This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "a kaleidoscope of colour". I was lucky enough to get to try out some art materials by Faber-Castell on this piece.
They do a "big brush stamper pen" which is a large, brush-tipped india ink marker which can be coloured right onto a stamp. I used a red (geranium) and a blue to stamp the birds and damask border and they work a treat! :) They also make a crayon-y kind of thing called gelatos, which are great because they can be blended with water. I used 4 colours on my background, spritzed it and then blended them with my finger. I used the chocolate gelato to antique the compasses I used too. I can see me using both the gelatos and the stamper's pens in the future! :)
Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)