Monday, March 14, 2016

Lucky Lucky Lucky Me...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Make Your Own Background" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
USE SOME LUCKY STARS
and I certainly was thanking my lucky stars and dancing a merry jig when I got a place at the Tim Holtz Workshop at Stitches the UK Trade Show in February and couldn't resist making a "Lucky Lucky Lucky Me" Keepsake Momento for my craft room using Tim's Idea-ology Display Hanger...
I started off with a sheet of self-adhesive Cork from Idea-ology Textured Surfaces...sponged on White Gesso with Cut 'n-Dry to soften the colour and fixed to a piece of chipboard. Then I trimmed a piece of self adhesive Linen from Idea-Ology Textile Surfaces and also fixed it to chipboard. I die cut the flourish from Mixed Media 2 Thinlits using paper from the Dapper Paper Stash and fixed it down using Distress Collage Medium. I then applied the medium over the top of the die cut and the linen panel using the Distress Collage Brush. I applied the Chipped Sapphire Distress Crayon randomly and smudged with my finger to soften the colour and blend.
I watered down White Gesso slightly and created splatters all over with the Splatter Brush. I printed my photo on to Sticky Back Canvas...fixed to chipboard and applied the Vintage Photo Distress Crayon around the edges and smudged with my finger to blend...
I die cut Simon Says Stamp Stars Parade using paper from the Dapper Paper Stash...fixed down with Collage Medium and popped some of the inner stars on to 3D foam to create dimension...
I coloured the Letterpress alphabets with Stormy Sky Distress Paint...sanded them back slightly once the paint was dry and then splattered with White Gesso before fixing the letters on a strip of the ruler paper from the Dapper Stash Pad at the bottom of the panel. I added Label Letters to a scrap of paper and fixed an Idea-ology Fragment on top using Glossy Accents. Once dry I trimmed around the edge and fixed next to the Letterpress "LUCKY"
Then I dabbed the Collage Glue Stick randomly around the hanger and used Ranger Vintage Foil Gold sheets to highlight and add a bit of sparkle...
To finish off I added Label Letters to the photo panel and the label provided with the Display Hanger...
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...
I'm looking forward to seeing what you all create for this week's challenge...

so 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 this month's guest designer Amber 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...

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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Kath, I love the soft co,our palette and the photo is such a fabulous reminder of your wonderful day. Love the metallic touches from the foil. Tracy x

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  2. Ha, for someone who claims she hates having her picture taken, this particular photograph seems to pop up a lot on your blog lately. And who can blame you...
    Love how you used it here to create a memento of your crafty time with Tim. Also love the soft colours.

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  3. Wow, fabulous keepsake.
    The colours are super and I love all the embellies.
    Toni xx

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  4. Wonderful....i love this you kucky lucky lady xx

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  5. Wonderful project, great textures. Hope Buddy is doing well. Hugs Anesha

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  6. Fabulous project Kath, the photo is awesome and all of the details are gorgeous, I am sure this looks great in your cubby hole :-) LOVE it ,,, Lucky Lucky YOU ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Fab pic of you and Tim! Love this project!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Fabulous, what a great way to remember a magical day x

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  9. Fabulous, what a great way to remember a magical day x

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  10. I love this Kath, great photograph of you and Tim.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. what a cute, cute piece Kath! The background is wonderful and I love that you used the Display Hanger!

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  12. What a fab reminder of a special day. You are so talented.
    Regards

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  13. What a beautiful hanging Kath, I love the stars, your photo looks fantastic and I just love all the splatters. This will look fabulous in your craft room! Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. WOW,you are soooo clever,love your creation with you and Tim.A really special reminder of your great time meeting him again and creating together.Do hope Buddy is doing well.Big Huggles/Cuddles for Buddy.xxx

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  15. Kath, this project is AMAZING!!! Love the photo of you and Tim , you can clearly feel your sweet soul from this project!
    I love the fact that everything you create shows how sweet and tender you are (and also very talented!) HUGS XXX Zoey

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  16. A fabulous hanging Karh x wonderful background details and a great photograph. A stunning keepsake

    Tfs and hugs
    Annie x

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  17. Big smiles. What better way to celebrate this pic than to craft the hell out of it??? Perfect. All the layers rock, and I especially like the way you treated the letterpress blocks.

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  18. How cool that you got to take that class. And this piece of art is just amazing!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous Kath! Love every single inch of it! Such a great reminder of such a great day. :)

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  20. What a stunning piece, Kath! Love the image transfer, the picture is so sweet! Every details is gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

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  21. I just bet you were dancing a jig, Kath! It is so much fun to take classes with Tim, and that surely shines through here in your beautiful project!

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  22. Lucky lady! To meet Tim is one of my dreams!Absolutely gorgeous pic, fantastic project! I love every detail and colors are perfect, soft, wonderful!Barbara

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  23. This projects is amazing and has stolen my heart! It's so soft and calm. Love all the colors which matches perfctly, the cork is just coolest thing ever! LOVE IT! You're so talented and have a greeat taste of art. Hugs, Marzena

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  24. Gosh, Kath, this is such a treasure! The design is absolutely perfect and I love it! Cathie <3

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  25. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. I love all the beautiful details and the great photo on this piece. :)

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  26. Wonderful photo of you and Tim and you've created such a fabulous piece of artwork that you will be able to treasure forever as a memory of that special day! xx

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  27. What an awesome tribute to TWO crafty geniuses! It was so fun to hear your Tim tale and to see the beautiful tribute you made. I really like how you kept all the colors toned done, yet it still is such a stunner! Excellent work, as always!

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