Monday, July 18, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let's Go On Vacation Notebook Cover using Sizzix Specimen Dies

When I was a little kid, my dad would have our vacation photos developed into slides.  We loved watching those slide shows!  I can still almost hear the soft whirrrrrr of the slide projector in our darkened front room as the show began.  The slides would jam every now and again, but dad could always troubleshoot that system back into full functionality in no time!  Say what you will about modern technology, but nothing beat those slide shows.  With slides as my inspiration, I incorporated a slide die shape and the word "remember" on a notebook cover for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme of "Let's Go On Vacation."

I started by squirting small dots of acrylic paint onto my page, then smooshing and moving the paint around with a bunch of water and a paint brush. 

After that layer dried, I added some more paint and then did some scribbly-doodling with Scribble Sticks and Distress Crayons.

More color!  I repeated the process, adding in different smears of acrylic paint and even drizzled on some watercolors and did more sketching.

Once the page was dry, I cut part of my painted paper to fit the cover of the notebook.  I flicked on some of Dina Wakley's Night Gloss Spray.  I also die-cut the slide shape and stenciled some polka dots onto another piece of paper.  I used a scrap of leftover text paper that I'd stamped for last week's project.

I stamped some black marks onto my cover page (X's and dot things) and then it was time to assemble.  I sewed the cover to the notebook and glued on the other elements.  I added some hand-cut scallop shapes to the top of my slide folder and this little notebook was done!

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

Upload your wonderful vacation-inspired creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

And don't forget to have those cute kiddos in your life participate in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge's Summer Vacation Kid's Challenge!