Monday, November 6, 2017

Simon Says...Thanks/Thanksgiving

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...

it's the first challenge for November and the Design Team are showcasing products from Indigo Blu, you don't have use Indigo Blu products to enter but if you have them, we would love to see what you can create with them.
This week we are welcoming the fabulous and super talented Suman Pandit aka Just Like that, Aesthetics In Art and Design into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before you really should pop over for a browse, her creations are awesome.

and the theme for this week is...
THANKS/THANKSGIVING
I'm sharing a "Be Thankful" card and believe me I'm very thankful to be sharing anything at all because this particular crafting adventure did not get off to a great start, in fact it had more than it's fair share of adapt and overcome moments before it was over but more about that later...
With Autumn/Fall in mind I used Antique Linen and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks to colour a panel of Distress Watercolor card...
but the stamp I had intended to use, purchased ages ago with this challenge in mind, was nowhere to be found. I hunted high and low and turned the cubbyhole upside down and when the cubbyhole crew member with the super sensitive "retrieving is what I do" nose had no luck either, I knew it was time to hit the adapt and overcome button. and move on.
So I looked out an old faithful stamp, Indigo Blu Cross Hatching and inked it with Wild Honey Distress Oxide to create some interest on the background...
and also used rather appropriately for the season Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Leaf Prints inked with Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye and Peeled Paint Distress Inks
and heat embossed with Ranger's Clear Embossing Powder...
I added a touch of green to the background using the Linen Mini Layering Stencil from Set 22 with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink.
added Numbers Remnant Rubs...Chit Chat and Big Chat Stickers, stamped Cross Hatching again inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and fixed the panel to a slightly larger panel of Cork Textured Surfaces. Back to showcasing Indigo Blu, I applied FlitterGlu on to a small piece of Cut'nDry, tapped it on to the Cross Hatchings stamp, stamped randomly around the edges and sprinkled with Indigo Blu Mega Flakes, tapped them down with my fingers, brushed off the excess and burnished with a stiff brush.
I also wanted to create the sentiment with the Mega Flakes but guess what, I didn't have enough FlitterGlu left to cover this piece of white card, so it was time for Adapt and Overcome Moment No 2. 
I tapped the Versamark ink pad on to a scrap of white card, sprinkled with Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, heated until it melted and covered with the Mega Flakes...it works in exactly the same way as the FlitterGlu and if you don't have any of these products, Stick-It or any make of adhesive sheet would work too. I then die cut the letters from the sparkly Mega Flakes panel and black cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits, added a strip of the cork Textured Surface along the bottom of the panel and fixed the letters in place slightly offset to create a shadow effect. I finished off by matting the panel on to a Black Card blank, made myself a cuppa and breathed a sigh of thankful relief that my day of adapt and overcome moments was over.

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

22 comments:

Catherine said...

This is so pretty, Kath! I love the colors and layered background. So pretty!

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Very pretty, Kath! Lovely warm project with beautiful autumn colors. I love especially the leaves and the way they turned out so glossy with clear embossing. Amazing effect. Hugs, Macarena

Lorraine A said...

Ooh this is absolutely gorgeous Kath! the background is fabulous and I love the shimmery flakes, the whole design is stunning!!

Love that Buddy tried to help you find your stamps LOL, aww bless him :-) I am sure they will turn up in the safe place where you left them ;-)

luv
Lols x x x

Redanne said...

Your 'adapt and overcome' moments worked well Kath, this is such a beautiful card. I love the background stamping and those leaves are fabulous - and then the flakes - just the right amount of shimmery shine. Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

misteejay said...

Even if it wasn't how you originally intended, it looks fabulous.
Toni xx

Maura Hibbitts said...

Gorgeous card, Kath! No one would ever know it is not what you originally intended - see, you CAN be flexible!! LOL! Love the gilding and the clear embossing - it looks awesome! hugs, Maura

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! Love the background, textures and wonderful design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Kath, stunning design. xx

Janette said...

Weird how things turn out, this looks gorgeous so it was a hit anyway Kath....love the gold foil wording...x

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful!!!!!! You adapted fabulously!!!!!!

Theresa said...

for adapting and overcoming, this is a pretty fabulous card. I just received some of the megaflakes, so I think I will have to play myself today. thanks as always for sharing.

Lee said...

Beautiful,Beautiful card Kath.What a lovely photo of Buddy too.xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Aww! Your pup is just the cutest! Love this gorgeous project, too! The colors and textures are just PERFECT for the season!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

marie-christine denis said...

Pretty card! and I love your beautiful dog!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful autumnal card! The clear embossing really makes those colours and stamped images pop - I love it ๐Ÿ˜. Wishing you a happy week and weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

Emma Williams said...

This is such a pretty card, Kath and I love the colours you've used, which are perfect for the season and those mega flakes are the perfect finishing touch ~ just gorgeous! Hugs... xx

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Love this autumnal card!!! And I also love your doggie!!!!!! So adorable!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful project Kath!! I love those foil letters and the background and embossed leaves are all so pretty. And your dog is very cute! We had a Golden Retriever when I grew up.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! There are so many interesting details on this piece! I adore the way you pulled everything together and gave it so many fascinating layers.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Stunning card Kath, background is fabulous and the megaflakes are perfect to give a touch of light! fantastic! Barbarasr

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the fantastic stamping and texture on the background! This is such a gorgeous card, Kath :)

Sandra said...

What a lovely card, Kath! Love the flakes you've used, especially on the Thankful. Hugs, Sandra

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