Hello friends and welcome to a brand new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Our theme for this week is ~ "Thinking Of You" and we can't wait to see your interpretation of this challenge!
For my project, I was inspired by the month of November when we commemorate heroes from all across the world and I created this panel using dies from Tim Holtz to create a striking focal point of poppies against the metallic shimmer of the world.
and here's how I created this piece...
To begin with I cut a piece of canvas paper and applied a layer of Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top before then adding a light wash of colour, Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap Distress Crayons to create my background. Blend the colour out using a semi dry baby wipe and then I inked around the edges with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons before machine stitching a border.
Now for the last few details and for this, I used stamps from the Correspondence stamp set and stamped the date mark in the bottom left hand corner and a number in the top right hand corner.
Now to create the embellishments and to begin, I started by making the poppies and for this I used the Tattered Florals die to die cut four large petals and two smaller petals for each flower. I then laid the petals out onto a kraft sheet and spritzed each side with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain. Heat dry the petals and then lightly scrunch them in your hand before opening them out again and shaping each of the individual petals.
Layer up all four large petals and the two small petals, each time slightly offsetting the layers and then use a brad through the centre of them to hold them all together.
Use the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Large Daisy punch to punch out two pieces of black card and attach these to the centre of your poppies, adding a gem in the middle.
Denim, Gold Mixative, Sail Boat Blue alcohol ink.
I hope you've enjoyed how I created this project and as always if you do need any further inspiration, 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....