Before you take a look at what the Design Team came up with... I just wanted to Say a big Thank you ... This week will be my last post here on the Challenge blog ... I have had a wonderful few years here ... so Thank you to the amazing Heidi and her wonderful team at Simon Says Stamp ... Thank you to my fabulous and inspiring DT members ... past and present and Thank you to everyone that has taken part in our challenges and made them so much fun ... I have had a lovely time!
You will be pleased to know that an uber talented, amazing and creative artist is already working hard behind the scenes to continue bringing you your weekly challenge and will be announced very soon ... so watch this space!
Candy's Bits of Brown creation is a combination of brown inks, stains and texture. The marbleized background was achieved using Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Picket Fence Distress Stains. Gathered Twigs Distress Ink provides the distressed look on the corrugated tag background. Even the silver metal Ideaology embellishments take on a brown tone when lightly touched with Gold Alcohol Ink.
Terry created a bouquet of flowers in a vase using all the different colours of Distress stains and Distress inks. For her vase and flower backgrounds, she used the amazing Luscious Leaves and Chequered Dots from Dylusions with The Wendy Vecchi's Art from the Heart text. All of the roses are created with the Spiral Blossom One die and are distressed with touches of brown, just like the vase. Finally, Terry finished off with lots Crackle and Glimmer mists.
When Dan read the title of this week's theme it made him think of old sepia-toned photos, which in turn led him to consider the fragility of memory and ephemera. This tag is the distillation of all that thinking! Products he used included the Mixed Media, Artful Artifacts and Creative Muse stamp sets, the tiny attacher, a Coffee Archival ink pad and Claudine Hellmuth gesso.
I had great fun with Distress Stains ... Distress Inks ... Paint Dabbers and my Bind-it-all this week to making my screen! The stamps are all PaperArtsy Hotpicks ... I just LOVE those daisies!