Welcome to another week and another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week our extremely talented DT member, Michelle has suggested a summer challenge for us and it's called ~ Homegrown Summer! Inspiration can be found everywhere ~ in our gardens, maybe even children who have grown like weeds, or even an idea that's just taken root! There's a lot of room for growth and we can't wait to see how a homegrown summer is inspiring you!
For my project I thought about how much I loved my garden and how beautiful it looked when it sprung into life this summer. I'd taken a lot of photos and thought it would be lovely to display the photos and bring a small piece of my garden inside so, with this in mind, I created a photo display stand where I could change the images dependent on my mood and dependent on the next great photo opportunity that I'd take advantage of!
To begin with I printed a photo from my computer. I cut the image down to create the style of a polaroid photo, matted it onto black card and added a Remnant Rub.
For the next stage I needed something that would hold my photo in place and for this I used a Trophy Cup which was absolutely perfect.
Next, I made a base for my display holder and for this I used kraft card and created a small box, approximately the size of a 'large-ish' matchbox! I painted the box with Weathered Wood and Picket Fence Distress Paint to give the appearance of 'weathered wood' and once the paint was dry, I scratched away at the surface to reveal some of the kraft card underneath to give a vintage feel.
I really hope you've enjoyed this week's project and these little display holders are so much fun to make and can be used for all sorts of occasions ~ Christmas, Halloween or just with a special photo of a loved one, they are so versatile!
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