Hello my lovely creative friends! We are back again this week with a new challenge for you at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - THINGS WITH WHEELS. I had a lot of different ideas for this week, but I knew I wanted to use my teamie Andrea's color wheel stamp for the challenge. Somewhere along the way as I was stamping images I came up with a whole new idea. I was looking at the color wheel and thought, "Could I make this into a flower"? So off I went...
AND AWAY SHE WENT...
I've been admiring the Prima oil pastels for awhile, and decided to get some to try. I do love the rich colors and how smoothly they blend.
I worked on the tag while the images were drying, starting with a layer of transparent paints that I spread on with a silicone brush. I pressed the excess onto a sheet of paper which created some texture.
Next, I used opaque paints with the stencil, and randomly added the design. (Note: in my links I added Sargasso Sea instead of the Magic Moss, very similar)
I used some of the tiny mark making stamps to add another design layer. When I have stamps this small, I find it easiest to stick them on my finger and stamp.
I wanted to share the steps to make the color wheel flowers.
1 - cut out the wheel
2 - cut around each "petal" and be sure to cut down towards the words. Then cut a slit between two of them to the center.
3 - Now bring the two flaps next to the slit together, push up the center, overlap them and staple.
Closeup to show what I mean for the slit and stapling.
Here you can see how 3D they turned out. These just made me happy!
I added some sequins, stamped the flower stems, and some doodles. Then, I stapled three paint tubes together for my leaves, and adhered the "leaves" and flowers with foam tape.
I spritzed the images a bit, and the words before I cut them out and added them to the tag. It makes me happy when my muse takes me off in unexpected directions and I create something I love!
So, you might have been expecting something else with wheels, like a car or bicycle, but my wheels are color wheels. I hope I've inspired you to make something this week and join us! Our very generous friends at Simon Says Stamp are offering a $50 shopping voucher to one lucky participant.
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The designers have their wheels out this week, so head on over to see how they interpreted this week's challenge.