Hope you've all enjoyed the weekend and hopefully, you managed to see some sunshine but if you weren't lucky enough then look no further than this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge because this week, we challenge you to create some sunshine of your own in our "Summer Challenge"!
For some people this time of year means pools, beaches and warm weather. Some love to travel and enjoy vacations and other just like to soak up the sunshine. So we ask you "how does summer translate into your creative life"? What do you make to celebrate it? Are you inspired by the colours? The theme is wide open and we can't wait to see what you come up with...
For my project, I made a 12' x 12" canvas all about friendship. What better way to enjoy a summer than spending warm sunny days with friends and making sure that life is a great adventure!
...and here's how I created it!
I started by adding Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint directly to my canvas and then misting the paints with water. I then just moved the canvas around allowing the paint to blend, puddle, drip and really just do it's own thing to create a background.
When I was happy with how it looked I then started to add some texture and began by adding torn pieces of Tissue Tape onto my background. I used various tapes and stuck them to random areas.
I then used some 3D Gloss Gel and applied it through the Splotches Layering Stencil. As you can see, the gel goes on white but it does dry clear...
I then applied some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the edge of the canvas and a small amount of gilding wax as a finishing touch.
I really hope you've enjoyed how I created this canvas and that it will inspire you with your summer projects. How wonderful would this look with a family photo attached and maybe proudly displayed in your home or office!
If you need any further inspiration for this challenge, then you need look no further than our 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