Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Something Old, Something New". The old thing in my piece is the leftover configurations element I used, and the new was two of Tim Holtz's recent limited edition Distress Ink colours.
I started by covering the frame I was using with a couple of layers of gesso, applied with a baby wipe so that they'd be nice and thin with no brush strokes. I dried the frame with a heat gun between layers.
Next, I stamped the "rays" with Festive Berries distress ink and then used a yellow Promarker to colour the gaps between them. I used a blending tool to cover the frame with a generous layer of Gathered Twigs distress ink, and stamped lots of scratches and splodges, also with Gathered Twigs ink.
I cut the circus awning on the Cricut and coloured it with Promarkers, then coloured the configurations box with an Umber Promarker, to tie in with the background panel (from the Tattered Time stack) and the brown I'd used to age the frame. I lined the inside of the box with black card and stamped, coloured and cut out the clown and fixed him in place.
I really had a lot of fun completely distressing the frame, lol My hands were good and inky by the end of it, thank goodness for craft scrubbies! :)
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