Hey everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week, the theme is ~ WORLD TRAVELER!
There are so many interpretations of this theme and so many wonderful products that you can use ~ the world is your oyster and we can't wait to see what you create!
For my project, I created a trip around the world using products from Tim Holtz to create a freestanding globe sitting on a cube decorated with stamped images.
I wanted my cube to stand on little feet, so for this I used small cotton spool painted with Gold Rush Alchemy Paint. I then added small metal embellishments to each cotton spool and attached them to the base of my cube.
Setting the cube aside, I moved onto the stamped panels. I cut five panels of manila card, each panel measuring approx 7.5cm square. I applied Antique Linen, Picket Fence, Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone Distress Stains to my craft sheet and spritzed the stain with water before swiping each piece of card through the colour, picking up all the stain.
Heat dry the card.
Take four panels of the stained card and using the CityScapes stamp set, stamp a different city onto each panel, placing the stamp across the bottom of the square. I coloured the images using Pumice Stone and Cracked Pistachio Distress Marker Pens and then spritzed over the top of the card using the Pumice Stone pen in the Distress Marker Spritzer Tool.
Next, I used stamps from the Correspondence stamp set and stamped different images onto each panel. I also added some Rub Ons to a couple of the panels. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then added some gold foiling around the edge of each panel. Once I was happy with each panel, I attached them around the four sides of my cube.
For the top of the cube, I used the final panel but inked through the stencil using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I inked the edges of the panel, added foil highlights and then added a few flicks of paint and some Gilded Rub Ons. Attach the panel to the top of the cube.
You now have your completed base section and can move onto creating the freestanding globe.
For this, I started by cutting Manila card stock using the Globe die. After removing the globe from the die, I then spritzed the shape with Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stains. (At this stage, there will be some residual spray on the craft sheet and I mopped all this up using Crinkle Ribbon which I will then use later). Heat dry the die cut. I then wanted a slight shimmer to the globe and for this I used the Antique Bronze Mica Spray before heat drying the card again.
I wanted to mount the globe onto a piece of card and decided the rough terrain of the land would look fabulous set against the shimmer of a blue sea. So for the background of the globe, I used Foil card stock and cut a circle the same size, (you can trace around the outside edge of the globe for this). I then used Pool and Aqua Alcohol inks and pounced the ink over the surface of the foil card.
Attach the globe over the top of the alcohol inked card using foam pads. Then using the Splatter Brush, flick Picket Fence Distress Paint across the surface of the globe.
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. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in and good luck....
Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead