Monday, January 28, 2019

Simon Says - Love Is In The Air

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 decorated an Etcetera Small Tag with a Love Theme using some of the new releases from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous and Sizzix

I covered the tag with paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Industrial Paper Stash using Distress Collage Medium to fix it in place and added two strips of contrasting paper. Once it was dry I sanded around the edges to remove the excess paper.
I applied a light coat of Gesso
and added Idea-ology Collector Layers
I die-cut the flowers from scraps of Sizzix Mat Matboard using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Big Stems Bigz L die and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I stamped the stitching from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stitches randomly on the tag using Black Soot Archival 
and the "X" stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Media Marks 2 using Red Carnation Archival. I coloured Ranger Opaque White Texture Paste with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Reinker and applied through the Heart Mini Layering Stencil from Set 6
I stamped the script stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology with Versamark and heat embossed using Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte over the whole tag ready for some Distress Crayon colouring and shading.
I scribbled Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Crayons on to the flowers and rubbed the colour back to lighten using a slightly damp baby wipe. I did the same using Walnut Stain Distress Crayon to add shadows around the flowers, the stencilled hearts and the Collector Layers and faded out the shadows using a Distress Detailer Brush. I decided that the red hearts were too bright and vibrant, so I dry brushed them with White Gesso and to add further interest to the background, I applied Ranger Opaque Texture Paste through the Dotted Mini Layering Stencil from Set 5.
I die- cut the wording from Simon Says Stamp #120 Ultra White and Black card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix CutOut Lower, Alphanumeric Thin and Shadow Script 1 Thinlits with the help of my little game-changer friend, the Sizzix Sidekick. I added pieces of Idea-ology Lace Trimmings, buttons from my stash and dotted lines to the flower stems using a Sakura Micron Black Pen.

I sprayed Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon with Tattered Rose Spray Stain
and fixed to the top of the tag with an Idea-ology Heart Charm

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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  1. Lovely layers and interest Kath! Wonderful pics of the steps involved~

  2. Stunning tag Kath! I have spent ages just admiring this and the whole design is so pretty, absolutely jaw droppingly fabulous! :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  3. This is simply awesome Kath, love the layers, textures and colours.
    Linda xxx

  4. Oh boy this is so beautiful, I am sat here just admiring your fabulous work, gorgeous...xx

  5. I do love the way you gave the flower such a soft and vintage look. Those pinks are amazing and the stitches look like they're real. Great tag with lots of pretty details. Hugs, Macarena

  6. Your collage work is always so beautiful Kath, I love how you added the hearts and the stitches are just the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Kathy this is gorgeous! Love all the layers. Your collages are always stunning. So much detail, love every bit of it!

  8. French industrial is one of my favorite paper collections so right away I was drawn to this, of course the addition of the pink color and the beautiful die cuts take it up another notch! I just love this Kath, what a special tag!!! You are so awesome xxx

  9. I make a lot of tags, but absolutely love what you have created here. Sam x

  10. love the tag Kath - the flowers are wonderful! I think this die will be a favorite of many!

  11. Kath, your tag is gorgeous! I love everything on it for sure. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too.

  12. Oh my Kath, this is truly amazing! Adore that wonderful collaged background and the Big Stems florals on top with all your wonderful accents added so perfectly in the background (Tim's Stitches stamp is now firmly on my wish list!) Fabulous colouring with the Distress Crayons and love all the wonderful sentiments that you added, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  13. KAth's style is always incredible! Love this tag, love your yous of pink and new flower are stunning! barbara

  14. Such a fantastic project Kath! I love all the details and the soft colors and shades.

  15. Kath, this is so pretty! I love how you've used the light pink, and the sewing touches are wonderful! I keep looking at it and finding new awesomeness. SO pretty! hugs, Maura

  16. This really is a delight to my eyes Kath, I love all those added stitches. The long stems is next on my list.. A beautiful piece. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Creative wishes Tracey

  17. All I can say is that Tim Holtz should feel darn lucky to have you as a fan! You always use his products beautifully. I especially look forward to seeing what you do with his new releases and this piece is no exception. Great work yet again!

  18. Love this gorgeous tag, Kath. The collaged background and the color scheme are so fabulous. :)

  19. such a beautiful big tag Kath!! Love the background!