Thursday, July 20, 2017

#Hip For Summer

Hi folks...I'm skidding in by the seat of my pants with another Hipster card for the Tim Holtz/Sizzix "Get Hip For Summer" Challenge which I believe ends tomorrow...
better late than never as they say and if you haven't joined in the fun yet...better get a move on.
and
 it's Geoffrey The Grey Goat this time...
No prizes for guessing I'm now seriously addicted to the Antique Linen/Frayed Burlap/Black Soot combination of Distress Oxides...

but bear with me for a little bit longer...I'll be back tomorrow with another Sepia card and then I promise to move on...after all there are a whole 9 other colours in the new release to explore...so watch this space.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thank You...Thank You...Thank You

Hi Everyone...I've always loved sepia look cards but up until now have struggled to achieve a look I was happy with so it's Thank You many times over to Tim Holtz and Ranger for bringing us Distress Oxide inks and for including Antique Linen/Frayed Burlap and Black Soot in the latest release of colours...who knew those three cubes of magic could look so good together and create the perfect sepia look using the gorgeous Bouquet of Flowers image from the latest Simon Says Stamp release...One Of A Kind.



 with a flick or two of Distress Antiqued Bronze Mica Spray to create a little bit of shimmer...
After working through the weekend to clear the decks and get the crafty list up-to-date I called the jury attendance line last night to be told I'm no longer required which means...woohoo I'm footloose and fancy free for the rest of the week...a road trip and a couple of lady who lunches days out are now on the cards and I'll be back tomorrow to share another Hipster card with you...in the meantime have fun whatever you have planned.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, July 17, 2017

Simon Says...Get In Shape...

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...
GET IN SHAPE
I decided to make a key holder and started off by applying some of the new Distress Oxide ink colours to a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock card...spritzed with water...dried and layered up the colours until I was happy with the result and then added Idea-ology Butterfly Design Tape.
I used Abandoned Coral and the Argyle Layering Stencil to create some more colour on the background and then applied Ranger Texture Opaque Crackle Texture Paste to the Design Tape areas...
and while I waited for the texture paste to dry and the magic crackle to appear...I die cut the smaller house from Sizzix Mat Board using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tiny Houses BigZ die...
I decorated the house with torn strips of Idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap...coloured with Abandoned Coral...Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and stamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Slate and Stone inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide. I created the door from a small piece of Mat Board and distressed the edges of the house with Frayed Burlap...
I added text to the panel using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Shabby French inked with Black Soot Distress Oxide and I love how crisply and cleanly the Distress Oxide inks stamp such a detailed image...
I then added some criss cross marks to mimic the Argyle stencil using Opaque Crackle Texture Paste and an off cut of matboard...
fixed the house to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and decorated the house and the panel with Idea-ology Number Remnant Rubs...
Idea-ology Alpha Parts sponged with Picket Fence Distress Paint...Adornment Keys...Typography Findings sponged with Abandoned Coral Distress Paint...
Idea-ology Big Chat Sticker and Hitch Fasteners to hold the keys...
I fixed the panel to a piece of heavyweight chipboard and applied Black Soot Distress Paint to the edges...finishing off with an Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon hanger and bow coloured with Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks.

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

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