Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and can you believe how fast the last week has flown by? Today, we have a brand new challenge starting over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week we challenge you to some "STAMP AND STENCIL FUN". Whether you stick with STAMPtember stamping or mix it up and pull out a stencil ~ this week we want to see how you stamp or stencil your way into crafty fun!
I've absolutely loved this week's theme and, I definitely stamped and stencilled my heart out and loved every minute of it to create this hanging full of inky goodness!
To begin with, I took a piece of white card, cut to 6" square and swooshed it through some Evergreen Bough, Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter Distress Stains that I applied to my craft sheet and then spritzed with water. I picked up all the ink from the mat and at this point, if you do have any residue ink left over, either use another piece of card to mop it up or swipe your existing card through it to give more depth of colour. Once the card is dry, I then used Multi Medium to attach some torn Tissue Wrap over the top of the inked card, before applying a very thin coat of Picket Fence over the top.
Lay down the stencil over the top of the painted surface and again, using Black Soot Distress Marker and the spritzer, lightly spritz through the stencil and heat set with a heat tool.
Now we need to embellish and for this I chose to use the Layered Dragonfly. I attached a piece of metal foil tape over Grungepaper and then die cut and embossed the dragonfly. I applied various shades of blue and green Alcohol Ink to the surface, blending it with gold mixative.
I really hope you've enjoyed how I created this project and as always, if you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from all of the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....