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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Starry Starry Night


Mid-summer is a time of hot temperatures, long days, longing for more time spent by the water, and vacation. Whether your creative mind wants to take a vacation or be inspired by Shakespeare; play with a Farmer’s Market inspired paper line or stamp into a starry night frenzy  - the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is Mid-Summer.

I kept thinking of Shakespeare's Mid-Summer Dream with the starry nights and fairies.

I made a variety of projects based on a technique I was playing with to create my dancing fairies.
I created a variation of  the  salt with inky sprays technique.  I started with spraying a surface of white cardstock with yellow glimmer mist.  I sprinkled salt on the surface. I let that dry.  I repeated with Dylusions ink spray. I also created one more sheet with a darker yellow and orange mix.

 After the salt dried I scraped off the inky salt and sprinkled it onto another sheet of white cardstock:
 I then spritzed it with water to re-activate the ink but in small doses of color:
 After that dries I scrapped off the salt and this is what remained:




This gave me a nice variety of backgrounds to play with I created a midnight scene:


I stamped script over the background (definition of dreams) which seemed perfect for my Mid Summer Night Dream.  I then added the mix of flowers and grass along the bottom.  I then sponged black ink around the edges.  I took white acrylic paint and mixed it with water to make it very runny and then I took an old toothbrush (ran through the dishwasher first) and filled it with white paint.  I then used my finger to pull the bristles back and sprayed the white across the surface.



I finished my scene with butterflies stamped in white ink over the surface and hand drew little crowns and a body for my fairies.  I added the quote using black stickers.

My second project used the white background with the yellow fairies.


I sponged over a stencil to create the focal point with black dye ink and finished off the background with a mix of music, flowers and a bird on a branch.  I added the music sentiment and sponged the edges.

Products: Darkroom Door - Melody, Hero Arts - With Sympathy, Darkroom Door - Wildflowers, Memory Box Bird on a branch, Memento Dye Ink - BlackTattered Angels - Glimme Mist (Yellow) , Tattered Angels - Yellow Glimmer Mist , White Acrylic PaintMy Minds Eye - Black Stickers, Stampers Anonymous - Spring Sprung, Clear Embossing Powder, Ultra-Fine - Glitter, Ranger Distress Inks - Mustard Yellow, Ranger Archival Ink - Black Ink

For an opportunity to  win a   Simon Says Stamp $50 Gift Voucher all you need to do is share your midsummer inspiration.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

16 comments:

  1. very inspiring as usual Suzz. Lovely projects

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  2. Beautiful projects! You've captured the look and feel of a Summer's evening. Stunning!

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  3. Holy cow! My jaw dropped at these (in a good way, of course)! I was really impressed with this salt technique, which I hadn't ever heard of. What a unique look it gives! These totally rang true to the Shakespeare vibe with me and I loved the dreamy quality they have. The sentiment you included about earth having music for those who listen was very inspiring. Great job!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness! What a neat way to do an evening scene! I love it!!


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. Gorgeous pieces of art Suzz, the salt technique is such fun and I love your backgrounds. Very eye catching designs and the images and stamping are lovely. Tracy x

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  6. oh my goodness Suzanne! What a fabulous set of projects! Love the pretty scenes that you created!

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  7. These are so beautiful!!! I love the effect you got and all the wonderful texture. Fantastic!

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  8. I LOVE, just LOVE your cards ! I have to try that technique...Thanks for the inspiration...Lovely!!!

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  9. So cool, Suzz! Love the great contrast! It's really stunning! Both projects are! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Wow... the background colors and patterns are amazing. Love your great inspiration! :)

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  11. Stunning projects and the backgrounds are amazing. This is just wonderful and great inspiration for our theme! :)

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  12. The mid-summer is a wonderful time and you've interpreted it perfectly! I always like to see how the theme of the week inspires you multiple projects!Barbarayaya

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  13. i love the depth you have achieved here with the vibrant contrast of light and dark!

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