Happy Monday to all! Can you believe that is almost the end of July already? Where does the time go? Well...it IS time for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge! This week, we want to know what you think or feel as expressed through sentiments.
Check out the amazing projects my Design Teammates have created for you this week. Such wonderfully different styles yet all tied together through words!
Usually I would have to say that I agree with my very talented teammie, Sarah Engels-Greer that old photographs and sentiments go hand in hand. That is very much in my comfort zone of creative thought. But, I wanted to design something totally different than you guys might expect from me. So ...
I created a very bright, colorful tag in the style of Dyan Reaveley. The sentiment is one that I totally agree with and was my inspiration for creating this tag. It comes from Dyan's Say What You Mean stamp set and says, "CHANGE FOR NO ONE AND BELIEVE IN WHO YOU ARE". That says so much, doesn't it?
This tag is done on a #8 Manila tag. I spritzed the tag with a little water and then sprayed several of Dyan Reaveley's fantastic Dylusions Sprays to create this wonderful blended background of vibrant color! Specifically the colors I used are: Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Vibrant Turquoise. Then I heat set them.
I then randomly stamped the hearts, leaves and polka dots onto the tag using Dyan's Dylusions Stamp Sets: Further Round the Edge, Inbetweenies, and Basic Backgrounds. Rather than laying them on an acrylic block, I just inked the stamps with Jet Black Archival Ink and held them in my hand; allowing them to roll off of my fingers and create some interesting partial stamped images. I also stamped some of the polka dots by putting Vibrant Turquoise directly on to the stamp and then stamping it onto the tag. Then heat set all of the stamping. Next I doodled using a white opaque pen around the polka dots, in some of the hearts and along the edge of the tag.
The basic tag was finished and time to add my character. I chose to use the large face image from Dyan's Bits of This stamp set. I stamped her onto Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper with Jet Black Archival Ink. I also stamped the flowers from Background Love on the special paper. Those flowers always make me think of the 60s or early 70s...when hippies, flower power and free love was the mantra. (smile)
(Flowers before adding the Stickles)
I colored the flowers and the girl's lips using several Tim Holtz Distress Markers. The colors I used are: Broken China and Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold. I colored in between the flowers with a Black Soot Distress Marker so that it would look like this girl had flowers in her black hair. Then I heat set all of the colors. Next I cut out around the perimeter of the flowers and set it aside. I then filled in what would be considered black hair on the top of the stamped head and cut it out. I glued the flowers on top of the head and I really like the way the two stamps worked so perfectly together!
(Flowers after adding the stickles)
Next I added complimenting Ranger Stickles to the flowers. The colors I used are: Fruit Punch (lips), Yellow, Eucalyptus, Orange Peel, Glam Pink and Waterfall. I also added Waterfall Stickles to the ends of her lashes. They look so pretty and they really add a lot of sparkle to this tag.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment on to the Specialty Stamping Paper and heat set it. Then I cut it out, leaving just a little of the white paper as a border. Then I glued it into place on the tag.
So...remember my sentiment..."Change for NO ONE and believe in who you are!" Believe in your ability to create something wonderful using sentiments, too! Then DO IT and post it to our challenge!
You could be the lucky winner of our most generous sponsor's weekly random gift of a $50.00 credit voucher to the lucky winner. You could also be voted as one of our TOP THREE works of art for the week!
THE SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PIECE
Good luck! I can't wait to see your creations!