Welcome! Welcome! Can you believe it is already 2018? Happy New Year my friends!
Our first theme of the year is Something New, and we are celebrating Simon Exlusives. We would love to see you create with your Simon Says Stamp products if you have them, but just use something new, or that is celebrating something new.
We have a wonderful guest designer for you this month, Amber Sheaves, and I know you will love her unique style. Please join me in welcoming her for the month of January!
I thought of a number of "new" ideas and finally decided to make some ATC's. I covered a piece of watercolor paper with blue and green paint.
Now, I am going to go "off the grid."
Next, I use my NEW SSS Grid stencil and dabbed the darker blue paint on.
Next, I added another layer of green with the SSS Gingham stencil (NEW to me).
A bit of spritzing and spraying with several Dylusions sprays...
...and then I cut my large piece into ATC size pieces and adhered them to the front and back of my mat boards.
TIP: if you are making several of one thing, it is easier to create on large background piece and cut it apart. It saved me a lot of time, rather than doing each one individually.
I've been waiting for the right time to use my NEW SSS Game Tile Letter and Artsy Shapes stamps, and my NEW SSS Hybrid Zen cube inks. Yes, this is that moment! The Tim Holtz Stamping Platform is amazing for getting clear stamped images - I love mine!
I put my ATC's together and thought I was finished, but do you ever sleep on a project you are doing and wake up with new ideas? I did.
I added some of Simon's Moonshine Confetti to each ATC, and a Barn Star and ballerina to this one, making it more of a celebration of the new year.
This moon design from Tim Holtz's Ephemera pack was just right for this ATC, but the science teacher in me just has to say, the new moon is when it looks completely dark to us. (How would I show that?)
I was thinking of phrases that used the word NEW in them, and new world is my third one. The baby could signify new, or could be a new immigrant. I like having the child hold the whole Earth in their hand.
So come celebrate something NEW with us to start off our year. Happy New Year everyone!!
Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp have a $50 voucher to give away each challenge week!
A great place to shop!!
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The design team is celebrating all things Simon and new, so be sure to head on over there to see their awesome creativity!