I suppose I should start off by saying that, sadly, this will be my last post for Simon Says Stamp and Show. I have some personal issues may impact my time in a potentially significant way, and I made the tough decision to step down. I'll still be finding time to be creative, but it may not be possible to do that according to a deadline...
I'm very sad to be saying farewell to my amazing teammates. They truly are a wonderful group of talented
designers, and more importantly, they are all so genuinely kind and
generous. Couldn't ask for a nicer group to work with. Thanks to all
of them, and especially to Heidi at Simon Says Stamp for giving me a
chance! I'll never forget it.
That said.... this week's theme is "Summer Holiday". When I think of summer, I think of swimming, so decided to use one of the backgrounds from my Ranger Mixed Media Background post - click HERE for details - because it reminds me of a swimming pool.
With the background already completed, I added the dressform / spool and butterfly stamps with black archival ink. Then I stamped the Papillon background in magenta hue archival ink over the entire background - it's subtle, but adds a bit of interest.
Then, I had some leftover paper I used for wiping my brush when watercolor painting, and decided to die cut it with Tim's butterfly movers and shapers. I over-stamped them with the papillon background and vermillion archival ink. LOVE this look - will definitely be saving my watercolor scratch paper! It looks like splattered paint in all kinds of colors - and you never know exactly what you'll get when you die cut - FUN!
I added a philosophy tag altered with watermelon paint dabber, and finished it off with a hand-stamped sentiment using a mini alphabet stamp set, and a dotted border with a white paint pen.
The ribbon I used on the tag top isn't really ribbon at all, but scraps from sari's - I got a whole skein of it in a neutral color - it dyes beautifully - these scraps were dyed with Dylusions ink sprays - bubblegum pink and postbox red.
Hope you all have a chance to join in this week's challenge - summer is almost here! Time to start daydreaming! As always, you'll have a chance at winning a $50 shopping spree to Simon Says Stamp.
Thanks for stopping by!