Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This week the challenge is
All That Glitters is Gold
We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week. If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.
As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
I just couldn’t wait to get back in my craft room. I brought everything but the kitchen sink to the hospital (we stayed there for 5 days) because I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get some crafting done but it just didn’t happen. I got some images stamped out, but that’s as far as it went.
This card was almost a disaster. I knew we were featuring Lawn Fawn products, but as I was coloring, I completely forgot what the theme was!! I didn’t have anything gold on the card yet so I decided to try a gold Forest Border. I didn’t like it at first, but it kinda grew on me.
I colored my images with Copic markers and then set them aside. I grabbed a piece of Sea Glass card stock by SSS and started ink blending with Broken China, starting at the edges and moving my way towards the center, but leaving the center untouched. I then moved on to a slightly darker color which was Faded Jeans and I finished just the edges off with some Black Soot. I reversed the process (darkest to lightest) to blend the colors better, all while leaving the center untouched. I wanted the Sea Glass to shine through. I loved this technique that I first saw Yana Smakula do and more recently Dawn Woleslagle from W Plus 9 did a gorgeous ink blend on colored card stock. You can certainly ink blend the entire background, but this way helps avoid breaking out in a sweat.
I sprinkled some water droplets on the background, just a few since I knew I’d be adding the snowflakes.
I cut a gold frame as well, just in case I couldn’t go through with the gold trees, but to my surprise I liked both options. I decided to add a layer of Soft Navy card stock in between the card front and the glitter background.
I cut the Stitched Hillside Border die using Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock that I had embossed with a texture embossing folder from my stash. It doesn’t really show up well, but it looks really neat with the texture.
I added some snowflakes from the same stamp set. I wanted to break up the sentiment a bit so I heat embossed the “Fairy” part with SSS gold embossing powder and then fussy cut it out and popped it up on foam squares. Then I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in the same white embossing powder that I used for the snowflakes.
I added some golden glitter to the fairy wings with a Nuvo Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen. To add a finishing touch to the fairy wings, I used a white gel pen and a Copic Multi liner pen and added some detail.
I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I added some Nuvo Moonstone to the top eve of the house.
So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!!
You have until Wed 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in