Monday, September 24, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: For the Love of Sparkle

Good morning! Today I have a mini multi media board to show you for our challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog. When I heard the challenge was Sparkle, I immediately thought of the sparkling stars in my night sky that I am so fortunate to see almost every night if there are no clouds. One benefit of "living in the "country" :)


There are quite a few layers on this one! ...I seem to need to do that to be completely happy lol...more on this below :)


Here I started with priming a board with Gesso. Then I picked out some of my favorite Hero Arts background stamps and stamped them on tissue paper with Rangers Archival ink. I adhered them to the board with Mod Podge, applying it only on the back of the tissue paper, this keeps the paper porous and workable.
  

Here I applied a Crafter's Workshop stencil and sprayed it with Dylusions ink in two different blue colours. But I sprayed way too much and the ink bled under the stencil ooops....at this point I am a little worried!! I always think about starting over at this point :) but don't...I just put it aside for a bit and come back....guess I am too stubborn!


So I gave it a white wash of paint. I am still not loving it!!! I think I put it aside again LOL!
From this point on I just started to stencil in some stars....one large on in the corner and smaller ones around the board. Of course I had to use my favorite product at the moment to sparkle them up :).... Tim Holtz Crackle Paint :) I randomly stamped small images, and added silver pen and beads around the board. To finish it off, I computer generated a sentiment and outlined it in silver leaf pen. Here are a couple of close-ups of the finer finishing layers.
  



So of course the moral of this board's story is never give-up!! I am pleased with it now, but this seems to be an ongoing story with all my boards!....does anyone have this "problem"...or is it just the "journey" ? :)



I so hope you can join us over at Simon Say Stamp and Show for this For the Love of Sparkle challenge, for one lucky entrant receives a $50 dollar store voucher!!! There is a special brag blinkie also up for grabs for the top 3. I highly encourage you to check out all the DT's projects...they are truly amazing!
Have a fantastic day! Hugs, TRace









14 comments:

Anna-Karin said...

Wow Trace, this is so pretty. Love all the layers and you used some of my favourite stamps for the background. The crackle star with the micro beads is fantastic.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Trace, wonderful layers of interest, so glad you persisted it's a beauty. Your star is very striking with the crackle added to the centre. Love the text, fantastic. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Trace, your board is beautiful! I love all of your layers of tissue, stamping, spraying, etc. It definitely turned out fantastic! Love your little crackled star with the micro beads. And the sentiment...I've always loved that! <3 Candy

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning Trace ! LOVE this art ! The combination of the different background stamps, tissue, paint, crackle, sparkle etc is fabulous. Like you, I don't like to give up on anything, not too much hits the recycle, I try to make it work and with your layering it is fabulous ! Thanks for the detailed explanation, great tutorial as well. Have a wonderful week, Shirleyx

Laura Jane said...

Can it BE that I LOVE your boards better than your cards?! Let's just call it a tie:)
I think it a great lesson to "PUT it aside" ..most masterpeices in history did not get done in one sitting!

Anonymous said...

Bond says....another great board and they just keep getting better and better. Never give up its just needs a little more lovin and it gets to the masterpiece stage. Love the way you show each layer.

Sandra said...

love your sparkling stars board! It has so much dimension! Hugs, Sandra

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning starry project, Trace!!! I really love the colors and all the sparkle is fantastic!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Karin said...

wow this is gorgeous!!!

Pauline Bosch said...

What a beautiful media board you created. I could learn so much from you like your choice of colours, how you create layers and dimension, etc. I especially love the sentiment on the board. Looking forward to many more wonderful creations!

Pauline Bosch said...

What a beautiful media board you created. I could learn so much from you like your choice of colours, how you create layers and dimension, etc. I especially love the sentiment on the board. Looking forward to many more wonderful creations!

Cathy A said...

So much work has gone into this project, thanks for sharing how you created it...I think it looks great even if the ink bled under the mask, you would never notice if you hadn't mentioned it!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I thought of MOnet's starry night when I saw it! Love the layers of colors and touches of crackle!

butterfly said...

A glorious "starry, starry night"... and wonderful to see the process stages building towards that sparkling finale! Thanks so much for sharing it...
Alison x

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