Monday, February 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - “A Cameo Appearance”

I was so excited to see this challenge because I have had a Hero Arts stamp that I’ve wanted to show off… like forever! 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - “A Cameo Appearance”

And here is what was in my mind (the cameo being this women’s face, of course)

Umbrella 1_Barb Derksen

Oh my, where do I even begin on this one.  I used so many things.  The basic stamp for HER is from Hero Arts.  The other stamps are mostly a mix of Studio G.


I stamped and embossed her, gave her some lipstick too!  The umbrella is constructed of my husband’s cast off guitar strings while the rain drops are glossy accents. 

Thanks for visiting me! 


  1. WOW! This card is a complete work of genius in my opinion! What a fantastic idea to create an umbrella (with guitar strings, no less) and then have it protecting the lovely lady from the storm. I adored how you made raindrops out of Glossy Accents! The embossing gives her such great depth and dimension and she's perfect- right down to her sparkly lipstick! I love the color palette and the quote, too. Stunning piece and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  2. Lovely card and what a fantastic idea for the umbrella using your husbands guitar strings, very clever, I also love the touch of colour from the umbrella too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Great card,your talent shines through,and it is such a pleasure to see.
    Blessings Jocelan

  4. love your card ...that umbrella is awesome are always thinking and reusing and recycling.

  5. This is amazing! Love the cool umbrella with the lovely lady underneath! Great sentiment too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! Hugs, Sandra

  6. COOL card Barb!! I LOVE what you have done to enhance the stamps! The sentiment is sooo true! :) Mile's old guitar strings sure come in handy don't they?

    Love Ya!

  7. Stunning card!! Love the use of that focal image and the umbrella is so clever. Great sentiment too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  8. You always make the funniest cards Barb, your ingenious umbrella looks fabulous against the CAS background.


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