Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blue Lace

My friend Maria has recently joined the Design Team on Simply Create Too, and their current challenge is a bingo challenge where you include all of the items under one letter:

I went for G: blue, lace, stamp, tag, polka dots (do bubble wrap impressions count as polka dots?)  I cut the tag from a sheet created with my Gelli plate.  You get fabulous lace impressions by pressing fabulous lace into the paint, removing it then pressing your card onto the plate.  I'd also made the bubble wrap dot impressions before pressing the card onto the plate, so it was achieved all in one go. There was a natural border between the dots and the lace, so I hand stitched a couple of lines using twine, which means I can enter it into the Less is More challenge:

String or Twine
And Simon Says Monday and Wednesday challenges are both having an Anything Goes week.

Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Simply Everyday Greetings


  1. Wow! Shirley, you are rocking all these new techniques! I definitely would think that bubble wrap impressions qualify for polka dots! Fabulous stitching and sweet bits of bling :)

  2. Hi, Karen: Your tag is very pretty. Thank you for playing BINGO with us at Simply Create Too--I like the items you used under our letter "G".

    Looking forward to seeing your entries in our upcoming challenges too.

    SimplyCreateToo Design Team Member

  3. That was G for gelli plate wasn't it? Awesome effects, Shirley ... love the wee sequins! Anita :)

  4. Love the texture you created on your tag. But I actually came over from the Magenta blog because I wanted to tell you how I loved the ATC's you made for the swap. Gorgeous colours and texture.

  5. Hi Shirley, I love your elegant tag card, the lacey pattern is so pretty and the stitching adds a nice touch! Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s Bingo challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
    Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. I'm so sorry that I'm so late in visiting this time!
    This is such a gorgeous lot of stampiness!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. "Stampiness" great new word for your Gelli-ing talents. Of course those are polka dots. And lace. You did it, combined those two. I've actually had a look at the Gelli world. Could be another total money black hole - have you seen the round one? But hey, you use up the stash of paints. Does that justify?

    Great to see you at Simply Create Too!

  8. great blue tag! Love the printed background. Such beautiful texture. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra