I am back with a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card! Thank you for joining us for the Clean & Simple challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too. This week the challenge is Anything Goes. Have fun, be creative and enter up to 5 times! 🙂
We are showcasing Prima Marketing this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used. As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
I was in a bit of an artsy fartsy mood after the Loft Art Retreat this past weekend. So I decided to get a bit painty with my card this week! I shared this sneak peek over on instagram because I was in love with just how GOLD Dina Wakley’s new Gilt paint truly was. More about that in a bit, first I want to share with you the process of how I created this background.
I started with some Prima Flowers EN FRANCAIS 8 x 10 Alphabet Stickers and a sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I started just laying them out randomly, not caring what letters I was using, but kept them in a cluster in the lower left hand side of the card.
Once I had them all stuck down I then painted a coat of gesso over them. I didn’t want it to be too thick so I could still see the letters, but I wanted to cover the red color.
I then started to paint some Dina Wakley Turquoise Heavy Body Paint. I didn’t pay much attention to how much I covered up the gesso, I wanted to to stay a bit rough. Once I as happy with that, with a dry brush I started to brush on Dina Wakley’s Gilt paint. OH MY GOSH! This is seriously the goldest gold paint I have ever played with. It is beautiful! I then watered down a little bit of Dina’s Blackberry Violet paint and added some splatters to my background.
I then took one of the Prima Flowers and covered it in gesso. I then painted it with a bit of Dina Wakley’s Blackberry Violet and then brushed on some Gilt. I adhered this to the card with some Ranger Multi Matte Medium. I painted in 2 lines of Blackberry Violet and then colored a phrase from Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers with some Turquoise and adhered them with some Multi Matte Medium. I envision this card being a birthday card 🙂
Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge. Remember, Anything Goes is the theme so create whatever inspires you!Just by playing along and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.And remember if you are on instagram tag your photo with #ssswchallenge 🙂
There will be ONE lucky winner that will be chosen at random, it could be you!
I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!
This and watching a bazillion Dina videos pushed me right over the edge. All her yummy colors, soon to be mine so I can play at home. CT doesn’t look like a happening thing for me, 🙁
Fun idea Jenn, love the end result. I need to try working with Gesso next… Cx
That is fabulous! Love the textured alphabet background, what a great idea.
Truly a work of art and a gift unto itself…I cannot begin to imagine the amount of time you dedicated, from concept to completion, to make this card.
Fabulous piece of artwork Jenn ! x
WOW this is an amazing project!!
Drooool…. This is gorgeousness! So much fab texture and the colors are amazing!
What a fun idea, Jenn! Love the colors!!
Simon Says Stamp!
Love it when you get artsy, Jenn! Beautiful card.
A fabulous card Jenn, gorgeous texture with those great technique and wonderful color combo!!
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! This is truly a work of art and I would totally frame it! 🙂
Fabulous card Jenn! So creative and unique!!
Wonderful card Jenn! I love the textures and the colours are gorgeous
What a unique card, with so much texture, and yes, that gold is gorgeous! What a pretty design, Jenn!