It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Shine Bright Like A Diamond". And we're showcasing Tim Holtz products. You don't have to use them, but if you have them, we would like to see them in your projects!
Lately I am beginning to act like a magpie, because I love shiny things more and more, same in crafting. So this challenge is right up my alley. And that also goes for Tim Holtz of course. I started with the emboss with a stencil, the Diamond Circles stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I actually prefer this subtle embossing look is much than with embossing folder look.
With different shades of blue I've colored the background: Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China Distress Ink. Then I colored the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Crayon. After that I 've applied Ground Espresso Distress Ink and the look immediately changed from Delftware to vintage.With different stamps from Tim Holtz (Dapper and Urban Grunge) I stamped randomly. The effect is very cool if you don't press too hard while stamping. I then put the stencil back in place and sprayed with Perfect Pearl Mist. What a Shine is in there! Everything immediately became much lighter in color.
The Layered Dragonfly (thanks, Marzena!) is such an amazing die and the embossing folder gives it such a cool effect. I used the dragonfly with 2 of the same blue tones as the background. With Ground Espresso I've gone over the raised areas and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist. Some of the steps I've repeated until I was satisfied with the result.
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!
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