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.
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.
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.
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