Wednesday, June 20

Simon Says Stamp New Release - Good Vibes!

Simon Says Stamp has a new release today - Good Vibes!

I made a fun summery thank you card with the new Classic Bicycle from the release. I also used the Simon Thanks Scallop Border, and layered some colors, then tied it with a bit of twine.

Be sure to check out all the fresh inspiration with the new release over at Simon Says Stamp!



Monday, June 18

Transport It

Hello friends, happy Monday, and happy Summer to all who live in the northern hemisphere! We have a new challenge for you at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - TRANSPORT IT. 

I veered off in a very different direction on this project from my original idea, but I really like where I ended up. 
Do you think cats miss the old days of milk delivery right to your home? There was always the possibility a bottle might spill, the milkman would be feeling super generous that day, or someone might forget it, and there it sits just waiting for you... I'm kind of thinking this might be the paradise a cat dreams of. 

I started out by stamping the gentlemen on the bike, then blended my ink colors on, spritzed it and let it dry.

Next, I took my stencils and covered each area so I could do it separately, used the Distress Spray with the stencil, let it dry, then blended the frayed burlap over the tag. 

I went around the "milkmen" image with a white pen, and before it dried, blended it out with a water brush. 

I used Prima watercolors to paint the cats and fussy cut them out and popped them up. I attached a charm, and tied it off with three pieces of twine (kind of like the cat whiskers).

I also painted the milk bottles and glued them on to make this look like the "milk delivery bicycle".

Oh, I think this cat clearly has its eyes on that milk!

My muse took me on a little trip to the past where milkmen transport and deliver milk right to your door. Maybe you are lucky enough to live somewhere they still do this!

I hope you are inspired to join us this week in our fun Transport It challenge! One participant will win a $50 voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!



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The amazingly talented design team has lots more inspiration for you this week, so be sure to head on over to check that out!



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