Monday, July 17, 2017

Simon Says...Get In Shape...

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 decided to make a key holder and started off by applying some of the new Distress Oxide ink colours to a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock card...spritzed with water...dried and layered up the colours until I was happy with the result and then added Idea-ology Butterfly Design Tape.
I used Abandoned Coral and the Argyle Layering Stencil to create some more colour on the background and then applied Ranger Texture Opaque Crackle Texture Paste to the Design Tape areas...
and while I waited for the texture paste to dry and the magic crackle to appear...I die cut the smaller house from Sizzix Mat Board using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tiny Houses BigZ die...
I decorated the house with torn strips of Idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap...coloured with Abandoned Coral...Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and stamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Slate and Stone inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide. I created the door from a small piece of Mat Board and distressed the edges of the house with Frayed Burlap...
I added text to the panel using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Shabby French inked with Black Soot Distress Oxide and I love how crisply and cleanly the Distress Oxide inks stamp such a detailed image...
I then added some criss cross marks to mimic the Argyle stencil using Opaque Crackle Texture Paste and an off cut of matboard...
fixed the house to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and decorated the house and the panel with Idea-ology Number Remnant Rubs...
Idea-ology Alpha Parts sponged with Picket Fence Distress Paint...Adornment Keys...Typography Findings sponged with Abandoned Coral Distress Paint...
Idea-ology Big Chat Sticker and Hitch Fasteners to hold the keys...
I fixed the panel to a piece of heavyweight chipboard and applied Black Soot Distress Paint to the edges...finishing off with an Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon hanger and bow coloured with Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks.

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


  1. Oh this is really good, you are so talented.

  2. WOW this is amazing Kath! I love the background and the design!
    Linda xxx

  3. this is a fun projects Kath! I would have never thought to use Hitch Fasteners!!

  4. Wow, wow and wow again Kath, this is fantastic, not only is it beautiful but it is practical too!! Loving that Abandoned Coral Oxide, can't wait til mine arrives!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Oh WOW!!! This is fabulous Kath.
    Toni xx

  6. Kath, your backgrounds are always filled with such detail and this one is no exception. I love the colors you the dimensional house on the key ring holder is so clever. What an awesome home deco piece. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

  7. What an amazing effect with this 3D house! Great job with the background and the idea! Hugs, Macarena

  8. Oh wow!! I love this Kath! a fabulous key hanger!! I am going to have to make me one of these ;-) LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  9. Gorgeous key rack, Kath! I love the colors and texture :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. wow- gorgeous layers and colors, and a super project and display for keys!

  11. Your key holder is simply stunning Kath x Amazing background details and I love your tiny cute.

    SEnding hugs
    Annie x

  12. Kath, this is the coolest project! I just love the bobs you used as key holders. What a fabulous mixed media creation with so much to see and perfectly inspiring! Hugs, Autumn

  13. LOVE THIS!! oh, those greens are calling me, Kath! Awesome idea for a place to hang your keys - how could anyone ever lose them with this in the house!! Colors are gorgeous!! Wonderful design, this is a FAVE!! hugs, Maura

  14. already said...I love this piece so much...Stunning vibrant colours...A Beauty! Hugs xxx

  15. Love your gorgeous project, Kath. The colors and texture on the background you created are so beautiful! :)

  16. What a fabulous project ~ the colours are so vibrant and I love the whole concept of this, it's such a clever idea and hopefully, you'll never lose your keys ever again, lol! Hugs xx

  17. Love love love it Kath!!!! The green is wonderful!!!

  18. I think I could even copy the idea! It is beautiful and so useful! I love the way you used the little house! great work as always my friend!