Monday, July 30, 2018

Simon Says...Wild Things

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's Christmas In July Blog Hop...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I made a card with a Wild Jungle background featuring a Hipster Chimp with atitude

I created  two backgrounds on Yupo White Heavystock using Mushroom/Latte/Turquoise/Pistachio and Limeade Alcohol Inks but ended up not using the brown one
I stamped Simon Says Stamp Folk Dance Background Cling Stamp inked with Alcohol Lift Ink on to the green background and transferred the ink on the stamp to a panel of Distress Watercolor card which I'll be using in a future project. I laid paper towel on top of the Alcohol Lift background and used a brayer to lift the ink, changing the paper towel to a clean section every time until there was no ink showing on the towel (a great tip shared HERE by the lovely Paula Cheney, perfect for using with big stamps). I then buffed the background with a soft cloth.
I stamped the insect from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology on to the background with Black Soot Archival, then on to Distress Watercolor card, fussy cutting only the wings (can't wait to get those matching Framelits) which I coloured with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink using a Distress Detailer Brush. and fixed in place with a dot of Multi Medium Matte in the centre of the wings. I die cut the foliage from black cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflowers 2 Thinlits.
I inked the Chimp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Hipster with Black Soot Archival and stamped several times on to Distress Watercolor card, inked again with Carved Pumpkin and used the matching Sizzix Framelits to die cut.
I coloured the Chimp with Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Carved Pumpkin and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks using a Distress Detailer Brush.
I added Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky Stickers
and extra foliage die cut from white cardstock and Classic Kraft Stock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Floral 1 Thinlits
I added Glossy Accents to the spectacles and flowers, matted the panel on to contrasting layers of Classic Kraft Stock sanded to reveal the kraft core and fixed to a white card blank,

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


  1. This is fabulous! I love the layers and strong background colours. Enjoy your week.
    Linda xxx

  2. Oh wow Kath, I really love this! Hipster looks very smart and trendy in those beautiful bright glasses, I love the jungle background you created for him too and mounting on the coloured card really makes the scene pop! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Stunning card Kath :-) the jungle background is gorgeous and I love the chimp,,, he IS fabulous!! :-) Great minds and all that ;-)

    Lols x x x

  4. I just LOVE this card I have a soft spot for monkeys and this card is amazing.

  5. Love your fabulous card, Kath. The colors on the background and the chimp image are awesome. :)

  6. Fabulous chimp in a jungle card, Kath! Your background is amazing, and green, and amazing! I laughed when I read your saying - perfect! hugs, Maura

  7. Wow! What an explosion of greenery! I love the vibrancy of the background and the lift-ink technique is so cool and gave an amazing effect. Love the colorful tiny flowers and the hipster of course! Hugs, Marzena

  8. Hehe! I love this smug, hip monkey! Love the bright bold colors you added to this project to really make him POP!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. The Lift Ink panel is so cool - as is your funky hipster - brilliant!
    Alison x

  10. What a totally wacky, wild, wonderful project! I love how you layered up so many fabulous botanical elements. It's got great technique behind it and is also a lot of fun!

  11. This is fabulous Kath, a real explosion of colour creating a card that's full of fun and I love that background using the Lift Ink, it looks amazing! Hugs x

  12. Such a wonderful card! I love the vibrant colours and the wild jungle background that you created, it is the perfect setting for your hipster monkey ๐Ÿ˜. Happy weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

  13. I confess: this is my favorite Hipster! Your card is amazing, bold colors are wonderful and the whole design fabulous! Great work my friend! Barbara

  14. Ohhh i love this card with those bright and bold colors! The hipster moneky is so fun!