Monday, March 18, 2019

Jungle Fever card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

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

For this challenge I had to think for a little while what I wanted to make, but then I saw the Entomology stamp set and I realized that a lot of these insects are very tiny. Perfect, just what I was looking for! First I used the Ornate Lace stencil with Texture Paste. After it was dry I applied a layer of Clear Gesso.


Then I needed some color. Lately I love that dark emerald green, so I used Distress Ink Lucky Clover first, and then Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles for the background. Next I wanted to add more depth, and I did that with Nuvo Shimmer Powders Green Parade and Atlantis Burst and Infusions Emerald Isle. To make it even darker, I chose for Nuvo Shimmer Powders Storm Cloud and Distress Paint Black Soot diluted with water.


I first stamped the beetles on watercolor paper and cut them out. I find it very difficult to properly position the dies and cut out these bugs and it's a shame if I have colored them nicely and I mess it up with cutting them out. That why I did it in this order. I placed the die cuts onto a Sticky Grid Sheet. Real handy. I've colored them with the same Distress Inks that I used for the background. Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles. And I made the legs and edges black with a black marker. To add some sparkle to those bugs, I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.



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I also added my project to the Art Daily Cafe blog, because I was very inspired by those colors and matched perfectly with my jungle idea.

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Sandra :-) the little bugs are awesome and I love the background and colours, beautifully done :-)

Hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a great and fun card and I can think of so many occasions for it! Love all that deep green with those creepy crawlies.

Stephanie said...

The greens and texture of this card are just BEYOND amazing, Sandra!! Well done!!

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Macarena said...

OMG this is such a beauty! Your love for greens is absolutely justified. You use the green shades so well and I love the see them used by you. I don't have almost any green medias so I really adore the explosion of emerald on your project. Great job! Hugs, Macarena

Maura said...

WOW! Fantastic card, Sandra!!! Love the vibrant greens, wonderful textures and green beetles - perfect jungle fever vibe! hugs, Maura

Deb Riddell said...

Fabulous Sandra, love the texture and the layers of gorgeous greens and the Wink Of Stella on the bugs add the perfect touch of iridescence to them. Thanks so much for sharing, Deb xo

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

such a rich and deep card! LOVE this awesome green!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the fabulous green color scheme and the beautiful texture you created on this card, Sandra. Such a wonderful project! :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such an amazing project! I am not a big fan of bugs in the real world, but you sure did make them beautiful here! I love how you added such sheen and pizazz. You always make really lovely things. said...

So beautifully done!

Kath Stewart said...

a stunning project my friend, love the bugs crawling around on your jungle floor, hugs kath xxx

Barbara said...

Fabulous card Sandra !It looks to be really deep in the jungle! You're a master to create textured backgrounds! Great card!