Monday, October 23, 2017

Simon Says...Monochrome

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
MONOCHROME
 I made a Christmas Wall Hanger using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Stash pad, Stampers Anonymous Tattered Christmas and Mini Swirly Snowflakes stamp sets and one of my favourite Simon Says dies "Believe"

this week's project was inspired by the gorgeous new Idea-ology Christmas packaging and I'm holding my hands up, I'm one of those crafters who saves all the Idea-ology packaging, backing and acetate sheets, all stored in a huge box out in the garage for that "you never know when you might need them " rainy day. So I trimmed down the backing sheet from the Christmas Remnant Rubs...
cut a rectangle from paper from the Christmas Paper Stash and roughed up the edges with the Paper Distresser.
I cut a smaller rectangle of the black Plaid paper, added a torn strip of a contrasting paper for a snow bank. I applied Ranger Opaque Texture Paste through the Starry Mini Layering Stencil from Set 31 and while it was drying, I stamped the super cute snowman from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tattered Christmas using Ranger Archival Black on to the plaid paper and then 3 times on to Distress Watercolor paper. I cut out and layered each section and used Ranger's Detailer Brush with Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks to add shading.
I fixed the snowman panel in place and stamped one of the snowflake images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Swirly Snowflakes around the edge with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing powder. Now for the "I'm not a happy bunny" moment. I felt that the snowman didn't stand out enough from the dark background so...
I stamped him again, cut out the whole image leaving a white border and the added layers as before.
I dabbed Picket Fence Distress Paint on to the Idea-ology Frozen Findings and sprinkled with Distress Clear Rocky Candy Glitter...
added Idea-ology Christmas Clippings and  Holiday Talk Stickers...
and used Simon Says Stamp "Believe" die for the sentiment, cutting 2 layers from the black paper using the outline die and 3 layers for the sentiment from white cardstock.


I covered a piece of chipboard with Sticky Back Canvas to use as the backing panel, coloured around the edge with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink using the direct to paper technique...
added an Idea-ology Holiday Talk sticker to the hanger, Idea-ology Linen Ribbon and a white Eclectic Elements thread bow.


You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series...Happy Pumpkinheads...

Hi folks...Tim's Halloween Inspiration Series has come to an eerie end but you can check out all the inspiration from Week 3 over on Tim's Blog...
I've still got a few projects to share with you and today's it's the turn of a trio of Happy Pumpkinheads...
you can't help but feel happy when you look at these smiley pumpkin faces.
I started off by tearing a strip of masking paper and fixing it to the bottom of a piece of Distress Watercolor card. I then smooshed Twisted Citron and a little Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks on to my non-stick craft sheet and you all know the drill by now, drying, spritzing with water and picking up the left over ink droplets.
I stamped the three pumpkins on to the card with Black Archival and again on to a piece of Distress Watercolor card coloured with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides, cut out and fixed over the stamped images. I used Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink and the Ranger Detailer Brush to create shadows around the bottom of the pumpkins. I removed the masking paper and stamped the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous Haunted House with Black Archival, added Halloween Remnant Rubs, shaded around the edges of the card with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool and added splatters of Spiced Marmalade to the sentiment section.
I fiinshed off by adding shadows to the wording with a Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker. I'll be back soon to share my last project, a very spooky Vignette Box, in the meantime, have fun whatever you are making.
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx



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