Monday, January 20, 2020

Simon Says - Home Decor

Hi my friends, I'm sharing my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you will join us this week to because
and the theme this week is
Shades at the ready because I have gone bright and colourful this week to create a canvas for a child's room using the adorable Theodore, the latest addition to the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Colorize Collection.

I began by applying Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to lightweight white cardstock, removed the backing and fixed to Sizzix Felt from my stash, but any good quality wool felt will do. 
Thinlits WILL cut felt but because of the fibrous nature of this material, you may need to snip the odd intricate section to release the die-cut and Tim Holtz Haberdashery Scissors with their sharp points are perfect for the job. I wanted Theodore to look like a teddy bear so I decided to cut all the body pieces from the same colour of felt and used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink with a mini round blending tool to create shadows on the edges of each die-cut before fixing in place.
I die-cut the piece behind the eyes from a darker coloured felt and the eyes and nose from black and white card. 
I trimmed Dina Wakley Media Board in half to create a 6" x 9" canvas.
I discovered at this point, that the battery on my camera had died, so this "sailing a bit close to the wind/time-wise" crafter had to soldier on and what follows is a bit of a thrown together step-by-step tutorial. 
I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stripes Shifter Layering Stencil with Salty Ocean and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks to create a plaid effect on the background and the Stars Layering Stencil with Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink.
I coloured Distress Watercolor card with the same 3 inks and die-cut the balloons and bow tie using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crazy Things Thinlits, the books using the parcel tops from Santa's Helper Thinlits and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive. I added Bakers Twine as the strings for the balloons and buttons from my stash.

I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to Distress Watercolor card and die-cut the words using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Classic Upper and Lower and Tiny Type Lower Thinlits and added Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers.

You can find the products I used in 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 this month's Designer In The Spotlight and as always you have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8.00am Ohio Time...1.00pm UK time and 2.00pm CET to join in
You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram and if you use Instagram, please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week
Hugs Kath xxx
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Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Kath, I love how you cut him from felt, so tactile. I adore the happy colours too. Gorgeous piece ❤️❤️

Lorraine A said...

Oh Kath!! I can't tell you how much I love this!! It really made me smile! so CUTE!!!! LOVE IT!! GORGEOUS!!!! I may just have to CASE this ;-)

Hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Kimbo said...

Great card. I love your furry bear but oh those little books are divine and so clever x

Darnell said...

This is part of an alphabet book for little ones, right, Kath?! Because if it isn't, it should be! It's so tactile and adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

Redanne said...

Oh Kath, Theodore never looked so good, I just want to reach out and touch him, he looks so furry and cuddly. The colours in the background are perfect for him, he looks like he is having a wonderful time at the party! Hugs, Anne xx

Judy Hayes said...

Love how you put this together! So creative and colorful! Every detail is perfect! A very fun way to use Theodore!

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous love that background and adorable Theodore x

Paula Cheney said...

I missed this one last week when I was still at the show! So clever Kath! The balloons are perfect!