Monday, June 18, 2018

Simon Says...Transport It

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 trimmed paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Dapper Stash Paper to be slightly smaller than the Dina Wakley 9" x 12" Media Board and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I then gave the board a light wash of White Gesso.
and fixed a panel of contrasting paper in the centre.
I stamped the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dapper with Ground Espresso Archival ink
and Vintage Auto on to a tag from Idea-ology Expedition Ephemera
I created layers of Expedition Ephemera, added an Idea-ology Journey Flashcard and created shadows with a Black Soot Distress Crayon.
I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits to die cut the word Travel from Idea-ology Textured Surfaces

I applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Screwed and Arrows Layering Stencils
and die cut lots of gears from scraps of Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gearhead Thinlits, colouring some with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and Ground Espresso Distress ink, leaving some white with only inked edges.
I added Dapper and Passport Design Tape, Yuletide Fasteners to tie in with the red on the design tape and postage stamp Ephemera and added the left over circle waste from the gears, outlined with a Sharpie Fine Black pen.
an Idea-ology Paper Doll, lightly sanded to create a distressed look
an Idea-ology Quote Token coloured with Picket Fence Distress Crayon, threaded with twine and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Black 3D foam to look as though it's hanging from his hand and an Idea-ology Quote Chip coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink.

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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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


  1. Kath, this is FABULOUS!! I love the way you built up your collage and the stencilling at the end looks amazing. Loved seeing how you brought it all together. Those media boards are brilliant to work on. Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Great arrangements, classic Tim Holtz--nicely done!

  3. Gorgeous panel Kath! I love how you layered all of the elements, absolutely fabulous! the details and whole design is brilliant! I have just popped some media boards into my basket now and I need a pack of the ephemera too ;-)

    Lols x x x

  4. this is fabulous Kath! I love how you made it seem like he is holding the Quote Token!! I just love this piece!

  5. This is so lovely. I love those gears, I honestly struggle using them in my cards. You have inspired me to give them another try.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Kath, this is one of my favourites of yours. I adore all the layers and textures. Tracy ❤️

  7. A stunning creation, Kath, just beautiful. xx

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  9. Love all the beautiful rusty gears and distress effect on this project, Kath. Such an amazing creation and great inspiration! :)

  10. Amazing, beautiful and fabulous! I am amazed by this panel! The colors, patterns, the washed-out paper, all the collage with ephemera pieces, the sanded boy - I love them all. But the absolute cherries on top are the wine-red brads! What a detail! Great project. Hugs, Marzena

  11. What a FUN project, Kath! I love how you covered your base in gesso really allowing the centered ephemera to POP!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Awesome layered canvas, Kath! You really have a knack for adding the perfect elements to your work! Such a cool travel piece. xxMaura

  13. Fantastic project Kath! I love all the layers you used here and all the wonderful little details.

  14. Fabulous layered project which has so many little details and I especially love how the character is holding the quote token ~ it's the perfect finishing touch! Hugs xx

  15. Fabulous project, Kath! Love every bit of it! So many details and elements! Hugs, Sandra

  16. Masterpiece Kath!!!!! Fabulous , every detail is fabulous! I have no words! Barbara