Hi everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! This week there are no rules, it's just ANYTHING GOES!!
Hope you'll join us and play along and we can't wait to see what you create...
For my project, I decided to have a bit of fun this week and wanted to play with those crazy birds and speaking of crazy birds ~ did you see Tim's new Bird Crazy die set and all those fun stamps that now go with these birds? I just love them and can't wait to play with these asap! But I digress, so back to this week's post and my card...and because I don't have either of those sets...YET, I combined one of the birds with my other favourite stamp collection from Tim Holtz ~ Flower Garden.
Always heat dry your artwork to set the inks before moving onto the next stage and for this I used Distress Inks and a blending tool to create a cloudy sky background, by blending the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around a scalloped die cut and used Pumice Stone Distress Ink to add the ground for the bird to stand on.
Now, I need to work on those flowers and for this I stamped three images of the same flower and again water coloured them using Distress Marker Pens and a water brush.
I cut the leaves away from one of the stems and then attached both stems to my artwork, adding the cutaway leaves at the bottom, where the stems join.
I then placed two of my painted flowers onto the stems and used foam pads to add some dimension.
As always, 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