Wild Thing

Hello!

Today’s card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  The theme is Make a Rainbow. Although the featured products are by Tim Holtz, the only products I used were Wilted Violet and Pumice Stone Distress ink. I really wanted to make a card with the very cute stamp set and inks included in the April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. The stamp set is called Wild Cuddly Critters.

Rainbow was created by swiping cardstock with Simon Says Stamp hybrid inks in Watermelon, Orange Slush, Lemon Zest and Key Lime.  Audrey Blue and Distress Wilted Violet were added to round out the colors.

The cuddly elephant was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with “C” series Copic Sketch markers. The sentiment from the stamp set was heat embossed with white on black cardstock and colored in with a white gel pen. The stencil I used on the background came with a  stamp set I got at Michael’s, I think. There are no markings on it.  

Thanks for dropping by!     Stephanie

 

 

 

Dare You to Move

Today’s post is a canvas panel I did for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Inspired by a Song.

DYTM-Canvas

The challenge was a great jump start to my MIA mojo. I decided to mostly play, but have a deadline in order to actually stop thinking about the project and actually stick with the whole process.

My favorite song from Switchfoot called Dare You to Move is fitting because it is a reminder to keep going.

Every once in a while when I get a bit discouraged, I turn on this song and make myself sing screech it out loud. It instantly reminds me that I can make the choice to take a step forward and that there is always hope:

CloseUp-brush

What if redemption has stories to tell? 

What if forgiveness is right where you fell?

Where can you run to escape from yourself?

Where are you gonna go? Where are you gonna go?

Salvation is here.

CloseUp-Butterfly

The panel is 8 x 10 and features Tim Holtz distress stains and paints over Melange tissue paper with a bit of stenciling and found objects. Stamps include the circle/oval from Simon Says Stamp, alphabets from Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts. The die cut letters “Dare to” are from my Silhouette and the die cut word “you” is from Simon Says Stamp.

Official Switchfoot DYTM Video @ YouTube

Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie