Monday, March 30, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Spring Mood Board

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

As you may know, the Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge. We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together! 

We have a beautiful 
to inspire you this week
I created a botanical panel to add to the kraft page in my Dina Wakley Media Journal using lots of the new Tim Holtz products from Ranger, Stampers Anonymous and Idea-ology.

I began by trimming Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock to measure 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" and spritzed with Antique Linen and Old Paper Spray Stains to create a soft coloured background and I think a new addiction and a love for this gorgeous textured effect has been born.
I inked the script stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink, sprinkled with the matching colour of Distress Embossing Glaze and heat set.
I applied Distress Crackle Texture Paste through the Bouquet Layering Stencil, sprinkled with Tattered Rose and Fossilized Amber Distress Embossing Glazes, tapped on the back of the panel gently with my fingers to mix the powders up a little bit and set aside to wait for the Texture Paste to dry.
I used my heat tool to melt the Embossing Glazes, spritzed the texture paste sections with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain and sprayed water to soften out the stain from the edges of the texture paste. I dabbed the paste with kitchen towel to remove any excess stain.  

I placed a piece of Field Notes Ephemera on the panel, applied Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink through the Digits Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool, sprinkled with Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain Embossing Glazes and heat set. I flicked on splatters of Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Spray using the plastic tubes from the bottles.
I sanded the edges of the Ephemera panels, fixed them in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added a twine bow.
I added the bee and mushrooms from the Field Notes Ephemera pack popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension.
I tapped the Distress Embossing Dabber on to a Theories Quote Chip, sprinkled with Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Embossing Glazes, wiped away some of the glaze with my finger and heat set. I sanded the edges to match in with the Ephemera panels and fixed in place with Mini Foam Adhesive.
I fixed the panel to the kraft page in the journal using Distress Collage Medium, added Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs and doodled around the edges using a Sakura Micron Pen

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 Ann, our Designer In The Spotlight. You 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. So beautiful Kath - I love the colors and the flowers - you make it look so easy too. Thanks for the step outs they really help me to see the process.

  2. STunning Kath, love the layers of textures and colours.

  3. You are AMAZING! THIS just might be my favorite of your makes, TRULY! Be well.

  4. Kath, your attention to detail is STELLAR! I just love seeing how you used the new embossing glazes, this is really gorgeous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. Amazing Kath, but they always are, love this its gorgeous.xx

  6. Oh my goodness Kath, this is absolutely stunning!! I love how you used the glazes on the background and all of the details are just beautiful! LOVE it :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Stay Home and Stay Safe :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. So beautiful and colourful love all that you have used to create this stay safe x

  8. AWESOME creation!!!!! I love all your textures and layers!

  9. Oh, scrumptious! There's such a warm golden glow to this, and I love all the layers and crackle and splatter - and the doodled frame around the edges is the perfect finishing touch.
    Alison x


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