Sunday, June 26, 2011
Hi there! Welcome back. I'm so glad that you stopped by to see my Simon Says Stamp and Show make for this week. This week our theme is Show Us a Word. For my word, I chose Patriotism and in honor of America's upcoming birthday, I created an Americana piece using a lot of distressing and some Tim Holtz products and techniques. It was fun working on this piece with all it's stars and stripes and vintage patriotic images.
I started with a cheap frame from the Dollar Store and covered the edges with some vintage looking digital DP, then covered the main part of the frame with some Tim Holtz Lost & Found Paper Stash. The large 3-D star was cut with a Sizzix die using some old Graphics 45 paper from my stash. I couldn't resist roughing up the edges and doing a bit of ink distressing on the star sections before I glued them together. The small stars were cut with another Sizzix die out of Grungeboard on which I used Tim Holtz's Rusted Enamel technique. I made the double rosette myself - still haven't bought that Tim Holtz rosette die. I meant to add it to my last order and forgot! Oh and the patriotism definition was done on my computer and printed onto the Journaling Ticket. I threw in some of that awesome Kraft Glassine paper and lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I guess that about sums it up. Let me know if you have any questions.
I hope you will stop by the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog to see what my talented teammies have made this week. You are sure to be amazed by their talents! And how about showcasing Your Word for our challenge? Our awesome sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, has a $50 gift certificate to their store just waiting for some lucky random winner. But ya gotta play to have chance to win!