For today's Stamp Simply challenge, Sharon has really put us to the test! Today is the day you have to get out of your comfort zone! Burst the bubble, unzip that protective suit, step outside the box! If you usually do cutesy stuff, do something elegant, vintage, masculine. If you usually use ribbon on everything, NO ribbon for you! (Said in my best soup-Nazi voice!) If you normally despise glitter, get that stuff out and put it on everything (and yourself in the process, no doubt!) Get the picture?
Girlfriends, let me tell you... this was hard for me! I tried doing a one-layer card with glitter and no designer paper... definitely out of my zone, right? You all know I use designer paper on everything, and even though I use it sparingly on occasion, I really don't like glitter. But I hated that card so much, I just couldn't show it to you! I saw all my pretty Copic markers sitting in front of me and thought about how I use them for everything. So I decided that getting out of my comfort zone would mean no Copics! Instead I decided to watercolor! I haven't done that in ages... probably since I started using Copics. And to make this even more challenging, I had to use a plain old brush and a cup of water! *gasp* My aqua painter is at work! So here is my creation...I used my good old, trusty Stampin' Up ink pads and watercolored my Twinkle Fairy and I must say... I miss watercoloring! Maybe my Copics need a break? (Oh my stars... did I really just say that?) Below is a little close-up of her "twinkles" and unfortunately you can't see it, but I added some Shimmerz to her wings, too. I also used some tea dye distress ink around the edges of my circle and scallops, and did some silly stitching around the edges.
The rest of my Stamp Simply Sisters will have some great inspiration for you today too, so be sure to check out their blogs! And don't miss stopping by Pat Adam's blog for her last week as our Guest Designer! And what an enjoyable addition to our team she has been... Pat is absolutely priceless!
Don't forget to leave a link to your creation on Sharon's blog, and if you upload to an online gallery, use ssnotime102 for your keyword!
Thanks for stopping by! I'm planning a wonderful day because... I got the day off! Woo hoo! I have some special design work that needs to get done, so I decided to treat myself to a day away from work! So, I hope your Friday is as fabulous as mine will be! Happy stamping!
Stamps: Twinkle Fairy, sentiment (Stamping Bella)
Cardstock: Kraft (Bazzill), Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!), watercolor paper (Bienfang), designer paper (Memory Box Fernbrae, available at Hope Stamps Eternal)
Inks: Staz-On Jet Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Real Red, Ruby Red, Marigold Morning, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel, Going Gray, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!), Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Angel Wings Shimmerz (Shimmerz), Stardust Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), gemstones (Zva available at Hope Stamps Eternal), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (craft supply).