Hello Monday my creative friends! Let's do some recycling this week with our new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - RECYCLE SOMETHING! What do you have around the house that you could repurpose?
My family loves tamales. It goes way back to a camping trip out in the southwest. We had broken down and were "stuck" for awhile at a little market/service station way out there with nothing around for miles. An older man stopped and set up a little stand to sell his wife's tamales, which were hands down the best ever! So from time to time, I try to find us some tamales, and the Texas Tamales are pretty darn good...and the bags are great for repurposing!
UPDATE: Honored to be a Splitcoast Stampers Favorite for the week of Jan. 26, 2019!! Thank you!
Texas Tamale Queen
Delicious and a bit spicy...
Be sure to slip a piece of cardboard in-between.
I gessoed both sides, and thought this was pretty cool when I pulled the cardboard out - it kind of worked like a silk screen. I'll have to save this for a future project.
I painted and stenciled one side with bright colors. Apparently purples are calling to me!
Next I stamped some images with paint, and later with ink. These awesome stamps are designed by my teamie Andrea Ockey Parr!
I kept it simpler on the reverse side with lots of dots.
I had fun with more stamps, more layers, building the design.
Then, I decided to whitewash this side and tone it down a bit.
Of course, either side could be the front! I love to upcycle things that might just get tossed and turn them into something brand new. How about you? Did you find something to recycle this week? Join in this fun challenge and you'll be entered into the $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!
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The design team has been recycling and creating inspiration for you, so be sure to head on over to see it all!