I am very happy to be back in the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge today!
The new challenge is Anything but a Card
After using bright colours last week I was feeling very upbeat despite the stress of keeping the white part of the pages unmarked!
I felt it was time to get messy again so I started by covering a page in my square journal with Gesso.
To this I added Tim Holtz Distress crayons using colours from sets 1, 2,and 7. I wet my finger on a dampened sponge and just rubbed and blended, nothing too neat as I was intending adding to it.
Next came Ranger Dylusions sprays Cherry Pie and Vibrant Turquoise and a water spritz
I used them in turn - each time letting them run down the page dabbing and drying with my heat gun - the distress crayons joined in the drippiness!
Next came some stencilling using some sequin waste and a few AALL and Create stencils - the SSS store has a good range of these
I drew some rough circles and cut some rough circles from some card I had dipped into some spritzed Ranger Distress Oxides on my mat - I don't recall which colours!
I stamped the face part of AALL and create 7 by Bipasha BK onto each of the circles - the larger of these had mis stamped part - something on my mat stuck to the stamp, but hey! - embrace imperfection!!!
It was at this point that I decided I need a little more interest bottom right, so added some gesso - just handy to grab - through another stencil and rubbed some more Distress Crayon over it.
Now I could add my words, also on Bipasha's set. I wasn't sure how it would stamp onto my page and wanted it to show up so out came my trusty Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform (what a difference this has made to my crafting sessions)
Stamped twice over it stands out beautifully and says exactly what I want this page to represent! I hope it says the same to you!
Don't forget that in entering the challenge you will have a chance to win a voucher to spend at the SSS store and also a chance to be in the spotlight!
I have provided links to the products as I have used them in my post but for a quick link here are the products I used.
Ranger Distress crayons
Ranger Dylusions Ink Sprays
AALL and Create stamps and stencils
Ranger Distress Oxides
Carabelle studios Letter stamp
Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform
Thank you so much for looking, Chris