Friday, September 24, 2021

Tim Holtz/Sizzix - Festive Bouquet

Happy Friday my friends, I'm sharing the Embroidery Hoop I decorated using Festive Bouquet and Festive Words Thinlits for the YouTube Live launch of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Christmas Seasonal release and if you missed the Live, I would recommend you hop over to Tim's Blog HERE and check out all the fabulous new products and the amazing amazing inspirational projects from all the makers.


I began by fixing Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Distress Watercolor card and die cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Bouquet Thinlits.
The advantage, for me, of using Sizzix Adhesive Sheet is that it keeps all the die-cuts in place while you colour and if you don 't use all of them, you can store them easily for future use. I used a variety of Distress Re-inkers (colours linked below) with a Distress Detailer Brush to apply the colour, drying between layers to create shading and depth of colour.
I trimmed a piece of wadding to be roughly circular and larger than the hoop. I randomly stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Vintage Holidays and Sparkles and Christmas on to the wadding, inked with Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Barn Door Distress Archival Inks. I inked the sparkle image from Vintage Holidays with Distress Embossing ink, sprinkled with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.  I separated the hoops, painted with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and once they had dried, fixed the wadding in place between the two hoops and pulled to tighten. I tucked the excess wadding into the back of the hoop and covered with a circular panel of heavyweight cardstock.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Words several times from Distress Watercolor card, painted the shadow piece with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint, coloured the word with Barn Door and Carved Pumpkin Distress Re-inkers using a Distress Detailer brush and layered to create dimension.
I assembled the Festive Bouquet die-cuts and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I added an Idea-ology Tiny Text Christmas Remnant Rub to complete the sentiment.
To finish I added a white tulle double bow and gold sparkle thread bow.

Tomorrow's Saturday and that means, I'll be heading over to Tim and Mario's place for the YouTube Live launch of the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Christmas release, 9am PT, 12 noon ET and 5pm UK. Woohoo, I'm so excited and hope to see you there. Enjoy your weekend, whatever you have planned.
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2021- Take 2

Hi my friends, I'm back to share the second card I made for the YouTube Live launch of the  exclusive Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2021 collaboration with Simon Says Stamp which, not surprisingly has SOLD OUT. Woohoo, well done to all those who were quick off the mark and managed to grab a set, you are going to have so much fun making magical Christmas cards this year.




I stamped the Santa image from STAMPtember 2021 inked with Black Soot Distress Archival and placed the moon mask included with the stamp set partially over the image, held in place with Tim Holtz Sticky Grid Sheet. I blended Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide on to the panel using a Mini Round Blending Tool.
I removed the mask, added the second mask and inked with Wild Honey Distress Oxide using a Mini Round Blending Tool.
I spritzed the panel with water, allowing the ink to run into the moon and dabbed with a paper towel for that water droplet look. I stamped the pine tree and cloud images, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival and used a Distress Detailer Brush to remove some of the colour from the trees, clouds and white areas on Santa's coat and hat.
I applied Distress Snowfall Grit Paste through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Speckles Layering Stencil and used the Glitter Duster to add Distress Rock Candy Glitter while the paste was still wet.
I stamped the sentiment, inked with Distress Embossing ink, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and heat set. I covered the Santa image with scrap paper and added splatters of Flickering Candle Distress Mica Stain.
I spritzed Peppermint Stick, Flickering Candle and Crooked Broomstick Distress Mica Stains on to my Glass Media Mat and used a Distress Detailer Brush to colour the Santa image.
I trimmed the panel to 5" square and matted on to white cardstock and Ideaology Gold Metallic KraftStock trimmed to be slightly larger and fixed to a 5.1/2" square white card blank.


I'll be back soon to share the cards I made for the YouTube Live launch of Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Christmas 2021 collection, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are making.
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, September 20, 2021

Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2021

Hi my friends, if you have just watched the YouTube Live launch of the exclusive 2021 STAMPtember colloboration with Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp, I bet you are as excited as I am.


I confess I am truly old school when it comes to Christmas and instantly fell in love with the beautiful traditional and very detailed images in this stamp set, there is nothing more magical than an image of Santa and his trusty reindeer dashing across a moonlit sky. If you missed the Live, you can check out all the fabulous inspiration from lots of makers over on Tim's YouTube Channel HERE or Tim's Blog HERE and if you want this set, do not delay, run rather than walk, right now over to Simon Says Stamp HERE and pop it in your cart because once IT'S GONE, IT'S GONE.


I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 3" x 8" and fixed pieces of Tim Holtz Sticky Grid Sheets to the back of the Moon Masks.
I smooshed Black Soot and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with Empty Tomb and Flickering Candle Distress Mica Stains and a light spritz of water and laid the panel on the inks.
This is where I got a little bit excited that the colours had blended together to create a beautiful mossy greyish green and forgot to take photos of the next stage of the process. I removed the solid mask, replaced it with the other mask in the set and spritzed with Flickering Candle Distress Mica Stain. I removed this mask, spritzed around the moon with water, letting the colour run down on to the moon and dried.
I stamped the santa image with Black Soot Distress Archival. I stamped the pine tree image with Forest Moss Distress Oxide, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I add white accents to the snow areas on the trees using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.
I inked the sentiment and snow flurries image with Distress Embossing ink, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and heat set.
To finish I trimmed the panel down slightly, fixed to mats of green Idea-ology KraftStock from the Cool Stack and Gold Metallic KraftStock trimmed to be slightly bigger and added to a white 3.1/4" x 8.1/4" Slimline card blank.



I'll be back tomorrow to share the second card I made for the Live.

In the meantime, Happy Shopping.
Hugs Kath xxx

Simon Says - Stitch 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 and we hope you can join us this week too because


and the theme for this week is...
STITCH IT
I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flurries Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tall Pines and Scribbly Snowflakes Thinlits, Distress Mica Stains and Snowfall Grit Paste to create this winter card and added gold thread stitching to the snowflakes and bottom of the card.

I began with an A2 panel of Distress Watercolor and applied Distress Snowfall Grit Paste through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flurries Layering Stencil. Once the Grit Paste was dry, I spritzed the panel lightly with water, sprayed with Frosted Juniper, Snow Flurries and Hocus Pocus Distress Mica Stain and let the colours blend and do their own thing. I spritzed kitchen roll with water and dabbed the snowflakes to remove some of the colour.
I applied a thin layer of Distress Snowfall Grit Paste to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card and once it was dry, die-cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tall Pines Thinlits. I die-cut Tall Pines again twice from Distress Watercolor card and layered to create dimension.
I fixed the Tall Pines die-cut to the panel with Distress Collage Medium and added a few Tim Holtz/Sizzix Scribbly Snowflakes die-cut from the left over Snowfall Grit Paste card.
I used Tim Holtz Craft Pick to add holes around the snowflakes and hand stitched using Gold Sparkle Metallic thread.
I machine stitched across the bottom of the panel using the same thread.
I trimmed the panel to be slightly smaller than A2 and matted on to a white card blank covered with Idea-ology Gold Metallic KraftStock.
I added Idea-ology White Christmas Remnant Rubs
I added another Remnant Rub to Black Alcohol Ink Cardstock, trimmed and fixed to the panel on foam adhesive to create dimension

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, 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 have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp



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