Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hello Spring...

Hi my friends, I'm back to share another card I made for Creativation 2020 and the Facebook Live Launch of Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous release using Spring Shadows,Tiny Text and Bubbles Layering Stencil which are shipping now. If you missed the Facebook Live, you can catch up with all the new stamps and stencils and the inspirational samples over on Tim's blog HERE.


I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller than A2, spritzed with water, sprayed with Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Sprays. I dried the panel, spritzed with water and patted with kitchen towel to create that oxidised water droplet effect.
I left the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text stamp on the carrier sheet and inked with Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks
and stamped on to the panel
I stamped the bunnies, flowers, leaves and splatters from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Spring Shadows inked with Distress Archival inks
I inked the sentiment from the stamp set with Versamark ink, stamped on to a scrap of vellum and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. I applied Ranger Opague Matt Texture Paste through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubble Layering Stencil.
I stitched the vellum strip on to the panel, removed the thread from my sewing machine needle and stitched randomly around the edges of the panel.
I added Crinkle Ribbon, pom poms to create the bunny tails and matted the panel on to a white A2 card blank.



As we head towards the end of January, it seems we may be saying hello to Spring quicker than we think
With no snow yet in my neck of the woods, we seem to be skipping Winter this year or will those be famous last words that jump up and bit me on the bum. In the meantime, I'm heading for the cubbyhole, inspired by Monday's love-themed Art Journal page, to crank up the Valentine's Day card production line.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx



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Monday, January 27, 2020

Simon Says - All loved Up

Hi my friends, I'm sharing my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you will join us this week to because

and the theme this week is
ALL LOVED UP
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I decided to look out my Dylusions Small Creative Journal and create a fun page dedicated to love using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Falling Hearts and Heartbeat Thinlits, an image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cat and big bold words using Simon Says Stamp Ornate Alphabet dies.


I began by spritzing the journal pages with water, sprayed Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Sprays, dried and added flicks of water to create that oxidised look we all love.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Falling Hearts Thinlits from a scrap of cardstock to use as a stencil, applying Festive Berries Distress Paint randomly on the background using a mini round blending tool.
I tapped a Versamark Ink pad over the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubbles Layering Stencil, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and heat to set. I inked Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Craze background from Craze and Planks with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and holding the stamp in my hands, stamped randomly over the background.
I painted Distress Watercolor card with Festive Berries Distress Paint and die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Heartbeat Thinlits.
I die-cut the word CRAZY 4 times from Distress Watercolor card using Simon Says Stamp Ornate Alphabet, layered to create dimension and over-stamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Craze background stamp inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink. I added Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the edges of the letters and the die cut hearts using a mini round blending tool.
I added Washi Tape to the background and fixed the alphabet and heart die-cuts in place using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I stamped the perfect image for my crazy page from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cat inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink on to Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Hickory Smoke Distress Markers using a Distress Detailer Brush, fussy cut and fixed to the page with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I die-cut the word YOU 4 times from Distress Watercolor card and card coloured with Festive Berries Distress Paint, layered and fixed to the page using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock and die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower Thinlits to complete the wording.
I die-cut the heart trace section from the Heartbeat die from Idea-ology Blackout KraftStock, trimmed into smaller sections, removed the self adhesive backing and pressed into place.
To finish I added splatters of Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress Paints and edged the pages with Black Soot using a dabber top.
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that "O" is sitting slightly askew, it must have slipped before the adhesive dried. I did think about prising it off to straighten but, at risk of tearing the page, I decided to heed the advice of my adorable Professor, embrace my imperfections and leave well alone. It adds to the crazy theme of the page, that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.




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 all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp. You 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


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Friday, January 24, 2020

A Rose By Any Other Name

Hi my friends, today I'm sharing a project I made for Creativation 2020 and the Facebook Live launch of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 1 and 2 dies using the gorgeous Roses 3D Texture Fade with Scribbly Butterflies and Tiny Type Upper Thinlits from Chapter 1 and Deco Frame BigZ die from Chapter 2. If you missed the Facebook Lives, you can check out all the products and inspirational makes from Chapter 1 HERE shipping now and Chapter 2 HERE shipping in April.



I began by trimming Sizzix Matboard to 6" x 8", covered with paper from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Abandoned Paper Stash using Distress Collage Medium Matte and sanded back the edges. I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to create a 5" x 7" panel, spritzed with water on both sides and embossed using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Roses 3D Texture Fade. I diluted Antique Linen Distress Paint with water and applied in a dabbing motion using a baby wipe. Once it was dry, I applied a coat of Distress Collage Vintage Medium Matte over the panel. I scribbled Distress Crayons over the embossed areas, Tea Dye on the flowers and Peeled Paint on the flowers, rubbed the crayon into the recesses, blended out with my fingers and removed any excess crayon from around the embossed areas using slightly damp kitchen towel.
I stamped the text image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Lady Rose randomly over the background using Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink.
I coloured a panel of Distress Watercolor card using Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Sprays.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Scribbly Butterflies from Distress Watercolor card and the coloured panel, fixed together with Distress Collage Medium Matte, slightly offset to create a white highlight and stitched on to the panel.
I die-cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Deco Frame BigZ from Sizzix Matboard covered with the Abandoned Paper and sanded back the edges.
I placed the Deco Frame on to vellum and marked around the inside of the aperture with a pencil. I fixed a sheet of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sticky Grid on to my Glass Media Mat, placed the vellum on top lining the pencilled aperture up with the grid on the sheet. I die-cut the  Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Text Upper letters from Distress Watercolor card backed with Sizzix Adhesive Sheets and used the grid lines to ensure they were aligned and centred in the space.
I trimmed around the edge of the vellum panel and fixed behind the Deco Frame.

To finish I tattered the edge of the panel using Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added a Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Vintage Clip painted with Rusty Hinge and Picket Fence Distress Paints. Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday to share my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Snarky Cats with Atitude...

Hi my friends, I'm thrilled to have been invited, along with amazingly talented creative friends, to make samples for Creativation 2020 and the Facebook Live launch of the fabulous new release from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. A big thank you to Tim, Mario, Paula, Stacy and Stampers Anonymous for including me in their creative journey. If you missed the Facebook Live Launch, you can check out all the new stamps and stencils shipping in January, February and March and lots of  inspirational samples over on Tim's blog HERE.
Today I'm sharing a card using the adorable images and snarky sentiments from Snarky Cat CMS392 along with the Bubbles Layering Stencil, both shipping in January.



I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller than A2 and applied Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink through the Bubbles Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool.
I stamped three different images from the stamp set on to Distress Watercolor card, using Black Soot Distress Archival ink, coloured lightly with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink on the body and Twisted Citron on the eyes using a Distress Detailer Brush, fussy cut, added Ranger Glossy Accents to the noses and set aside to dry.
I added splatters of Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink to the background and stitching randomly around the edges of the panel. I stamped the sentiments with Black Soot Distress Archival ink on to strips of Distress Watercolor card, trimmed, fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added hand stitched crosses.
I fixed the cats in place using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive and matted the panel on to an A2 card covered with Idea-ology BlackOut card sanded back to reveal the Kraft Core.


I have a feeling this stamp set is going to a much-loved, well-used favourite. The cats with attitude are quirky and fun and who doesn't love a tongue in cheek snarky sentiment, suitable for young and old, male or female and all occasions. I'll be back soon to share another Creativation and Facebook Live project, in the meantime, have fun whatever you are creating.
Hugs Kath xxx




 

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