Hello! This week we have another fun challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show, 'Ever after', focusing on being inspired by a fairytale, with lots of possibilities. This could be anything from a classic tale, a quote, being inspired by a fairytale character, or do a project with a once upon a time kind of story. I can't wait to see all the interpretations on this theme, and don't miss the wonderful projects of my DT team mates.
I had lots of fun making my layout:
I read a lot of stories to my son and thought it was a fun idea to let him fly to Neverland together with Peter and Wendy, on a layout. I used Artistic Outpost's Neverland stamps, background and sentiment stamps from Tim Holtz, and balloons and clouds from Hero Arts. I used Distress Stains, Distress Ink, die cuts, stamps and mists to create the little scene.
I used watercolour paper as the base of my layout since I knew I was going to use a lot of water. The houses were die cut from Eclipse tape using the Artful Dwellings die, which is a favourite of mine. Eclipse tape is great for masking and can handle a pretty large amount of water without anything seeping through. I adhered all the tape houses to the base of the layout, and then left them there until the background was done. I saved the negatives, since I wanted to use them too. The 'dream' was die cut with the Typeset die.
The clouds and moon were white embossed. The background was misted with water to help the Distress Stains blend and then I swept Distress Stains (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire) in a streaky motion over the paper, leaving some areas the white of the paper. I prepared two mists from Distress Stains, one with Picket Fence and one with Chipped Sapphire (Check this video by Tim Holtz for how to do this). When the background was starting to dry, I misted it with the Chipped Sapphire mist and then added some more when it was totally dry. You get a different effect when you mist on dry or wet paper. I also misted the background pretty heavily with Turquoise Perfect Pearls mist. When everything was dry again, I splattered it with the Picket Fence mist, by removing the mist applicator from the mini mister and tapping it against my finger.
The balloons and Wendy and Peter were stamped with Archival Jet Black ink on Ranger's Specialty Stamping paper. When dry, they were coloured with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky) and cut them out. I cut off the stamped strings from the balloons and gave them real strings instead.
The background was stamped with sentiments and birds and I found a black and white photo of my son that worked real well. I cut it out and added a bit of Tumbled Glass to his shirt to make him blend in nicely.
Another sentiment was stamped on a Tattered Banner and a number one and windows were die cut from a Tim Holtz Mirrored Sheet.
Show us your projects inspired by fairy tales this week, and you could be the lucky one to win a $50 gift voucher from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp - or to be picked as one of our top three projects.
Thank you so much for the visit! I hope you will have a lovely week!
Stamps: Artistic Outpost Neverland, Think and Wonder; Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Ultimate Grunge, Warehouse District, Wallpaper & Wood, Mixed Media, Mini Ornates, Going Somewhere; Hero Arts: Halloween Moon CG369, Wish Big CL576,
Dies: Sizzix Artful Dwellings, Tattered Banners, Cargo Stencil Numbers Set, Mini Openings, Typeset
Ink: Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire; Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Stain: Distress Stain: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Picket Fence, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans
Mist: Ranger Perfect Pearls Turquoise
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White
Adhesive: Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape,
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Mirrored Sheets; Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper; watercolour paper