Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wild About You...

Hi my friends, today I'm sharing another Sizzix make for Creativation 2020 and the Facebook Live Launch of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 2 release combining the adorable Winifred from the Chapter 2  Colorize Collection and Falling Hearts Thinlits from Chapter 1. If you missed the Facebook Live Launch, you can catch up with all the products and inspirational samples over on Tim's Blog HERE.

I began by cutting chipboard to be slightly smaller than the box frame and covered with Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Industrial Paper. I trimmed Idea-ology Abandoned Paper to be slightly smaller and used the Falling Hearts Thinlits die to die-cut the top and bottom edges of the paper. I ripped the paper to fit the edges of the panel and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added the waste hearts tumbling down the edges of the die-cut strips
I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to the back of Distress Watercolor card and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic KraftStock and die-cut all the pieces to create Winifred. The latest Colorize Thinlits have less pieces than the previous releases and are so much easier to put together. I added light shadows to the edges of the white die-cut pieces using Walnut Stain Distress ink and a mini round blending tool before assembling.
I fixed Winifred to the panel, popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension
I die-cut the large words from Distress Watercolor Card 4 times using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Classic Thinlits, stacked to create dimension, added large hearts die-cut from Abandoned Paper and Distress Watercolor Card and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower letters. To finish I added Idea-ology Gumdrop Hearts and fixed the panel inside the box frame using Mini Foam Adhesive.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


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Monday, February 24, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Inspired By Music

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...
INSPIRED BY MUSIC
I created an Art Journal page dedicated to my morning musical alarm call which makes sure I start each day with a song. Not the radio, I hasten to add, which I could switch to mute and snuggle up for another half hour, but the more persistent Mother Nature's dawn chorus and the chubby little thrush who exercises his vocal cords outside my bedroom window every morning. I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Field Notes and Music and Advert, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Feathered Friends, Media Marks and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower Thinlits. 
The plan was to create a simple, white space page, something I struggle with but hey I think I pulled it off despite having to retreat to the kitchen several times throughout the process, to help me resist that urge to throw everything at it.

I began by trimming Dina Wakley Cotton Watercolor paper to fit my Dina Wakley Media Journal. I inked the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Field Notes with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and stamped the first image on to the Cotton Watercolor panel and all the images on to  masking paper. I trimmed out the images from the masking paper, masked off the first image, stamped the rest of the images, masking off each one as I went. Once all the images were stamped and masked, I stamped the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Music and Advert background and removed all the masks.
I smooshed Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink on to my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water, picked up the colour on a piece of acetate and transferred to the panel. I repeated the process with Antique Linen, Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber, drying each colour before moving on to the next.

To create the illusion of depth, I used a Distress Detailer Brush with Walnut Stain Distress ink to paint around the images, fading the colour out with water.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Media Marks Thinlits from Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte along with some stray strands from the edge of the burlap page in the journal.
I added splatters of Ground Espresso Distress Paint and die-cut the bird from Distress Watercolor paper using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Feathered Friends Thinlits, coloured with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress inks using a mini round blending tool. I fixed the bird in place with Tim Holtz.Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive and added highlights with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.

I stamped the Music and Advert background inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink on the facing page and coloured in the same way.

I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to the back of Idea-ology Classic KraftStock and a Sticky Grid sheet to the front which held the Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower Thinlits in place, preventing them from jumping around.
I die-cut the letters, peeled back the adhesive carrier sheet and placed on strips of left over Cotton Watercolor paper.

I trimmed the words, fixed to the page with Distress Collage Medium Matte and created shadows using Walnut Stain Distress ink and a Distress Detailer Brush.

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 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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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Team Work Makes The Dream Work

Hi my friends, the first batch of Easter cards and gift bags for Brodie's Machu Picchu World Challenge 2021 fund raising has rolled off the production line. It's true that many hands make light work, team work certainly makes the dream work and it was great fun having Brodie join me in the cubbyhole for this crafty session.
And lesson learned from past experiences, crafty makes certainly flow off the production line faster if you keep things simple. We began by adding a panel of  WERMK paper from an "as old as the hills" box of 12 x 12 papers to A2 kraft card blanks and the left over strips to Kraft Gift Bags. We stamped the bird from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy on to Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Distress Inks and Distress Markers, die- cut using the matching set of Thinlits, added Ranger Glossy Accents to the eyes and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive. While my new cubbyhole companion die-cut and coloured the centres of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Small Tattered Florals assisted by the trusty Sidekick, I die-cut the Alphanumeric 1" Tall Thinlits and Simon Says Stamp Happy Wafer Thin Die for the sentiment.
Then it was time for the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crazy Birds assembly line to kick into gear.


We finished with stamping "Happy" from Simon Says Stamp Some Bunny stamp set inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink on to the card panel.
But all work and no play is no fun at all, so there was lots of chatting, much giggling, many pit stops along the way for coffee/tea and snacks and a quick trip to Subway for lunch. After packing and labelling our day's makes, two very tired crafters tidied up the debris, called it a day and retreated to the kitchen to enjoy a yummy pizza for tea and some chill out time watching TV.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath and Brodie xxx

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Frame 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...
FRAME IT
I created an Art Journal page using Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Found Relatives and Sizzix Geo Frames Thinlits to create portraits of friends who share a love of flowers and I'm currently suffering all the symptoms of a kid in a candy store so couldn't resist using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes with the Doodle Art Layering Stencil and Distress Translucent Grit Paste to create texture and interest on the background and add a hint of colour to the photos.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to create a panel slightly smaller than the burlap page in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. I spritzed the panel with water and sprayed with Bundled Sage and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide sprays to create a soft muted look. I inked the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Faded Type with Black Soot and Ground Espresso Distress Archival inks and stamped randomly on the background.
I applied Distress Translucent Grit Paste through the Doodle Art Layering Stencil, sprinkled the Distress Embossing Glazes randomly over the paste, tapped gently with my fingers from underneath to mix the powders and heat set until melted. You can see the yummy texture and shine in the photo below.
I die-cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Geo Frames Thinlits 4 times from Idea-ology BlackOut Kraftstock and twice from Idea-ology Metallic 3 Kraftstock, sanded back to reveal the silvery tones underneath and layered together to create dimensional frames.
I die-cut the Idea-ology Found Relatives using the same Geo Frames die so that the photos would fit perfectly in to the negative space of the frames.
I applied the embossing ink from the Distress Embossing Pens on to the hat, coat and dress, sprinkled with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Glazes and heated until melted.
I flicked droplets of water on to the background, sprinkled with Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze, heat set and fixed the framed photos in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sticky Grid sheet to the left over scrap of Idea-ology Metallic 3 KraftStock, arranged the Alphanumeric 1" Thinlits and die-cut to create the Friends Banner.

I die-cut Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits from Distress Watercolor card, coloured the edges lightly with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and the centre with Fossilized Amber using Distress Blending Brushes.
I finished off by adding Idea-ology Clippings Stickers and added splatters of Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink to the flowers.



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 Cristina, our February Designer In The Spotlight 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


Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can find my affiliate and product disclosure HERE