Monday, July 24, 2017

Simon Says...You've Got The Edge

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 an 8"x8" Canvas Panel to create a nostalgic family scene. I started off by applying a generous coat of white gesso and then applied an uneven layer of Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle...the more paste you apply the bigger the crackles and vice versa...
Once it was dry I applied a thin wash of Antique Linen Distress Oxide...
then smooshed Frayed Burlap and Black Soot on to a non-stick craft mat, spritzed with water and pounced on to the panel...
I continued pouncing colour...drying and spritzing until I was happy with the result...
I randomly stamped Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ledger Script with Frayed Burlap and Halftone & Rings with Peacock Feathers...
To create a frame around the edge of the canvas I die cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Frameworks Trellis from Textured Surfaces Burlap and scraps of Memoranda Paper Stash...
fixed in place with Ranger Multi Matte Medium and 3D foam pads...
I added Idea-ology Snippets...Paper Dolls and muslin from my stash...
Idea-ology Life Quotes Remnant Rubs and Quote Chips...

I added a circle of Memoranda paper and a Snippet to an Idea-ology Watch Cameo Finding and sealed with Ranger Glossy Accents.

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. Well then...another stunning project Kath!!! Love it...hugs xxx

  2. Oooh, you had me at the gorgeous crackly background with the colours atop - the Peacock Feathers looks particularly gorgeous! The burlap was a lovely touch and the family just looks so perfect! Love this.... a lot! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. WOW that background looks awesome! Love the layers and wonderful textures.
    Linda xxx

  4. What a super make. It looks fabulous Kath.
    Toni xx

  5. Just super Kath! Thanks for the explanation of the background...that helped me see all the layers you used.

  6. Gorgeous canvas Kath, I love the background, the colors and textures are all absolutely fabulous!! LOVE IT 😍❤️

    Lols x x x

  7. I love your background, Kath! All that yummy texture is fabulous and I love the colors.

    Cathie ♥

  8. Fabulous creation, Kath. I love all the beautiful textures. xx

  9. So beautiful Kath love the colours and all that you used to create this xx

  10. Gorgeous detailing, Kath! The background is SUPER cool!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. This is great thanks for sharing xx jan

  12. Oh yeah! It's so warm and nostalgic! I love the soft colors on bakground and the texture given by gesso and crackles. The die cut from a burlap gives so much warmth. So Cool! Hugs, Marzena

  13. Gorgeous textures just love the way you built it all up to a stunning finish....x

  14. such yummy layers and textures! Just got the paper dolls and quote chips but haven't had a chance to make anything with them yet...

  15. Very cool with lots of lovely layers and textures, Kath! I want to reach out and touch it! Love how you created your paper doll family!! hugs, Maura

  16. Scrumptious Oxide textures in the background and I love your collaged elements with the family at the heart of it all - fabulous canvas!
    Alison x

  17. Another fab piece and the texture of the crackle paste on the background looks fabulous, Kath and works so well to create the perfect backdrop for the layers you've added! Hugs and have a lovely weekend! xx

  18. Love this stunning piece, Kath. The crackled background and those image embellishments are fantastic! :)

  19. Amazing piece! your use of the Oxides is fantastic, the colors scheme is fantastic and Paper Dolls are so perfect for this project! Stunning!

  20. I absolutely love this family portrait! The way you arranged the paper dolls really makes it look like it was a staged photography! So creative! I also love all the texture in the background! Love love love it!

  21. very nice vintage style. love it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. What a fabulous piece, Kath! Love the stunning background with all the layers you've added. The family you've created with the paper dolls is so cute. Hugs, Sandra