Monday, March 4, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: By the Numbers

Good morning! I am back today with a cool challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show: By the Numbers. The possibilities for this challenge are endless :) I choose a list from our social media world.....I found this list of 7 Life Rules posted on Facebook :)


My goal for this project was to be "free" in my creating....so I decided I wanted to finger paint as much of the project as possible :)

I pulled out my Dylusions art journal and covered the pages with my Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. This provided a perfect background to guide my colouring. I played with my Faber-Castell Gelatos....love how they blend and move so easily with just your fingers. You can also do so with water if you choose :)


I added a few more layers of finger painting with Gesso and Pan Pastels.


More "free" finger painting to make the circles....this would not have been me a couple of months ago LOL!! For the title letters, I did not have a stamp that was the right size, so I traced around chip board letters....I just couldn't do that free hand LOL! baby steps remember :)


A few close-ups to show some final layers and details :)


I used an old hotel key card to get those lines and a mini mister cap for the circles.


....and because I always seem to need a little bit of "pretty" messy in my work, I added a scallop edge around the circles :)


Thanks so much for visiting today! You can find some awesome inspiration from the rest of the Simon Says Stamp and Show DT HERE. I would love to see your take on this challenge! 


One lucky participant will win a $50 dollar store voucher from the awesome Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!!
Hope you have a great day! Hugs, TRace






15 comments:

Candy C said...

Trace...WOW! I love your journal pages. All of that random stamping and stenciling makes for a gorgeous background. I also really like your swaths of color...it really grabs your attention! Beautiful! <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous pages! Love the pops of red on the butterflies, and the numbered journal spots are perfect! Very cool!

She said...

Hi there....Love, love, love your Journal pages.They are gorgeous. S x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love how ou have highlighted your 7 life rules in the white circles. Great layers of interest to draw the eye into your pages and great use of colour too. Tracy x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful way to share your life rules. Clever idea for the numbers challenge too.

Anna-Karin said...

What a great idea for this challenge and your project is fabulous. Love all those gorgeous layers of patterns and paint. How clever to stamp with a mini mister cap!

Julie Gillespie said...

What a gorgeous art journal page. Love the colours, the details...everything!

Sandra said...

Such pretty pages, Trace! Love that tissue wrap paper in the background. Stunning layering on top! Hugs, Sandra

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Neat art journaling, Trace! I love the circles of space you left opening for journaling and sentiments--pretty color palette too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous pages, Trace! Love how you got those numbers in.

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Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE this Tracey.....

butterfly said...

Wow, wonderful pages... love all the text and tissue tape hovering in the background, and the butterflies look so cool! Fab 7 rules too...
Alison x

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Maura said...

Love all the layers, and the circles of wisdom.

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