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.

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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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  1. Oh my goodness Kath! how gorgeous is this!! the flowers are stunning and I love the background and how you popped the sentiment in there, I was wondering how you did that! Beautifully done :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x
    Stay cosy and warm, Amy arrived on Saturday and said that it was snowing in Glasgow when she left,, BRRR ;-)

  2. Gorgeous card; the background is perfect for the challenge! The card is stunning and understated, perfect colors and layers! Your work is always exquisite. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Stunning background on this fabulous card Kath.
    Linda xxx

  4. Oh wow Kath, the Gatherings stamp looks so beautiful coloured!! This card is gorgeous! I have been stamping it in sepia on cream card and it looks wonderful but coloured is just amazing, love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. This is stunning Kath! I love how you incorporated the patchwork stamp and slipping the sentiment under a section of that glorious gatherings was genius! Lovely card that will be a treasure for whomever receives it! xx

  6. I love how you combined the "quilt" hexagons with the Christmas glorious stamp. Looks marvelous. thanks as always for sharing. Merry Merry Christmas to you Kath.

  7. Another stunner Kath! Love how you have painted the stamp and am so impressed with your ink palette setup too. Your organisation skills are superb! Merry Christmas. Nicola x

  8. oh Kath! I love how you've used the patchwork stamps in the background! Your card is so crisp and beautiful! Gorgeous! Merry Christmas, Maura

  9. Gorgeous card, Kath! Love the pretty background and the Glorious Gatherings stamp is really beautiful. Hugs, Sandra


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