Monday, May 11, 2020

Dog's Life 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 "Dog's Life".

For this week I was inspired by this cute pug stamp from Oddball and from the Facebook Lives of Tim Holtz. I finally took the plunge and bought all but one of the Distress Embossing Glazes, I actually wanted to get them all, but I wasn't paying attention when ordering... And I did a technique with them that I saw in the Tim Holtz Demos. I also experimented a bit with my "own" technique with Distress Oxides.


First, I used Distress Oxides Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord and Vintage Photo. I used this with the Wrinkle Free Distress technique, and then added extra color in places that needed more color with a blending tool. After that some last splatters from the Wrinkle Free Distress technique I made the edger darker with Distress Ink Ground Espresso. The background was really pretty, but not quite what I wanted in terms of color. So here comes "my own" technique. With Distress Oxide Broken China and Mowed Lawn I muted the different colors by muting them to greens and blues. I'm not claiming this technique ;), I put it between quotes, because almost every technique has been done by someone else before, it was my experiment. Maybe that's a better decription ;).


With the Tiles stencil and the Emboss It Dabber, I've applied Distress Embossing Glaze Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China, and it's a really pretty effect when it starts to melt. And also using the colors together gives an amazing effect. I colored the Oddball Pug with Distress Reinkers Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I did the eyes with Distress Reinkers Milled Lavender and Weathered Wood. Was new to me that with light purple and bluish gray you can get a better shadow effect for something that is white. I saw it in a drawing/coloring video on YouTube.



As you may know, the  Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.

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Sylwia-eR said...

Beautiful card.I love yours technique.