Hi everyone! This week the focus is on the words at Simon Says Stamp and Show, so let the sentiments and words take centre stage on your project. Don't forget to stop by the blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team. I am amazed every week at the gorgeous and varied projects.
I rarely make the sentiment the focus of a card, so this was a fun challenge for me, and I literary made the sentiment the center of the world on this card.
Artistic Outpost, I thought it would go well together with the Sizzix Vintage Globe die. The globe was die-cut from grungeboard and watercolour paper, and the circle part was watercoloured with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn), love these new colours. However, the result was a bit too bright for what I was planning with the card, so after the piece dried completely, I swept Antique Linen Distress Stain over the whole thing, as a glaze. This is a great way to tone down and age a watercolour piece that turned out a bit bright. It is very important to make sure the paper is completely dry first. The edges were inked a bit with Frayed Burlap.
The grungeboard was painted with gold dabber, sanded and scratched, and then inked with Walnut Stain, to create the look of an old and worn globe. Then the watercolour piece was glued on top.
To really showcase the sentiment I stamped it on one of my favorite products, clear modeling film. I die-cut a piece of film into a circle slightly bigger than the globe, stamped on top and when dry, heated the film with my heat gun and shaped it into a rough globe shape. It was attached with tiny staples. I loved the result. It was hard to photograph, but the dimensional globe looks great over the die-cut globe and the sentiment gives a fun shadow onto the land and sea.
Since the sentiment is about turning the world around, I added some gears which help turn the globe around and also symbolize the thinking process. They were die-cut from grungeboard, painted silver and copper and distressed. I also added some game spinners as arrows and a piece of map from an old atlas.
kraft resist paper which was inked first with Picket Fence Distress Stain and then with Broken China Distress Ink. It was misted heavily with Blue Patina Perfect Pearls, and is more shiny than you can see in the photo. Some tissue tape, twine and handstitching finished the card.
I hope you will play along with us this week! A random participant will win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamps, and can do some fun shopping.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!
Dies: Sizzix: Vintage Globe Bigz die, Mini Gears Movers & Shapers, Circle Framelits
Stamps: Artistic Outpost Typography
Inks, paints, etc: Distress Stain Picket Fence, Antique Linen; Distress Ink: Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Salty Oceans, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain; Perfect Pearls mist Blue Patina; Stazon Jet Black; Adirondack Gold, Silver and Copper paint dabber;
Other: Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Modeling Film Clear; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard, Kraft Resist paper, Symphony tissue tape, game spinners, tiny attacher; Studio Calico Wood Veneer Birds; Hemtique twine; watercolour paper; old map paper.