Another Monday arrives, and brings with it my third week in the designer spotlight on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this month!
This week, the challenge is: Sparkle and Shine.
Sparkle and shine is not really my cup of tea. 🙂 I do own metallic acrylics, however, so I tried using them in an art journal page for a sparkly, shiny background.
I used a black card-stock page for this project so there’s ample contrast for shiny additions, and employed a gel plate, which is one of my favorite art supplies, for the background design. I used the gel plate with metallic acrylics and a mandala stencil, and printed the negative image over the journal page.
I then used a couple of polka dots stencils and pounced lighter metallic and white acrylics through them for a bokeh-like effect.
For the focal butterfly, I used a solid die cut, over which I made some zentangle-inspired doodles using a fineliner pen. I adhered the butterfly to the background, and drew antennae using a white gel pen.
I then created the quote over black scrap paper, using a stamp with white embossing powder. Finally, I added some splatters using both metallic and white acrylics. Ta da!
So that was my project. Do check out the stunning creations from the awesome design team at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for more inspiration to create your project!
The design team, as always, will choose a selection of their entries to put in the spotlight. What’s more, a randomly selected winner will get a $25 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store!
Many thanks to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Design Team for their kind invitation to feature in the Designer Spotlight this month!
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