Monday, November 7, 2016

Shine Bright Like A Diamond...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too...
and the theme for this week is...
and as it's the first Monday of the month...the team are showcasing products designed by the super talented Tim Holtz...woohoo I'm excited. I'm sure you will all have some of  Tim's fabulous products so it's time to get your Distress supplies out and get crafting.

I decided to decorate an Idea-ology Vignette Box to create a snowy winter wonderland scene...
I coated the box with White Gesso and then applied Tumbled Glass Distress Paint...while that was drying I cut strips of the music paper to fit the inner sides and back from the Tidings Stash Pad...spritzed with Tumbled Glass Spray Stain and created splatters with White Gesso.
I stamped the log cabin (and if you follow my will know that I've fallen in love with this image) with Potting Soil Archival Ink on to the background and again on to white cardstock...die cut with Tim's Stitched Ovals Thinlits and coloured the edge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I stamped the small snowflake from the same set with Ranger Embossing Ink...applied Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder...heat set and rubbed over with the Ranger Vintage Foil Sheets. And then stamped the snowflake again with Potting Soil Archival. I created a snowbank from white cardstock...layered up on 3D foam tape and applied Grit Paste with an old brush.
I spritzed the Tree with Tumbled Glass Spray Stain...coloured the Idea-ology Icicles and Letterpress Numbers with Brushed Pewter and Tumbled Glass Distress Paint and while they were still wet sprinkled with glitter...
I used Tim's Magic Alcohol Ink trick to colour the Dancing Deer with Silver Mixative and used an old brush to create splatters on the snowflakes.
I applied Grit Paste around the edges and bottom portion of the Vignette Box...sprinkled with glitter...cut the sentiment from one of the papers in the Tidings Stash Pad...added a Tiding Token coloured with Silver Mixative...
added pearls to the tree and a number brad coloured with Silver Mixative.
I die cut Birch Trees from white cardstock...coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and darkened the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Marker...
and fixed to the sides of the box with Distress Collage Medium...
created splatters with Walnut Stain Distress Ink...applied Grit Paste for a snowy look and sprinkled with glitter.

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 Design Team mates and our fabulous Guest Designer for November...the lovely and talented Anita Houston. 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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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx 


  1. Gosh Kath this is stunning these dies are gorgeous l'm liking all of the textures used and the distressed look as always your so adventurous and creative in all that you do ..........totally stunning xx

  2. This is stunning, Kath! I love the scene you created and all the beautiful detail withing the box. So pretty!

    Cathie ♥

  3. this is just beautiful. I love it x

  4. WOW Kath this is stunning!
    Linda xxx

  5. Gorgeous! Love the colors you used and the layers and textures.

  6. Wow Kath, what a fabulous piece. I love the depth and all the wonderful texture.
    Toni xx

  7. This such a beautiful scene you have created! The little log cabin tucked away in the woods is fabulous! Off now to see where else the log cabin appears! Chrisx

  8. OH WOW!! I love this Kath! the whole scene you created is absolutely stunning and I love the little deer, so cute :-)

    Lols x x x

  9. Just had a scroll back through your blog and realise that I need to have you in my side bar if you don't mind! I love how you have used this little log cabin! Chrisx

  10. Gorgeous box Kath! Love the blues and browns and all the little touches like the number and snowflakes in that beautiful scene! Maura xx

  11. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! I do love it when you use the cabin and this has to be my favourite of your projects ever (to date!). Amazing details, love this so much!! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. This is LOVELY! I adore the background hidden inside with the music notes and this sweet landscape. The soft turquoise everywhere mixed with white is just fabulous! I love all the small details you incorparated here. Whata a fantastic project, Kath! Hugs, Marzena

  13. This is absolutely stunning, Kath! The aqua blue color is one of my favorite colors! Love the silver deer! The snowflakes are so pretty too! Hugs, Sandra

  14. Well... I'm speechless... sooo beautiful!! You've made me realize that I DO need all of these things I decided I didn't need... so so awesome! You ladies have really inspired me...

  15. PINNED Kath! LOVE the soft the whole piece! WOW!

  16. Thanks for the Christmas inspiration today Kath - I love your winter scene...and those silver deer!!

  17. Loving the colors and dimension, Kath! Just beautiful :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  18. What a beautiful vignette Kath, a real winter wonderland, adore the cabin and fabulous silvered deer and the Tumbled Glass was the perfect colour choice. Thanks so much for sharing it, I adore it! Deb xo

  19. I can only say that I love everything about this project! It's AMAZING! Love the sparkle, the mini deer is spectacular, the whole design incredible! Fantastic work , one of my faves of yours! Barbara

  20. A really beautiful project, Kath and I love the colours you've chosen to use ~ it's so pretty and that silver deer is fabulous! Hugs and enjoy the rest of your weekend... xx

  21. This is so beautiful Kath! I love the colours, all the sparkle, the oval highlight for the cabin (I too love that stamp). How fun that we used that same stamp to make shadow boxes.

  22. This is just beautiful - at each stage of its making ... Thanks for sharing!

  23. Love your gorgeous creation, Kath. The Christmas color scheme and all the details are fantastic. :)


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hugs Kath xxx