Monday, March 27, 2017

Simon Says...Things With Wings

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 because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decorated a canvas to celebrate the official arrival of Spring and for once the weather seems to be playing ball...after a beautiful sunshine weekend...I have my fingers crossed that the sun will decide to stay for a while.
I started off by creating the background with Distress Oxide inks...smooshed Cracked Pistachio on to my small non stick craft mat, spritzed with water, picked the mat up and pounced the ink on to my canvas....easier than picking the canvas up...don't you think.  I then repeated the process with Walnut Stain and continued layering, spritzing and drying until I was happy with the coverage...
I applied Ranger Crackle Texture Paste through the Ornate Layering Stencil and left it to dry...
replaced the stencil and applied more Crackle Texture coloured with the smallest drop of Fossilized Amber Distress Re-inker in small areas...
I fixed down torn strips of  Melange Tissue Wrap and Aristocrat Design Tape with Ranger Collage Medium Matte...

and added images from Idea-ology Botanical Layers...
and Thinlits Garden Greens cut from white and black cardstock

I coloured the Idea-ology Paper Dolls with Distress Markers...a coat of Collage Medium Matte before applying the colour will ensure it doesn't smear and rub off.
and die cut the Mini Detailed Butterflies from Distress Oxide backgrounds I had sitting on my workdesk from a previous playtime...
layered them up and added Glossy Accents to the body section. I added a Quote Chip...
and Alpha Transparent Tiles...I cut around the Ampersand Tile to make it less prominent and added Idea-ology Letterpress coloured with Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber Distress Paint sanded slightly to create a distress look.

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What a lovely make Kath.
    Toni xx

  2. Hi, Kath,
    This is stunning! I really MUST get some of the new oxide inks they make a spectacular background don't they and I love the way you got the ink onto the canvas😊.
    Bejay xx

  3. Gorgeous canvas Kath! the background is stunning! (can't wait for my inks pads to arrive) and the butterflies and textures are fabulous!! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. WOW this is fantastic Kath! Love the layers and wonderful textures. Great elements too.
    Linda xxx

  5. Kath, your oxide ink background with all the texture is so pretty. I love all the elements you put together for this project and I just love that dog!

    Cathie ♥

  6. Oooh I love the gorgeous background you created with the Oxides and I love the beautiful textured surface you created for the butterflies and the little girls with their dog look wonderful with the leafy background! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Fabulous canvas and great use of those delicious new Oxide inks! It's been such a great month creating with you and getting to know you:)

  8. That background is wonderful Kath - I have not tried Oxides on a canvas before so maybe I can give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration today!

  9. So beautiful and as always the background is stunning x

  10. Stunning canvas! I love your smooshing technique and I so want some Oxide inks! xxx

  11. Stunning canvas Kath love the beautiful design xxx

  12. I can see someone got addicted to Oxides :-) and it's not strange at all, they are amazing and the results you created are fantastic. I love both the background shades and the butterflies colors. What a soft and warm effects! Hugs, Marzena

  13. This is fantastic Kath!
    Good luck!

  14. This is a real favourite of your recent makes Kath x I love the background and way you have used the dies and ephemera"...totally stunning.....I love it Kath

    Tfs and hugs
    Annie x

  15. Gorgeous canvas, Kath! I love how you pieced this project together :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  16. Wonderful canvas, Kath! Such a delightful mix of color, words, little folk and butterflies!! hugs, Maura

  17. Yay for spring celebrations! And you've captured that beautiful botanical feeling perfectly in this canvas. You did an amazing job on the background with all of those patterns, which blend so elegantly!

  18. A really gorgeous background and I must try out Oxides on canvas, they look fantastic and I love how you've combined the die cuts with the paper dolls, everything works so well together! Hugs xx

  19. Your canvas is amazing, Kath. Love the beautiful background you created. The layered embellishments and the all the details are just fantastic! :)

  20. I adore every detail of this canvas! Crackle effect is fantastic and all the layers you created with leaves and flowers are amazing! Fab project! Barbara

  21. This canvas is so beautiful Kath! I love the look of the butterflies and the lovely background with the crackle effect here and there. Those leaves behind the paper dolls look wonderful too.


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hugs Kath xxx