Monday, December 17, 2018

Simon Says - Stitch It Up

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...
(add real or faux stitching)
I made a Christmas card for a special friend using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Glorious Gatherings and Patchwork Pieces to add stitching details to the background and edges. I also machine stitched around the edges and sentiment banner.

I started off by trimming Distress Mixed Media Heavystock to measure 6" x 8" and coloured with Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Oxide inks, using the familiar smooshing, drying, spritzing and tapping back into the ink to pick up the remaining droplets technique
I inked the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Patchwork Pieces with Old Paper, Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide inks, spritzed the stamp with water and stamped on to the panel.
I stamped the gorgeous Tim Holtz/Stampers AnonymousGlorious Gatherings with Black Soot Archival
I left the panel in my Stamp Platform and coloured with Distress Oxide re-inkers using a Detailer Brush. Once the inks had dried, I was able to re-stamp the image in exactly the same place to accentuate the detail.
I coloured a scrap of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool, stamped the Music background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Music and Advert with the same ink.. I dried the ink with a heat tool and stamped the sentiment from Glorious Gatherings with Gathered Twigs and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder. I placed the panel on a cutting mat, cut around a section of the image, fixed the banner in place tucked behind the image and punched a hole for adding the ribbon later.
I machine stitched with a straight stitch around the edges of the panel and zig zag stitch across the banner sentiment. I added shadows around the image and banner with Gathered Twigs using the Distress Detailer Brush.
I placed the panel in my best friend, the Distress Splat Box and flicked on splatters of Antiqued Bronze Distress Mica Spray. 
added a double bow of Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress, spritzed liberally with water to lighten and matted the panel on to a white card blank.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, 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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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


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