Monday, April 24, 2017

Simon Says...We've Got Your Number

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

and the theme for this week is...
We've Got Your Number
I decorated an Idea-ology Flip Frame to make a Wildflower themed Desk Calendar. 
I painted the frame with a coat of White Gesso and then a coat of Iced Spruce Distress Paint. Once dry I applied Black Soot to the intricate detail sections and wiped it back with a soft slightly damp cloth, then drybrushed the entire frame with Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass and Picket Fence...
I cut 6 pieces of matboard to size... measured where the holes needed to be and punched using my Crop-a-Dile...
covered one side of each piece with papers from Tim Holtz Memoranda Stash Pad and repunched the holes before covering the other side. If you forget (take it from the voice of experience) you will be poking around trying to locate them...just saying...
I then used the Numbers Mini Layering Stencil from Set 7 with Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks and added strips of Rose Design Tape...
I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Numeric and Number Block stamps to stamp the numbers on to Memoranda papers using Walnut Stain and Broken China Distress Oxide inks...
cut them out leaving a small border around the edge and fixed in place with Ranger Collage Medium Matte. I then used Dylusions Creative Dyary stamps inked with Ranger Potting Soil Archival to stamp the months...
and Versamark and Black Archival for the small number panels...
I used Sizzix/Tim Holtz Wildflowers 2 Thinlits Die and Distress Core'dinations to create the flowers for each panel...
added Picket Fence Distress Paint splattering,...Numbers Remnant Rubs and highlights to the months and large numbers with the Signo Uniball White Pen...

I coloured Crinkle Ribbon with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Spray Stain and used it along with the plain white Crinkle Ribbon to create a double bow.
and decorated the frame with Ruler Adage ticket stamped with Odds and Ends...a Memo Pin and an Enamelled Tag decorated with Remnant Rubs...
a Word Stick and an Adornment Star coloured with Tumbled Glass 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...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
    Tickets for the awesome CREATE Event at Simon Says Stamp have sold out but If you're in Columbus, OH or plan on being in the area on April 28th & 29th, will be having a pop up store during the event. This store is open to the public so don't miss out! Check out all the details HERE
I look forward to seeing what you all create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. What a wonderful project it turned out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great idea Kath - love the spring color and all the numbers!

  3. This is a great idea for a calendar, Kath. I love the colors and design. Amazing!

    Cathie ♥

  4. WOW Kath this is amazing! I love the design and wonderful components you have used to create this fantastic calendar.
    Linda xxx

  5. Love it Kath, so arty and very 'you'....x

  6. Oh my! This calendar is AWESOME! Great idea! I love the colors you have chosen for those pages and the huge numbers! Hugs, Marzena.

  7. Oh Kath, this is SO, SO beautiful!! I love how the Iced Spruce looks on the frame and the calendar pages you created are fantastic - I just love those big numbers. Your renovated craft room is going to look amazing with this in it!! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Fabulous project, Kath, gorgeous design. xx

  9. Great idea! Clever and inspiring! Would like to have one in my craft room! :)

  10. What absolutely clever details you've included in this piece! You have incorporated numbers in such a wonderfully artistic way. I love the mix of yellows and blues and think this is both elegant and happy!

  11. What a fabulous make Kath. The colours are wonderful.
    Toni xx

  12. What a fab idea, love all the papers and techniques you have used, a really beautiful project,
    Sarita x

  13. Gorgeous project, Kath!! Love how you added a patina to the frame, and your calendar pages are awesome! I have to add those big number stamps to my wish list now! Stunning!! hugs, Maura

  14. Love this Kath, the whole design is absolutely gorgeous 😍❤️❤️

    Lols x x x

  15. What a great project and I love the patina on the frame itself, it looks amazing! Gorgeous work, as always Kath! Hugs and have a great BH weekend! xx

  16. What a great idea Kath and I love the color combination that you used. All those different types of numbers are stunning.

  17. This is such a beautiful creation, Kath. I love those fabulous number embellishments and the colors are awesome! :)

  18. Fantastic idea! love your calendar and love your interpretation of our challenge! As always a fabulous project! barbara


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