Monday, July 16

Travel the World Over

Hello friends and welcome to this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE.  Sparkle, like sprinkles makes everything better, right? 

Don't forget our kids challenge that runs until July 29th! It's open to kids through age 16, and it's a sparkly challenge too. 

I created a tag this week, inspired by my journey to India last year. 

I started by painting a thin layer of turquoise onto the tag.

Next, I used the Mandala stencil and distress ink to add another layer of blue to the tag.

Now, for the first layer of sparkle - Gilt and the Peacock stencil.

And then I just got playing and stamping and cutting and forgot to take any photos. 
I added some stamping and details with white and gold pens. Some sparkly sequins, words, and a bit of sari ribbon from my stash, and my tag is complete.

travel the world over to find the beautiful, let life surprise you

Time to add a little sparkle to your life this week and join us! I'm looking forward to seeing what you share. This is a great theme to work one with a young one and have them enter the kids challenge.  One person will be chosen at random to receive a $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!



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At this point, the entire design team could be covered in glitter! Be sure to check out how they've added some sparkle this week.

Monday, July 9

Summer Fun!

Hello friends, and welcome to our challenge for this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - SUMMER FUN! Share with us how you have fun in the summer by creating something. I love to go the beach, especially at the ocean, to wade, be on the beach and watch the waves, maybe sketch, and I am looking forward to that this summer. 

BEACH DAYS are the best!

I headed to my art journal and planned to just do one page, so I glued some strips of  Carta Bella's Summer Splash paper (SSS July card kit) on the page.

Next, I brushed Paper Artsy Candy Floss and Coral up and down the page.

Time to add some dimension with texture paste and Simon's Large Moroccan stencil.

Once the texture paste dried, I went in with several Dylusion sprays to add another layer of color. It was at this point when I noticed the sprays had gone over the other page, that I decided to do a spread.

Next, I toned it down a bit with the Antarctic paint. 

Time to add more layers, and stencils are great for this! I used several different stencils with varying paints by the time I was done.

I cut out a number of flamingos from the July card kit, and kept the "scrap" to make my own stencil from it. I sponged Candy floss on the the other page to add a couple of birds.

Dandelion Pops, tropical flowers and flamingos...


Texture, Dandelion Pops, tropical flowers, beach scene, a sparkly flamingo that I just had to add a feather to...


Well now I can't wait to get to the beach!

How do you like to spend your summer days and have fun? Create and share with us this week and you could win a $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp! 



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Now I am wondering how the design team has fun in the summer, aren't you? Be sure to head on over to see their awesome makes!


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