Hello friends! This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we are having a cloud challenge. Such a fun theme! I love adding clouds to projects, and they often feature when I make various scenes. You can also be inspired by clouds, or the sky, etc., so there are lots of possibilities.
It is fun trying out various ways of depicting clouds on projects, such as their fluffy nature. On this layout, I made clouds in five different ways, most of them are done with cloud dies from Simon Says Stamp. There are misted clouds, heat embossed clouds, mica clouds, white paper clouds and old dictionary paper clouds. I aimed to extend the scene on the photo into the layout, which is done on Ranger's natural sticky-back canvas. The canvas was first soaked in water and then misted with Salty Ocean and Antique Linen Distress Spray Stains. I frayed the edges a little and glued it to a piece of cardstock to give it more stability.
I used the Create a Scene stencil and inked through it to create the background clouds, once the background was dry. Some of the inked clouds were made darker than the others. I also added some favourite cloud quotes.
The variety of textures in the sky makes for an interesting look and you want to reach out and touch the layout. The word was also die cut with a Simon Says Stamp die. It is one of the word dies that I have used the most.
I used a stencil for the trees and misted through it with Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain. The little birds were die cut from dictionary paper, using a new sweet Songbird Branch die.
I also die cut a tree and a swing from white paper and added some stamped images and sentiments.
I hope you get a chance to join us this week! I am looking forward to seeing everyone's interpretations of the cloud theme. As every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you for visiting today!
Dies: Simon Says Stamp: Flat Bottom Clouds, Chevron Clouds, Cloud Bank, Songbird Branch, Woodland Tree, You
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp: This is the Life
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky; Ranger Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Manganese Blue
Embossing Powder: Ranger White
Adhesive: Scor-Pal: Scor-Tape 2 1/2