I started out with some patterned paper from October Afternoon and some Washi tape from Tim Holtz and My Mind's Eye. I started laying out the Washi tape in strips. Because Washi can sometimes curl up, I used an industrial strength glue stick to permanently stick down any edges that looked like they might rebel.
Next I added some Gesso and acrylic paint in random splotches on top of the Washi.
After the Gesso and paint dried, I decided I didn't like the color combo, so I went back in and added another few splotches of darker blue paint. That's the beauty of paint: if at first you don't like the color, paint on it again! Then I flipped the piece vertically (just because I liked the look of it better for this project) and trimmed down my paper to a smaller size. I stamped a Tim Holtz sentiment onto the Washi and heat embossed it. I then used this great sunburst stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and heat embossed the sunburst stencil pattern on as well.
Next I stamped a bird image (from Dyan Reveley's "Birds on a Wire" set) on a separate piece of paper, cut it out, drew a crown for it and cut it out, too, then adhered the bird to my background on top of the sentiment. I also cut out some polka dots from a patterned piece of paper and added them on as well.
As always, I smeared some distress ink onto the finished product and wah-la! My project was complete!
Here are just a few choice supplies that I used on my project that are available from Simon Says Stamp:
As always, I'm inspired by the challenge themes posted on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. And I'm inspired by the works of creative geniuses everywhere (yes, I'm talking to you)! So be sure to join in the stamping fun and submit something to the challenge for a chance to win fame and fortune (or at least $50 to the Simon Says Stamp Store)!