Monday, February 18, 2019

Simon Says -Things With Wheels

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'm using a bit of artistic licence on this project because, although my original plan did involve a thing with wheels, I got distracted and ended up using an Idea-ology Mini Clipboard which, of course, is a thing and has been decorated with wheel images and die-cuts.

But let's get started. I removed the clip section from the Clipboard and painted on a coat of White Gesso to seal the porous surface and added a coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint. 
Once the paint was dry, I spritzed the clipboad liberally with water, added Frayed Burlap Distress Paint to the top edge and spritzed with water again, allowing the paint to drip down to create the look of a stained, tattered page in an old notebook.
I stamped the Lined Background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Cosmopolitan and Lined with Red Geranium Archival Ink
and the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 7 with Hickory Smoke Archival Ink (Wheel No 1)
The Mini Layering Stencil from Set 41, one of Tim's latest releases, reminded me of wheels so I used it with Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide ink to add some colourful interest to the background (Wheel No 2)
I applied Ranger Opaque Texture Paste through the Mosaic Layering Stencil (Wheel No 3) and it was at this point, I went completely off tangent and couldn't resist adding a little bit of floral artistic licence.
I die-cut the flowers from Distress Watercolor Card using Tim Holtz/Stampers/Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits and coloured using Distress Oxide re-inkers and a Detailer Brush.
I stamped the letters from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Block Print (and I can tell you now, this is going to be a favourite alphabet stamp set) with Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide ink on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor Card coloured with Antique Linen Distress Paint
and die cut using a small Sizzix Framelits Circle Die. I fixed the flowers and alphabet circles in place and added Wheels No 4 die cut from card coloured with Antique Linen and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide inks using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gearhead Thinlits.
I painted the clip with White Gesso, followed by two coats of Antique Linen Distress Paint. I applied a thickish coat of Distress Rock Candy Clear Crackle and once the magical cracks had appeared, rubbed Gathered Twigs and Aged Mahogany Distress Crayons into the detail, wiped back with a soft cloth and fixed the clip back in place. I coloured Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon with Antique Linen and Tattered Rose Distress Spray Stain and tied on to the clip with a double bow.
To finish, I added Ranger White Enamel Accents to the flowers and Gearhead circles, splatters of  Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain and Idea-ology Clippings Stickers

By the time you're reading this, I'll be at Stitches, the UK Craft Trade Show in Birmingham in the company of some very special friends and no doubt, we'll be spending lots of time in Wetherspoons chatting, setting the world to rights over a yummy lunch followed by loads of cups of coffee. I'll be sharing all the gossip and lots of photos once I'm back home.
Hugs Kath xxx

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

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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. OOH Kath! this is so gorgeous!! Did you take this with you to keep your special notes safe? :-) the whole design of this is so pretty!! <3 <3 <3
    Wish I was there with you XX give Anne a great big hug from me too XXX

    I am sure you're having a great time!
    Lols x x x

  2. Kath, this is beautiful! Love the springy colors, layers and textures. I love seeing the new stencil and now think maybe I "need" that one, too! Have a great time and thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  3. This is fabulous, love the layers and textures. I hope you have a wonderful time at stitches. Not able to make it this year.
    Linda xxx

  4. This is fabulous! I love everything about it.

  5. LOVE this project Kath! The color scheme, the layers, the flowers, and the using the clip board base are all wonderful!

  6. Stunning piece Kath I love everything about it...
    Hope your enjoying your trip...have fun..xx

  7. Just love the way you decorated the clip board! So stunning!
    Lucyna xx

  8. Wow! What a lucky clipboard to be transformed so gorgeously! I am so impressed at how creatively you use all these different supplies!

  9. I love your eclecticism! You're comfortable in every style, you can make Kath's style with any stamp or stencil or anything else! This is also a wonderful project, you used pink in a fabulous way! Barbara

  10. I think this totally fits the theme, Kath! Your clipboard is gorgeous, and I love how you have added in wheels and gears. The colors are lusciously spring-like!! hugs, Maura

  11. That is amazing Kath, your book page background on the clipboard is amazing and I love how you combined the wheels and cogs with the florals, match made in heaven! The aged crackle finish on the clip is truly spectacular, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  12. Love the this gorgeous creation! Kath. The soft color scheme and all the details are so beautiful! :)

  13. ohhh these layers and texture, they drive me nuts!!! I love it!

  14. What a stunning project, Kath! Love the gorgeous colors, and all the amazing textures! Hugs, Sandra


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx