Monday, April 1, 2019

Simon Says - Don't Be Fooled...Be Foiled

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...

It just so happens it's April Fools Day and as it's the first week of the month the Design Team are showcasing a particular company and using products from Gina K Designs so we thought we would have some fun with a play on words! Foiling is very on trend at the moment and there are so many techniques we can use to apply foil to our creations!
We are also welcoming the very talented Sabrina as our Designer In The Spotlight for April and if you haven't visited her blog yet, click HERE and pop over to say Hi, you are in for a real treat.
the theme for this week is...
This challenge was way out of my comfort zone because I don't normally do shiny and I knew my camera wasn't going to be too happy either but, hey that's why it's called a challenge, so I confronted my demons and decorated a Wall Panel adding accents of Gina K Designs Dazzling Orange Deco Foil to the Distress Oxide Sprays background and Idea-ology Transparent Wings. 

So let's get started. I trimmed Kraft Card to measure 5" x 8" and applied White Gesso through the Splotches Mini Layering Stencil from Set 9 using a mini round blending tool
I tapped the Versamark ink pad through the Gradient Dot Mini Layering Stencil from Set 39, sprinkled with Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder and heat set. I placed the Gina K Designs Dazzling Orange Deco Foil Sheet on top and rubbed over the embossed areas with my fingers to transfer the foil.
I placed the panel in the Splat Box and spritzed with Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Sprays. I spritzed with water, dried and repeated the process until I was happy with the background. I removed the colour from the white gesso stencilling, which has acted as a resist, with a slighty damp cloth.
I stamped the background image from Tim Holtz//Stampers Anonymous Entomology with Distress Archival Ground Espresso and Wildflowers with Distress Archival Black Soot.
I used a Versamark Embossing Pen to add dots using the Gradient Dot Mini Layering Stencil, sprinked with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, heat set and added splatters of White Gesso.
I coloured the back of the Idea-ology Transparent Wings with Ranger Snowcap Mixative and used a DecoFoil Adhesive Pen to add Dazzling Orange Deco Foil accents to the front.
I machine stitched around the edges of the panel and down the centre of the smaller butterfly to hold it in place
I fixed Crinkle Ribbon across the bottom of the panel, added a Crinkle Ribbon double bow, fixed the butterfly in place, added Idea-ology Ball Chain and an Idea-ology Number Brad coloured with a Picket Fence Distress Crayon.
I matted the panel on to Sizzix Matboard and then on to Hessian/Mesh which I've had in my stash forever and this was the perfect opportunity to use the gorgeous new Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios 6" Haberdashery Scissors to trim around the edges. I'm in love, they are super sharp, cut like butter and come nestled up in their very own super cool storage tin.

I finished off by adding an Idea-ology Story Stick coloured with a Picket Fence Distress Crayon and added Idea-ology Clippings Stickers.
The Haberdashery Scissors were put to the test again, to neaten up the tails of the Crinkle Ribbon bows.

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. This is so stunning! And the tutorial is great, can't wait to try to do this one! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. WOW Kath this is stunning! I love all the wonderful layers and elements.
    Linda xxx

  3. Loving those wings Kath and I think the foil looks quite subtle, not too in your face - I really love this piece! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. LOVE this, Kath!!! Every detail and color is wonderful!!!

  5. Gorgeous make, Kath!! Love the beautiful shimmery wings, and the way you made their bodies - brilliant!! Wonderful walk in nature here! Maura

  6. This is so pretty! I love the mix and blending of colors on the background, they work so well together. The stitching always does a nice job and I love that you stitched down the butterflies too. Hugs, Macarena

  7. Beautiful project Kath! I love the bits of orange foil and all the colors that you used. The butterflies are so pretty!

  8. I love the way you layer! This is fabulous! What a great combination of elements, as usual.

  9. This is such a stunning creation, Kath. The colors and texture on the background are so beautiful! Love the gorgeous butterflies, too. :)

  10. Kath you're always so inspirational, this work is amazing as always and your use of foil creating a resist effect is fantastic! Absolutely a clever idea! barbara

  11. What a gorgeous piece, Kath. The white butterflies are so pretty and love the ballchain body! Hugs, Sandra

  12. Fantastic project! The butterfly is amazing!