Guesting at SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenges - Week 5

Hi everyone,
Welcome to my last post and project as a spotlighted guest at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges this March! I am so honored to be invited to guest with them this month and I would like to say a huge "thank you for inviting me" and let you know how much fun it was to be part of an amazing design team! I really enjoyed it! This week's theme is : 

Spring Mood Board

Spring is a pretty season. Spring renews the earth and nature is at its best in spring. I love the spring because the spring is full of vitality, full of new hope! "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." I hope everything goes well. Hoping everyone stays safe and healthy.
For the background., I began with the Distress Spray Stain. I sprayed Walnut Stain and Pumice stone and some water to the craft sheet and then dipped the watercolor paper into my craft sheet. When it dry, stamped randomly with Victorian stamp set. Then, I used Layering Stencil Stone Stencil and Texture Paste Opaque Matte to make a broken stone wall. When I wait it dry, I stuck the old book paper to the background. When the Texture Paste was dry, I put the stencil back and blended it with Distress Archival Hickory Smoke ink.

Die-cut and sanding the Watering Can.  Applied alcohol ink to the small piece using a blending tool and applied Archival ink to the surface of Watering Can, then wipe off any excess ink with a paper towel and adhere to the card front. Die-cut the  Tiny Tattered Florals and Garden Greens, assemble the flowers with Glossy Accent Glue and arrange over the Watering Can. 

I used Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet craft die to spell "SPRING". The butterflies are from my stash, they were stamped with Darkroom Door and PaperArtsy's stamp sets. Finally, I stamped a sentiment on the bottom.

As you may know, the Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.
We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together! You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a nice day!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,


Enter my project to the following challenges:
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes with optional Green

7 則留言:

  1. Beautiful work of art Ann! the flower filled watering can is just gorgeous and I love the background and the key with the words, absolutely stunning!! :-)
    Thanks so much for being in the spotlight! It has been a great pleasure to have you along with us and I hope we get to do this again soon xx

    Stay Home (as much as possible) and Stay Safe!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. This is so lovely! Spring does bring hope and I've enjoyed your creations in the designer spotlight.

  3. Oh my goodness, Ann! This is gorgeous! I love the muted colors and the additions of texture to your background! Well done! Thank you so much for being our special guest!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Just stunning. Love the colours and textures. x

  5. What a wonderful background - I love the combination of the vintage text and the stony texture. Your watering can looks amazing with its lovely spring flowers bursting out all over. A great month of guest designs over at SSS.
    Alison x

  6. Dear Ann, this is so beautiful! I know I'm so very late, but biggest congratulations on being Guest Designer at SSS! Your work deserves to be recognized like this! Hope all is well with you! Sara Emily


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