Happy Monday friends! I hope you have had a great week and found time to do some crafting. We have a brand new challenge this week for you at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - ROAD TRIP. I don't know about you, but when I hear those words, I perk right up in excitement and anticipation!
Living here in the Northeastern United States, this March has seen snowstorm after snowstorm. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to spring. I am beginning to dream of road trips to warm, sunny climates or ocean beaches. One more blizzard, and we are going to hook our bicycles up to our old Airstream and pull it to a warm spot!
(Yes, we have an old airstream, but no vehicle that will tow it, so it has been everything from a man-cave, to an art studio, reading nook, to a guest bedroom...works for us!)
I started by tearing strips of bright and colorful Beach Babe papers and glueing them onto the tag.
I decided to work mainly in greens and blues, starting with a layer of opaque paints over the papers, wiping it off in areas with a baby wipe so the paper would still show. Then, I stenciled with the transparent paints.
I felt like I need a contrasting pop of color, and the dot stencil and Coral worked beautifully.
Now that my tag was so bright, I felt the need to tone it down and went over it with a layer of Vintage Distress Collage Medium.
Next, I whitewashed the tag using the Buff. Again, I wiped off areas with a baby wipe, and added even more paint in other areas, rubbing it in with my finger.
Since my tag surface was uneven, I stamped my images onto plain tissue wrap, and colored the trailer on the backside. Next, I cut the images out and added them to the tag using the collage medium. I also covered the entire tag with the medium.
I love this new Tim Holtz stamp set, Theories, and the trio on the bike is cool.
Are you ready for a road trip? Where would you go? I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge this week! One participant will win a $50 voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!
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Now I'm wondering what kind of road trips my amazing teamies have in mind? Be sure to head on over and check it out!