Monday, June 29, 2020

Enjoy the Ride 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 "Take Me For A Ride".

For this challenge I was inspired by a hot air balloon ride, and I started with a collage of Botanical Collage Paper, old book paper, tissue paper and washi tape. I glued all this down with Soft Matte Gel, which is really incredible for collaging. When the gel was dry I first applied a layer of White Gesso and then a layer of Clear Gesso. The Clear Gesso isn't necessary, but I think that Clear Gesso gives a nicer finish than White Gesso.


After the Gesso was dry, I applied texture with Texture Paste and the Rays stencil. While that was drying I started with the hot air balloon. I stamped this on a transparency sheet with StazOn Ink Jet Black. I colored the balloon on the back with Liquid Acrylics. This paint is translucent, so perfect for on a transparency sheet.


Then I went back to the background and also used the same colors of  Liquid Acrylics for the sky, together with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Solar Flare and Infusions Lemoncello. I don't know what it is with Lemoncello, but there seems to be too much stain in it that it makes it really brown. For the bottom, I used Liquid Acrylic Avocado Green and Nuvo Shimmer Powder Green Parade.



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 $25 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!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Maura said...

I love the beautiful colors here, and how you echo the balloon in the background. Wonderful card, Sandra! hugs, Maura

KAT said...

I watched the video and I am amazed to watch this come together! It's a masterpiece! Thanks for the video tutorial!

paperwishesbyamanda said...

Amazing detail in the background and such rich colours in the ballon. Great card, and a vidio tutorial, thank you for sharing it all.