The focus was watercoloring. I embossed the Hero Arts trees in silver and did the watercolors with Distress Stains. I have no watercolors, but this substitution works beautifully. The background was faint enough that the trees did not show well. So, I rubbed Distress inks to create a more vivid effect. Next, I applied dots of Stickles. Stickles interact with the distress inks which adds more depth. I finished with a Simon Says Merry Christmas die.
(DH says this one looks ‘so good’ that it doesn’t look homemade. I am trying not to be offended!)
I created this using the September Simon Says Stamp Kit Life is a Storybook. The vintage feel of the papers in this kit went well with the Kraft paper.
Another example of how wonderfully the Card Kitchen kits inspire a new design. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps Amazing. Alas, I could not find it on their website. It is a favorite of mine
Today, I am trying out a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.
I used papers from Studio Calico’s Wanderlust. The sentiment is from Shoot for the Stars by Simon Says. I embellished with Studio Calico silver star sequins, a spray of silver IZink by Clearsnap, a found rhinestone and some silver twine. I am happy with this one because of the monochromatic effect with an outer space feel.
The stamp is from Simon Says Stamps You Are Amazing, and this plays into the Wednesday challenge over at their blog this week. Check it out the submissions for the Glitter Challenge.
•A ceremonial toast in Argentina, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
This box uses the Papermania Art Deco collection to create a vintage flair. I love this paper! I cannot decide how to decorate the inside. Should it be a jewelry box? We shall see.
I created this for the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge