Monday, April 17, 2017

Simon Says...Splash It On

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

and the theme for this week is...

I made a card with my most favourite of the Crazy makes me smile everytime I see his cute face and his doeful "it wasn't me...honestly" expression. And no surprise that I used Distress Oxide inks to create my "Splash It On" background on Ranger Distress Watercolor Card.
overstamping with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Birch And Pine inked with Faded Jeans to create a "rain coming down in stair rods" look...
added French Design Tape and big splashes of White Gesso...
and used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Type Lower and Purely Random (which I won as a prize for 12 Tags of 2012) stamp sets inked with Black Archival to create the sentiment...
I used Sizzix Small Tattered Florals to die cut the branch and leaves from Sizzix Distress Core'dinations...

I stamped the Crazy Bird on to Distress Watercolor Card and coloured with Distress Oxides...Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade and die cut using the matching Thinlits. I stamped the umbrella from this cute stamp set which came with a Simon Says Stamp Card Kit from way back when, coloured with Fossilized Amber and stencilled with Spiced Marmalade using a mini layering stencil from Set 21.

I added Bouquet Findings and coloured the centres with Distress of those fiddly "could have been a brain surgeon or I should have gone to Specsavers" tasks. I applied Grit Paste through the Splatters Mini Layering Stencil and I'm sharing a handy tip from the Professor himself if you want your Grit or Texture Paste to stay white. Smear on a little Distress Micro Glaze which comes in the Paper Mosaic Kit but you can purchase it separately, place a small amount on your finger and rub it gently into the texture of the paper, then buff with a soft cloth to remove any excess. It creates a seal and prevents the paste from absorbing any colour from the ink.

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


  1. Great card Kath can 't wait to try the new Oxide inks...


  2. This is fabulous Kath, love the oxide background. The design and crazy bird looks wonderful, love his umbrella.
    Linda xxx

  3. Fabulous project Kath and such a great take on the challenge. The bird with the umbrella is perfect together with that sentiment. I LOVE the way you used the wood stamp to create rain.

  4. What a fun card, Kath! Your background is amazing and I love those flowers.

    Cathie ♥

  5. Lovely card Kath, that's my favourite Crazy Bird,
    Chris xx

  6. This is fantastic!!! Love the little bird and the way you made your background!!!

  7. The scene you created is fantastic. I love the bird with umbrella being afraid of the rain. So cool. The Oxide background is absolutely amazing!!! Hugs, Marzena.

  8. This just made me smile so much! The background you created is fantastic and I just adore the bird with the umbrella - clever, funny and beautiful all at the same time! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Loooooove this thanks for the great tutorial!!!!!

  10. Wow--you are so creative! Genius way to make the downpour! Love everything about this fabulous creation, Kath!

  11. The birds are still my favorites. The cats and dogs are great too but the birds have first place in my heart. Great tip on using the glaze to stop color absorption on the grit paste (yes I actually do read your posts). thanks as always for sharing.

  12. what a saweeeet card Kath! Love that bird and such a great quote too. Your Oxide background is fab too! Thanks for the tip about the glaze too:)

  13. Such a happy make - lovely creation Kath.
    Toni xx

  14. What a great background! I do a lot of rain-image stamping (which is crazy, really, considering I live in drought-stricken California where we have no rain...), and I'd love to reproduce that background. Did you do it using the inks as paints?

  15. So cute, Kath! I love the little birdie with the umbrella and the sentiment is perfect! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  16. This really made me smile 😀 I love the little bird with his brolly so cute!!! 😍❤️

    Lols x x x

  17. Great card and super ".how to". Love your colours and yes, that bird. He's a favourite!

  18. Wow! Awesome distress oxide background!! Love it! and the bird with the umbrella just makes me smile. Wonderful card, Kath! hugs, Maura

  19. Lovely rain-spattered background, and your little bird is so cute. Love it!
    Alison x

  20. Such a fun card and I love the cute little birdie under his umbrella, he just makes me smile wide! Fabulous work, Kath... Hugs xxx

  21. This is such a fabulous and fun creation, Kath. I love the beautiful colors and textures. The bird image is super cute. :)

  22. Super fun card! Crazy birds are always fantastic! love the way you mix different materials! Amazing! barbara


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