Monday, August 26, 2019

Simon Says - 'S' is for...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
"S" is for
I chose SPOOKY and created a shadow box card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Decayed Layering Stencil and Sizzix Ghost Town and Frightful Things Thinlits.
I began by trimming Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock to measure 8.1/4" x 5.1/2" and scored at 1/4", 3/4", 4.1/4" and 4.3/4". 
No step-by-step photos from here on, I'm afraid, folks.  Mr Blogger was very naughty yesterday and deleted the whole blog post, including all the photos which I had already deleted from my camera. (Just to let you know that I only fixed the card together once all the stamping and die-cuts had been added.)
I fixed the Decayed Layering Stencil in place with washi tape, applied Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks using mini round blending tools and moved the stencil along until the whole card was decorated.
I coloured the inside back of the card using Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide inks. I folded the card, placed it in my Stamp Platform and stamped the cobweb image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Life Of The Party inked with Black Soot Archival. I opened the card and re-stamped the cobweb on the inside back.
I die-cut the houses and branch from Ghost Town and the ghosts and spiders from Frightful Things from Classic KraftStock and white card. I added card coloured with Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge behind each house, trimmed the houses so that they would fit on the side edges, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium and added Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to the centre house to create dimension.
I added scraps of Black Classic KraftStock behind the ghosts and fixed them, the branch and spiders in place.
I inked the sentiments from Life Of The Party with Versamark ink, stamped on to Black Classic KraftStock, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, trimmed and added to the card.
I added splatters of White Gouache and Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray, fixed Ranger Wonder Tape to the tab on the card and closed. The card will fold flat to fit in a regular sized envelope.

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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. I love this so much! It's fantastic!

  2. Kath, you have created the most delightfully spooky scene here, I love the shape of the card and the windows of the haunted houses look positively glowing! Love it! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. A brilliant creation, Kath, SO spooky! xx

  4. Hello Kath,
    I tried to add your card to my to-do list for Halloween, that I keep on Pinterest, but I kept getting the oops and try again message. I did try about seven times. Anybody else has this problem?

  5. such a clever card Kath - I love the branches that really make it a spooky scene with the ghosts! Love it!

  6. Hi Kath, wow this is just fabulously spook-tas-tic, I LOVE it, it has just about everything you could need in a Halloween scene.xx

  7. I'm so so tempted by those little houses, and you're not helping! What a fabulous spooky scene. I love the glow in the windows, the wonderful cut-out moon, and brilliant layers of stamping and stencilling. So cool how the houses go around the edges too.
    Alison x

  8. LOVE this spooky shadow box Kath!!! the whole design of this is wickedly terrifying!!! haha LOVE it :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  9. This is great, Kath. So cute! And I am so glad you still have pictures of your furry hooligan. I was always so happy to see him in your posts, and I can imagine how much you miss him.


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