Hi and welcome! We had another weekend of lovely weather and went to a lake among other things. In Sweden, you are almost never far from a lake and we have quite a few to choose from. I've also been working on some Christmas projects. Today, a new week starts and also a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of course. This week our challenge is 'tickets'. I love tickets and collect tickets wherever I go, I even still have some tickets left from my childhood.
Instead of using actual tickets, I made a ticket notebook. I try to remember to carry a little notebook/sketchbook around with me. Sometimes, I don't use my notebook for weeks, at other times, I use it often. It is fun to look through and becomes a kind of illustrated journal. The notebook was dressed up with stamps and a dimensional butterfly. Most of the products I used this week are by Prima. The paintbrush stamp was inked up with Watering Can and Red Geranium ink, using black for the sentiment and on parts of the handle.
I used Prima's Timeless Memories A4 papers, which have just the right amount of texture and detail, without overwhelming the pages, since there needed to be place for writing. I die cut twenty pages using the largest ticket in the Sizzix Photo Love set by Lori Whitlock, which is a great die set including 13 different dies. The notebook is 4 x 6 in.
One of my favourite things to do is to take out a bunch of stamps and just sit down and stamp on pages, dressing up the patterned paper with stamps. I love this window stamp by Finnabair.
A butterfly was stamped on Clearly For Art Modeling Film and coloured at the back with Distress Paint. When the paint was dry, I heated the film with my heat gun and shaped it. The film holds its shape perfectly. Just be careful not to burn yourself. The key was distressed with paint.
I bound the book with rings, coloured with brown alcohol ink.
All the inside pages were dressed up with stamps. I added some stamping in red, grey, black and light blue on most of the pages.
I like that it is hard to see which parts are stamps and which details are part of the paper. About four stamps were used on each page, most of them from the Rust and Dust and the Old Town sets by Finnabair.
I hope you will play along with us our ticket challenge and I am looking forward to seeing all the great submissions. Remember that you stand a chance to win a $50 gift voucher by Simon Says Stamp, drawn randomly.
Thank you for dropping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with a tutorial.