Monday, March 13, 2017

Simon Says...Handmade Flowers...

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

and the theme for this week is...

I started off by applying Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Matte through the Roses Layering Stencil...I used Transparent instead of the Opague White because the texture was going to be coloured anyway...
I then applied a wash of Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to the canvas using a baby wipe, coloured the textured areas with Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides using a blending tool and then went over with more colour using the Fine Detailer Waterbrush.  Once the backgound was dry I applied Walnut Stain Distress Oxide with a blending tool going over the textured area which muted the colours slightly and spritzed with water to create that beautiful oxidised water droplet look...
I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Slate and Stone inked with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to create some interest on the background...
and added Cheesecloth and Design Tape from the Butterfly set...
I die cut the Frameworks Trellis from Sizzix Mat board and overstamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Birch and Pine inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide...

I coloured a piece of white card with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide using the direct to paper technique...spritzed with water...overstamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Plaid and Nordic using the same ink to create a tone on tone effect and die cut using Garden Greens...
I then coloured a strip of Idea-ology Plain Tissue Wrap in the same way using Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides and die cut 4 layers of the largest daisy using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals and cut the two smaller sizes of daisy from black and white card...
and fixed everything in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte...
I added Paper Dolls coloured with Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides and Quote Chips...
a butterfly from Botanical Layers...
and Typography letters coloured with Black Soot Distress Paint...

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 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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and if you use Instagram...
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. gorgeous vintage card! Love the soft colors of the pretty flowers.

  2. Love, Love, love everything about your pretty canvas Kath, it's just so full of depth & lots to see!! Did I say I love It?? Hugs Ann xxx

  3. Beautifully vintage, love the background and the flowers, sweet picture too...xx

  4. What a stunning canvas Kath. Such lovely vintage colours.
    I love all the texture.
    Toni xx

  5. Stunning canvas Kath! I love the layers and wonderful vintage feel to this canvas.
    Linda xxx

  6. This is so pretty and vintage looking.

  7. I love this canvas a lot! The colors, texture, stamping and flowers. What cought my eyes were the stenciled roses in the middle - what a great effect! Hugs, Marzena

  8. Absolutely fabulous Kagth x love the background and those stunning roses x superb layout using dies and dolls with gorgeous flowers

    Tfs Annie x

  9. Kath, your flowers are so pretty and the background amazing. Such a fun project, love it!

    Cathie ♥

  10. Absolutely stunning Kath, I really LOVE the stencilled roses, the beautiful background colour and those fabulous handmade flowers. And then those little people - they are just so adorable!! I got my paper dolls, didn't realise how many come in the pack - I'll be busy for years! Love your canvas today. Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Awesome canvas, Kath! Love how you created the background - there are so many different elements to find there. Your pink flowers are gorgeous too! hugs, Maura

  12. Gorgeous canvas. LOVE the embossed and paper flowers...beautiful!

  13. Amazing project! Your flowers are gorgeous~

  14. Gorgeous canvas Kath, the whole design of this is absolutely stunning! I love the vintage photos and stencilled rose background, so pretty :-)

    Lols x x x
    it was so fabulous to get together :-) thanks so much for a lovely day xxxx

  15. I LOVE this piece! It has so many wonderful details and I kept seeing more and more beautiful components everywhere I looked. There were so many parts to like, but one of my favorites was how you colored the paperdolls. Amazing and inspiring!

  16. A gorgeous canvas with so many details from the plaid dress on the paper doll to the gorgeous textured floral's beautiful Kath! Hugs xxx

  17. Another masterpiece Kath! I adore the soft colors you used and paper dolls are fabulous! Great design too! barbara

  18. Fantastic canvas Kath!! I love the soft colours and gorgeous background with the roses. Your flowers are lovely.

  19. Love your gorgeous creation, Kath. The colors and the texture on the background you made are awesome. Love the beautiful flowers, too. :)

  20. Amazing canvas, Kath! Love the gorgeous vintage colors. The paper dolls look stunning and so do the flowers! Hugs, Sandra


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