Hello Monday!! Are you ready for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp? Our theme this week is "Transport It" - trains, planes, automobiles, hot air balloons...however you interpret transport is what we would love to see!
I have a road trip on my bucket list - I want to travel Route 66 from Chicago to L.A. one of these days, and stop and visit all of those iconic places along the way, and take lots of photos! On previous road adventures, we have stopped in at some of the locations on Route 66, and it is like stepping back in time.
So, in the meantime, I made this tag. When I came across Tim Holtz's Road Trip stamp set in my stash, it called to me and said, "hey, use me for this challenge!" I wanted to use colors that remind me of the Southwest and have a retro feel.
First steps are to stamp some images onto the huge tag with archival ink, and then start blending in the distress inks, and add some water splats.
Here I am in the midst of creative chaos! (looks a bit more organized than usual, lol)
I also stamped several images on the heavystock and inked those up to add later. I am not sure what model the car is, but I am imagining and singing "Pink Cadillac" - after all, why not!
I decided to add some journaling to the tag, both to get my thoughts down and to add another layer.
Next step - stencils and Grit Paste. Since you can't heat the grit paste, I had to be patient and let it dry overnight. (it doesn't take that long, but my patience needed it) My plan was to go in with distress crayons and add color to the stenciled images, but I liked it natural - some areas picked up a bit of the ink color.
Let's add in some more texture with Black Soot and Picket Fence distress paints and the splatter brush.
Talk about finding the perfect embellies - an old Ford vehicle key, an American Tourister luggage key that looks like it is from that era, and the word travel. I dirtied up the keys a bit more with some black soot paint.
I wonder where your adventures will transport you? I hope you join us this week for our newest challenge, and look forward to seeing what you make!
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