Monday, September 3, 2012

Read all About It! Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge and Blog Candy

Today, on this beautiful and action packed Labor Day, I was able to sneak in a card for this week's Simon Says Stamp And Show Challenge which is 'Read all About it'. And, in honor of Stamptember, their month long celebration, I used a couple of stamps from the Hero Arts/Studio Calico set 'I Love Books'.

But, before you look at my entry, you HAVE TO go to the challenge and read about the Blog Hop and GREAT giveaways to be had, as well as the GRAND PRIZE for entering the challenge!!!!   SWOON!  So many great things happening this month with Stamptember.  Lots of artists, new stamps, techniques.  I was sure regretting having to say goodbye to summer, but now?  Bliss!

OK, here is my card:
Card Recipe:
Layers:  Cardstock (Kraft card base from Archivers), altered text patterned paper (Simple Stories 'Summer Fresh' line),  Yellow dotted patterned paper (MME - Lost & Found Two), and.. a bookplate that I have been hoarding for many years (Antioch Publishing).
What I did to the text pp:  1. Stamped with the 'every book is an adventure stamp' in Ranger embossing ink, and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Applied Heat. 2. Applied Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink with an applicator across the surface, then rubbed ink off embossed text with baby wipe.  Applied Distress Black Soot to the edges. 
What I added to the bookplate:  Stamped 'I Love Books' on the panel with Stazon Jet Black ink. 
Embellishments: Orange twine, black button, and yellow thread.  All from my stash of goods.

I love this theme!  I am an avid reader and snatched the Hero Arts/Studio Calico 'I Love Books' set the moment it came out.  The bookplates also tugged at my heart with the promise of adventure, the sweet boy escaping in a tree and the moon in the background (I have a thing for the full moon)! 

Speaking of which:  Would you like to have one of these bookplates sent to you for your own project?  Just leave me a comment on this post, and five lucky people will get one (along with some other goodies) in their mail!   I will do a drawing a week from today, on September 10th.

Thanks for visiting! 


Suzanne C said...

Andi I love it!!! This is fabulous and I am happy that you are playing along with us! Glad to see you creating! Thanks for joining in on the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

Lin said...

Text on a card ALWAYS makes it special for me and you've hit this one out of the ballpark, Andi! Love it!

Candy C said...

Your card is so pretty and a great interpretation of this week's theme! Love the design and the brown and black color palette! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

a1983alaskan said...

I love your project! The bookplate is so vintage :-) Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the chance to win something that will inspire me!

belldoubleyou said...

Oh my gosh! I came here from Simon Says Stamp just to tell you how much I liked your image choice, and you're giving some away?

Um. Anyway. I love your image choice and how you've set it off. It's a nice quiet afternoon way of loving books, and that's pretty much the best kind.