Monday, November 18, 2013

It's a bit of a mystery

Hi everyone,

Do you love a good mystery, just like me? Then you're in the right place, because this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it's all about mystery !

From Nancy Drew books to techniques that are hard to figure out just from looking at a finished project, DT member Andrea and her father inspire us this week with the challenge of “mystery”. Will you embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes? Mystify us with your technique prowess? Or perhaps your project ties into this week’s theme by simply mysteriously being unclear on how exactly it fits! However you choose to interpret the theme, we can’t wait to see your creations!


I think that each project contains a mystery. How it is made and the thought behind it. I like to unravel what techniques and products have been used before I read the accompanying text. Can you unravel the techniques and products that I have used fot tihs card without peeking?









The base is cut to size Manila cardstock. I've made ​​the background with the Gelli Plate and Charcoal Studio Paint with an embossed piece of cardstock made with the Retro Circles embossing folder. I love the dramatic and mysterious effect and depth that you can create with Gelli Plate and a single color. With Pewter Perfect Pearls and Versa Mark I stamped the sentiment of the exclusive You Can Do Anything stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I finally used the Mirror Sheet, that was lying around for a few months, and it's perfect for die cutting these numbers.


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

23 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Sandra....fab challenge and a fab make x I guessed you used the gelli plate as the background is amazing x

Best wishes and TFS

Annie x

Petra said...

Leuk gedaan...bijzondere achtergrond

Candy C said...

Sandra...your project is so pretty. I love all of the layers, patterns and colors you've used to create such a pretty piece. Those retro circles with the washers on top of them really pop! <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

How interesting, Sandra. I always love your Gelli Plate creation. The patterns and colors are wonderful! :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

gorgeous! Full of lovely contrast as always!!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic Gelli Print background Sandra, very eye catching. Love the bold patterns too and the washers and metal elements are perfect on this piece. Love how the Retro circles are echoed with the washers. Tracyx x

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous gelli print Sandra and supercool! Love all the cool layers, patterns and colours.

Terry said...

I have just the project! Started on a background of techniques and now it is a mystery as to how to finish! Sandra, you are really rocking the gelli plate! Great technique and background! Love this and hope you are having a fabulous start to the week! Hugs!

MichelleZ said...

Your post is so Fun! It's like playing a little game.
I like your project too. You've given me some ideas by using those washers. They're so cool! Thanks for the inspiration as well as the fun, fun post. I've loved this challenge! ~Michelle

Karen Petitt said...

Fabulous technique, just popped over from the Simon Says blog - gorgeous background - must get a Gelli one day! TFS x

Mona Pendleton said...
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Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun project Sandra! Love all the texture and metal trinkets! Thanks for the inspiration!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Nice combination of products to make some seriously pretty pages! I must admit I did peek at a few ingredients ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

maria f. said...

Those mirrored numbers are uber-cool.

Suzanne C said...

What a beautifully striking bold graphic design! Love the pops of the blue against the dark and metallic background.

Patricia said...

Heel erg GAAF!!!!!
Gr Patricia

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE how you put this all together!

Sandy said...

Very mysterious and once again Sandra - you have proven that you can do anything!!
Sandy

Marjie Kemper said...

So vibrant AND mysterious!

barbarayaya62 said...

FAntastic! love your gelli plate creations! BArbarayaya

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is truly a work of art. Blessings!

butterfly said...

Ooh - fabulous! Just love that Pewter stamping!!
Alison xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

As always, your projects inspire and cause me to send a big mental WOW in your direction. The way you did the numbers with the mirror sheet blew me away! Looks totally high end and I never would've guessed how you made them! Excellent work here!