There is something about a challenge that gives me the kick in the pants that I sometimes need. They throw a word, a sentence at you. Boom! You see it, clear as a beautiful day in summer. The creative juices are going full steam ahead and it is beyond exciting. It's a rush, an adrenalin rush (at least for me it is :) ) . Well, I was so so very happy when I stumbled upon a wonderful site called Simon Says Stamp. I had to stop and shop and see what Simon says is a good deal and let me tell you the goodies I found made my jaw drop to the ground. I am in love!
That is it, its been declared!
Hello, My name is Paola (pronounced Paula). I am a color hoarder, paper junkie, ink addict, and stamp tramp. Hold me back because I could do serious damage at this site....and I did! On this day I was skyping with accomplice, Lisa from Little Chics Pics. She was giving me looks that said "umm Paola your cart is so full the tires are going flat :)" personally I think Lisa should be banned from the site:). I think next time I will ditch her :)
Back to Simon Says Stamp.....great site full of goodies plus of course they have a fan page on Facebook and a blog where they post challenges. The challenge is "Just Add Pearl". Pretty simple right?...nothing to it. Well...you need some inspiration and at Simon Says blog they have tons of inspiration, so there is your kick in the pants. Now all you need is the products to work with and thankfully I have nearly all the Perfect Pearls in stock at my studio. If you don't have the product I recommend you run not walk to get some. I also went through my very first container of goodies when I first started in art journaling and found some colored pearls..yay! I am slowly building my studio for workshops and stocking what is trendy and the staples....Pearls are a staple! And most important when working with Perfect Pearls is not to waste. Lay your creation on a paper and dump the excess and pour back into the container. Phew! :) Don't forget that with Perfect Pearls you need the Perfect Medium for your stamps and for making lines,dots,shapes or fill in you can use the Perfect Pearl Pens. I simply love Perfect Pearls they always give your project a kick of color or some yummy iridescent effect.
Well thank you Simon Says Stamp! I had a blast in my studio this morning and I hope you like what I created for your challenge. I guess I should state where I have the product on my art jouranl pages. I placed a colored pearl on the reindeers nose :) (What do you think of their tutus?) and the Perfect Pearls are on the sun, snowflakes,snow,trees and penguin. I also sprayed with glimmer mist to give it a little something :)
So very lucky I was able to participate...I cannot wait to show my kids what I made today. I am super excited! can you tell :)
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