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Here we go with another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Since we're almost on 4th of July, this week's theme is 


As it's a first Monday of the month, we showcase a particular brand.
This time we use DARKROOM DOOR products!  

 As always you can win a $50 voucher and spend it

Here in Poland we obviously do not celebrate 4th of July 
but I decided to join my crafty US friends' celebration 
and made this commemorative card for their Independence Day. 

Since I wanted my colors to be very soft and a bit "frosted"
I covered all my surfaces with some layers of white gesso
using the dry brush technique which I really love.

First I covered my base with modeling paste through Darkroom Door Mesh stencil and then colored it with blues. When it dried I used the dry brush technique and soften the color with white gesso. 

Remember THIS project? My today's butterfly is the "leftover" 
or the inside of that background panel :-) As it was divided into 2 parts, 
I sewed it giving an extra detail to the die cut. 
I colored it with red and after drying, covered with several layers 
of white gesso using the same dry brush technique. 

The panel behind the butterfly is just this amazing 3D embossing folder 
used with a deep blue cardstock and touched with white gesso 
by a dry brush again. 

The red frame is a leftover from THIS project :-) 
I just shorten it to make it square. 
It seems I never throw away anything!

Happy 4th of July! 

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13 komentarzy:

  1. OK, so I have been resisting the paper dolls for ages but I am just going to have to succumb and get me a pack ;-) I love how several of the team chose to use this gorgeous girl! Your background is fabulous, I love the colours and textures!! Awesome canvas!!! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Jestem miłośniczką projektów wielowarstwowych <3 Stworzyłaś przepiękną wielowymiarową kompozycje o przepięknej teksturze <3 Cudowny !!!!

  3. i ABOSLUTELY love the mix of texture you created!! love love every little details of this stunning project!!

  4. I absolutely love this. That background is amazing.

  5. Stunning card, Macarena!! I love the frosted look you went with and all the wonderful textures and layers. Great way to use leftovers! hugs, Maura

  6. Stunning, Macarena! I love how you layered the RW&B and the corrugated butterfly really adds neat texture to the middle of the project!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Fantastyczna praca!

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie

  8. You put a tremendous amount of work into creating this and it shows! I absolutely love all the texture and faded, worn look! Beautiful!!

  9. This is fantastic! I love all the textures, from the embossing folder and the corrugated butterfly.

  10. This looks fabulous! I really am impressed with how you combined the colors in such lovely subtle shades. The layering and textures that you incorporated are beautiful, as usual! I'm pretty sure there's NOTHING you can't accomplish, my talented friend!

  11. Stunning piece full of fabulous details! I adore to see your creative process! Barbara

  12. beautiful tribute to the 4th of July Macarena, love how you used the butterfly die cut and created such a beautiful subtle colour palette, hugs kath xxx

  13. This is amazing, Marzena! Love all the amazing texture, it's texture on texture and I love every bit of it! The 3D Embossing looks amazing! Love that you've used gesso to show even more depth and dimension! Hugs, Sandra