Monday, July 4, 2016

Red White and Blue...

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

Happy 4th of July to all our American friends 
and no surprise then that the theme for this week is...

you can use one...two or all three colours
this week we are showcasing can find all their products HERE
I decided to decorate a chipboard tile using the butterflies and sentiment from the Floral Fantasy stamps...
I covered the tile with a thick layer of gesso applied with a palette knife and while it was still wet I fixed the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mixed Media die cuts in place.
Once the first coat had dried I pounced on more gesso with a scrunched up paper towel to create a rough whitewashed stone garden wall effect and then applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte all over.
I scribbled over the die cut areas with a Chipped Sapphire Distress Crayon and spread it around with a damp finger to lighten and to remove some of the colour from the recessed areas.
I used the Walnut Brown Faber Castell Big Brush Pen to create shadows in the recessed areas and around the edges of the tile...smudging it with a cotton bud to soften the colour and help it to blend.
I then used the Picket Fence Distress Crayon to lighten these areas...
I stamped the butterflies from the Floral Fantasy Stamp Set on to Ranger Watercolor Paper using Black Archival...coloured with the Candied Apple and Chipped Sapphire Distress Markers using the Ranger Detailer Water Brush...added some accents with the Signo Uniball White Pen and fussy cut with my trusty Fiskars Scissors.
I die cut the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Wildflowers from Ranger Watercolor Paper and fixed to the tile along with one layer of the butterflies using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I stamped the sentiment on to black card using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and cut out to create individual word tiles. I then used the Walnut Brown Faber Castell Brush Pen to create shadows around the Wildflowers...Butterflies and sentiment.
I added the second layer of butterflies with just a dot of Glossy Accents on the body only to create dimension...created splatters with Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain and finished off with a double bow created from Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon coloured with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain and a double twine bow.
I used the Black Soot Paint Dabber to colour the edges of the tile.

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 Guest Designer for July...the lovely and amazingly talented Aida. As always you all 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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I'm looking forward to seeing what you all create this week
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx