Monday, June 20, 2016

Use Patterned Papers...

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

and the theme for this week is...


and hey we all have plenty of those but I decided to use my favourites at the moment from the Tim Holtz Dapper 12x12 Paper Stash to decorate a chipboard tile. You may be thinking that these papers have a masculine look about them but I hope I will persuade you otherwise with my floral themed tile...
After covering the tile with paper I created texture using the Flourish stencil from Mini Layering Stencils Set 10 and Wendy Vecchi's fabulous Crackled Texture Paste and once it was dry I inked around the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (not shown in photo)
I used Sizzix Tim Holtz Garden Greens and Tattered Poinsettia dies to cut the leaf stems and flowers from contrasting papers...I also cut the leaf stems from white cardstock to give them a little bit of body...
I crumpled up the flowers and inked around the edges of the flowers and leaf stems with Gathered Twigs...
added a double twine bow, a Dapper Design Fastener to hold the 3 flowers together and highlighted the leaf stems with a Signo Uniball White Pen. I added some Picket Fence and Gathered Twigs splatters using a fine paintbrush.
I stamped the tickets and sentiment from Tim Holtz Odds and Ends in Black Archival on to contrasting papers...cut them out...inked around the edges with Gathered Twigs and fixed in place with 3D foam pads.
I added a strip of paper and Dapper Design Tape...smudged Distress Collage Medium Matte around the edges with my finger and sprinkled with Prima Mini Art Stones...
and I hope you'll agree it doesn't look so masculine after all...

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 our wonderful Guest Designer Alison and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Oho time...1pm UK time and 2pm CET to join in.

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I look forward to seeing what you all make for this week's challenge
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Fabulous tile Kath, the paper is gorgeous ( I just ordered a pack) and the flowers and whole design is so pretty, LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. I love the papers and colour combination which is my favourite! It sure looks feminine. Love the design on this tile!
    Linda xxxx

  3. I love the Dapper paper stash and I think you have done it justice here Kath! Great background with the flourishes and beads...terrific piece!

  4. I love this tile, Kath!! The flower is so beautiful and I really love how you sprinkled the mini art stones around the edges! Beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

  5. Fabulous make Kath x first I have seen the dapper papers...must look out for them
    Love the stencil and poinsettia

    TFS ans best wishes
    Annie x

  6. AMAZING! So many details to love ... what a great project!

  7. Fabulous! Love those papers, haven't seen them before and I would never have thought of using the poinsettia die as a different flower, it looks amazing stamped on that paper

  8. Absolutely beautiful.
    I love the colours, patterns & texture. What a super make.
    Toni xx

  9. Kath, this is gorgeous! I love the tall vertical approach you took, and the mix of the stripes with your flourishes. The white lines and textures really make it for me! hugs, Maura

  10. This is a stunner! I think it's the perfect balance of masculine and just plain cool. I really liked how you incorporated the art stones for that amazing texture and leave it to you to successfully pull off flourishes AND stripes! This is really lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous Kath, you blew this theme out of the water xxx

  12. The flourishes look fabulous against the stripes, I love how you created the flower - this really is one beautiful tag Kath! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Gorgeous project, Kath! Love the dimension in this piece!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. Wowzer - love how all that texture brings the paper to life - the swirls and beads - and the flower is a stunner.
    Alison x

  15. Love beautiful patterned papers you used and the great texture you created on this piece, Kath. Such a fabulous project! :)

  16. Love this, Kath! I keep looking at the leaves and your detailed description, expecting to find that you coated them with Glossy Accents. But, no, the creative addition of the white line just gives the appearance of shine. Beautiful!

  17. Beautiful! And I absolutely got persuaded the masculine look of the paper collection. You rocked it and made it so soft and sweet. I love the floral textured details and the fabulous flowers of course! Hugs, Marzena

  18. Kath I'm in awe! your project is so beautiful and classy! I love flowers and leaves, they are wonderful! love the shades you used, the patterned papers is one of my favorite and the touch of stencil is perfect!! Barbara

  19. I love how we both chose to use the same beautiful papers but used them in such a completely different way and your project is just fabulous! The stencilling and the mini art stones really add texture and the flower is the perfect finishing touch... :) Hugs xx

  20. Wondeful project, Kath! Love the gorgeous papers, and that you've used it for all the die cutting elements too! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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hugs Kath xxx