Greetings Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Fans!
It's time for another new challenge! This week, it's all about STARS! Stop by the challenge blog and check out the "out of this world" projects that the Design Team has waiting for you!
Since I am a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, I took the opportunity to combine literal stars with her Hollywood Stardom.
I created this 6x6 chipboard piece, celebrating her life and featuring STARS.
I began with this 6x6 chipboard covered in a wonderful image from Graphic 45's Communique paper. I inked the edges with Black Soot and then gave the paper a light spritz with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.
Next, I die cut the stars (from Sizzix Bigz Stars) and medium gear (from Tim Holtz Gadget Gears) out of plain Grungeboard. I cut the little tabs off of the gears and then dabbed first a Silver and then Gold Paint Dabber over all to create a grungy metallic effect. Then I backed the stars with black cardstock that had been lightly swiped with the Gold Paint Dabber. I added a little "bling" to the centers of the stars.
Here is a closeup of the finished stars.
The large filmstrip is cut from Vellum and then from manila cardstock. I alcohol inked the vellum with Caramel and Ginger Alcohol Inks to create the really cool mottled effect. Those are great vintage colors! Then I distressed the manila cardstock with Gathered Twigs and glued the vellum on top of the cardstock using Glossy Accents. Next, I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Finally, I added the two lovely pictures of Marilyn I found on the internet and sized to fit the frames of my filmstrip.
Next came the film reel. The medium Gadget Gears was the perfect size for this piece! After painting the Grungeboard, I rolled a piece of manila cardstock cut into a 3/4" strip until it fit the holes of the gears. Then I glued the ends together with Glossy Accents and painted what would be the "shaft" for my film reel. Then I hot glued the shaft into place between the "reels". Next, I hot glued one end of a piece of Tim Holtz' wonderful Filmstrip Ribbon to the shaft. I left a long tail of film so that I could later intertwine it among the stars and camera.
I found another wonderful picture of Marilyn posing and thought she'd be perfect sitting atop my film reel ... and she is! I sized her to fit, backed her with cardstock and then cut her out. I inked her edges with a black cats eye ink pad and hot glued her "tush" in place sitting on the film reel. I wish you could actually see this piece in person. The dimensionality of her sitting on that film reel is really neat!
Stars are always having to put up with the paparazzi. I decided to add Tim Holtz' Mini Vintage Camera to this piece. I started with a piece of Grungeboard and covered it with a piece of black cardstock that was swiped with the Silver and Gold Paint Dabbers. I popped the lens with a couple of pop dots so that it would stick out. I added a scrap of Metal Foil Sheet around a large "bling" rhinestone in hopes of created a camera flash effect; like the old cameras used to produce. Finally, I tucked the other end of Tim Holtz' film strip ribbon into the camera after it winded its way through the stars.
So, here it is again. Do you see the filmstrip winding its way from the film reels, through the stars and to the camera?
Now it's YOUR turn to create something wonderful using stars. Then post it to our challenge and YOU could be our lucky weekly winner of our generous sponsor's
$50.00 credit voucher! You could also be named as one of our TOP THREE works of art for the week! Have fun with this one! I can't wait to see what you create! Have a great week!
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