Monday, February 27, 2023

Simon Says - Things With Wings

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've been giving some love to some favourite products I haven't used for a while and making cards for a local charity to sell at their Spring Fair. I'm sharing a set of encouragement cards using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Grime Mini Layering Stencil, Flutter and Field Notes stamp sets and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Nature Thinlits coloured with Distress Watercolor Pencils.

I coloured 4 - A2 panels of Distress Watercolor card by smooshing Saltwater Taffy, Salvaged Patina and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides on to my Glass Media Mat, spritzing with water and transferring the colours using a piece of plastic. I applied Saltwater Taffy and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxides through the Grime Mini Layering Stencil using mini round blending tools. I stamped 4 of the butterfly images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flutter on to the panels, inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival. I stamped images from Field Notes to add interest to the backgrounds inked with Kitsch Flamingo and Evergreen Bough Distress Archival inks.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Nature Thinlits 4 times from Distress Watercolor card.
I coloured the images using Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber and Walnut Stain Distress Watercolor Pencils using a Distress Detailer Brush. I added layers of colour and dried between each layer.
I peeled most of the thick chipboard backing from Idea-ology Quote Chips and trimmed the excess from each edge.
I die-cut the Funky Nature Thinlits again twice from Distress Watercolor card and layered to create dimension.
I fixed the Funky Nature Thinlits in place with Distress Collage Medium, added the Idea-ology Quote Chips, popped up on Foam Squares and trimmed the panels to 3.3/34" x 5" using Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Deckle Edge Trimmer.
I applied Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink lightly around the edges using a mini round blending tool and matted the panels on to A2 white card blanks.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx