Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer in Bloom

Hi everyone,


A new Simon Says Stamp Challenge Monday is always a nice start of the week. This week we have another fun challenge for you: Big Stamp! Whether it's a big background stamp, a large pattern or just a big stamp in general. As long it's a big stamp you're good to go!



When I saw this beautiful stamp from Prima, I wanted it right away. It's so cute and cheerful! Perfect for the Big Stamp Challenge. As you know, I absolutely love my Gelatos and I didn't played with them for a little while. My favorite Gelatos technique is the drippage effect. So I covered the pages with Gesso. Then picked out the colors picked that I wanted to use.



It's so easy, but so cool how you can remove the Gelatos with stencils and with a baby wipe. Or even can apply some color with a "dirty" colored wipe.
The title Summer's in Bloom is a cool Reef song, I've listen to it a lot in my teens. Even went to a couple of their concerts back in the day. The letters SUMMER are stamped with the exclusive Simon Says Stamp big Sketched Alphabet stamps.



I've experimented a bit with black colored Gesso. It's a lot thinner than modeling or embossing paste. But I find the effect quite nice, although I do like the look of the paste more.



The Prima Joy Bloom stamp needed to be the focal point and have therefore only colored a few elements. I've done this with Gelatos, Distress Markers and Water Brush.


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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

19 comments:

Patricia said...

WAUW he deze vind ik super gaaf!!!!
Gr Patricia

Anna-Karin said...

This page is so much fun Sandra and full of summer and energy. Love the patterns and colours and how you used that great stamp. hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful pages. Lovely bright colors with a mix of beautiful patterns and image!

Doudou said...

Beautiful project

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful page, Sandra. Love the cute image and the pretty vibrant colors. :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful pages Sandra! Love the burst of color and contrast of black!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fab journal pages! I LOVE the bright pops of colors you use!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

MichelleZ said...

I love the bold colors and fun images. A wonderful entry in your journal. Love it!

barbarayaya62 said...

Joy and happiness! This is what I get from your project today!! Really beautiful and emotional! Great choice of colors and great use of black! BArbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

This page screams summer to me and is just fabulous with it's bright colours and stunning images. Beautiful piece of artwork and a wonderful journal page... :)

Annie said...

wow!!! This is a summer stunner indeed Sandra. Love your journal pages and fab colours/details

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Terry said...

Oh this is a summer blast of color and excitement! Love these pages! Hope you are having a wonderful week! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Wonderful layout -- summer fun for sure!
Sandy xx

laury55 said...

great journal page

thassos456 said...

I love these pages, they are so cool :)

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Sandra, oh wow! So much detail it is fabulous and something I must try soon!
I have popped over to say thank you. You and two other DT members of Simon Says Monday challenge voted for my tag to be in the Designer Spotlight.
I am absolutely honoured and happy beyond belief! Thank you very, very much! Karen x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I always appreciate how you are not afraid of color! LOVE the energy of this one, which does scream summer to me, too! Can't wait for the sun to come out and stick around for a while. Thanks for putting all of my excited summer happy feelings into one incredible piece!

soapHOUSEmama said...

so super fun! love all the bright, bold colors!!!

Buttons said...

This reminds me of a 70's summer Sandra. Jenny x