Monday, January 5, 2015

Party time!

Hi everyone,

It's Monday again and we are back with a Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Things are back to normal! Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and a wonderful New Year, and hopefully you're are ready for some crafting! I sure do, it was very hectic here with the renovation, the move and holidays fesitivities. But like I already said, we're back and have a fun challenge for you: "Make new friends, but keep the old.". Great one to ring in the new year!

I'm moving on to the next event, my birthday! I'm combining it with the housewarming. So time to make some invitations. I want to keep my old friends, literally speaking..., and new friends are more then welcome off course. But for my birthday I'm focusing on the old, not literally off course, hahaha. I started with an old technique, the Paint Resist technique with Picket Fence Distress Paint and the Sunset Sunrise stencil. Then I cut out my new friend, the Ring Frame of Simon Says Stamp, with Kraft cardstock where I adhedered some Masking Tape on. I lifted the masking tape off and using the Ring Frame to mask off some circles.

Then I started working with Picked Raspberry to create a beautiful pink background. The more you go over the painted areas, the better the paint will resist. Do you want to see more of the actual paint color, you can use a damp cloth or a baby wipe and carefully going over it.

Thought it would be fun to make some contrast and create a kind of Chalkboard effect. I did this with my new Heidi Swapp stamps and also new Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink. First I painted the circles black and then stamped with white ink. So simple, so fun!

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!



butterfly said...

Oh wow - what fantastic colours to cheer a January day - and I love how the twine and the krafty borders to the bubbles keep those pinks nice and earthy. Fabulous... Hope you get loads of guests and enjoy a wonderful birthday!
Alison xx

Stephanie said...

Super fun design, Sandra! I love the chalkboard element added in too! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

francesca said...

It's beautiful Sandra! :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Fun and festive the artsy feel , and the chalk board look letters!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card Sandra! Love the inky background!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I really love how the circular part turned out. Plus you always make black look so happy and I admire that about your work!

Anita in France said...

Fabulous and so very cool, Sandra ... love how you've used the ring frame for the invitation details! Anita :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful colors and stamping on the background, Sandra. Your page is fabulous. :)

Emma Williams said...

I LOVE this card and the chalkboard stamping against the inky background works so well ~ it's fabulous Sandra! Happy New Year and sending hugs! :)

Suzanne C said...

What an awesome birthday party invite! I love the pink and and black with pop of gold! Fabulous! Happy New Year!

barbarayaya62 said...

Beautiful card SAndra! I love so much the way to use "Ring frame wafer die"! Barbarayaya