Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gone Fishing...

Hi folks...Simon Says Stamp very kindly sent me the Beachy Waves Stamp to play with...
from their latest release... Good Vibes
you can check out all the fabulous stamps, stencils, dies etc from the release HERE available to buy  now.
I made a "Gone Fishing" card which reminded me of  happy times spent fishing with my dad. Whatever we caught, usually rainbow or brown trout, we cleaned, threaded on a stick, cooked over a wood fire and devoured with relish.
I inked the stamp with Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Broken China Distress Oxide ink, wiped the ink back from the circle and inked that with Fossilized Amber. I spritzed the stamp lightly with water, stamped on to Distress Watercolor card and flicked on some droplets of water. I inked the fish images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Sea Life with Black Soot Archival, stamped on to scraps of card coloured with the same Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut. I then stamped the foliage from the stamp set with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink.
I cut a slit in the card with Tim Holtz Craft Knife, roughed up the edge with Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, fixed the fishes in place and added white highlights with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
I applied Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the bottom of the panel and sprinkled with Prima Mini Art Stones. I tied twine around the top of the panel, added detail to the circle with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink and the Splash Layering Stencil and added Label Letters for the sentiment.
I finished off by adding Glossy Accents to the fish eyes and lots "air bubble" dots to the background and matted the panel on to an A2 white card blank. Have fun whatever you're doing today and I'll see you all soon.
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, June 18, 2018

Simon Says...Transport It

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...

I trimmed paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Dapper Stash Paper to be slightly smaller than the Dina Wakley 9" x 12" Media Board and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I then gave the board a light wash of White Gesso.
and fixed a panel of contrasting paper in the centre.
I stamped the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dapper with Ground Espresso Archival ink
and Vintage Auto on to a tag from Idea-ology Expedition Ephemera
I created layers of Expedition Ephemera, added an Idea-ology Journey Flashcard and created shadows with a Black Soot Distress Crayon.
I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits to die cut the word Travel from Idea-ology Textured Surfaces

I applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Screwed and Arrows Layering Stencils
and die cut lots of gears from scraps of Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gearhead Thinlits, colouring some with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and Ground Espresso Distress ink, leaving some white with only inked edges.
I added Dapper and Passport Design Tape, Yuletide Fasteners to tie in with the red on the design tape and postage stamp Ephemera and added the left over circle waste from the gears, outlined with a Sharpie Fine Black pen.
an Idea-ology Paper Doll, lightly sanded to create a distressed look
an Idea-ology Quote Token coloured with Picket Fence Distress Crayon, threaded with twine and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Black 3D foam to look as though it's hanging from his hand and an Idea-ology Quote Chip coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink.

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...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
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

Friday, June 15, 2018

It's A Dad's Day Card...

Hi's Friday, the end of a busy week and the Furry Boy has finished his Father's Day card for Sunday with a little bit of help from the other half of the cubbyhole crew. The DAD in question doesn't read this blog so no worries about sharing and if, you're wondering about the theme, Dad used to work with the local Electricity Board before he retired and became a fully paid up member of the Couch Potato Club.

I (or should I say, we) started off by trimming a panel of Silver Metallic Kraft Stock, embossed with the amazing Foundry 3D Texture Fade, painted with Black Soot and Tea Dye Distress Paints and wiped back with a dry cloth. Then I stamped the script image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology with Black Soot Distress Archival Ink.
I embossed a second panel and cut out some of the areas to 3D on to the card later.
I stamped the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 2 with Black Soot Archival on to a panel die cut from Idea-ology Textile Surfaces using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits.
I added a strip torn from a pack of Fuse Wire I found in an old tool box in the garage, donkey years old by the look of it, purchased from Woolworths back in the day for the princely sum of 17p.
wound the wire around the panel and fixed in place with staples.
I die cut the smaller of the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alterations Rosettes from white card coloured with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink and the circle from a scrap of the embossed Metallic Kraft Stock and decorated with Idea-ology Special Delivery Remnant Rubs.
I painted an Idea-ology Numeric Finding with Candied Apple Distress Paint and die cut 3 layers for the word DAD using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits.

I added Idea-ology Nailhead Findings and the extra embossed pieces.
and an old fuse I found after a further rummage in the bottomless pit toolbox.
All done and dusted
and time for a certain "tuckered-out" someone to take a nap.
Have a great weekend, whatever you're planning and I'll see you all Monday with my DT project for a brand new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. But you still have time to join in with this week's Anything But A Card challenge with the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend in Simon Says Online Store.
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Another Correspondence Journal...

Hi folks...I'm back to share another Journal decorated with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Correspondence Stash Paper, with a masculine twist. A very different look from the previous Pretty In Pink one but it just goes to show how versatile Tim's products are, pretty them up if that's your thing or unleash your inner grunge, whatever takes your fancy.

As before, I fixed the Correspondence paper to the Sizzix Mat Board with Distress Collage Medium Matte, my favourite go-to adhesive and die cut the front and back covers using the Sizzix/Eileen Hull Scoreboards XL Journal Die.
I repeated the process for the closure tab, which is one of three included on the die. I then covered the inside of the covers with Correspondence papers and repunched the holes with my Crop-a-Dile.
I added strips cut from contrasting Correspondence papers to the inside of the covers and stamped the typewriter image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 with Black Soot Archival Ink.
I cut out 4 panels from contrasting papers, applied Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink with a mini round blending tool to create a vintage look, inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and fixed to the front cover. I coloured Ranger Opague Texture Paste with a drop of Black Soot Distress Re-inker and applied throught the Typo Layering Stencil.
I stamped the typewriter image on to Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper, painted the back of the paper with Picket Fence Distress Paint and once it was dry, fixed to the cover using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Stitches Mini Layering stencil from Set 33
I stamped a selection of images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stamp Collector with Aged Mahogany, Abandoned Coral, Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and Tea Dye Distress Ink on to Distress Watercolor card. I cut out the images and inked around the edges to create a more vintage look.
I added Idea-ology Correspondence Design Tape, more Texture Paste Stitches, Special Delivery Remnant Rubs and fixed the stamps in place.

I die cut circles from the Correspondence papers, decorated with Idea-ology Numbers Remnant Rubs and added Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky Stickers. 

I changed my mind about the closure and used a striped trim from my stash and an Idea-ology Buckle instead.

And, on that note, the cubbyhole crew can procrastinate no longer. Today's the day that the Furry member of the team and his Mum hope to be wildly successful in making a Father's Day card and I suspect that someone may need a serious "get rid of those pesky 3D foam pads" session at the end of it all. In the meantime, have fun whatever you're doing.
Hugs Kath xxx


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