Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog. Thanks for all the lovely comments from last weeks Guest Designer piece, Thankful Manor. I appreciate it and am so thankful for you!
This weeks challenge is "Trio-tastic: Use Three of Something". You can do absolutely so much with this theme, and I look forward to seeing what you use. I decided to do a few 'three of something(s)'! I have three French
Hens...I mean Cardinals, three candy canes, and Santa caps, and I have used only three colors...black, white, and red. Sorry if the 12 Days of Christmas is now playing in your head!
|I die cut the Tim Sizzix Crazy Birds with Watercolor Cardstock, after stamping them with Black Soot Archival from Tim and Ranger. I die cut the Birch Trees and Tree Line with Wood Grain Cardstock.|
|I tore pieces of watercolor cardstock and covered them and all the trees with Grit Paste and then Distress Glitter, and let them dry. I prepared my card base with layers of matting.|
|I used the Planks Texture Fade to add lines to the Birch Trees, by swiping Hickory Smoke Archival Ink on the inside of the texture fade.|
|I inked the edges a little, and also added Grit Paste and Glitter here and there.|
|I needed the Santa caps to be reversed to look a little better, so I stamped the images on Tim's Tissue Wrap and turned them over as well as the die cuts and adhered the wrap down with Multi Medium. It was perfect.|
|I colored all the images with Distress Crayons and a Water Brush. Then I layerd the pieces with foam tape. I also added Glitter to the caps, and gave the candy canes a Glossy Accents coating.|
|I stamped the Crinkle Ribbon with Wendy Vecchi's Simply Stripes Background Stamp and here Red Geranium Ink, and then misted it with water to crinkle it. The sentiment was computer generated.|
I hope you play along with this fun challenge. Remember, you might just be the one who wins a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!!! Good luck, and I look forward to seeing all the entries, and once again, thanks for coming by!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!