Monday, February 17, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Frame 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 an Art Journal page using Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Found Relatives and Sizzix Geo Frames Thinlits to create portraits of friends who share a love of flowers and I'm currently suffering all the symptoms of a kid in a candy store so couldn't resist using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes with the Doodle Art Layering Stencil and Distress Translucent Grit Paste to create texture and interest on the background and add a hint of colour to the photos.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to create a panel slightly smaller than the burlap page in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. I spritzed the panel with water and sprayed with Bundled Sage and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide sprays to create a soft muted look. I inked the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Faded Type with Black Soot and Ground Espresso Distress Archival inks and stamped randomly on the background.
I applied Distress Translucent Grit Paste through the Doodle Art Layering Stencil, sprinkled the Distress Embossing Glazes randomly over the paste, tapped gently with my fingers from underneath to mix the powders and heat set until melted. You can see the yummy texture and shine in the photo below.
I die-cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Geo Frames Thinlits 4 times from Idea-ology BlackOut Kraftstock and twice from Idea-ology Metallic 3 Kraftstock, sanded back to reveal the silvery tones underneath and layered together to create dimensional frames.
I die-cut the Idea-ology Found Relatives using the same Geo Frames die so that the photos would fit perfectly in to the negative space of the frames.
I applied the embossing ink from the Distress Embossing Pens on to the hat, coat and dress, sprinkled with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Glazes and heated until melted.
I flicked droplets of water on to the background, sprinkled with Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze, heat set and fixed the framed photos in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sticky Grid sheet to the left over scrap of Idea-ology Metallic 3 KraftStock, arranged the Alphanumeric 1" Thinlits and die-cut to create the Friends Banner.

I die-cut Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 Thinlits from Distress Watercolor card, coloured the edges lightly with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and the centre with Fossilized Amber using Distress Blending Brushes.
I finished off by adding Idea-ology Clippings Stickers and added splatters of Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink to the flowers.

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 Cristina, our February Designer In The Spotlight 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. Such a gorgeous page, the color is perfect for those of us that need a dose of Spring in our drab grayness! I so love the background and all the layers, it is just magnificent! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wonderful page Kath and I love those new frame dies, another gorgeous creation.x

  3. This Kath is stunning the vintage look is amazing along with the images and background x

  4. Oh my goodness! This is wonderful! Thanks for the process details!