Hey everyone and welcome to a new week and a brand new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week, our theme is all about Giving Thanks and at this time of year, the words "grateful" and "thanks" come up a lot...so, with this in mind, we can't wait to see how you interpret our theme and what you create!
For me, I am so grateful for the love of family and friends and created a piece of home decor that would stand proud in my home and be on display for everyone to see!
...and here's how I made it!
I've had Tim's Flip Frame for ages and been meaning to use create something with it but just never got around to it...until now and I thought this was the perfect opportunity and was so pleased with how it turned out!
I started by cutting a piece of mount board to measure 3.25" x 5". I applied a coat of gesso over the surface and heat dried it. I then attached some torn pieces of Tissue Wrap over the top using Glue N' Seal to hold it in place.
Once the medium was dry, I used Antique Linen, Fossilised Amber and Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top, spritzing the paints with water to blend the colours together. Heat dry again before adding some more colour using Antiqued Bronze. I always dry each individual layer of paint before moving onto the next stage.
I then added strips of Tissue Tape before adding some Texture Paste through the Dot Fade Layering Stencil. Finally, once the paste is dry, I spritzed the entire background with Color Bloom Gold Spray and just let the ink move around to create drips and splatters.
For the leaves, I started by spritzing a piece of Manila card using Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Spray Stains. I dried the card thoroughly and then used the gorgeous Layered Leaf die to die cut and emboss two leaves. At this stage, I also used the Fall Foliage dies to die cut more leaves, which I ended up not needing but they are now ready for a future project!
Once all my leaves were cut, I inked around the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and spritzed them with Perfect Pearls Biscotti Spray Mist! Whilst the leaves are still slightly damp, I then shaped them to create a more natural look!
I attached my large layered leaves and some smaller Fall Foliage to the background together with a piece of natural foliage.
I love creating dimension on my work and as you can see, there is plenty on this panel!
I really hope you've enjoyed how this piece came together and loved the finished project!
As always, if you need 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....
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Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead!