Monday, June 17, 2019

Simon Says - Transport 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 decided to try out some different colour combinations using the latest release of Distress Oxide Sprays from Tim Holtz and Ranger to create a masculine card suitable for the car fanatics/ motorheads in the family.

I began by misting an 8.5" x 11" sheet of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock lightly with water and sprayed liberally with Rusty Hinge, Iced Spruce and Old Paper Distress Spray Stains. I allowed the ink to do it's own thing and blend, dried, spritzed with water to create the water droplet look and trimmed the sheet in half.
I spritzed droplets of the Distress Oxide Sprays randomly on to the panels, dried, spritzed with water and dried again. I repeated this process using a different mix of colours, building up layers until I was happy with the result. What I find fascinating about this technique is that you could use exactly the same colours on 6 pieces of card and each one would look different and entirely unique. I then trimmed the panels in half to create 4 (A2 sized) backgrounds. 
While I had the supplies on my workdesk, I went into production mode and decided to decorate all four backgrounds at the same time. I applied Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink through the Hex Gradient Mini Layering Stencil from Set 39 and Ground Espresso Distress Ink through Patchwork Circles Mini Layering Stencil from  Set 41 using Mini Round Blending tools. 
I inked the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Vintage Auto with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink and stamped all over the background on one panel and just a single image on the other three panels.
I flicked splatters of Antiqued Bronze Distress Mica Spray on all four backgrounds and set aside three to use later.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Steampunk Parts three times from Distress Mixed Media Heavystock and coloured using Distress Spray Stains and Distress Oxide Sprays similiar to the backgrounds.
I fixed an Idea-ology Found Relative on the back using Distress Collage Medium Matte and trimmed off the excess. 
I tapped a Versamark ink pad randomly around the outside edge and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder to add a little bit of texture.
I stitched around the edge of the panel with black thread, fixed a bundle of thread in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added the die-cut. I die-cut gears from Idea-ology Metallic 2 Kraft Stock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gearheads Thinlits and decorated with Idea-ology Hex Fasteners.

I finished off by adding Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers trimmed to create individual words

and matted the panel on to a 4.3/4" x 6" card blank covered with Idea-ology Classic Kraft Stock.

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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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