Monday, September 23, 2019

Simon Says - Stitch 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 and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created a wall panel to tell the story of two intrepid adventurers who went foraging in the woods in the dead of night but look as though they are now not sure it was such a good idea.
I had an adventure of my own when my sewing machine decided to throw another tantrum. It was quite happy to stitch but just not with thread. My attempts resulted in a horrible tangled mess, taking ages to unpick, so I had to resort to some faux stitching. And because of all that time wasted, there is no photo step-by-step this week. 
I trimmed Tim Holtz Idea-ology Abandoned Paper to 4.1/"2 x 6.1/2" and die-cut a circle from white paper to use as a stencil. I applied Picket Fence Distress ink using Ranger Cut 'n Dry to create the moon. I placed the die-cut circle on top and created shadows around the moon using Black Soot Distress Ink and also added some shadows to the moon. I inked the cobweb from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Life Of The Party and Specimens image with Black Soot Archival and Script image from Tiny Toadstools with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear and White Embossing Powders.
I stamped one of the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers inked with Black Soot Archival on the bottom section of the panel to create the look of foliage. I used Tim Holtz Craft Pick, Design Ruler and a Sharpie Black Liner Pen to create the faux stitching. I sprinkled Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel on the panel and heat set from underneath. I coloured the Paper Dolls with Distress Markers, fixed to the panel with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive and added Clippings Stickers from the Idea-ology Curiosities Sticker Book.
I coloured Idea-ology Mummy Cloth with Distress Oxide Sprays and fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium. I inked the tiny toadstools with Black Soot Archival, stamped on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Distress inks, fussy cut and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive. 
I added the bats die-cut from Black Classic KraftStock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bat Crazy Thinlits, added splatters of white gouache and distressed the edges of the panel. I trimmed Black Classic Kraftstock to 6.1/2" x 8.1/2", stamped the cobweb image around the edges inked with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder and fixed the panel in place.

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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. Terrifyingly creepy! Magnificent creation; love the tiny toadstools, the paper dolls, and the beautiful backgrounds, so amazing. Perhaps you need a “stitch witch” to keep away the pesky sewing machine “ghosts!” Thanks for the tutorial and happy crafting!

  2. Fabulous creation in all its spooky glory! Love it.
    Linda xxx

  3. This is truly amazing work! So many wonderful creepy details! Just in time for that time of year! yay!

  4. Now that's a creepy place to be walking at night...BOO!

  5. Love this creation especially the toadstools. You've thought of a brilliantly spooky design here. I, too, have a love-hate relationship with these machines. Mine is usually with the overlocker but it's love at the moment. Always wary of the sewing machine as well. Never know when they're fed up with you. Love your crafty makes that are more art than craft.

  6. So wonderfully spooky and scary I love it Kath, wow.xx

  7. So happy I saved this for a look when I had time to admire it like it deserves! First, I must say, fussy cutting those toadstools was a superb idea, I love them popping up out of the forest floor all random like they do! And your moon filled sky is spooky, like eerily spooky, which sets the tone perfectly! Those naughty boys look dashing in their colored sweaters, and the stitching is just as successful faux as it would be if your machine would have cooperated. This steals the show Kath! xx

  8. Absolutely wonderful,great imagination.xx

  9. The little chap on the right does look a wee bit worried! I love the gorgeous spooky background you created and the moon is just superb... and those mushrooms - love them! Another triumph my friend. Hugs, Anne xx

  10. A completely fantastic piece, Kath... I adore the tiny toadstools nestled amidst the fabric, and that atmospheric background with the blood red skies would make anyone a little uneasy if they found themselves out and about in the silent night - not to mention the cobwebs getting in your hair! The moon is just magical, hovering over all.
    Alison x


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