Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ode to Sunshine

 Hello, my dear blog friends, welcome back to another new Simon Says Stamp
Monday Challenge. From the long days of summer to a beautiful sunset, butter to
 golden yellow hues, this week’s challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
is an Ode to Sunshine. Our design team member Anna-Karin requested
 a challenge that embraces the summer season and all things sunshine
– so let’s do it!
Enjoying the sunshine in the garden while reading a book or drinking a
cup of coffee is the best way to start off my day. 
 For the project this week, I used a wooden cradle board as the base and
covered it with Gesso and Faber-Castell Gelatos in various colors.
To make some beautiful texture on the background and edges, I used 
modeling paste and stencils to add patterns.   
 The Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphabets were glued on the background, colored with the
and VersaFine ink pad. There are some cute tiny dew drops from Robin's Nest to make
the morning sunshine even more wonderful and fresher.
then sprayed Color Shine on those embellishments to make the colors coordinate
the background.

Hope you enjoy the morning sunshine from my garden.

Supply List:
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Purely Random Clear Stamp
Ink, Color & Medium:
Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber
 Other Supplies:
Chipboard Letters
Modeling Paste
Wooden Cradle Box
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. So please join us for this week's fun challenge. You might also be one of our spotlight designers and featured on the Friday post at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 

I really appreciate that you stop by. Have a great day and happy crafting!



  1. beautiful Meihsia!
    I love the colors, the flowers...

  2. This little piece of art is so pleasant to look at, with its bright summery yellow color and gorgeous buttons and flowers. I like what you did with the letters, painting them and adding stamped verses. Lovely!

  3. Beautiful Meihsia..glorious summer colours and love the textures and flowers...fantastic work of art.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  4. This is gorgeous,what a fabulous design and great

  5. Gorgeous Meihsia! Love all the texture and the bright colors are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  6. AH morning tea in the garden, that sounds PERFECT :O). Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, love all those colors, beautiful flowers, it's oozing sunshine, thanks for sharing Meihsia and have a wonderful week..

  7. Beautiful colors, Beautiful Texture and Beautiful canvas! Love the mix of embellishments and of course stunning design!

  8. What a gorgeous canvas to see every morning!! Love the textures and lettering. Gorgeous!
    Hugs Kelly

  9. This is so pretty and very summery! Love the yellow and all the great textures. Wonderful flowers and the letters look fabulous.

  10. Such a pretty, summery and colorful canvas. Your "sunshine" letters really pop. I also love the Ptima flowers and the Color Shone you have sprayed to give such a shimmer of color. Hugs, Candy

  11. Gorgeous summery piece, Imlove the yellow in this piece and the texture is amazing. The letters really pop against your backdrop. Gorgeous design too. Tracy x

  12. I love this Meihsia! The colors and arrangement are stunning together. :)

  13. Meihsia, I love the artistic details you added here. The colors and textures are beautiful!

  14. Gorgeous canvas, Meihsia! I love the combination of bling, blooms, & buttons!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. Oh my Meihsia, what a pretty work of art! I love the beautiful blossoms and gears scattered about! Such a fabulous flower garden!

  16. It's beautiful, Meihsia - I love the blended colours and textures in the background, and your arrangement of the embellishments is perfect.
    Alison x

  17. I love it Meihsia! Such a joyful creation!!
    Thank You~

  18. Wonderful - so bright and colorful and full of happiness!

  19. I honestly and truly think that you are one of the most amazing artists I've come across! Always really love your style and can't wait to see what you come up with each week!

  20. I love this piece, Meihsia. The colors, textures and detailing are amazing. Blessings!

  21. So very, very beautiful in every way!

  22. Wow! I love this make so much I commented on it twice!!!!

  23. Meihsia, this book is just gorgeous! I love all the detail, and the different elements you used. Very clever, and very imaginative! TFS!