Welcome to another week of Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges and this week, our challenge is all about "LIONS AND LAMBS".
When this challenge was set, May was thinking about the saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and it got her pondering the animal craft possibilities. From cute Lawn Fawn critters to animal print stamps, collaging images of your favourite animals to scrapbooking a photo of your pet ~ we can't wait to see how animals inspire you this week!
For my project, I was inspired by one of my favourite book characters, the white rabbit from Alice In Wonderland and I set about creating the classic scene from the book, when the white rabbit is late for his very important date and made a double layered canvas, where I place a smaller canvas over the top of a larger one.
I first did this style of canvas last year and since then, I've seen quite a few other people do this and I'm not surprised as it gives such a wonderful effect and I absolutely adore the look of the double canvas.
To begin with, I took the my canvases, one 8" x 8" and one 6" x 6" and using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Paints, I started to layer my paints onto each canvas. I gave the paint a quick blast with a heat gun before adding torn pieces of Tissue Tape onto areas of the background. I applied more paint to seamlessly blend the tissue tape into the background before placing the gorgeous Flourish Layering Stencil (my new favourite) over the top and applying Broken China Distress Paint through the stencil. Once I was happy, I gave everything another blast with the heat gun to dry it completely.
I then added texture paste through the Flourish Layering Stencil onto the corners of the smaller canvas and set the canvases aside to dry whilst I started work on all the elements.
For the clock face, I placed a Vellum Ephemera piece in the centre of the solid die cut Pocket Watch and secured it into place by adding the Game Spinners for clock hands and attaching them with a brad through the middle. I then attached my layered chipboard watch surround over the top.
I attached a swivel clip to the handle of the watch and added a Hitch Fastener to the other end. I then adhered the completed watch to my base canvas, attaching the fastener through the board and layering the watch over the top of some die cut Holiday Greens Foliage and some dried grass which I had in my stash.
Finally, I added Remnant Rubs around the outside of the larger canvas and tucked a ticket from the Ephemera pack underneath the pocket watch.I hope you've enjoyed the creative process for this project and I really hope you love this canvas wallhanging as much as I loved creating it!
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