Hello friends and welcome to our last Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of 2016!! Hasn't this year flown? This challenge is going to last for TWO weeks and we will be back on 2nd January, so if you have the time to join in and play along, we would love to see what you create for our PARTY TIME theme! Whether it be last minute Christmas ideas or maybe New Year...let's party!!
For my project, I created one last very special Christmas card to wish all my friends and followers a very Happy Christmas and New Year! I wanted to make something really frivolous and create the look of a real party atmosphere and the ideas and techniques that I used on this card can be used on any projects and wouldn't this make a wonderful scrapbook layout for New Year or even a personalised party invite....
So, it's time for a brand new challenge and here's how I created this piece...
Heat dry the painted surface and then start layering the Distress Crayons. I used Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and a touch of Hickory Smoke and blended the colours with a semi dry baby wipe. Once I was happy, I then added some texture and for this I started with some offcuts of card that I had in my stash and just attached them onto the background using Collage Medium, slightly offsetting each piece. I added some gesso over the top and then went in with the same crayons as I used on the background to build up the colour. To add some more texture, I applied Transparent Texture Paste through the Splotches Layering Stencil and allowed to dry, before flicking some Gold Watercolor Ink and Black Soot Distress Paint over the entire background.
Now to create the party vibe and for this I began by altering one of the photos from the Found Relatives Occasions pack and just adding a wash of colour with Distress Marker Pens.
Matt the photo onto metallic kraft core cardstock and then attach with foam pads, sticking it directly onto the background over a layer of cheesecloth. I then added an Ephemera piece, which I cut in half and added to the top and bottom of the photo, (I'm really sorry but can't remember which pack this was from as mine are a little jumbled up).
Using the Dimensional Stars die, die cut three various sizes from gold metallic kraft core card and assemble them.
To compliment the die cut stars, I also added some Finnabair metal stars, coloured with Gold Alcohol Ink and placed these in the top right hand corner.
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....
Thank you so much for stopping by today and Merry Christmas everyone!