Sunday, July 28, 2013

Make your Own Sunshine

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is an Ode to Sunshine. 

My card was inspired by the man with the umbrella holding off the rain and actually making his own sunshine.
I started with a piece of vintage paper.
I painted a middle section of the paper and let it dry.  I stamped the umbrella man in black ink onto the paper. I then inked up the sunburst image with yellow dye ink and then followed it up with orange dye ink. I stamped that over the top of the umbrella.

I stamped the sentiment along the right side. I then drew in the line for the ground along the bottom. I then used a waterbrush to soften the bottom. I used watercolor pencils and waterbrush to add a halo effect around my man.

I cut out the main panel and layered it over another panel of the vintage newspaper. I splattered white paint around the edges. I cut out a few different banners of the painted background and layered them on the right hand side. I added crystals, stars and a game spinner with brad to the right.

Products: Visual Artistry - Grunge Cirque, Visual Artistry - Purely Random, Vintage Paper,
Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Memento - Dandelion Dye Ink, Memento Tangelo Dye Ink    Waterbrush, White Paint, Game Spinner, Brad, Brass Stars, Crystal   

Now I encourage you to go off and spread a little sunshine and join in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for a chance to win a $50 Give voucher for Simon Says Stamp.


  1. I love it, your imagination is amazing. I have that stamp; it is one of my favorites, and it is marvelous to see how you used it.
    You're so talented :)
    Have a great day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. A fabulous card and I love the rays and umbrella combination, so clever.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. What a fun card! Love how you've came up with the umbrella man, sharing sun rays! Hugs, Sandra

  4. This is gorgeous! I really love how you did the rays and that you made the shadow with the sun colors too, what a great piece!

  5. Super clever card Sue! Love the rays coming from the umbrella man and the great shading around and underneath him. Gorgeous background too!

  6. Suzz...your card is so adorable! I really like how you've painted over the text then added umbrella man, the sentiment and the yellow sunshine-y accents. Such a cute design for a card! Hugs, Candy

  7. Hi Suzz, I love how the umbrella man is making his own sunshine and I love his personal glow shadow. The sentiment is perfect as is your use of print in the background and the added banners. Love it. Tracy x

  8. This is such a fun and beautiful project, Suzz. Love you pretty stamped image and splattered paint is awesome! Thank you for sharing. :)

  9. Fabulous - love the bold sunshine colours against the kraft, text and paint neutrals.
    Alison x

  10. Hi Suzz! This is one of my favorite projects. The design here is fabulous! This man was meant to give off sunshine.

  11. Gorgeous card, Suzz! I love the texture you added and the pop of orange & yellow is beyond perfect for this challenge! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Awesome card Suzanne! What a great idea to have the sun radiating off the umbrella! Love the splattered background!

  13. I love the vibe of this beautifully energetic card! I just wanted to reach into my computer screen and pull in some of that sunshine! Really beautiful work, which doesn't surprise me at all!

  14. Very cool, making me think 1960's, Beatles....

  15. Wow, Sue this is total inspiration! Love how you used Umbrella Man and the placement of the stars, etc., is a brilliant touch.

    Lesley Xx

  16. this is seriously fantastic! I love the combination of the black and white against that neon yellow!


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