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Monday, 23 July 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hey Girl

Hello Blog Friends

Here I am posting two days on the run, but when I saw the challenge over at Simon Says I thought it might be fun to enter.  This is my first time entering this challenge so I am a wee bit nervous.  The challenge is to create something for the girls, something feminine and the challenge is called Hey Girl.

When I was a little girl, many moons ago, my Mum (in the late 50's) had a pair of pink glasses with a big flower on the side and what I thought was a real diamond on the side.  She had wonderful blue eyes and always wore bright lipstick so this piece is designed around how my Mum looked in those days.

I have made a very chunky ATC from a block of wood 3.1/2" x 2.1/2" by 1.1/2" thick.  I have made a few of these now and anyone who visits me regularly may remember the others.  Here is the finished result:


I painted the block and the bead feet and top with black acrylic paint.  I took a large piece of card, covered it with picked raspberry distress ink, spritzed and flicked with Perfect Pearls and then overstamped with a chicken wire stamp which give the background a slight crackled look.  I cut the pieces to size, edged them with black distress marker and glued them to the block leaving a little of the black paint showing underneath.

The stamp is by Inkylicious and is my current favourite.  I stamped in black archival ink, coloured the eye with peacock feathers DI and lips with picked raspberry DI.  The lips were then coated in glossy Accents.  The glasses were cut from a pattern I made for a ATC swap at WOYWW.  I coloured the glasses with picked raspberry and black DIs, added a small flower from a flower punch, then applied glossy accents over the whole of the glasses before adding a sparkly gem.  On the back of the block I did the same but left the glasses plain black and added fired brick DI to the lips before coating them both with glossy accents.


For the sides of the block I added some spotted vinyl flowers from my stash and added sparkly gems to bling them up.  The feet are wooden beads and for the top I added a pink Swarowski crystal to a black wooden bead.  Here is a side view:


You can see the spritz and flick a bit better on the side.

As I said above I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge where a random winner will receive a $50 voucher from Simon Says!

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I do love to read them all and I will always try to return the compliment.  Crafty hugs, Anne xx


32 comments:

  1. What a fun and funky chunky atc :) just love it
    Von ♥

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  2. You really are wonderful at these chunky ATC's Anne. This one is gorgeous and I just love the memories that it evokes. I have a very similar stamp and I use it all the time. I love your colours (lots!) a great entry for the SSS challenge xx

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  3. This is fab! I love the vibrant colours and the memories are so lovely, the lips are scrummy and love the flower on those oh so fab glasses...
    A really fab piece Anne! Lve trace x

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  4. Hi Anne this is absolutely fabulous, with lots of techniques and a wonderful, embellished stamped image. These chunky ATC's are brilliant and I love every one you have created so far. Stunning entry in SSSS. Good luck in the challenge.......crafty hugs Annie x

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  5. Hi Anne, I like your wooden block its a great idea. Ive messed about with pieces like this before, I might have to have another go now Ive seen yours.
    Still in Oxford. Back Wednesday. Hope you are enjoying the sunshine, we are.
    Love Lynn x

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  6. Your chunky ATC card is very cool! I really love the bright pink and black combination! Looks awesome! I also love that Wendy Vecchi stamp! The addition of the eyeglasses is a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  7. This is spectacular Anne,love that eye.xxx

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  8. Love this! You are really taking these chunky ATCs to a new level! Fab-u-lous!

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  9. love, love, love it!!!Anne this is fantastic..the colours - design... the image... all of it... Brillant.. Hugs may x x x

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  10. ...so eye catching Anne, bold & bright, grabs your attention the minute you see it...a gorgeous stamp and such a perfect fit for this piece...loVin the pink & black with the spalashes of white...& loVe the story behind this piece, fond memories eh...beautiful work...Melxx :)

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  11. Anne ...I SPY , how fabulous well done Hugs Elaine

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  12. Wow Anne, what an amazing project. Love the stunning colours you have used.

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  13. wow Anne - this is amazing - I love the stamp and I love your use of it even more - I will have to get some chunks of wood in - they look fun to play with and my house is starting to overflow with cards! Brilliant work! Hugs Rachel xx

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  14. Just started a run round of the blogs and spotted your creation - OMG its superb!! Those glasses work so well and the face is just divine. No wonder its a favourite. Best of luck with the challenge - they are going to love this :) Hugs, Buttons x

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  15. Wow Anne! She looks gorgeous and glamerous, I love her glasses and ruby lips from pink raspberries,(it's a bit like pea and ham oot a chicken? Now that's clever. That old ad just popped into my head, sorry! lol, am I showing my age now) Alexandra x

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  16. ooooh, I like! I like alot!!!
    Dot x

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  17. Wow Anne, This is beautiful! I haven't tried making a chunky ATC - maybe I'll give it a go. I love the color of her glasses next to her blue eye.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  18. Boy you are really getting into this Chunky thing.. and I can see why... this one is So Darn CUTE!!! Love the colors!!!!

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  19. Aw, Annie, what a sweet story about your Mum and your extraordinary ATC is a wonderful tribute to her!!!

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  20. I love the flower on her glasses, I am sure your mom was a real fashion plate in her day! You are really working these wood blocks! awesome job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  21. Love your story about your Mum and the arty response to the challeng Anne. The graphic style of your chunky ATC is perfect.

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  22. Hi
    This is so striking and very contemporary.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. ooh this is awesome! It is one of my favourite projects ever! Your Mum must have looked sooo cool in her groovy glasses - a very treasured memory I am sure. xx

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  24. Another fab ATC Anne...those glasses are great!!!!

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  25. Look at you...chunkying it up!!! I love the vivid pink and your face is just super cool with those specs!!! Awesome and so fun!

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  26. Funky, chunky, artsy and creative. A wonderful tribute to your Mom too. Memories translated into art!
    Sandy

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  27. Should really be called an ATB really, Anne - an Artist Trading Block lol!! It's really cool! Love it.

    Thanks for your lovely comment. That sort of post isn't really for general consumption and is probably really boring for people without cutting machines, but it's useful for my benefit - quite often I need to refer back and see how I did a particular thing, and my blog is a useful way to do it!

    I did struggle a bit this p.m. trying to cut sme 300 gsm watercolour paper - need to get something a bit lighter, I think. It wasn't that thick - but very dense!

    Shoshi

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  28. what a fabulous atc Anne ! love the glasses ( I had cats eye ones in Black in the early 60's altho they did not have a flower on them!)

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  29. Love this! So 1950s and great for the challenge!! My Mum wore glasses like these in silver grey and still has them!! She doesn't wear them any more as her optician would not change the lenses! Hee Hee!

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  30. Beautiful job - amazing what you did using the glossy accents!

    I was SO honored to receive a version of this ATC as part of the WOYWW swap!

    I featured the card you sent me for this week's WOYWW post!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  31. This is fantastic! I would say you started out with a bang here on your first challenge entry. The colors are fab and I love the chunkiness! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge. - Ashli

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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