Monday, June 7, 2021

Simon Says - Mixed Media

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 is when the Design Team showcase one particular brand or company and this month, we are all using the fabulous products from Dina Wakley. You don't have to use these products to join in the challenge but we would love to see how you use them if you have them in your stash
We are also welcoming back the lovely and very talented Nikki Acton aka Addicted To Art as June's Designer In The Spotlight. If you haven't visited her blog before, pop over and say Hi, you will be in for a real treat;
 The theme for this week is...
I decorated a Dina Wakley 5" x 7" Canvas Art Panel with a Summer Vibes theme using Dina Wakley Media Acrylic paints, Curly Fronds Media Mask/Stencil, Faces and Just Words Collage Papers and added flowers die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Floral Large Thinlits.

I applied light coats of Turquoise and Lime Media Acrylic Paints to the Art Canvas Panel using a Distress Brayer.
I pounced the same colours through the Curly Frond stencil using a small piece of Ranger Cut 'n Dry Foam.
I inked the Craze background stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Craze and Planks with Black Soot Distress Archival and holding the stamp in my hands, stamped randomly over the stencilled leaves.
I used a Black Micron pen to add sketchy lines around the edges of the stencilled leaves and fixed torn sections of the Faces and Just Words Collage Papers in place with Distress Collage Medium.

I applied Dina Wakley Lemon, Magenta and Tangerine Media Acrylic Paints to Distress Watercolor card using a Distress Brayer
and die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Floral Large Thinlits.
I added colour and shading to the Faces Collage Paper image by picking up the colour directly from the Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks with a wet paintbrush.
I flicked on some dots using Dina Wakley White Media Glossy Spray
and added Black Media Acrylic paint around the edges of the panels using Ranger Cut 'n Dry.

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 have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp

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...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, June 4, 2021

Is It Summer?

Happy Friday my friends, I don't want to tempt fate but I think Summer has finally arrived in the UK and I've been spending mornings in the cubbyhole and afternoons in the garden topping up my Vitamin D levels, dividing my time between my two happy places is the best of both worlds. I'm sharing cards I made recently using Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit - Rainbow Is My Favorite Color and the Fading Hearts 4" x 9" stencil from the latest Rainbows release.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 3.1/4" x 8.1/4" and blended Distress Oxide Inks (Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord) through the Simon Says Fading Hearts Stencil from the Rainbows release.
I stamped the sentiment and clouds from Simon Says Rainbow Is My Favorite Color stamp set from the June Card Kit, inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink and added a heart inked with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.

I trimmed the panel to 3" x 8", matted on to a panel of black card and fixed to a white Slimline card blank.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 4" x 5.1/4" and used the Build A Rainbow Stencil from the card kit with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to create a soft cloudy sky.
I inked the rainbow strips from the stamp set with the Simon Says ink cubes (Hot Lips, Sunshine, Jellybean and Audrey Blue, included with the card kit.
I used the stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to add individual clouds, stamped the cloud outlines from the stamp set slightly offset and the sentiment, inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink.
I stamped the hearts from the stamp set inked with Hot Lips.
I fixed Lucy's Little Things Ice Crystal Sequins in place with dots of Distress Collage Medium, added shading to the edges of the panel using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and matted the panel on to an A2 white card blank.

I'm planning a weekend in the garden because the "put on hold for 18 months" garden make-over is finally back on track and with available landscape gardeners rarer than hens' teeth at the moment, it looks like it's going to be another DIY effort. But with one ton of gravel to be moved from the front of the house to the back, I've realised that my one bucket at a time regime is going to take forever and hey, I know my limitations so I've called in the cavalry, the young and fit brigade (sons and grandkids) who I'm sure will make light work of it as long as I keep them well fed and watered.

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned.
Hugs Kath xxx