Hello Monday! We have a brand new challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Background! We are showcasing Dylusions products this week, and we would love to have you use them if you have them too! Otherwise, make your background with what you have on hand.
March also means we have a brand new Guest Designer with us for the month! Let's give Linda at heARTfully inspired a very warm welcome!!
I made a little mini book from scratch using lots of Dylusions paints, sprays, some stamps and stencils. Love the bright colors Dyan Reaveley comes up with! It's bird themed, and then I looked up bird quotes to fill it with.
To create my backgrounds, I used my gelli plate, and I made a mini movie/tutorial to show you how I did it.
I stamped the birds' party hats on the tissue/deli wrap I had made.
Closeup details...the white pen really adds a pop, and the Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink gives a semi embossed look to the stamping!
And, here are the photos of the book!
I bound the book by punching two holes near the top and the bottom of the book, (I had to be sure to come down a ways in order to catch my smaller sheet.) Then, I laced some leather through and tied it around a stick...birds, trees...I thought it appropriate!
I had a lot of fun working with these brilliant colors and fun images. If you haven't tried printing with a gelli plate, I would encourage you to give it a try. It's a great way to create your own papers for projects!
I hope you will join our challenge this week - I look forward to seeing what you share! Have a great week and stay crafting!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 voucher to one lucky participant!
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Be sure to head on over to the challenge and get totally inspired for the week with the awesome backgrounds our design team has created!
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