Monday, April 3, 2017

Simon Says...Make A Rainbow

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...
it's the first challenge of a new month and as always the Design Team are showcasing one particular designer and woohoo I'm super duper excited that we are featuring Tim Holtz products and also welcoming the fabulously talented Amy Bethke as our Guest Designer for April.
I made a card featuring a rainbow background created with the brand new Distress Oxide inks and the sentiment says it all. Tim is my inspiration and has certainly coloured my world with all the fabulous innovative products he has brought to market over the years...
I remember the colours of the rainbow with the rhyme...
Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain
Red,Orange,Yellow,Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet so I used...
Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint,
Faded Jeans, a mix of Broken China and Wilted Violet for the Indigo and Wilted Violet

Starting at the top of a piece of Ranger Watercolor Card...I masked off each section with paper, applied the colour with a blending tool, spritzed with water while the paper was still in place because I didn't want the colours merging together and dried each section before moving on to the next.
But it was looking a little bright and vibrant for the Tim Holtz look so I used the stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Birch and Pine inked with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to create a little bit of grungy background interest...
and then applied Black Soot Distress ink through the Splatters Layering Stencil with a blending tool...
I used Sizzix Thinlits Scribbles and Splat to die cut splats from white cardstock...
and Sizzix Thinlits Wildflowers 2 cut from black cardstock...
fixed them in place with Ranger Medium Matte and added 3D foam pads to the top layer of flowers to create dimension.  I also added the left over dots from the Splat die cuts held in place with a dot of Glossy Accents.
I added Idea-ology Design Tape Chatter and used Quotations Metallic/Label Letters and white alphabet stickers from my stash to create the sentiment...

and finished off with a strip of Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon coloured with Mustard Seed Reinker and added a double bow topped off with a twine bow.

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 Guest 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. LOVE this Kath! your rainbow of colours is awesome and I love the flowers and splatters, the whole design is fabulous! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Brilliant, not just the colours either, all of it, I do love those splat dies too,it's all good Kath...enjoy the rest of the day...xx

  3. WOW that background is stunning Kath, loving the splats and wonderful layout.
    Linda xxx

  4. this is a fun one Kath! Love the "explosion" of color! I have not used that splat die so this is fun to see how you used them! Great idea!

  5. What a fun background, Kath! I love how you used the oxides and splat die. So pretty!

    Cathie ♥

  6. Oh how I love your use of Oxides and turning this backround into a rainbow. Love the white splashes which are such a great contrast. Hugs, Marzena

  7. Oh I am loving that Oxide rainbow Kath, it is so beautiful and I love that it is on an angle to add even more interest! The splats add some wonderful contrast too! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. So cool! Love the fabulous colours and design and I really adore those awesome splats! xxx

  9. Hi Kath,
    Great colours and like the other ladies, love the splats. Yet another set to add to my list.
    Chris xx

  10. Such a stunning card, Kath! Love the Oxide rainbow. The splatters are such a great contrast. Love it. Hugs, Sandra

  11. Brilliant card, Kath, wonderful design. xx

  12. Super card Kath.
    I also learnt the rhyme about rainbow colours - it makes it so easy to remember.
    Toni xx

  13. What a wonderfully fresh card! I love how you made the background full of color and made the splatters white. It was also a treat to see you use the Distress Oxide. You always highlight Tim's products so beautifully!

  14. this is awesome Kath!!! LOVE your background. Tim would be so proud of you!!

  15. What a fun card, Kath! Love the diagonals of color and how you pulled it all together. The white splats are the perfect contrast to all the color. You really know how to take Tim's products and work the magic! hugs, maura

  16. Luv! The bright background with the black and white splatters make such a great graphic look to this card.

  17. Thanks for the great tutorial. As part of the #100daysofart I am making a card or tag. I made your card today. Just loving the oxides. thanks as always for sharing.

  18. I love how you created that rainbow background full of Oxide gorgeousness and the die cut splatters are just the perfect finishing touch on this fabulous card! Hugs xxx

  19. The background colors and the texture on this piece are gorgeous! Kath. Love your beautiful creation! :)

  20. That background is so cool Kath! Love the splatters and fun look of this card too.

  21. So brilliant! love Oxides rainbow, it's fabulous!!!! And love the black and white splatters! FAb work as always Kath! BArbara