Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and you're now feeling refreshed for the week ahead! Of course, a brand new week means that we have a new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week is all about ~ A Piece Of Paradise!
Are you dreaming of sandy beaches and the sound of ocean waves, of sitting down to read a whole book and of quiet relaxation? Whether you're inspired by a tropical shore, exotic travels or simply want to play around with new technique and be in crafter's paradise ~ this week, we invite you to share your creations and be inspired from a blissful place. Your personal happy place and paradise awaits and so do we ~ as we can't wait to see what you create!
For my project, my mind is racing ahead to the summer and those balmy days of sunshine, sand and maybe a little romance and with this in mind, I created a box canvas packed full of ephemera and trinkets together with Tim Holtz die cuts and that gorgeous Found Relative image...
To begin with, I painted the 8' x 8" box canvas with a blend of Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Picket Fence Distress Ink to give me the perfect colour of the ocean. I then added some texture to my background using Texture Paste around the edges, and applying more paste using the Texture Tools to the front of my canvas.
At this stage I also added some splatters of Gesso, Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain and applied some Glass Glitter adhering it with Texture Gel.
Finally, it needed one more thing and the perfect addition was the Prima Typo Bulb which I popped in the top right hand corner.
Of course, don't forget that if you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration for this challenge, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from all 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....
Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead