Friday, June 19, 2015

A Midsummer Dream

I've been playing with some neglected Tim Holtz stamps. I can remember that I saved to buy them and the excitement when they finally arrived. It was half the pleasure to wait for them.

I think the stamps are perfect for our new challenge at  Simply Create Too; Vintage, Old or Shabby Chic.

Simon Says Stamp: Favourite Technique or Product ( Distress inks, Tim Holtz and Penny Black Stamps)

Materials Used:
DQWV and Bazzill Cardstock
Tim Holtz stamps, the music notes are Penny Black ( I cut them apart from a larger stamp)
Distress inks, Archival black ink, platinum Stickles, golden Liquid Pearls
Unstitch tool for distressing paper edges, scraps for layering the image.

So now you might be wondering what this has to do with Midsummer? Well, today we celebrate Midsummer in Sweden with pickled herring, new potatoes, barbecue and strawberries for dessert. The chandelier is the festive part and the bird is for that the celebration is held outdoors and we might sing something too. The downside today is that it's raining and that we have 14 degrees Celsius. So wellies and mackintosh on!

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  1. Maarit, love your card's layout, how it is build with masking, stencilling and sponging without additional layers. Have a nice celebration! In Latvia we say, it's raining as on Midsummer Night. So it should rain ;)

  2. Goodness, what a beautiful card Maarit! I love all the dimension in this one, the stamping, the stenciling-such fabulous layers without it being traditional layers. It is just grabs the eyes and demands a look! I'm sorry it is raining and cool on your day of celebration, it sounds like a great celebrate and I love the name of it, Midsummer. Enjoy the celebration the best you can Maarit!! Hugs, Brenda

  3. So beautiful!! Really love the crackle in your background and the blends of colors here!! ;)

  4. Looks like layered paper but the crackle &stencil.job..woowww really wonderful n looks like magic.Great creation

  5. A beautiful vintage style card - such gorgeous stamps. Hope you enjoyed you Midsummer celebrations. xx

  6. Stunning card and great explanation of why the elements were used. Hope you enjoy your Midsummer Celebrations. We also have cloudy skies and a little rain today.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Hi Maarit, fabulous card, love the images and the colours. Longest day here too, and our weather no quite as bad as yours, hugs Kate x

  8. fabulous card! I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*


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