Yep, it's Monday once again and Simon Says Stamp and Show has a new challenge for you. A fun one, because this week it's all about Good to be Green. Whether you recycle, upcycle something or get messy with green ink or paint, everything is possible and everything is allowed as long as it's green.
I've done a bit of both. Personally, I generally use packaging for example from cereal boxes for die cutting. Obviously it's good for the environment to recycle, but it's also free. Last but not least I think it's great quality cardboard for die cutting, as long as you paint it of course. I have a big pile with cut up cereal boxes and other boxes ready to go when I need it.
This tag I made for the little boy of a friend of mine. His name is Tiemo. His name makes me think of time. So I used the mini Pocket Watch die with a Timepiece. For the background I did what I call the Metallic Marbled Stain Technique and used three colors of Distress Stains, Evergreen Bough, Shabby Shutters and Brushed Pewter. I think it's such a cool technique because every time it's different, but also because it's so magical how the metallic Distress Stain reacts with other mediums and with water. In this video Tim Holtz himself demonstrates the technique perfectly.
A cool property of the Metallic Stains is that everything you stamp with dye based inks seems to disappear into the background. The metallic comes right through it. You probably already guessed that Tiemo turned 3 with all the numbers 3 stamped in the back. He really is a little rascal, haha. The letters and pocket watch I cut out of packaging and painted it black with the Pitch Black Paint Dabber. To give the pocket watch some more volume I cut it out several times and glued it together. Of course I also glued some wooden stars down as I do in almost every project I make.
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 Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!