Monday, April 8, 2019

Simon Says - Down On The Farm

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 used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Funny Farm and Nature Walk stamps to decorate a Mini Etcetera Tag, reminding me of a favourite childhood song
Chick chick chick chick chicken
lay a little egg for me
chick chick chick chick chicken
I want one for my tea
I haven't had an egg since Easter
and now it's half past three
so, chick chick chick chick chicken
lay a little egg for me

I began by covering the Mini Etcetera Tag with scraps of Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Stash fixed in place using Distress Collage Medium Matte and applied a light coat of White GessoI applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte to the surface and created shadows around the collage of paper scraps using a Walnut Stain Distress Crayon, smudging it out with my finger.I added White Gesso through the Mesh Mini Layering Stencil from Set 8 using a mini round blending toolI stamped the egg images from Tim Holtz Nature Walk with Rusty Hinge and Broken China and over-stamped with Distress Black Soot ArchivalI smooshed Broken China, Rusty Hinge and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide inks on to my Glass Media Mat and spritzed with water. I laid a piece of black cardstock on top to pick up the ink, dried with my heat tool and tapped back into the ink to pick up the remaining droplets. I die-cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Potted BigZ die but forgot to take a photo at this stage, naughty, naughty...I used the same technique with Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide inks on Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and die cut to create wheat sheafs using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflower Stems 2I stamped the chickens from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Funny Farm and the eggs from Nature Walk with Distress Archival inks and fussy cut.I added a brad, garden twine and Idea-logy Mummy Cloth to the pot and fixed all the elements to the tag using Distress Collage Medium Matte and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension. I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric 1" Thinlits to die cut the words from the left over Distress Mixed Media Heavystock.I coloured the chickens with Brushed Corduroy, Candied Apple and Fossilized Amber Distress Markers with a Distress Detailer Brush. I added splatters of White and Black Gesso, Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers Seasonal and doodled around the edge of the stickers and die-cut words with a Sakura Black Micron PenI sanded the edges of the tag and fixed to a panel of Classic Kraftstock which I then fixed to a panel of  Sizzix Matboard and added garden twine to create the hanger. On reflection, I would not have added those white accents to the pot but you live and learn in this game.
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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Just love this lay out .Your work is amazing Kathy!

  2. Fabulous layers, design and textures. Love this tag very much and hope you had a nice time with your friend.
    Linda xxx

  3. Fabulous tag, love all the layers and details! And I really like that sizzix die set....!
    Kim x

  4. LOVE this!! Kath, wonderful tag and love how it began with a cute song! Amazing details. hugs, Maura

  5. Pinned this fabulous tag... Love how you think!!!

  6. Super cute tag Kath :-) the whole design of this is absolutely GORGEOUS and I love the little rhyme you popped in there haha :-D

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  7. What an absolutely fabulous piece! I'm always amazed at how successfully you combine elegant with whimsical. I especially like the vintage loveliness of the background.

  8. Sorry to be so late, still playing catch up!! This is such a fabulous and fun tag and how wonderful that the rhyme inspired you. The chickens are just adorable and I love the basket of eggs that you created, they look very special indeed. Love this lots!! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. This is too cute, Kath! I love the way you stacked the chicks! :D

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Wow wow wow!fabulous tag, love the colors, I adore the chickens and how you used Tim's flower too create ears of corn! Vintage feel you added to this work is perfect! barbara

  11. Oh my! An egg for tea? Not sounds too yummy, lol. But the tag is beautiful with all the retro colors and shades. I love the stamped eggs - fabulous. Hugs, Macarena

  12. OMG KAT!!! I LOVE THIS TAG!!!!
    Can I buy it??? I want it to my collection!!! i am seriously in love with it!
    p.s. sorry for the late comment but have been w/o internet
    Have a great day! xo Zoey