Hello! Another new week and a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. This week is all about inspiration: be inspired by your favourite artist, by a book, a quote, or perhaps a song. I believe that inspiration is every where, you just need to keep an eye out for it. The DT pieces are absolutely stunning this week, so you really don't want to miss checking them all out.
I first adhered two papers from Graphic 45 French Country and Secret Garden collections to mat board with multi-medium. After the medium had dry, the suitcase was die cut from these pieces, so the papers and the board were cut at the same time, making the project quick to assemble. Both these Graphic 45 paper collections are so pretty, and they were perfect for my vintage project.
There is a picket fence die cut from natural-sticky back canvas behind the children on each side of the suitcase.
For a border, I swept the Ranger Emboss-It dabber around the edges and embossed with Stampendous Aged Silver powder. The title was stamped with Hero Arts letter stamps, translating to 'bookmarks'.
I die cut a whole bunch of flowers from Core'dinations cardstock and old book paper, using the Tattered Flower Garland and the 3-D Fringed Flower dies. The kraft-core and colour-core flowers were sanded and all the flowers were inked with Gathered Twigs. I layered them to make both large and small flowers, placed a brad through the layers and scrunched them up a bit. Finally, I added some Platinum Stickles here and there, which reminded me of the vintage glitter you sometimes find on Victorian Scraps, you can even spot some of it on this photo to the right.
I like to decorate all the sides of a 3-D project and the Studio Calico Potty People were the perfect size, and also fits since many of my Victorian Scraps were of people. Here you can see that the patterned paper was stamped here and there with a script stamp and Gathered Twigs ink.
I hope you will join us this week, and remember to tell us who or what inspired you. As always, our sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant.
Dies: Sizzix: Suitcase Bag, On the Fence, Tattered Flower Garland, 3-D Fringed Flower
Surfaces: Graphic 45 French Country 8 x 8 and 6 x6 paper pads, Secret Garden 6 x 6 paper pad; Claudine Hellmuth natural sticky-back canvas; Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core and Distress Color-Core cardstock; Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board; old book paper
Stamps: Hero Arts: Basic Lowercase Letters, 19th Century French Script
Ink: Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs; Ranger Emboss-It dabber
Embossing powder: Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel
Stickles: Ranger Platinum Stickles
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers; Studio Calico wood veneer shapes: Potty People, Birds
Adhesive: Claudine Hellmuth matte multi-medium