Wednesday, September 10, 2014

♥ Simon Says...Make your Own Background! ♥

Happy Wednesday to you! We're half way there peeps!! ;)


It's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want you to...Make Your Own Backgrounds! You can use stamps, stencils, paints whatever you like!!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing Gelatos by Faber-Castell. I made the background on my card using the Designing with Gelatos Kit. I just ran some of the colors across my piece of cardstock, rubbed it in with my fingers, spritzed it with a little bit of water (the kit includes a mini spritzer) and then blended it in again with my finger. There is also a tube of Gesso included in the kit as well as a stamp, stencil, drip dropper, paintbrush, a Swatch Journal and a 24 page Design Guide. There are 10 different Gelatos in the kit.


I added some of the Gesso to the heart stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Chalkboard Love Clear Stamp Set and stamped the image directly onto my card front. The fab sentiment and little row of hearts is also from the set. I punched some butterflies out of the corrugated paper included in the kit and added some color to them with the Gelatos. I finished off the card with some May Arts Natural Twine and some White Opal Liquid Pearls.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!





Have you seen the new Simon Says Stamp Store Website?? You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)



Have an amazing day!

hugs...


20 comments:

jenn shurkus said...

this is SO fun! i love that you stamped with gesso too :) fabulous :)

Lorraine A said...

This is so pretty Melissa :-) the colours and whole design of this are beautiful. I love the little butterflies too :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lin said...

I didn't know you could stamp with gesso! Love how this came out, Melissa, as always!

Jingle said...

Lovely card, Melissa!

Heather said...

A beautiful card Melissa, fabulous techniques and such pretty colours and details!!

hugs
Heather xx

Teresa Kline said...

hi Melissa! luv this, the butterfly streaks are adorable! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Carol L said...

THis is a real pink beauty, and I just love how you created that fantastic background! NJ

~@ngie~ said...

absolutely gorgeous :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love how the hearts stands out.
luv
Debby

Caryn said...

Hey Melissa - your card has turned out absolutely beautifully - the soft colours of the gelatos look gorgeous.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Awesome! Such a pretty and unique creation Melissa! Your style is so different from my own and I love that I am ALWAYS inspired when I come to visit! Great job! Hope all is well with you & yours!
HUGS from OHIO!

Becca Cruger said...

The little brushes of ink after the butterflies are adorable. It gives the feeling of motion. Cute card!

Jo Nevill said...

Very beautiful Melissa. I love the colours you have used for your background.

Jo x

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Love the ombre look to your card!

So fun!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

CraftyScrappyness said...

I am so gonna try stamping with gesso! Great card.

Virginia Lu said...

Super gorgeous card, Melissa! I adore that soft colored background that you created! It looks much like lovely pattern paper! The images that you stamped are superb! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now that I am back, I hope to catch up with your blog! HUGS!

Sam said...

My gosh I absolutely love this! So many little details, I particularily like the 'swoosh' of the butterflies!

Hammers said...

Love your background Melissa, so beautiful. Can't believe you stamped with Gesso...must try that! Cx

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