Monday, June 11, 2018

Timeless Treasure art journal spread with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Anything but a card".


This time no card but an art journal spread. I don't use my art journal enough, and this challenge was a good time to do a page again. I started to cut up the Botanical Collage Paper and cut it into loose pieces and collage them together again on the page. I did this with Collage Multi Medium I mixed with water.

  

Then I applied a layer of Gesso to tone down the busy print a bit. To make it more of a whole I stamped with different background stamps. Then I applied color with Distress Oxide. Because the background is botanical, I'm leaning towards the blue and green tones more. It's bit of a habit of me :). I applied some texture with the Old School Alpha stencil and Texture Paste.  

 

Unfortunately, something went wrong with my phone during the next section (I record the videos with my phone). With Infusions I've made the colors more intense and richer. I applied some more contrast along the washi tape and two of the corners with Distress Crayon and along the Paper Doll I worked with an Water Color pencil and a Water Brush. Because there is Gesso underneath it works very nice with water drops, they really give you a great ghosting effect.

 

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Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, June 4, 2018

Bright and Beautiful card with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "All Things Bright and Beautiful". We're also showcasing Paper Artsy products this week, if you have some we would like to see them used in your project.

And on a completely other note, this is my 600 blogpost :)!


For my card I used my favorite Paper Artsy product, Infusions! I use it almost every week for my projects. This time I've chosen the most bright colors, A Bit Jaded, Lemoncello and Are You Cerise. But first I embossed the background with the Alpha Embossing Folder. With Nuvo Mousse I applied the first layer of color. Then a second layer with Distress Oxide and the last layer Infusions.

 

For the Layered Dragonfly and I started with Distress Oxides. And then I used Infusions. The combination of Oxide and Infusions is so unique. To make the veins of the wings stand out, I used Distress Ink Ground Espresso. I've covered everything except the wings and rubbed the ink pad over it. This way only the embossed parts get color.

    

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SUPPLIES:


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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
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If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra