Monday, November 21, 2016


Hi's Monday...a cold and frosty start to the week with temperatures of minus 6...Jack Frost was definitely nipping at my nose on my morning doggy stroll...winter is on it's way and I suspect it won't be too long before we have snow and it just so happens that is the theme of today's post.
Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Thanks/Thanksgiving" Challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
(Use Three Of Something)
I very rarely make a Christmas project that doesn't feature a snowflake or two so I decided to indulge my passion for Mother Nature's amazing ornaments by decorating a canvas with three Snowflake products from Tim Holtz...Sizzix Stacked Snowflakes BigZ Die...Snowflake Layering Stencil and one of my favourite snowflake stamp sets...Mini Weathered Winter.
I started off by applying Gesso to the canvas and once dry, fixed the Stacked Snowflake die cuts in place with Distress Collage Medium...
 I then applied Texture Paste through the Idea-ology Snowflake Stencil and left it to dry before applying a coat of Distress Collage Medium Crazing over the whole canvas. The crazing effect doesn't show up in the main photo but you will see it in some of the close up shots...
Time to look out the Distress Crayons and have some fun and I couldn't resist trying out the Stormy Sky Crayon from the brand new Set 7...
I used Stormy Sky on the Texture Paste Snowflakes and Stormy Sky and Hickory Smoke for the background...blending them together with my fingers and used a moist baby wipe to remove some colour from the Die Cut Snowflakes. I then created shadows around the Die Cut Snowflakes with Walnut Stain fading it out with the help of my Detailer Water Brush...
I stamped the snowflakes from Mini Weathered Winter with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder...
 and used the Stripes and Holiday Type stamp set inked with Black Archival to add some text...
created splatters with Picket Fence Distress Paint and Distress Mica Spray (you can see the crazing in these shots)
I stamped the log cabin image from Holiday Drawings with Potted Soil Archival Ink on to white card and placed behind an Idea-ology Frames and Trims Industrious Sticker...highlighted the detail with the Picket Fence Distress Crayon and added some Remnant Rub Snowflakes and Holiday Talk stickers...
 finishing off with Crinkle Ribbon and Twine bows and a Tiding Token...
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 fabulous November Guest Designer 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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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. stunning creation
    Winter is certainly on the way.
    Very wet and dark here today :-(

  2. Gorgeous! Love the color and the overall design.

  3. Stunning, Kath! I really want to try mixed medium but have no idea where to start so I have to look at your wonderful creations instead. I did go as far as to buy some artist canvas from Poundland this morning, I think they're 8x10, so maybe that's the first step to actually giving it a try
    Thankfully I'm down in Cornwall, so no frost in my neck of the woods yet and I don't think it's been below zero but boy, has it been raining the last few days lol.
    Bejay xx

  4. This is tremendous kath! I just love your trio of snowflake products and the gorgeous result of the Distress crayons. All in all, this is a wonderfully detailed project and a great gift. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Oh, Kath, your background is fabulous. I love the colors you used and the entire design is gorgeous.

    Cathie ♥

  6. Fabulous background and loving the colours and wonderful snowflakes.
    Linda xxx

  7. PINNED! The way your colored in the background with the Crayons is perfection! LOVE every bit! Oh the color is yum!!!

  8. Great design Kath. There was definitely. A nip in the air here this morning. Nothing like you have though. Xxx

  9. Beautiful project Kath! Great idea to use three different types of snowflakes and the background turned out amazing. Love how you framed the house with the Industrious sticker.

  10. Oh my! This is so beautiful! You absolutely spread your snowflakes wings here. The canvas is a truly piece of art! The mother narture wouldn't make that better! I love the blended colors and all the texture made by different types of snowlakes. So many fantastic details in here! Hugs, Marzena

  11. Gorgeous, it all looks perfectly frosty and snowy....great work as always Kath...xx

  12. Gorgeous colours, wonderful design and an absolutely stunning result Kath, love this! Thanks again for the weekend, can't believe it all went so fast - here's to the next one! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. O my, I LOVE snowflakes and your use of dies, stencil and stamps is so adorable! Love the colors, love the frame around the tiny winter scene - it's just wonderful ...
    Tamara /

  14. What a stunning piece Kath - it is fabulous.
    Toni xx

  15. Fantastic! Love the blues and browns you are working with, they look awesome together, Kath! Gorgeous panel with all of the textured snowflakes, and the little snug cabin in the midst of the storm. Happy Thanksgiving! Maura

  16. Brilliant work, Kath! Love the stenciling :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  17. I love how your card turned out and absolutely love the snowflakes. I think I need that die set too :-)

  18. This is such a gorgeous creation, Kath. The colors and texture on the background are awesome! :)

  19. Stunning, stunning , stunning! I'm in awe! Love your canvas it's fabulous, colors are my favourites and I adore Tim's snowflakes! your use of them is fantastic! barbara

  20. A wonderful interpretation of the theme and I adore the beautiful colour palette, the textured background and the use of the snowflakes...this is just stunning, Kath ~ I love it! Hugs xxx

  21. Can I please have your gorgeous snow instead of the muddy crusty half-hearted snow that is currently surrounding my flowerbeds?? I love the lightness and festive feel you created and how this brought to mind happy snow thoughts! We get A LOT of snow here in my neck of the woods, but I wouldn't mind if it looked like your card!

  22. This is so pretty, Kath! Love all the gorgeous snowflakes, and the color is amazing! Hugs, Sandra