Monday, 4 June 2012

It's all about the texture!


This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Texture".  There are so many ways to introduce texture into your projects, so why not join in with the challenge, there's a great prize!

I introduced texture onto my shadow frame by using a stars embossing folder in my cuttlebug.  I rubbed an aged mahogany distress ink pad over the card to highlight the stars after embossing and filled in the recessed areas with a white pen.

The balloon was stamped onto acetate and then coloured on the reverse side with distress markers.  I used a moist wipe to remove some of the colour to give it a more shaded look.

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! :)


15 comments :

Julian said...

The effect you have achieved with the hot air balloon is absolutely beautiful. I don't recall having seen anything like it before. Just stunning!

Sue said...

Gorgeous!Love the rich colours and the stars are wonderful.

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE THIS LOADS... and yeps, I shouted that cos ... erm... I LOVE IT!!! Hope all goodly with you my friend xx

Alix said...

oooh i love hot air ballooning...and your frame is lovely!

Candy C said...

Dan, I love your piece. The stars are so crisp and sharp for the background. Love how you embossed and then colored them. And your hot air balloon stamped on acetate and then colored is a great idea! Your piece looks amazing! <3 Candy

Ali said...

Fab card! I love your stamping onto acetate and the embossed and coloured stars are fabulous - adding in the white colouring is just the perfect touch. :)

Karen said...

This is a great piece of work, love the colours.

Soraya said...

I love how your stamped work come out! gorgeous effects!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Dan, love how you coloured the recesses of the stars with a white pen, very striking. Love the balloon on acetate, great touch. Tracy x

misteejay said...

Beautiful shading on the balloon.

Toni xx

fatmonica said...

Love the balloon.It's fabulous!

Claireliz said...

This is lovely Dan,, the hot air balloon is stunning, beautifully coloured.
C xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fantastic piece, Dan! I love the textured background stamps you used!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah said...

Loving the rich colours here - those highlighted stars and balloon are a fab combo....

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your color scheme is fantastic. Blessings!

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