Monday, May 28, 2018

Simon Says...Masculine

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 I couldn't resist playing with the amazing Tim Holtz/Sizzix
3-D Lumber and Foundry Texture Fade embossing folders
To create the faux wood panel background, I cut two pieces of Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock to fit the embossing folder, spritzed both sides with water and ran them through the Big Shot three times as recommended by Tim and seriously, taking time to do both these steps really does give the best results.
I then dragged the Walnut Stain Mini Distress Ink pad across the panels and used a wet paintbrush to spread out the colour
I embossed a panel of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Silver Metallic Kraft Stock using the Foundry 3D-Texture Fade, painted it with Black Soot Distress Paint, wiped it back with kitchen roll and then brushed on Rusty Hinge Distress Paint here and there with a stiff dry brush.
I fixed both Lumber panels to a panel of  Sizzix Mat Board, coloured the edges of an Idea-ology Collector Layer with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, fixed in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and added a strip of the Foundry embossed card.
I placed the panel in the Stamp Platform and stamped the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 with Black Soot Archival ink. I also stamped sections of the image on to a Idea-ology Found Relative.
I added more pieces of Collector Layers and fixed everything in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
I die cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mixed Media and Scribbles and Splats Thinlits from Silver Metallic Kraft Stock and the remaining piece of the Foundry embossed card.
I used a Black Soot Distress Crayon to create shadows around the Collector Layers and Found Relative. I spritzed the panel with Distress Resist Spray, sprinkled on a mixture of Ranger Orange Blossom, Sage and Sky Blue embossing powders and heat set. I used the Black Soot and Rusty Hinge Distress Crayons to darken or highlight the embossed areas.
I added a Foundry Adornment coloured with Evergreen Bough and Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, a chopped up Quote Chip, Idea-ology Nailheads, twine circles and twine to the Collector Layer Tag and the Foundry Adornment. I coloured the Found Relative gentleman's tie with Evergreen Bough Distress Marker.
I tapped Rusty Hinge and Evergreen Bough Distress Paints with my finger on to Idea-ology Sprocket Gears, sprinkled with a mix of the three embossing powders I had used previously and heat set.
Note to Self: don't try to pick up heat embossed metal elements until they have cooled down....ouch.

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


  1. Love this to bits's absolutely Outstanding...hugs to you and Buddy! ❤

  2. fantastic collage Kath - the new 3D texture fades were perfect for this! Love all the layered gears too!

  3. WOW Kath this is fabulous! Love the layers and gorgeous image too.
    Linda xxx

  4. Oh, WOW!!! This is utterly cool, Kath!! Love the colors and the vintage feel. What an amazing pulling together of so many images and embellies into this wonderful piece! Love it!! hugs, Maura

  5. Gorgeous Kath, loving the texture fade and the layers you incorporated. Doesn't that splat look fabulous. Wonderful masculine card. Tracy ❤️❤️

  6. OMG! Totally awesome! The colors are amazing - so deep, warm and vintage. Love the different pieces placed together and making a fabulous layout. The embossed pieces are amazing. Am I the only one not having those embossing folders? The splashes cut out from the embossed panel are the details which make this project! Lovely and beautiful! Hugs, Marzena.

  7. Love love love the stunning rusty effect on this creation, Kath. All the embellishments and details are so awesome.:)

  8. Stunning layers here Kath x Love all the elects and the way you have collaged them too x Those 3D folders are now on my list

    TFS and hugs Annie x

  9. that's amazing ..hard to believe it's not real wood ... great job !

  10. Fabulous piece with so many wonderful details. Thank you for your photos and instructions!

  11. Kath, this is fantastic!! I think it might be my new favourite of yours, I love everything about it, the wood planking, the gears, the collage, the design - absolutely stunning!!! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Cool, texture-y and with so much interest, Kath ... brilliant detailing! Anita :)

  13. A gorgeous piece of art with so much texture and cool detail ~ this is fabulous Kath and thank you for making me need that Lumber Texture Fade, lol! Hugs xx

  14. Absolutely love how the photo is incorporated into the background and ephemera layers, and the 3D Texture Fades look amazing!
    Alison x

  15. This is fantastic!!! I love all the layers you created!!!!

  16. This is super cool Kath! I love all the different textures you have here and the metallic parts.

  17. Love love love the look of that faux wood. Great textures and pops of color!

  18. Wow, Kath! There are so many things to love about this piece! I especially liked how you used the typewriter stamp as part of a circular image in the background. I am also in LOVE with the way you used the swirl die-cut shape. You always give me so much to think about and be inspired by!

  19. Didn't get time to look last week but I am so glad I saw this. Blown away by this the inventive way you have used all the dies, folders etc. the colour combinations and the way everything works so well together. Fantastic project, thanks for sharing it.

  20. Fabulous project, Kath! Love the faux wood panel background! It looks amazing! and love all the bits and pieces that makes it so stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  21. Stunning project! one of my favorite of yours! every detail is perfect! Barbara