Monday, July 24, 2017

Simon Says...You've Got The Edge

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...
YOU'VE GOT THE EDGE

I decorated an 8"x8" Canvas Panel to create a nostalgic family scene. I started off by applying a generous coat of white gesso and then applied an uneven layer of Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle...the more paste you apply the bigger the crackles and vice versa...
Once it was dry I applied a thin wash of Antique Linen Distress Oxide...
then smooshed Frayed Burlap and Black Soot on to a non-stick craft mat, spritzed with water and pounced on to the panel...
I continued pouncing colour...drying and spritzing until I was happy with the result...
I randomly stamped Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ledger Script with Frayed Burlap and Halftone & Rings with Peacock Feathers...
To create a frame around the edge of the canvas I die cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Frameworks Trellis from Textured Surfaces Burlap and scraps of Memoranda Paper Stash...
fixed in place with Ranger Multi Matte Medium and 3D foam pads...
I added Idea-ology Snippets...Paper Dolls and muslin from my stash...
Idea-ology Life Quotes Remnant Rubs and Quote Chips...

I added a circle of Memoranda paper and a Snippet to an Idea-ology Watch Cameo Finding and sealed with Ranger Glossy Accents.


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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

I'm now a Journal Junkie...

Hi folks..if you're a regular visitor to this blog you'll know that I am one SERIOUS Tim Holtz Addict and most all of my crafty adventures involve the fabulous products he brings to market in conjunction with Stampers Anonymous, Ranger, Sizzix and Advantus but I think I may have found another addiction to add to that list because I've fallen in love with Eileen Hull's fabulous journal die...it seems I've become a Journal Junkie overnight and I have a sneaky suspicion this will be first of many.
I've made a start on decorating the cover but it still needs a fastener and some additional bits and pieces...
And just when I thought I would have to make a quick trip to town to stock up on elastic...I found a whole roll of elasticated cord in the "surplus to requirements" box in the garage......what a stroke of luck...OK wrong colour but easily remedied with my Faber Castell Pitt Pen.

 I'm now in the process of making the signatures...
lots of journaling panels from my bumper pack of original "also surplus to requirements now that I've discovered Media Heavystock" Manila Tags...
 and pockets to hold them and other bits and pieces...
and after two days of thunder. lightning and torrential rain...it was so good to sit out in the morning sunshine with a cuppa...a needle and Eclectic Elements thread for an alfresco stitching session...it's a hard life but someone's gotta do it...
There's still a way to go to complete MY FIRST JUNK JOURNAL but hopefully I'll be back to share it with you all soon. In the meantime...toodle-oo for now and enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, July 21, 2017

it's that Sepia look again...

Hi folks...I couldn't resist just one more play with the Antique Linen/Frayed Burlap/Black Soot combination of Distress Oxide inks and that gorgeous Bouquet Of Thanks stamp set from Simon Says Stamp to make a fairly simple card...
well that was the theory but in practice it turned a bit more complicated than I first thought. After I created the Distress Oxide background I stamped the image around the edges of the card for placement and then stamped multiply times on to Distress Watercolor card which involved a major die-cutting session followed by a marathon water colouring adventure. I fixed the die-cuts flat over the stamped images but on reflection I should have popped some of them up on 3D foam pads to create dimension but no way was I starting over...
I finished off by stamping the sentiments from the Bouquet Of Thanks stamp set with Black Soot Distress Oxide (twice with the Stamp Platform to get a really dark impression) and I know I've said it before but I'm shouting from the rooftops again...I love love love how well Distress Oxides stamp even when using a fine script sentiment.
Yesterday's road trip was put on hold thanks to thunderstorms and flooding in my little corner of the world so I headed back to the cubbyhole and finally got round to unpacking and die-cutting this little beauty...
to make what I'm sure will be the first of many Eileen Hull Junk Journals.  Sadly demand for this amazing die has outstripped supply...it's as scarce as hen's teeth apparently but a little birdie tells me it is still available at Simon Says Stamp and I have added the link to the products list below.
Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday.
Hugs Kath xxx

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