Monday, October 15, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: What is your favorite?

Good morning! Today we have a fun challenge for you at Simon Says Stamp and Show...we want to see your favorite. It could be a style, technique, holiday, colour...whatever, you decide! I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
I could not just pick one...so I have a mixed media board with a good few of my favorites in it :)
 

As you can see it is "wear your sunglasses" bright....I love bright shiny girly...so there is three favorites so far! I also love to use up product...what better way to justify buying new stuff :) So I created a background using the technique outlined below using older letter stickers.


This was the base of the board before I added the letter stickers....words of "LOVE" here and there in all different fonts, their colour does not matter.



 I then painted over it all with a paint and ink mixture...


 and then peeled off the letter stickers. Do NOT wait for it to dry. It reveals this pattern below :)



I also love the colour combo of pink and red together, and of course there are hearts...who doesn't love hearts!! So I wanted to have a big, bold, and bright heart for the centerpiece of the board. Here is the heart before the crackle paint is applied.





Here the heart with crackle paint on it...yes another favorite product of mine...I am using it on everything!!!. To finish off the look I added silver accents with my Krylon Silver Leaf pen and Gelly Roll clear star pen...those are my final favorites :) I believe my total number of favorites on this boards adds up to eight lol!


One lucky participant will be a winner of a $50 dollar voucher from Simon Says Stamp :) We also pick a top three to receive a special brag blinkie :) I so hope you can join us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Have a great day! Hugs, TRace









12 comments:

Candy C said...

Trace....love this idea of putting on stickers, adding a topcoat of paint and ink and then peeling off the letters. Cool idea. Your piece is very inspiring! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Trace, love the way you have used the stickers and then peeled them away again, very clever. Wonderful texture on this piece too and I love the heart. Tracy x x

Suzanne C said...

Tracey Love the secret background! It didn't occur to me that was how you achieved such lovely patterns behind the letters! The metal heart is gorgeous too!

Anna-Karin said...

Trace, this is fabulous! Love what you did with the letter stickers, the background showing through behind them is just the best. I have to try that technique soon. Wonderful crackle heart too.

Laura Jane said...

I'm just going to have to make a new pin board with all your stamp and show posts on it!
LOVE this one too!

Anonymous said...

Bond says...."Love" the board and I'm not just reading your board. Great color and style. the heart is just the finishing touch it needs. Again.....great job.

Sandra said...

Beautiful piece! Very cool technique to use the stickers as a mask! Hugs, Sandra

Meme said...

Great idea with the stickers! Awesome project. thanks for sharing.

Gillian .... said...

Great mixed media piece, the step by step was great and love the overall effect.

soapHOUSEmama said...

such a great project!!!

butterfly said...

Using the stickers as peel-offs under the paint is so cool! What a great project...
Alison x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I really love mixed media too, Trace!! I think this is a gorgeous representation of that and I love the textures!


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

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