Monday, August 8, 2016

Try To Contain Yourself...

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

and the theme for this week is...
I created an indoor garden using the largest of the set of 4 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vignette boxes 

I started off by applying Distress Collage Medium Matte to the Vignette Box and a panel of white card cut to fit the back of the box...covered them with crinkled Postale Tissue Wrap with a repeat coat of Collage Medium on top. I coloured the panels with Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayons rubbing them in with my fingers to blend and covered the front edges of the box with Dapper Design Tape.
I decorated the back panel before fitting it into the box and started off by die-cutting the Sizzix Tim Holtz Birch Tree Thinlits from white card...coloured with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Crayons and fixed to the panel with 3D foam pads.
I then die cut Wildflowers from white card and card coloured with Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayons and fixed in place with 3D foam pads to build up dimension...
I die-cut the fence using the Sizzix/Tim Holtz On The Edge "On The Fence" die 

I added an Idea-ology Pocket Watch Cameo...die cut butterflies coloured with Distress Crayons and stamped with Stampers Anonymous Papillon and added an Idea-ology Memo Pin and Crinkle Ribbon coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Spray Stain. I created a small panel from Textured Surfaces Burlap and a piece of card coloured with Peacock Feathers Distress Crayons...added a Typed Token...twine and a Tiny Tattered Florals rose.
I used Letterpress coloured with Picket Fence Distress Paint and Alpha Dice to create the word "Garden"...Tiny Tattered Floral die cuts coloured with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayon and added a spider charm from Idea-ology Halloween Adornments and some rolled up twine.
I fixed Tiny Tattered Floral die cuts to memo pins with Glossy Accents and pushed the pins into corks from Idea-ology Vials (hey don't they look like flower pots)...coated the Alpha Dice and bottom of the box with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Prima Art Basics Mini Art Stones.
and added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the butterfly...

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Don't forget we also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August...CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What a fabulous project. Love all the detail. xx

  2. WOW this is stunning Kath.
    Linda xxx

  3. Absolutely fabulous much detail and such a lovely project to make


  4. Gorgeous box Kath, all of the details are so pretty! the whole design if stunning!! Love the little cork plant pots :-D

    Lols x x x

  5. Hi Kath. Wow you must be chuffed with this!! Stunning.just love your colours. Big hug for Buddy and smiles for you. Hugs. Jan.x

  6. Perfect project! The coloring of Birch Tree is just amazing, what a pity they are so hidden! I loooooove it. Every detail of the garden is fabulous. I love the wooden blocks and those micro cork pots! What a great idea! Hugs, Marzena

  7. Oh this is stunning, Kath! I love the dimension and all the elements are so eye-catching together!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Layers and layers of gorgeousness, Kath! What a masterpiece!

  9. Kath, this is gorgeous! I love all the different elements and texture. The colors are fabulous and I love the little spider crawling down the side of the box. Beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

  10. Wow, this is amazing. I loved the peek you showed us but seeing the whole thing is super. What a fabulous creation Kath.
    Toni xx

  11. So creative Kath is your project gorgeous colours and emebellishments used too!

  12. Oh wow Kath, your indoor garden is adorable!! I love the little picket fence, the beautiful flowers and the treatment you gave to the box itself. Fabulous work! Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. I love the way you incorporated all those different dies into this gorgeous garden composition. Blessings!

  14. Kath, you really did a beautiful job with all of these inky layers. The project flows together perfectly and is beautifully designed. Hugs, Autumn

  15. This is so beautiful Kath! The colours are so beautiful and there are so many gorgeous details to take in(only thing is - my list of 'needs' has just grown little longer!!) Trying to catch up with everyone, having been away for a few days….again! Hugs, Chrisx

  16. Stunning! Love this Kath!! Those colors are so beautiful together, blues and rusts are becoming my faves! Love the beautiful details you've created in your gorgeous scene! hugs, maura

  17. Gorgeous garden Kath! love it! the way you used these dies is absolutely brilliant! love the color palette, one of my favourite! barbara

  18. Gorgeous project, Kath and I love the colours you've used and all the different layers which draw your eye into the project...beautiful work, as always! Hugs xx

  19. This is so full of yummy clever details! Your layers make this whole scene really come to life. It is way prettier than my actual garden...which is a little heavy on the weeds at the moment! I'd surely love to stroll through your scene instead! I especially loved the way you mixed the printer's block letter G with the letter cubes to form your sentiment. SO brilliant!

  20. All the details and embellishments you created are gorgeous, Kath. Love your stunning project! :)

  21. This garden is so pretty, Kath! Love all the lovely elements and the spider is so cute! Hugs, Sandra


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