Monday, August 19, 2013

Carnival Cirque

Hi everyone,

Hope you have had a lovely weekend! It's Monday again and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has another fun theme for you. It's Carnival! From circus to the masks of Venice, it is all possible. Get inky and play along.


I thought of Mardi Gras when I heard what the challenge was, and I wanted to play with the three main colors of this party. Green, Yellow and Purple. But also with a bit of circus touches. What I find a very cool technique is to create a lot of layers with only ink and paint. So decided to do that on a tag.



First I created a background with Picket Fence Distress Paint and a stencil that will serve as a resist.
Then I started working with Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Seedless Perservers Distress Ink to get a nice colored background. The more ink you apply the more the paint will act as a resist. It was exciting because I had no idea whether these colors together would blend well together. I think they do beautifully!



The foundation has been done and now it's time for some stencils. I especially used same colors in combination with a stencil to get the more dimension in the color. After the stencil work, I some stamps out for a little bit of play and made more layers. The only thing that is real dimension are the wooden stars at the bottom that I painted black.


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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 Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

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

Hugs,
Sandra

24 comments:

Petra said...

Erg mooi geworden en de kleuren zijn echt prachtig!

Cornelie said...

Zit altijd met bewondering te kijken hoe je de achtergrond met de stempels combineert! Mooi geheel!

Buttons said...

Such a great tag Sandra. Love using that PF embossed effect to see how it will alter colours and this is a fantastic colour combination. Hugs, Jenny x

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fabulous tag! Love the beautiful stamped background. :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

Love all the fun, bright colors! Gorgeous!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sandra
you have done my favourite technique I love building up layers with just ink it gives and amazing result as you have here this is fantastic
Ria

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning tag Sandra!! Love all the great inky layers and the colours are wonderful. Hugs!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous tag! It would make a beautiful framed piece, too. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made it!

Patricia said...

Hele mooie tag Sandra prachtige kleuren!
Gr Patricia

MichelleZ said...

Sandra, your tag is beautiful! I love the inky layers. So pretty!

Candy C said...

Sandra...your tag is so pretty. I reallyl love the background you've done with stencils and inks. So gorgeous. Your stamping is beautiful as well. The black really stands out against all of those gorgeous background colors. <3 Candy

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful tag Sandra! Your background looks fabulous!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous vibrant tag Sandra, I love the black set against the bold backdrop. The stars look fabulous. Tracy x

Sandy said...

Great design work with this Sandra -- one very happy tag!!
sandy

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful tag Sandra, love the colors and the layered patterns.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous tag, Sandra! Love those rays popping off the beautiful background.

Maria said...

Hi Sannie! I love your tag - the details are so, so rich and gorgeous! Makes me miss stamping - I am so inspired now!!

Annie said...

Fabulous tag Sandra...I so love this stunning colourful male. Wonderful layers and stamps

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Anita Houston said...

Glorious color! Love the Mardi Gras theme!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful bursts of colors amplified by the stamps and design!

Terry said...

Love the vibrant colors on this circus beauty! The background has so much texture and interest! Love this tag! Hugs!

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous rich colors. Love the background stamps. Beautiful tag!
Hugs Kelly

Mary Elizabeth said...

Pinned!!! Love this Sandra! Your background is stunning on this tag. Love the colors you chose and how you used Tim's stamps to help create the carnival feel for your project. Beautiful! -- Mary Elizabeth

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This one had me DROOLING with that gorgeous blend of color and those fabulous grungy elements. You rocked it yet again, but by now, I'm not even surprised!