Monday, June 29, 2020

Simon Says - Take Me For A Ride

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 travel-themed page in my Dina Wakley Blue Edition Media Journal. I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Vintage Auto and Ticket Booth, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Baggage Claim BigZ die and Idea-ology Typeset and Travel Collage Papers, Baseboard Doll, Tags and Theories Quote Chips.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to 6.3/4" x 8.3/4", added strips of Idea-ology Travel Collage Paper fixed in place with Distress Collage Matte and layered torn strips of Typeset Collage Paper on top.
I inked the car image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Vintage Auto with Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink, stamped on to Idea-ology Salvage Tags, sprinked with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Glaze and heat set.
I found a tag in my background box inspired by a Tim Holtz Facebook Live Demo using Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Sprays with Distress Texture Paste Opague Matt, the Mini Numerics Layering Stencil from Set 7 and I thought the colours were a pretty good match for the colours on the Travel Collage Paper.
I fixed the Salvaged Tags in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added varying sizes of circles die-cut from the stencilled tag using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Circles Thinlits. I added small torn strips of the Typeset Collage Paper overlapping the circles and applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte over the whole panel.
I inked the ticket images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ticket Booth with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Ranger White Superfine Embossing Powder and heat set.
I created shadows around the collaged pieces by applying Ground Espresso Distress Crayon, smudging it out with my finger and lightened any dark areas on the circles with a slightly damp cloth.
I used a Distress Embossing Pen, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Glazes to colour my Idea-ology Baseboard Doll Traveller. I worked in small sections with one colour at a time and brushed away any stray powder with a small dry paintbrush before heat setting.
I coloured scraps of Distress Cracked Leather CardStock with Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint Distress inks using the direct to paper technique. I sprinkled with the matching Distress Embossing Glazes and heat set. I  applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte, added Ground Espresso Distress Crayon generously, rubbed it into the detail with my finger and buffed off the excess with a dry cloth.
I die-cut the suitcases from thick chipboard for the bases, the coloured Distress Cracked Leather CardStock, Idea-ology Classic and Metallic KraftStock (ended up not using the green one) using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Baggage Claim BigZ die and added the straps, buckles and handles. I added shadows to the eddges using a Ground Espresso Distress Crayon, fixed to the panel using Distress Collage Medium Matte and added the Baseboard Doll, popped up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive. I covered the suitcases and Baseboard Doll with scraps of copy paper and added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint using the Distress Splatter Brush
I added Embossing Ink randomly to the Idea-ology Theories Quote Chips using the Distress Embossing Pen, sprinkled with Rusty Hinge Distress Embossing Glaze, heat set and added Idea-ology Hardware Heads.
I fixed the panel to kraft card trimmed to 7" x 9" and added to my journal.

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Awesome project Kath! I love that Rusty Hinge color. I don't use it very often and now I can't figure out why because it looks amazing here! The layering the background is just wonderful!

  2. Brilliant, love the colours they are just stunning, the whole design is amazing, you rock Kath you really do.xx

  3. This is beautiful Kath another page for your journal and so rustic the colours used always remind me of autumn 🍂 x

  4. You make all that work look easy! The colours and texture you created is wonderful.The demos have given us all so much inspiration and isn't it great to dip into your box and find so many lovely pieces to work with when you begin a project. Fabulous work and such great images and info thanks for sharing it all x


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