maandag 16 oktober 2017

Crazy Dog Christmas card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "It's a Dogs Life".



It's time for my first Christmas card of the season! Thanks to the Picture Book Santa from the new release of Simon Says Stamp 'Making Spirits Bright'! It was so much fun to dress up the crazy dog ad make him in​​to Santa. First of all I colored him it with different colors. Distress Ink: Iced Spruced, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Festive Berries and Mustard Seed. After I die cutted the Picture Book Santa, I cut out the middle piece with his hat and beard to fit it for the Crazy Dog. I drew around the edges with a black marker to make it into the style of the CD (Crazy Dog ;)).

 

The Ornate Frame # 2 I coated with lots of Grit-Paste to create a snowy effect. After drying, I appleid Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk  for a little glimmer and it smells very nice too :). In the background, I applied with the STAMPtember Tim Holtz stencil some Texture Paste. On top of that I applied Opal Magic Blue-Gold paint. With Mod Podge I've used A Bit Jaded Infusions for some more depth.

 

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Sandra

maandag 9 oktober 2017

Nature is Beautiful art journal spread with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Not a Card". So anything that's not a card is perfect for this challenge.



This week no card, so that's a good excuse to make an art journal spread instead. This week also no Halloween for this spread, but my favorite theme lately when it comes to art journaling, landscapes. This time a nature landscape. First I started to stamp the wildflowers in black and added some interest with different texture stamps to give the background more depth. To add some real texture, I used the Tiles stencil with Texture Paste. When it was dry I've applied Opal Magic Violet Green paint over it with a Silicone brush What a beautiful shimmer this paint have.

  

The combination of Opal Magic paint and Infusions is really so beautiful that I keep using it. The way it dries and the gloss and glimmer of the paint makes it an amazing whole. I've applied several colors of Infusions first with Mod Podge that I've mixed with water. When it was dry I've used Infusions with a Sprayer. By keeping the paper moving while drying it with a heat tool will give it that pretty cool effect.

  

Given the Layered Dragonfly (thanks, Marzena)  3 different colors of Distress Ink and rubbed over it with the Ground Espresso ink pad to color the embossed parts. This time I've used the spray I made of Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum. It's really pretty how the bright colors are muted by the mousse and gives it such a lovely shimmer.

 

To make the Layered Dragonfly stand out more of the background, I went around it with Black Soot Distress Reinker and a water brush. This gives it a pretty shadow. The same I did with the Handwritten Love word, that I also sprayed with the spray I made out of Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum.

 

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Hugs,
Sandra