Monday, 30 June 2014

W Is For White... Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hello everyone...

Hope you've all had a fabulous weekend and now ready for the week ahead!

Today, is the start of this week's brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this challenge is all about ~ "W is for White". There are so many shades of white, from cream to navajo and with applications from nautical to patriotic to winter. So, how will you use white this week?  Will it be gesso? Ink? Or pen? Or perhaps you will just transform a piece of white cardstock! Whatever you choose, we can't wait to see!

Now, you might look at my piece and think...wait a minute? White?!? There's a lot of colour on there for white!!! But my take on this week's challenge was to use plain white cardstock and make the most of white space. Something that I don't do very often but wanted to give it a, as always I hope you love what I've made and enjoy how I created this piece!

To begin with I took a piece of Ranger's Stamping Card and applied some Broken Glass, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and applied it to the card. 

I gave the paint a good spritz of water and then let the water do it's job and blend that gorgeous paint and also allowing it to drip down the card. I added a few more layers of paint and blended it with my finger before adding more of the Picked Raspberry through the Dotted Fade Layering Stencil for added layers.
To complete the background, I added some white paint lines and circles and then splashed a little Black Soot across the whole background.
At this stage, there was a big old white space in the bottom right hand corner, and that's where I wanted to stamp my image. So for this I used one of Dina Wakley's Faces, from the Face In The Crowd stamp set and stamped it in Black Archival Ink. 
I then painted the image with more Distress Paints picking out some of the background colour within the image. 
Finally, I stamped the message onto the background to complete the piece.
I mounted the finished piece onto black card, then matted it onto a further piece of white card and doodled a border frame around the outside before mounting it on a further piece of black card.
As a finishing touch I added a large white bow, with some black twine and decorative pins and then, used a Wire Pin to attach a Heart Charm...
...and attached a Melissa Frances hanger.
I really hope you've enjoyed my photo tutorial and loved my interpretation of our theme. As always, if you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my 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....

Products used:

Archival Ink ~ Black
Decorative Pins from my own stash

Thank you so much for all your visits today, I really do appreciate them all and I'll see you all very soon!!
Bye for Emma xx


  1. Morning Emma, what a gorgeous hanging piece of ART...I love it. I have just treated myself to the Dina stamps :) she is beautiful. LOVE it. xxx

  2. Fabulous! Love the colors you used and how you dripped that DP. The matting really set this off. And, of course, I really like what you did with that stamp.

  3. I love all the little touches that created the photo frame, such attention to detail, lovely artwork xx

  4. Fabulous Emma - I love this. Great colours and techniques.

    Sarah x

  5. This looks so pretty. Love the background going down. Thank you fot your wonderful explanation. Want to go and try it. Thanks for showing this beautiful creation Anneke.

  6. What a lovely project, thanks for sharing this with us!!

  7. Your project is very beautiful. I love how you used this stamp.

  8. Superb!! How beautifully you have used the stamp , and background

  9. Ohh wow, this is so pretty! Love the drippage! Hugs, Sandra

  10. love the background. this is very CAS from you Emma. I didn't realize it was yours when I went on the SSS site xx

  11. Love the way you have done the background, very different.

  12. Gorgeous!! Love that background :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Beautiful work of art Emma! Love the drips of color!

  14. Great project, Emma! White space can be so tricky. You made it look effortless. I adore that little "frame" you created. So sweet!

  15. Lovely use of the white space, and the bow just finishes it beautifully.
    Alison x

  16. Fabulous! I love everything about it...the white space, the colors, the drips!

  17. This is stunning and I totally think it counts as "white"! I thought you did a great job of making the negative space just as powerful as the colored-in space. You have an amazing artistic eye and this whole piece flows beautifully. I really love how the frame turned out, too. Totally original!

  18. This is so pretty Emma!! Love the paint effect, stamping, frame and the little embellishment collection.

  19. your Dina inspired art is fabulous!

  20. Wonderful use of Dina's stamps! great piece! Barbarayaya

  21. the white sets off those colors perfectly! gorgeous!

  22. First of all beautiful hanging art! Secondly I totally don't like the dreaded white space and it is very difficult for me to artfully choose the white space! Love how you interpreted the challenge and the beautiful color and your lovely placed white space!


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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