Today the Whimsy DT members are hosting a friendship hop in honour of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay. Simonne has been a fixture here at Whimsy for many years and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator. She’s also my “go-to”girlie, I am always getting hop posting times and details wrong and our Simonne keeps me on the straight and narrow.
So, for this special lady I decided to make a card featuring one of her fab-u-las stamp sets. OMW I really do love this
Chalkboards 2 stamp set
A close-up of the gorgeous sentiment
And a closer look at the flower and die cut details. The flowers I used are 40mm Trellis Rose, 25mm wild rose, cherry blossoms, chrysanthemum, open roses 20mm and 15mm. Isn’t that background wall cut out die-cut just the bizz?? I dabbed it with a bit of white gesso before gluing in place, then popping the flowers on top. I chopped up bits of 4mm white pearl string trim and glued in place in-between the flowers. Love the look it gives.
I finished off with a butterfly and corner from the 10 mixed metal embellishments pack after dabbing with a bit of white gesso and job done.
Here’s the links to the Whimsy DT members that are taking part in the hop
Bev Rochester (that’s me!)