Monday, April 9, 2018

Simon Says...Mythology/Inspired By A Story

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...
and the inspiration for my canvas came from 
a favourite book from my childhood
with a little nod to the Queen Of Hearts and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

I started off by fixing torn strips of dictionary paper to the canvas using Distress Collage Medium Matte and applied a light coat of White Gesso.
I die cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Planks from Distress Woodgrain Paper, used Distress Collage Medium Matte to fix them in place and applied of coat of the medium over the whole canvas which provides a nice surface when working with Distress Crayons.
I scribbled Distress Crayons on to the background and planks, moved them around with my finger and pushed them into the detail on the planks, then I applied  Picket Fence over the planks to highlight the wood grain.
I added Ranger Opaque Crackle Paste around the edges and left it to dry.
I created shading around the planks using a Black Soot Distress Crayon, added the Idea-ology Alpha Cards and surprise, surprise, my new addiction...Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper
I added Idea-ology Tiny Text Remnant Rubs and then applied Ranger Opaque Matte Textured Paste through the Dotted Stencil from Mini Layering Stencil Set 33 and because I wanted the paste to stay bright white, I dusted it with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and heat set once the paste had dried. 
I die cut the 3 cups from Idea-ology Worn Wallpaper using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tea Cup Bigz die, the Wildflowers 2 from white cardstock, Funky Florals 1 from Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock and Shadow Script 1 from Classic Kraftstock and Dictionary Paper.

I edged the flowers with Picket Fence Distress Paint using a mini round blending tool and fixed in place with 3D foam.
I coloured the Paper Doll with an Evergreen Bough Distress Marker and fixed on top of the Alpha Cards using 3D foam.

I added tiny hearts die cut from white card coloured with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Heartfelt BigZ die and the Tea Cup tag die cut from the reverse of a scrap of Classic Kraftstock. I rubbed the Black Soot Distress Crayon over the crackle on the edges and wiped back with a slighty damp baby wipe and finished off the edges of the canvas with Black Soot Distress Paint.

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


  1. Fabulous canvas Kath :-) I love that we both chose the same story ;-)
    Your little Alice is gorgeous and I love the tea cups all stacked and ready for the party! the whole design of this is brilliant! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. This is fabulous, love the layers and wonderful textures. I love the stacked cups and cute Alice. I hope you and Buddy has a good weekend.
    Linda xxx

  3. Oh my there are so many details to watch. Love all the layers on the background, the mix of patterns and testures. Lovely scene, this girl matches with Alice so well. Hugs, Marzena

  4. You always add such a delicate and romantic touch to your project, I could simply know which project is made from you because of that.
    You have such a kind heart and I love it. I love that you can feel it from your projects.
    Lovely way to interpreted this week's theme!
    hugs x

  5. You interpreted the theme beautifully Kath, I love the story your little scene tells and I really enjoyed seeing you how you brought it altogether too! Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. What a treat for the eyes! I love the stacked teacups with the flowers on top -- and all the textures are just fab of course :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. This is such a wonderfully whimsical piece of art! I really like the teetering stack of tea cups and the texture you gave to the wood in the background is absolutely incredible!

  8. Kath, this is beautiful! Love how you interpreted the tea party with Alice! Love seeing how you build up your layers, and the subdued colors are great. The stack of cups works so well to make Alice look small. xx Maura

  9. How pretty Kath and what a great interpretation of the theme! I love the background, colors and stack of tea cups.

  10. Such a pretty project and as someone who loves Alice In Wonderland and knows it off by heart, this tells the story perfectly! Lovely work as always Kath! Hugs xxx

  11. Love this gorgeous creation, Kath. The texture on the background and the embellishments are so beautiful! Great interpretation and inspiration! :)

  12. Fabulous choice, Kath! I think everyone knows this story and loves it! Love your take on it, the cups are so cute! Hugs, Sandra

  13. what a wonderful canvas Kath! Textures in your background amaze me, they are stunning! love the subtle colors you used and the whole design is fabulous! Great interpretation of this theme!


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hugs Kath xxx