This week, The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Summer."
Inspired by soft and earthy woodland colors, this card with matching envelope was created with new Sstamps from the recent Simon Says Stamp Color of FunRelease. Extra leaves were stamped, cut, and tucked inside the card, so that when the card is opened a few leaves will flutter to the floor like a warm Summer breeze.
How do you stamp "Summer?" Link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.
Mists and Sprays are popular products to use with your stamping. This week, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to use a mist or spray along with your stamps. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? It is!
For this project, I used a mist on the background patterned paper to highlight my stamped images. A simple technique that really works! I stamped and embossed the flowers on vellum. I love doing this. It gives me layers that are still light. Simon Says Stamp no longer carries the stamp that I used, but I've linked to a similar stamp below. Both are beautiful!
Combine your stamps with a mist or spray and link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.
This week we are using Paste for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Molding, or Modeling Paste can be used to add texture and visual interest to any project and we'd like to see how you use it.
For my project this week, I used Wendy Vecchi's Gold paste and a homemade stencil that I made with my Silhouette. To be quite honest, I don't use much paste...unless it's Wendy's metallic pastes. They are incredibly rich and add a beautiful glow. What can I say?...I like shiny things.
Seriously....I really do like shiny things. And I like painting with the Wendy Vecchi paste too. You're not supposed to use it like that...but if the Paste Police are going to ticket me, they can write it with these glam Twig Pencils that I made. Yeah...they're golden. :)
The sun is shining and I'm having Summer Fun with Sizzix!
As you know, each month I participate in the Art With Heart Challenge with Eileen Hull. This month, the theme is "Summer Fun". The Inspiration Team has been busy creating Summer fun with Eileen Hull's Sizzix line of dies and folders. I've been inspired by the beautiful patio planters that have been appearing in my neighborhood. I'm not much of a gardener, but that hasn't stopped me. Here is what I created...
Yes...It's a REAL, live succulent! This wee little pot would make a darling party favor, but I am going to put mine on my desk to brighten up my office. I created my garden planter with the Sizzix 3-D Scoreboards Die Candy Cup and the new Sizzix Thinlets Flower Layers and Stem Die Set.
We want this to be a place for everyone to create, inspire and share. We would love to see what you can do with Eileen Hull’s fabulous products but this is not a requirement. Use what ever products your artful “heart” desires. Art is for everyone so come along and share your Art with Heart!
We want you all to create freely there are no rules here, just a few simple guidelines… 1.Create a new project following the Art with Heart Challenge Theme (however you interpret the theme) OR if you have created something that fits the theme previously create a new post with a photo and link to the original post.
2.Include a link to the current Art with Heart Challenge in your post so others can play along too!
3.When linking up your project please include a direct link to your post.
4.You are not required to use Eileen Hull Products in your projects. However, those who do use Eileen Hull products will be given two entries into the prize draw.
I've had a lot of fun working with these dies. :) I hope that you've found my latest projects inspiring and will join us for some Summer Fun!