Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Hey Diddle Diddle

This week, Simon Says Stamp and Show...Ever After. I've gone for a nursery rhyme theme after coming across a scene on the Graphics Fairy's site.

"Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle..."

 The background is built up with multiple layers of sponged distress inks and left to dry.

"View showing dimension in decoupage"

 I printed a few copies of the image, then cut out all the characters and layered them up individually so that I could arrange them on my own background.

"Perfect pearls shimmer"

Various stamps are used with distress inks and brushed with Perfect Pearls to achieve the shimmery otherworldy effect. Distress markers are used to add some shading beneath the dog, cat & dish to tie them in to the background, the scene is matted onto thick purple card, and a couple of strips of lace are added top and bottom. The lace was a fabby present from my friend Lee - thank you :-)

We have sunshine today - whoopee!!

Graphics Fairy free image, 4 copies printed
Katy Sue Designs stamps: Silhouette Trees and Flowers
IndigoBlu stamps: Wild Meadow
Artemio stamps: insects
Justrite Spellbinders die: Vintage Label and Banners
distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord
distress marker: Milled Lavender
Perfect Pearls
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair, Glossy Accents
cardstock: white super smooth 160gsm, purple 300gsm

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show... Ever After


  1. What a gorgeous card love how you have themed it around a nursery rhyme brilliant. Love Alison xx

  2. How wonderfully magical Maddy, I absolutely love it.

    Hope you had a good day with Lee at the weekend.

    B x

  3. This is wonderful Maddy. I love the way you have decoupaged the characters. The background you have created looks amazing and the lace is gorgeous.
    Hugs Sue

  4. It looks like a page from a book of fairy tales... magically! Natalia

  5. your card! The nursery rhyme really comes to life the way you have popped the characters and placed them against that gorgeous sponged distress ink background. Love it! The colors are awesome! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Wonderful card, very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  7. Fabulous card, love the little images

    Lorna xx


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