Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Take a picture using GESSO, Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope this week has found you well. I was up most of the night with a hungry little girl, but I’m not complaining. Just thrilled she is here with us. A true miracle. Both of my kids are… Kids. Still can’t get over saying that…. Thank you Jesus….

Today’s challenge is TAKE A PICTURE! Create anything that is film, camera, photograph related…. I chose to work with a couple of Lawn Fawn stamp sets and paired them with a technique I picked up from the cute Lisa Spangler…  GESSO! Here’s a look (all supplies are listed at the bottom of the post):



Let me explain. I started with a white piece of card stock and used several different color distress stains to create the background. I then took a thick layer of Gesso and applied it with a palette knife… I then took the envelope pattern stamp set from Hero Arts and pressed down into the gesso and got this amazing texture as a result.



To bring out the texture even more, I rubbed some Weathered Wood Distress Paint mixed with water over the top……  I then took the filmstrip image from the Hero Arts/Studio Calico Borders set to incorporate the sentiment….


And there you have it. A little mixed media card. I don’t do mixed media often as I don’t have the skill for it, but after seeing Lisa’s technique video, I had to give it a try!

The wonderfully amazing and sweet Heidi is offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!!!! HELLO!!!!!! That’s awesome!!!

Be sure to head on over the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the design team inspiration and play along with us!!! Be prepared to have your socks blown off because they are all amazing! I am so lucky to be a part of this team! Dream come true.


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! :)

Simon Says Stamp



10 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Take a picture using GESSO, Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts

  1. Awesome card!! Love the mixed media elements!!! How creative and fun!! So sorry you were up all night! I hope you’re able to sleep when she does during the day today!! You’re allowed to feel tired, stressed and overwhelmed (and blessed and thankful!) with (2!!) kids! 🙂 it’s part of life and human nature! Sending warm thoughts and prayers your way! 🙂

  2. Just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I just started one of my own and am hoping to focus a lot on paper products, mainly cards. You’re blog has been a wonderful inspiration! I love all of the small details you put into your pieces. : )

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