Monday, February 29, 2016

Taking A Leap Into The Unknown

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Inspired By A Song" challenge...we would love if you could join us this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
TAKING A LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN
As this is a Leap Year...we are leaping into the unknown...you can choose a new technique or it can also mean a new way of life...getting engaged...married...having a baby...starting a new job...the possibilities are endless.
I decided to make a Wedding Memory Book using 2 new (to me) techniques. I started off by covering chipboard with Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric using Ranger Multi Matte Medium and once it was dry...I applied Hickory Smoke Distress Paint spritzed with water using a baby wipe to give it a slightly grey tint. I trimmed down a sheet of Hessian from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Textured Surfaces and applied gesso to the edges to lighten it up. I cut a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper slightly smaller than the hessian and stitched around the edge to attach it to the hessian. 
then it was time to try out the first new technique...Distress Crayon Resist. I rubbed the White Distress Crayon randomly across the Bubbles Layering Stencil...smoothed it out with my finger and left it to dry. I then dabbed my Hickory Smoke Distress Ink Pad on to my non stick craft mat...spritzed with water and applied a thin wash over the Distress Crayon with a brush and I love the subtle textured effect...

Then it was time for the second new technique...using the Paper Mosaic Kit on a chipboard heart...the largest heart from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Heartfelt BigZ die but instead of using paper I used little bits of Eclectic Elements fabric. Once dry I edged the heart with the Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon and smudged the colour with my finger to blend. If you're not familiar with the Paper Mosaic technique you can watch Tim Holtz demonstrate it HERE...
I added the left over strips of the hessian and die cut images from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Photobooth with the Heartfelt Die...
I covered white cardstock with Eclectic Elements Fabric using Ranger Multi Medium Matte...die cut small "Heartfelt" hearts and gave them a coat of Glossy Accents and added a Heart Charm and a twine bow.
 and finished off by applying Remnant Rubs and tying ribbons around the binding wire.
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 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...

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Thanks for stopping by...Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


26 comments:

  1. Oh wow Kath, this is a gorgeous vintage love creation. Beautiful textures and designs. Hope you are well otherwise.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Gorgeous album Kath, the whole design of this is absolutely stunning! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I really enjoyed reading how you made it too and have added some more supplies to my wish list ;-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. How clever you are, Kath.
    It's turned out beautiful. I've got the mosaic kit on my wish list and can't wait for it to get to the top of the list so that I can play with it as it looks like so much fun...I'm thinking of getting some little boxes from Hobbycraft to decorate using the kit as I think they will make lovely little gift boxes :)
    Bejay x

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  4. This is amazing! I love it.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Gorgeous project, so full of interest and texture! Xx

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  6. Wow...this is beautiful. What a super album Kath.
    Toni xx

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  7. Beautiful album! I love this romantic and soft look. Great colors and all te details. Hugs, Marzena

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  8. Hi Kath and Buddy.Yaaaaay got our internet back,not had any for a week.LOVE your Beautiful Wedding Book,so pretty and imaginative.have a great week.Huggles and Cuddles for Buddy.xx

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  9. Oh wow Kath, what a stunning creation! I love that you used fabric for the mosaic technique, it looks amazing! Finally got my crayons (Customs - boo!) so will try out that resist technique now. A great post and a beautiful project! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Wow............a fabulous project Kath and great step by step.............love the fabric and then the hessian and card stock , with amazing details. Great layout and what a genius idea to use the fabric in your mosaic design :-).....genius!!!

    TFS and hugs
    Annie xx

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  11. Your so clever Kath this is stunning x

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  12. Wonderful Kath! Love the white Distress crayon resist and the mosaic hearts are wonderful on the fabric substrate, brilliant! Deb xo

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  13. What a pretty creation, Kath! I love the peachy undertones! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. Kath, this is wonderful! My eye is drawn to those lovely coral ribbons holding it together, I think because it is a lovely contrast to the hearts and subtle colors. It is so fun to try out new techniques, and yours turned out beautifully!

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  15. What a sweet piece! Love that mosaic heart!

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  16. Huge congrats on making the Simon Says Stamps Monday Team Kath! I love what you create and regularly pop over to see what you've creating with Tim's stuff especially. I am the quiet lurker up the back, lol, who also hates having photo's taken. Gorgeous card and I love getting too see them over at SSS Karen x

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  17. Another fabulous piece of Art. I love all the the texture and bits of detail. Just beautiful Kath. X

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  18. Love your beautiful creation, Kath. The layers of embellishments are fabulous! :)

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  19. I love the design of your book, Kath! I really need to take the leap and do some sewing on a project. I love it when I see it but I'm just not brave enough to give it a try. Cathie <3

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  20. Such a beautiful project Kath! Love the mosaic heart, textured background and all the wonderful details.

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  21. Beautiful project, Kath and I love the neutral background with that pop of peach...it looks so striking and is such a wonderful colour combination! xxx

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  22. Such a gorgeous project, Kath! Love the soft colors and the mosaic heart. Really romantic! Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Your works amaze me everytime! Always I find something new to see: a lttle perfect detail, an addition of texture, one way to use color.... You're fantastic, so inspirational for me! Barbara

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  24. Oh Kath, your gracious heart shines through your creations! <3 I love everything about this project, Love all the details and all the textures.
    Hugs, Zoey

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  25. This is quite remarkable! I love that you embraced not one, but TWO new techniques! And you nailed them! I really like how you've got the heart-shapes featured in so many clever ways. Well done!

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx