Can't believe it's February already! Monday equals a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's "H is for...". What does the letter H brings to mind? With Valentine's Day around the corner you might think of hearts or maybe Heidi Swapp, Hero Arts or Tim Holtz. We are very curious about what you're gonna create for this letter challenge! Please join in and share them with us!
For this challenge, I was inspired by the Big Hugs die from Simon Says Stamp. I think it's such an amzing die and I use it not nearly enough. I was in the mood for a grungy distressed-looking art journal page. Lately, I am very much into the mint green/teal color. Perhaps because that are new colors of my interior, but I also find them stunning colors for projects.
I started with a piece of Neenah cardstock and have it cut to size for my art journal. I gave it a thin layer of Gesso with a Palette Knife. I hadn't played with my Gelatos for a while, so time to get them out. I like the drip technique, I think that is the coolest gelato technique. It's so easy and gives you a different result each time. With a Stencil and a baby wipe I added some dimension. Because there wasn't Gesso everywhere, it created a very special effect.
The Hugs is cut out of cork, but it had too much contrast with the background, so I applied some Brushed Pewter over it. I don't know if this paint is supposed to be this fluid, it's way more fluid than the other Distress Paints, it has the consistency of stains. I forget that everytime and it's a mess because of that. Because it's so fluid it doesn't cover surfaces as good as I would like, but in this case it was perfect, because it toned down the cork.
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!
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