Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Simon Says - Brushed Flowers

Hi my friends, it's confession time. I'm more than a little bit besotted with the Brushed Flowers stamp set included in Simon Says May Card Kit and although I don't mind fussy cutting, the matching die set  definitely speeds things up when you're on a mission to make a bunch of quick and easy cards. 

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to make 3 - 4" x 5.1/4" panels and working on the textured side of the card, spritzed Kitsch Flamingo, Twisted Citron and Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stains through Simon Says 4" x 9" Arches Stencil from the recent Yay You release. I spritzed the panels with water, dried and used the ink left on the back of the stencil to create a monoprint effect.

On the first card, I stamped the flower and leaf images from the Brushed Flower stamp set, inked with Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks and added Rusty Hinge, Ground Espresso and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxides to the stamps using a Distress Blending Brush to create shading, re-stamped and die-cut using the matching die set.
I fixed the die-cuts in place using foam adhesive to create dimension and stamped the sentiment, inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink.

On the second card, I stamped the sentiment panel, inked Simon Says Intense Black ink, on to the panel to use as a guide for placement of the foliage. I stamped the foliage inked with Rustic Wilderness and the flowers inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks.
I re-stamped the sentiment panel and flowers on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card, die-cut and fixed to the panel with foam adhesive.

On the third card,I stamped the foliage, inked with Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide ink, 3 times on to the panel.
I inked the flower image with Wild Honey Distress Oxide, coloured the centre with a black marker, stamped on to Distress Watercolor card, die-cut and fixed to the panel using foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment and small flower image, inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink.
To finish I matted the panels on to Simon Says Black Cardstock trimmed to be 1/8" larger and fixed to A2 top folding white card blanks.

I'll be back tomorrow to share another two "even simpler" Brushed Flower cards, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are making.
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, May 23, 2022

Simon Says - Not A Card

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...
NOT A CARD
I decorated a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vignette Card File with Idea-ology Curator Ephemera Snippets and Design Tape Trims to hold Art Collage panels created with Idea-ology Pocket Cards, Flashcards, Snapshots, Photobooth, Stencil Cards, Urban Layers and Botanical Layers, a little box of inspiration for future projects.

I removed the handle from the Vignette Card File, fixed Curator Ephemera Snippets to the sides with Distress Collage Medium.
I applied a light coat of White Gesso using a small Distress Brayer.
I fixed Design Tape Trims on the edges and dividers to neaten.
I dug into my stash of Idea-ology Pocket Cards - these are the originals from way back in the day but I have linked to the latest version below
I laid out a selection on my Glass Media Mat and applied a light coat of White Gesso using the small Distress Brayer.
I arranged a variety of Idea-ology bits and pieces from Flashcards, Gauge Dials, Photobooth, Snapshots, Stencil Cards, Collage Tiles and Urban Layers on the pocket cards and once I was happy with each arrangement, I fixed them in place to create a collage using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added Idea-ology Curator and Number Ephemera Snippets
and Botanical Layers

I added more Design Tape Trims and torn sections of Idea-ology Entomology Collage Paper.
I fixed the handle to a scrap of black card, added an Idea-ology Thoughts Label Sticker and screwed the handle back in place on the card file.
Here are some of the finished Art Collage Panels, ready to add to future Art Journal or Junk Journal projects. I had so much fun creating these panels and with loads more pockets cards in my stash and plenty room in the card file box, I intend to repeat this adventure again.



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

 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Simon Says - Add Texture

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...
ADD TEXTURE
I created a notebook cover using Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini File Folder, Backdrops 1 Paper, Pocket Cards, Flashcards, Paper Doll Portraits and Curator Ephemera Snippets and added texture using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Latticework Mini Layering Stencil from Set 4 with Distress Crackle Texture Paste and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Embossing Glaze.
I covered an Idea-ology Mini File Folder with papers from the Backdrops 1 pack using Distress Collage Medium, trimmed to fit and sanded the edges to neaten and remove any excess paper. I used the small Distress Brayer to apply a light coat of White Gesso and created a collage using a Pocket Card, Flashcard and Curator Ephemera Snippets, all fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium. I applied Distress Collage Medium over the whole file folder and added shadowing around the collage elements using Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
I rubbed Distress Crackle Paste Translucent over the Flashcard and Ephemera Snippets with my finger
I applied Distress Texture Paste Crackle through the Latticework Mini Layering Stencil from Set 4 using a palette knife and sprinkled with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Embossing Glaze, while the paste was still wet and set aside to dry.
I tapped the Distress Embossing Dabber over the Idea-ology Portrait Paper Doll, sprinkled with Distress Frosted Crystal, heat set and coloured with Distress Crayons using a Distress Detailer Brush.
I heat set the Embossing Glaze on the Distress Texture Paste and added Walnut Stain Distress Crayon using a Distress Blending Brush to accentuate the crackle on the Texture Paste and the Flashcard. I added torn sections of Idea-ology Entomology Collage Paper, Design Tape Trim on the edge of the folder, a strip of lace from my stash, Eccentric Remnant Rubs and fixed the Portrait Paper Doll in place with Distress Collage Medium.
To finish I sanded the edges of the Mini File Folder, Flashcard and Ephemera Snippets to reveal the white core.


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