This week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to use your favorite stamp. I didn't have to think long about this one... there was really no doubt... the leafy vine stamp from Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions line. So I went to town with a jumbo tag and all things Dylusional...
I used ink sprays to create a colorful background, and then added layers... more ink sprayed through the letter jumble and dotted flower stencils, and then some white gesso scraped through the diamond border stencil.
Then I stamped the leafy vine at varying heights from both the bottom and top of the tag, and the flying birds from the Bits and Bats set. Both the leaves and the birds were stamped with jet black archival ink.
I painted in the leaves with a mix of perfect pearls (green patina and forever red) and water, and outlined all the leaves and birds with a white gel pen. The character was colored in with distress stains and a water brush.
Of course, I had to create some sort of funky character, which is so fun to do with Dylusions stamps, mixing and matching body parts (building), legs and faces, and now... hair!
Finally, added the sentiment from THIS set, cutting it up into pieces and adhering to the tag.
Hope you enjoyed coming along for the Dylusional ride this week. Make sure you carve out some time to join in this week's challenge. As always, our generous host Simon Says Stamp is donating a $50 shopping spree to a random winner!
Have a great week!