We are RECYCLING this week 

As always you can win a $50 voucher and spend it
at Simon Says Stamp Store. Just join us with your work!

There were so many ideas of items I could recycle and finally I decided
to use clothes labels and make a gift for my crafty friend: a notes + a card, 
very textured and mixed media. 
I hope she likes it...

I took several clothes' labels which I collect, especially the ones from solid 
cardboard cause they can work as a background themselves. 
I undid the notes taking off the covers and applied a thin layer of white gesso.I glued all the labels with gel medium and covered them again with gesso.

I applied random numbers through the stencil using the Nuvo Expanding mousse. I really love the texture it gets while heated. I put a bit of the mousse
on random places on the edges of the labels. FInally I sprayed heavily with
several brown mists, gave a touch of white spray, too. 
When the surface was dry, I started to place white gesso and waxes over it.
I wanted the surface much more washed-out so I placed several very thin layers of white gesso using my finger or dry brush. 
I added some touches of yellow and green oil pastels, too. 

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Something New

Welcome in the NEW YEAR everyone.
Here we come with the first Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 
this year and the theme of course is 


This week we showcase the Simon Says Stamp products 

Remember you can be a winner of a $50 voucher 
and spend it at Simon Says Stamp Store

I have made this card for my crafty friend's Birthday.
She is a quite hard music lover and this Marylin Manson saying
was just perfect for this occasion. 
I went into a black and white project with a touch of a vibrant red.

I used two of my new stamp sets: SSS Damask Background 
and AALL&Create Musical Gears 59

I stamped a lot of times the background stamp with three shades o
f Distress Oxide Inks and then I heated it to can manage my base 
cause it was really wet.

I stamped the guitar stamp using Distress Oxide Black Soot Ink 
and SSS Clear Embossing Powder - the mix which gives me 
always the best and the most detailed effects. 
Then I only sewed the edges and gave a touch of grey and black. 

Then I stamped the flowers with Distress Oxide Candied Apple Ink 
and used the same SSS Clear Embossing Powder.
Then I fussy-cut them and made a composition behind the main panel. 

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