Happy 4th of July to all our American friends
and no surprise then that the theme for this week is...
RED WHITE AND/OR BLUE
you can use one...two or all three colours
this week we are showcasing IndigoBlu...you can find all their products HERE
I decided to decorate a chipboard tile using the butterflies and sentiment from the Floral Fantasy stamps...
I covered the tile with a thick layer of gesso applied with a palette knife and while it was still wet I fixed the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mixed Media die cuts in place.
Once the first coat had dried I pounced on more gesso with a scrunched up paper towel to create a rough whitewashed stone garden wall effect and then applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte all over.
I then used the Picket Fence Distress Crayon to lighten these areas...
I added the second layer of butterflies with just a dot of Glossy Accents on the body only to create dimension...created splatters with Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain and finished off with a double bow created from Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon coloured with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain and a double twine bow.
I used the Black Soot Paint Dabber to colour the edges of the tile.
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...
Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and our Guest Designer for July...the lovely and amazingly talented Aida. As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...
You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
I'm looking forward to seeing what you all create this week
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx