Monday, June 22, 2020

My Cards and Tags: Tag using Jane Davenport's Bubble Palace Die

"Shoot for the Stars" is our theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I took some major liberties with Jane Davenport's Bubble Palace die to make this tag:

Here's a picture of the awesome Bubble Palace die (in pieces), along with the tag I cut.  I trimmed the die in different ways and ended up with these fun shapes that looked kind of like wonky crowned people to me.

From there, the process took lots of crazy turns.  I started by stenciling some words in the background with white paint, then spritzed on ink and sprays.

I glued on my little silhouette die shapes as well as some stars.

I added some acrylic paint next.

Then I decided I didn't like it.  Urgggghhhhh!  I felt like it was just too crazy with everything going all over the place and no real focal point.  So, whenever something goes awry, I cover it up with white paint and start over again.  Here's where that left us:

Yikes!  Now I missed all of the color!  Grrrrr.  I added some color back in using water soluble oil pastels.  I also tacked on a little polka dot Washi tape and some label tape.  I decided I would go for oranges and pinks instead of dark blues and purples, so I changed that, too, added some stamping and a few more stars.  I outlined the die-cut shapes with a black Sharpie to make them stand out a bit more.

I stamped and cut out the "grow love" sentiment and decided I was finally at peace with this tag!

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

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Monday, June 15, 2020

My Other Creations: Start Somewhere Notebook using Dylusions Back Chat Stickers

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme is, "Sprays and Splashes."  It's been awhile since I've made a black-edged notebook, so I was back at it again!

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media paper and plenty of sprays and spritzes.  I used white paint, Speckled Egg Distress Spray Stain, Infusions Sleight Blue, Dylusions Shimmer Spray in Fresh Lime, Dina Wakley's Turquoise Gloss Spray, and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink that I spritzed with water.

Once all of that wet craziness dried, I stuck on some Washi Tape (Memory Box's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and Tim Holtz's Salvaged).  My eyes were dying for a little more color variety, so I took a piece of goldy-green paper from a collection called Cogworks and punched holes out of it with a 3/4" circle punch.  I painted around the circles in bright colors of acrylic paint (Dylusions Tropical Sangria, London Blue, Lemon Drop and Dina Wakley's Fuchsia).

I glued my circle panel down and added some Altenew Many Dots Washi tape to the top and the bottom.

I had some graph paper lying around, so I stamped several lines of sentiment on it using Inky Antics' Encouraging Words stamp set (I love the text designs in it).  Then I cut a scallop-edge border out of the stamped graph paper.

I glued the graph paper along the edge of my notebook cover and added on some more acrylic paint.  I wanted more pink and yellow/orange.

I added a Dylusions Back Chat sticker to the front ("start somewhere"- which seemed to be a good message for life right now).  I outlined the whole cover with black paint and splattered some final black drips onto it, then sewed it onto my notebook.

Here are the supplies I used that you canf ind at Simon Says Stamp:

We're excited to see how you'll interpret our theme this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!