wow kim this is sensational...an absolute work of art...hugs kath xxx

Georgia said...

Wow Kim, this is amazing, you are so talented! I LOVE the beautiful flowers and cute bird, such a gorgeous creation! :) Love, Georgia xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh, Kim!! Your work is absolutely stunning! I love the texture on the bird, and the flower with flourish wrapped all the way down...gorgeous!

Your inspirations at Simon Says Stamp are off to a “flying” start!

*mwah*
Steph

Tusia said...

Absolutely fabulous birdcage!!! Simply stunning!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is far too good!!!!! Absolutely spectacular, I love it! :)

Dan said...

Absolutely wonderful Kim, easily my favourite of the DT projects this week!

RubyM:) said...

This is way tooo cool!!! I just love every detai and so unique.Cngrats makin the DT.You were one of the ladies i was cheering on.I fell head over heels on your black and white entry just FREAKIN STUNNING!!!!Your work is very unique and full of inspiration!!Love,RubyM:)
GO KIM!!!((SMILES))

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whew, Kim, this just rocks my world!! Every single detail is individually amazing and collectively mind blowing! I am so glad you included so many photos and details in your post because I was full of questions. One thing I'm still not clear on is how you made the stand. I agree with Dan, this is at the top of the list of DT projects this week!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is absolutely amazing, Kim!! gorgeous project!! love it!

Helen said...

Kim this is fab. You (we!) are all going to have so much fun with this challenge blog.

the whimsical butterfly said...

I am sriously so in awe of this I don't even know where to begin. Holy GORGEOUSNESS!!!

DoodleDee Designs said...

OH MY WORD!!!! This is past sensational. The talent in this piece is fantastic. There are not enough words to describe how fabulous this is.

I love all the fine details and I'm so glad you took all these photos. They help to see all the little fine details that may have been missed in the first shot. Every time I look at it I see a new detail. BRILLIANT!!!

Julie said...

Wow - what an absolutely stunning creation!! So inspiring!! I'm just amazed!! Juliexx

ScrappyPam said...

Amazing project!

Terry said...

Love how you used the birdcage to make an actual birdhouse! This is spectacular and then some! Love it!

redmom said...

This is absolutly gorgeous!!! Wow, I'm really blown away by the creativity and detail you put into this!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow what a great project. Love the colors and all that detail you have created here. Have fun with the Simon Sayes stamp & Show Challenges. The DT sure has done a GREAT job, lots of variety and great talent.

zita said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!Mum said it was amazing, it is just so lovely xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Amazing and so creative!

Minxy said...

I have never seen anything more exquisite in all my life, there are just no words to describe how bloody marvelous this truly is, your a genius Kim, sheer brilliance xxx

Hope your keeping well, been ages since i dropped by {soz about that}

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!!!

Annelie said...

LOVE IT!!!

Ellis said...

Totally stunning! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Zeffy said...

Kim this piece of art is stunnung!!so so original love it,

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