Monday, April 29, 2019

Simon Says -Tag It

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 a canvas panel to look like an old stone wall and used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Tag Thinlits, covered with Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper as a backdrop for theTim Holtz/Sizzix Large Stem flower and decorated with Idea-ology Keepsakes Ephemera

I applied a coat of White Gesso to a 6" x 8" Canvas Panel and fixed Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I applied a light wash of Antique Linen Distress Paint and added Ranger Opague Matte Texture Paste randomly around the edges
I die-cut two tags from Distress Mixed Media Heavystock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Tags Thinlits, covered with Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper and a light wash of Antique Linen Distress Paint to tie in with the background.
I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte on the canvas panel, scribbled over the surface edges with a Black Soot Distress Crayon, blending it into the detail with a damp finger and highlighted the rough texture using a Picket Fence Distress Crayon.
I fixed the die-cut tags and Idea-ology Keepsakes Ephemera in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and created shadows around the tags with a Tea Dye Distress Crayon and Distress Detailer Brush.
I die-cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Large Stem from Sizzix Matboard and brown foam. I intended to use the foam to create dimension but didn't use it). I coloured the flower with Tea Dye, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Inks using mini round blending tool, spritzed with water and blotted with kitchen towel.
I added Ranger Opague Matte Texture Paste to the Etcetera Scallop Trims and coloured with Distress Crayons in the same way as the background. I fixed the flower in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive, the trims with Distress Collage Medium Matt and decorated with moss from my stash and Idea-ology Keepsakes Ephemera.
I applied Ranger Opague Matte Texture Paste through the Bubbles Mini Layering Stencil from Set 6. I added Collage Medium Matte randomly over the panel using a small paintbrush, sprinkled on the Prima Mini Art Stones and spent the next 20 minutes on my hands and knees with Mr Dyson removing all trace of the escapees from the floor and the soles of my slippers.

I added splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint and used the dabber top to add paint around the edges of the canvas.
I added a small wooden tag from my stash, painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint, decorated with Idea-ology Remnant Rubs and added a twine bow.

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. Beautiful background and the art stones have created some wonderful texture. The tags are a lovely addition, as are the lovely flower stem and those butterflies. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Adore this Kath, loving the layers and wonderful colours. The tags look amazing on this fabulous canvas.
    Linda xxx

  3. Oh Kath, I have spent ages just gazing at this panel! the background is fabulous and I love the tags with the flowers and details, absolutely stunning!! Love it!! :-D

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  4. wonderful layers! I love the background with the tags and the collage paper too!

  5. Stunning canvaspanel! Love the colors! Hugs, Sarah

  6. I love your stone wall canvas, Kath! Wonderful layers and flowers, such a beautiful vignette of spring! hugs, Maura

  7. This is so lovely! I really like how you kept the colors so soft and restful. I want to jump into this canvas and be in a state of peaceful bliss!

  8. I can't say you how I adore your tutorial! They are always fabulos and so inspirational! Your canvas is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent! BArbara

  9. Fabulous project, Kath! So much texture and layers. Hugs, Sandra

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Kath! I love the colors and all your textures are amazing !