Welcome back to our Monday challenge, friends! We have a brand new theme for you this week - FLOWER POWER at our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. For me the words flower power take me right back to the 1960's when I was a young girl. Flower Power was often a saying associated with the "hippies", but also showed up in fabric in big bold colorful floral designs.
I had a blank canvas bag in my stash and decided to alter it in a Flower Power style, kind of wacky and wild.
I chose a big bold Tracy Scott flower stencil from Paper Artsy to use with Dina Wakley paints.
I rely on my craft sheet for so many projects. It works as a palette, and lets me tap off paint from my sponges so I get a good image.
You can see I did a bit of blending in the design here. TIP - when painting on canvas like this, be sure to put a piece of cardboard or something in-between the layers.
A couple of "dotty" Simon Says Stamp stencils...
I stenciled dots and circles in blue and green around the trio of flowers.
Then, more stenciling with Dina Wakley's Shape Mashup and Tim Holtz's Dot Fade stencils. We are heading back to the 60's for sure!
I decided to just have the trio of flowers on one side of the bag. Sometimes you just don't want crazy colors everywhere!
This would make a great book bag or craft tote.
On the other side of the bag, I went all out with color and pattern...lots of dots, shapes, circles, and those big bold blooms!
So, which side of the bag would you show to the world?
Now it's time for you to create some FLOWER POWER and share it with us at our challenge this week. One participant will be chosen for a $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!
A great place to shop!
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Wondering if anyone else has time traveled to the 60"s? Be sure to head on over to see some amazing Flower Power creations by the DT!