Monday, June 18, 2018

Hot Air Balloon Birthday card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

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


How cool would it be if I had a hot air balloon as a means of transport. I've never had the pleasure to been in one before, but would definitely want to experience it once. For now I've got to do it with the stamp from the Remnants set. As far as I'm concerned, it's a classic. But first I started with the background of the card. With various colors of Distress Oxides I started building up the background. After all the layers were dry, I started applying interest with diferent stamps and Distress Oxides and SSS Intense Black Ink.

 

Then it was time for the hot air balloon. I stamped this on the background and on a separate piece of Heavystock. I colored the balloon with Distress Oxide and a water brush. The Oxides blend nicely with each other and the effect of the ink is also amazing. After I cut out the balloon and made the edges black with a marker, I glued it over the stamped version with SSS Craft Tacky Glue. Along the edges I applied a black water color pencil and spread it with a water brush to give it a nice shadow effect.

 

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Hugs,
Sandra

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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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