Monday, October 7, 2019

Simon Says - Autumn Fall

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

The first challenge of the month means that the Design Team are showcasing products from a certain company/brand or designer. This month we are all using fabulous products from the wonderful Tim Holtz. I'm sure you will have some of Tim's amazing products and we would love to see how you use them.
We are also welcoming  the lovely and super talented Jo aka Let's Art Journal into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven't visited her blog you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say 'Hi'
and the theme for this week is...
I decorated an Idea-ology Vignette Box to create a fun Autumn Home Decor project using lots of Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies including Santa's Helper who is filling in the time until Santa needs him by helping out at his local pumpkin farm.

I began by covering a small Idea-ology Vignette box with papers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Abandoned Paper Stash using Distress Collage Medium Matte to fix it in place.
I die-cut the Tree Rings from Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock and embossed with the Texture Fade that is included with the die. I die-cut 4 layers of Tree Rings from white matboard to create dimension fixing them together with Distress Collage Medium.
I painted the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Paint and coloured the fronts, starting from the centre with Antique Linen, then Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks fading out to the edge.
I fixed the Tree Rings and an Idea-ology Broom on the Vignette Box using a hot glue gun.
I coloured Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock to create the leaves, using Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain
and a variety of Distress Oxide Spray Stains which are linked below/.
I stamped the leaf images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Pressed Foliage with Black Soot Archival and fussy cut. I flipped the leaves over, spritzed water on the back, scrunched up and left to dry. Once uncurled, they look more realistic.
I fixed Idea-ology Mummy Cloth to the Vignette Box and added layers of the stamped and die-cut leaves. I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Holiday Greens to die-cut the Peeled Paint card and Fall Foliage with the Distress Oxide Spray card. I added Idea-ology Pumpkin Pieces, some of which I cut in half to lay flat (easy enough to do with a sharp knife or your scissors)
I die-cut 6 layers of Santa's Helper from white card, fixed together with Distress Collage Medium and coloured with a Ground Espresso Distress Marker. I die-cut him again using Idea-ology Classic Kraftstock, trimmed the individual pieces to create his skin and outfit. I added lines to his hat and sweater using a Sakura White Jelly Roll Pen and fixed him in place using my hot glue gun. I added splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint.
I intended adding moss around the leaves and pumpkins but despite turning the cubbyhole upside down and inside out, that elusive purchase has yet to be found. So instead I added drops of Distress Collage Medium, sprinkled on Prima Art Stones and left overnight to dry.
I gave this adorable elf a Mummy Cloth scarf and Idea-ology Pumpkin Piece to hold and fixed Idea-ology Ephemera to the smaller of the Tree Rings.
I finished off by fixing Mummy Cloth and Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers to the handle of the broomstick

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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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. WOW WOW WOW this is flippin AWESOME! Fantastic work of art! I love it!
    Linda xxx

  2. Wow, what a spectacular make! Your autumnal design is amazing, I love the tree rings and how you created your autumnal (Santa's) helper - stunning ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks so much for having me in the Designer Spotlight this month,I'm so excited to be able to join you all ๐Ÿ˜. Wishing you a Happy October! Hugs, Jo x

  3. This is amazing! Love it all! You have inspired me to go play with Santa's Little Helper and have some fall fun. Happy crafting all!

  4. I just saw on FB Kath and had to come have a closer look, its amazing, what a stunning creation, your such a knockout crafter, wow.xx

  5. Kath this is amazing such beautiful Autumn colours the leaves looks so real...


  6. LOVE this Kath!! very clever to have Santa's helper giving the pumpkin farmer a hand!! hahaha Absolutely brilliant!! :-D ๐Ÿงก

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols XXX

  7. lovely such a lot of details have gone into your creation the colours are gorgeous this is why l love Autumn ๐Ÿ‚ stunning xx

  8. Wow Kathy ,this is stunning!!!The layout and colours are just fabulous!!!

  9. OMG,WOW.The work that's gone into that creation is just jaw dropping Kath,you rock girl.Awesome colours and design.I LOVE it.Huggles xxx

  10. Have pinned this delight! Every detail, from the wood slice bases to the dressed elf, and to the color of the season, all are fabulous!

  11. A fabulous home decor piece Kath, I love the way you built up the layers, the leaves are gorgeous and Santa's helper looks amazing in his autumn outfit. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Such great projects (on multiple posts)! I guess I need to be following you. I just love fall and that decor piece is so darn nice.

  13. I've made my way through this post with the biggest smile on my face... I love your autumn pixie (moonlighting from what must surely be a busy time in Santa's workshops!!), and the box full of treats you've created around him. The leaves are completely stunning, and the wood slices are the perfect backdrop for them to cluster against. Love the spatter on the pumpkins too - what a perfect look it gives them. Completely delightful from beginning to end!
    Alison x


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