Monday, May 16, 2011
We have such a fun challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! We want you to make a project representing an old wives' tale. If something doesn't come to mind, here is a great website listing and explaining many old wives' tales. You have to stop by our challenge blog to see the cute projects my team mates have come up with for this challenge.
I had fun reading through a number of the tales. There were several that I was considering when I came to the one about waiting an hour after eating before going in swimming. It really cracked me up. Honestly, my family lived by that one. I grew up in a town on Lake Ontario and spent a lot of time at the lake as a kid. I remember always having to wait that hour before I could swim. As soon as I came across that one, I knew I had to use it as my theme.
I created a tag out of vanilla card stock and ran it through the Cracked Embossing folder, then ink distressed it with Antique Linen DI. I tore several shades of blue paper to created waves and rubbed a little Snowcap acrylic paint dabber across to look like foam, used two images from the internet, the bathing beauties and the This Way to the Beach sign, and created my own little sign warning people to wait that magic hour after eating before swimming. I made a very simple embellishment with corrugated cardboard cut with the Tattered Florals die and edged with Vintage Photo DI, rubbed with gesso and topped with a Foliage hardware piece and a button, then finished it off with a stamp from the Odds and Ends set.
What's your favorite old wives' tale? Show us what it is by making an art piece and entering it at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. You must might win that $50 gift certificate that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives away on the blog each and every week.
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