Monday, January 1, 2018

Simon Says...Something New...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2018.

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products. You don't have to use them to join in, but if you have them we would love to see them used. We are also welcoming the lovely and talented Amber Sheaves as our Designer in the Spotlight for January. Amber was with us a few months ago and it's a pleasure to have her back again.

The theme for this week is...
SOMETHING NEW
we would like you to create something with 'New' in mind, New crafty goodies, New Home, New Baby etc.
I made a Happy New Year card for a friend who has just moved into a new home
I trimmed a piece of Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller than my 7" x 5" card blank, smooshed Wilted Violet and Black Soot Distress Oxides and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink on to my non-stick craft mat, spritzed with water and pulled the card through the ink, dried, spritzed and then tapped the card back into the ink to pick up all the droplets.
I used the same inks with mini blending tools to intensive the colours, spritzed again with water followed by splatters of Brushed Pewter Distress Mica Spray and White Gesso.
I used SSS Stitched Alphabet inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder to create the sentiment...
and coloured the letters with Distress Oxide re-inkers and the Brushed Pewter Mica Spray...
I die cut SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills from white cardstock to create the snowbanks and inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink...
I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits and SSS Silver Glitter Card to die cut 2018
and SSS Stars Parade for the sparkly stars
I die cut the trees using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Home For the Holidays Thinlits and the houses and small trees using SSS Village die from white cardstock...
At this point I decided that the Alphabet stamping didn't stand out very well from the dark background so I re-stamped the letters on to Distress Watercolor card, coloured some with Distress Oxide re-inkers and cut out.
I die cut extra teeny weeny stars from white cardstock and SSS Silver Glitter card using the die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Snow Globe Thinlits.


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


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20 comments:

Macarena said...

What a beautiful night sky scene! I love the galaxy you made with inks and splashes, it really looks so real. Happy New Year, Kath! Hugs, Macarena

butterfly said...

Just love that twinkling night sky full of stars, and the white silhouettes work beautifully against it. Happy New Year to you!
Alison x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kath :-) I love the sky and sparkle! your friend is going to love this! :-)

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2018!

luv
Lols x x x

Di W said...

What a wonderful New Year's card. I really like your dark and light contrast.

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card for someone moving house, the sky you created is absolutely stunning, it looks so effective against the beautiful snowy drifts! Happy New Year, hope 2018 is a brilliant one for you! Hugs, Anne xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card Kath, love the background and a lovely card for someone who is moving house too!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Annie said...

Fantastic and inspirational make as always Kath x It has been a pleasure to view your creations in 2017 and I look forward to viewing more in 2018 x

Happy New Year to you xx

Annie xx

Maura Hibbitts said...

Wonderful card to ring in the new year, Kath! It kind of looks like around me on new year's eve - so cold we went outside and blew bubbles and they froze! Great night feel to the snowy scene, love the colors! Looking forward to another creative year together, Happy New Year!! hugs, Maura

Sandra H said...

Happy new year Kath .....Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card! The way you created the night sky with those Distress Oxides is amazing, I love it ๐Ÿ˜. Wishing you a happy and creative New Year! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

Lee said...

Hi Kath and Buddy.Your card is so Beautiful.Happy New Year to you all.May it be Peaceful,Happy and Healthy.xx Huge Cuddle for Buddy xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

What a fabulous scene and I LOVE the wintery night sky! Totally gorgeous, Kath!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Greta said...

Wow--your friends will treasure this gorgeous card! The background is amazing & I love how you used all the die cuts for your scene!

Marlena M. said...

FANTASTIC letters and background! Love it~

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This turned out SO pretty! That sky is amazing and I also thought it was brilliant of you to combine so many different brands and elements to make one cozy cohesive scene. Well done!

Emma Williams said...

What a fabulous start to the new year...this is gorgeous Kath and I love the colours you've used on the background, they just create the perfect night sky! Hugs xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Happy New Year Kath!! I love this card with the wonderful night time sky and the winter scene you created.

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this is such a fun and fabulous holiday card, Kath. Love the beautiful winter scene and the great colors on the background. :)

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

such a stellar backrgouond! i am amazed!!!!

Sandra said...

Fabulous card, Kath! Love the purple tones in it, makes the night sky a bit brighter! Best wishes for 2018! Hugs, Sandra

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