Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Animal Magic

Hi, there !
Welcome to my blog.
Before getting started, I would happily announce that this is my first Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Designing Post. I'm so honored to join the design team, sending my heartfelt Thanks to Simon Team and you my crafty friends !
  I hope you will always enjoy the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with us. 

Animal Magic   

We are showcasing Gina K Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift Voucher  for the Simon Says Stamp Store  to one randomly selected winner !

Here is my card for the challenge inspiration.

To begin my card, I trimmed 140lb cold press watercolor paper into A2 size (4.25×5.5inch). I stamped Rose Bouquet from Gina K Design twice ( one on the top left corner and the other on the top right) using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Next, I stamped bunny from Showers & Flowers Stamp Set beneath the roses, and I began watercoloring using my Daniel Smith Watercolors.

After I finished coloring, I added splatters of dark watercolor ink and white gouache.
After they dried, I trimmed the edges of panel a little to make it look clean, then I stamped sentiment from Showers & Flowers Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I foam mounted the panel onto A2 sized card base I made using Ivory Card Stock, then I finished off the card by adding Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Did you enjoy it?

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting !
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Giveaways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out.

Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this. Have a wonderful day.



  1. So very beautiful, love the rich colours on the flowers.
    I am SO happy to have you on the team xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Marge :-) the flowers are so pretty and I love the little bunny, the whole design. is adorable! :-)

    Welcome to the team!! Woo Hoo!! :-) I am really looking forward to working with you! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Marge, I was so excited to see you chosen as part of the team! You and I share a love of flowers, and you do them beautifully! I know you'll have lots to inspire me and all of us!

  4. Hi Marge! Such a beautiful card. I love how you placed the roses on the top of the panel and the soft watercoloring adds a beautiful touch to it. The adorable bunny is just really cute! I love the whole card. Congratulations on such a fabulous start to the weekly challenge! I look forward to all the other amazing cards from you! :)

  5. Marge, this is gorgeous! I love those flowers. I'm so excited to be on the SSS Design Team with you. ♥

  6. This is gorgeous Marge! Looking forward to working with you on the SSS design team :)

  7. Gorgeous card Marge! It's so sweet and beautifully coloured.
    I'm so pleased you have joined us Marge & send a big warm welcome xx

  8. Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you. I love your work <3

  9. What gorgeous roses, Marge. I love how you framed the top of the card with the flowers. That bunny is pretty darn cute too. I have a soft spot for bunny images. 💜

  10. Oh Marge!!! This little bunny is such a little honey! You've created the most wonderful home fore him!
    YOU are going to be a wonderful addition to this SSS team!!!
    Congratulations, my friend!

  11. This is lovely, Marge. Congrats on the DT spot!

  12. This is so beautiful Marge - such a beautiful scene and fabulous coloring too! I am so happy and honored to be on the same team as You! Lots of love, Karin

  13. Oh gosh, Marge! I very much enjoyed this design! The flowers are colored perfectly and such a vibrant variety of colors.. very eye-catching! The bunny is SO cute and looks so darling in the scene with a fabulous sentiment!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. I adore your beautiful card Marge, so bright and colourful with cuteness added in ! I am thrilled you are joining us at SSS and so excited to be working with you ! Jo x

  15. Marge congratulations on SSS! I am so excited to be inspired by you each week. Love this beautiful card!

  16. Yayyyyyy, Marge! I'm so late to offer you my congratulations, but I'm so happy for you! SSS is so lucky to have you on board and I can't wait to be inspired by you!

  17. Love this bunny. Always happy when I see another way to use him on a card. And your flowers are lovely. thanks as always for sharing.