Monday, April 4, 2016

Try To Resist...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's We Can See Clearly Challenge...we hope you can join us this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
there are so many different products that can be used to create a resist and this week we are showcasing RANGER PRODUCTS don't have to use them to join in but we would love to see them used if you have them.
I'm an avid collector of Tim Holtz Layering Stencils and store them in Tag type books held together with a book makes it so easy to flip the top and find the stencil you want. I was over the moon when Tim very kindly gave me the 12 sets (woohoo) of his Mini Stencils to play with and how could I resist making them a nice new stencil storage home.
I started off cutting tag shape covers from chipboard...gave them a coat of white gesso and for the first resist technique I applied Idea-ology Remnant Rubs-Numbers which resist any colouring medium applied over them.
For the second resist technique I used the Flourish Mini stencil from Set 10 with the Mini Black Soot Ink Pad and a blending tool to decorate the top and bottom corners...sprinkled the wet ink with Ranger Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
and for the third resist technique...I applied Ranger Transparent Matte Texture Paste through the large dots stencil from Set 10 and left to dry.
Then it was time to have some fun colouring the cover with Distress Crayons Set 1 Brights. I scribbled the colours on to the cover and blended with my finger...then gently rubbed the crayon back from the resist areas with slightly damp kitchen towel.

I added black and white die cut flowers from the Wildflowers Thinlits set and Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers
 and a Idea-ology Philoshophy Tag...the wording was coloured with the Antique Linen Distress Crayon
there are 3 mini layering stencils in each set so I left them in the original packaging and stapled the edges to create pockets...

and the minis are now happily snuggled up with their larger brothers...

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

Thanks for popping by and I look forward to seeing what you all create...happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: oops forgot to mention that all my Stencil Storage Tag Books have an acetate cover to protect them from those Distress messy fingers


  1. O wow Kath what an awesome resist project...I love it. Thanks for sharing x

  2. Beautiful, love all the techniques you've used x

  3. I have never seen a more fabulous storage solution than this! It makes me want to go and buy all of the stencils just so I can make a folder for them! all 3 of them are totally AWESOME!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Three wonderful resist techniques and what a gorgeous result your holder is! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. What a stunning idea of stencils storage! I absolutely love that. You're super talented and creative. Thank you for this idea. Hugs, Marzena

  6. Love the resist on this cover...distress crayon colors are wonderful! Now I'm thinking I need a cover for my stencils!

  7. Stunning.
    Super storage and so pretty.
    Toni xx

  8. Gorgeous resist Kath, love the colours and imagery and stencilling. Tracy x

  9. Love these Kath, you make it all sound so easy, gorgeous work...xx

  10. Stunning tags, thanks for sharing the techniques. I must persevere with my distress crayons, I've had them several weeks now but not really done anything with them.

  11. Oh your tags are gorgeous!!!

  12. WOW, amazing storage solution for your stencils, Kath! Stylish AND organized, bravo!! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Wowzwers - brilliant solution! I love how you divided them up, that would make it easier to find the one you want. And now you have such lovely storage for them.

  14. This amazing, Kath! love you're stunning storage solution! And wow what a gorgeous tag! It's so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  15. Wow... all these tags are amazing, Kath. Love the great colors and details you created! :)

  16. What a great idea for storing mini stencils, Kath! I love the colors and seeing how you created your gorgeous background. Beautiful! Cathie <3

  17. An irresistible project, a fabulous idea to organize the stencils! I think I'll use it too! Colors and design are perfect! Thanks for the inspiration! Barbara

  18. What a fabulous project and such a cool idea ~ I think I need to make one of these, it's just so clever and I adore it, Kath! Hugs... xx

  19. I love this Kath and what a great way to store your stencils. Super clever to make the packaging into a pocket. Beautiful resist cover.

  20. I am DYING over this project! It's such a clever idea from the get-go and it's gorgeous to boot! I love how you blended all of those yummy Gelato-like shades in the background. You always have such fresh and fabulous projects. They are constantly unique, yet your lovely aesthetic always shines through! This is one of my favorites.