Monday, February 27, 2017

Based On A Book...

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

and the theme for this week is...
I chose "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr Seuss 

I started off by smooshing Distress Oxide Inks (Broken China, Fired Brick and Faded Jeans) on to my craft mat, misted with water and laid down a piece of Ranger Media Heavystock...
misted with water and dried and then repeated several times until I was happy with the coverage. I then applied Faded Jeans Distress Oxide through the Stars Layering Stencil and stamped the bowler hat from Stampers Anonymous Dapper inked with Black Archival randomly over the background.
and added interest with the ledger image from On The Farm inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger White Superfine Embossing Powder.
and added the numbers image from Dapper inked with Fired Brick Distress Oxide...I love love love the opacity you get with the Oxide inks...the ability to layer colour over colour is a real game changer...
I stamped the Crazy Cat...bow tie and hat from Crazy Things on to Ranger Watercolor Card with Black Archival, coloured with Hickory Smoke and Candied Apple Distress Markers and die cut using Sizzix Crazy Cats Framelits.
I added strips of book paper and Design Tape and used Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps to create the wording...stamped on to Tissue Wrap using Black Archival and Versamark heated embossed with Ranger SuperfineWhite Embossing Powder. I cut around the letters and fixed the cat and letters down with Collage Medium Matte.
doodled around the letters with the Ranger Black Fude Pen and added Stars coloured with Candied Apple Distress Paint...finishing off with some Picket Fence Paint splattering

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 this month's Guest Designer Nicola. 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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please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Your project was great. I love how the Oxide inks look. What a great idea to use the cat in the hat theme. Beautiful work.

  2. Oh my goodness, I have been admiring this for a few days! I love the Dr Seuss books and this Cat In the Hat is just brilliant!! the background is awesome, can't wait to receive my inks!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. What can I say, Kath, this is pure genius! I love every bit of it and I loved those books when I was a kid too. You're so clever!!
    Cathie ♥

  4. Oh my word how fabulous! I just adore this it is brilliant and loving your Dr Seuss too.
    Linda xxx

  5. Ha ha ha! Only you could have seen those crazy cats this way, Kath! Fantastic interpretation of the Cat in the Hat! Love it!! hugs, Maura

  6. This is a truly awesome Cat in the Hat piece - so clever! Fabulous background - love the stamp layering with the Oxide inks - so cool! xxx

  7. Great and fantastic! What a stunning effect of the Oxides! Lovely patterns on it as well. The cat is fabulous with this red vibrant details. Hugs, Marzena

  8. Brilliant take on the challenge Kath!! Absolutely fabulous make - who knew those crazy cats would be so versatile!! Super background too - the oxides look fantastic. Nicola x

  9. so cute Kath! I sure love that hat!! What a great background too!

  10. Love the background you created, it looks amazing. The cat in the hat is superb, love the stripes. A great take on the challenge theme Kath, and a great tutorial too! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. What a fun project Kath. I love all the layering and texture you have created.
    Toni xx

  12. Your project made me smile, Kath! It totally takes me back to childhood! That was quite clever to turn the witch hat into a 'cat in the hat" hat! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. This is so cool, Kath! Love it! I had that book too when I was little! Love the hat, it's so clever. The background is stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  14. Fabulous make Kath x love the background x still getting to grips with the oxides here at home. The cat looks amazing in his Dr Seuss hat

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  15. What an absolutely genius take on the challenge! I love Dr. Seuss and the iconic Cat in the Hat. But wow! You've really given the cat in the hat a fresh new vibe and I think this is one of the best combinations of sophisticated grunge and cartoon whimsy that I've ever seen! Huge kudos to this gem of a piece!

  16. Brilliant Kath! love your way to interpret our challenge! this project is fab, fantastic background and the cat.... I love him!Barbara

  17. What a fabulous project ~ I love Dr. Seuss and you've captured the Cat in the Hat perfectly...I love it Kath, it's just so cool! Hugs xx

  18. This is such a fun and fantastic creation, Kath. Love the fabulous background and the cute image. :)

  19. That is so clever Kath, what a perfect image for the Cat in the Hat! Love it and your background is wonderful too.

  20. Amazing creation and I loved that book too!

  21. I saw this card on Pinterest, and I've been searching for the original post for a few hours. I was delayed by stopping to pin a bunch of your cards. Finally, I just googled the card, and here I am. Good thing. I could spend all day looking at all your wonderful art. Thank you for sharing your work and all the details you include in your posts.