It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show, but sadly, we need to clarify some stuff on our challenges to those of you who are just not playing along correctly. It's time for us to be a little more strict with the rules crafters! First of all, APRIL FOOLS!!! (Did I sound mean? Hehehehe! That was hard to do, and I couldn't even go longer than three lines!) We could not do a regular challenge on April Fool’s Day. There is no fun in that! So this week it is absolutely "Anything Goes", and if that includes a joke or two, great!
Wendy Vecchi puts a lot of humorous quotes and sentiments on her stamp sets along with her fabulous images from Stamper's Anonymous. I thought it would be fun to make a birthday card using one of them, which would be perfect for April Fool's Day, but then I had this little canvas journal from Maya Road, so I thought why not make a whole journal type card using several of her funnies and images?!? Tim's Mini Birthday Blueprints worked perfectly here as well, and I've used lots of his Distress Paint by Ranger to color things up.
|I used a jumbo sized #10 Manila tag From Ranger. First, I folded it into the shape I wanted, then came stripes of Distress Paint and water to blend it in for side 1.|
|This was going to be the cover of the card/journal so I wanted it to be tough, so out came the Ink Refresher. I misted both sides liberally.|
|I waded it up, unfolded it, and gave it a good drying. I love it! The texture is very much like leather, and super soft too!|
|I sewed on some trim to each page, and then found the center of the journal and stitched it directly onto the cover, right down the middle of the spine.|
|The Glue N Seal helped to keep this nice and tough...no big holes here.|
|I added Blueprint images to the front, first on the cover itself, then the label piece, then the canvas flower piece to match up when I layer them.|
|I added more color with Distress Markers, in a few choice areas to bring some things to life.|
Do you like jokes or joking around? Is humor your thing? If not it doesn't matter this April Fool's week, because anything goes! Create any ol' type of Art you wish enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and please visit the other DT member's blogs for some fun, laughs, and entertaining Art!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!