Last week's challenge was a record setter! Over 365 entries! Let's keep the creativity flowing - join in the fun again this week and put your hat in the ring for another $50 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp!
So it's time for another challenge on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog! This week, it's time to pack your bags and head for London, Paris or New York. I, for one, never pass up an opportunity for travel, so I took the opportunity to head "across the pond" to London. Let's get started...
I started with a 4 x 4 shadow box frame I picked up at LB Crafts the last time I went to visit Hels, which was, coincidentally, exactly a year ago! I painted all the edges and the inside of the frame with my black paint dabber to help the paper blend in when it was covered.
I used multi medium (matte) to cover the front and all 4 sides of the frame with paper from the Paddington paper stack by 7 Gypsies. LOVE that paper stack - I'm a big fan of black and white, and these papers are gorgeous! I sanded the edges with my sanding grip to give a worn look.
Then I found a square chipboard frame by Maya Road that fit the opening of the frame and painted it, again with the black paint dabber, and glued in a picture of me and Hels that was taken when we went to London for the day and stopped for lunch and a little shopping in Covent Garden. It was a great day, but I can honestly say I don't ever remember being so *COLD* as we were that day! Brrrr!
Then I added some London charms by Blue Moon to the front of the frame, and topped it off with a curio knob. I love this little frame - it will always remind me of that special day with such a special friend. Wish I could hop on a plane and pop 'round for a *coffee* and a good long 'crafty natter' (a chat while crafting for my US friends!).
Hope you have time to do some mental traveling this week and join in our challenge. As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 shopping spree to one lucky winner! New stash is arriving daily from the new CHA releases - I keep checking to see what's new!
Have a great week - hope you join in!