Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hats Off For Lightbulb Moments...

Hi folks, today I'm sharing a "tongue in cheek" card made with the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 2 CMS 341 stamp set, shipping to a store near you at the end of this month...
A Hats Off tribute to those ever so welcome Lightbulb Moments, the moments that come to your rescue when the creative process is in unco-operative mode...the only problem is they don't come along often enough.
I started off with a panel of Distress Watercolor card cut slightly smaller than the 5"x7" card blank, coloured it with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink using that very familiar by now technique of smooshing, drying spritzing and tapping to pick up the remaining droplets.
I inked the Dapper image (hat only) with Hickory Smoke Archival and the wording from Inventor 2 with Black Soot Archival and stamped randomly over the background.
I stamped 3 Lightbulb images from Inventor 2 on to Plain Collage Paper using Black Soot Archival and coloured the reverse with a Mustard Seed Distress Marker using the Distress Detailer Brush.
fixed to the panel using Distress Collage Medium Matte and added strips of Idea-ology Collector and French Design Tape.
I used the alphabet from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gift Bag Thinlits to die cut the words from the panel,using a T square ruler to make sure they were aligned and low tack tape to hold them in place.
I then attached the panel to black cardstock and cut extra letters and stars from Distress Watercolor card coloured with the Mustard Seed Distress Marker and popped them back into the negative space.
I almost came unstuck at this point because I didn't leave a lot of room to complete the sentiment and didn't have the appropriate words in my collection of Chit Chat/Small Talk/Big Chat Stickers but as luck would have it,
and rather appropriately don't you think, a lightbulb moment came along. I cut out the individual letters from words in an old pack of Big Chat Stickers, inked the edges with a Black Soot Distress Marker and fixed them in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I finished off with a splattering of White Gesso and fixed the panel to the white card blank.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I Love Happy Mail...

Hi folks, for the next week or so I'll be sharing cards and projects with you using the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamp sets released this month, starting off with
CMS 339 Mail Art and CMS 338 Stamp Collecctor

I have to confess I was a little bit stuck on how I was going to use these stamps but the old brain started ticking...the word MAIL kept popping up in my head and hey presto, as if by magic, the postie arrived with some of the HAPPY variety. And those words definitely go together in my world, so I decided to create an Art Journal page featuring the stamps and some of the new products that have taken up residence in the cubbyhole recently.
I covered the pages with Memoranda Paper, added strips of Remnants Design Tape and added a thin coat of White Gesso. I then stamped the background images from Cosmopolitan with Vintage Photo Archival to create some shading and Lined with Ground Espresso Archival and added some of the gorgeous Idea-ology Aviary Collage Paper.
I stamped a selection of the images from Stamp Collector with Distress Oxide inks on to Disress Watercolor card...
and the circles and wording from Mail Mart with Black Soot Archival on to plain Collage Paper,
I die cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Gift Bag from Memoranda paper but decided it was going to be too bulky for the page so I cut the bag into two sections, cut off the flaps to make faux envelopes.
I cut out the stamps and collage paper circles and words and fixed to the pages using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I created shadowing around the stamps with a Walnut Stain Distress Crayon and highlighted the wording and numbers with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

I die cut the word "Love" from Memoranda Paper and black cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Shadow Script 1 Thinlits and added hearts die cut from scrap card coloured with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide using the Sidekick Valentine Side-Order Thinlits.
 I cut up Idea-ology Snarky Small Talk Stickers for the sentiment...

and created highlights around the elements using the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, added Label Letters and edged the pages with Black Soot Distress Paint to finish,
I'll be back tomorrow to share another "March Release"project
until then, have fun whatever you're doing
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, March 19, 2018

Simon Says...Road Trip

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
In today's world, a road trip usually means jumping in the car but I'm venturing down memory lane for this week's project inspired by happy times back in the day when my little Sis and I, during the school holidays, would jump on our bicycles to seek out new adventures, returning home happy as larry with mucky faces and nine times out of ten, torn breeks (trousers).

Of course, I had to use my favourite mixed media surface, an Etcetera MediumTag and Memoranda, one of my all-time favourite Tim Holtz Paper Pads.
I fixed the Memoranda paper to the tag using Distress Collage Medium Matte, added torn strips of contrasting paper, a light coat of Distress Collage Medium Vintage randomly over the top and once it was dry, I sanded the edges to remove any excess paper. I die cut Stacked Deckle panels from Idea-ology Substrate Sheets and Memoranda paper, used Mixed Media 5 Thinlits to die cut the floral image and fixed the panels together.
I die cut a larger stacked deckle panel from white Substrate Sheet and stamped with the Botanical background from Botanical and Batik and the script from Entomology with Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.
I fixed the die cut panel to the tag and added Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Mosaic Layering Stencil.
From here on in, I got a little bit engrossed in the creative process, so the step by step photos are a bit higgedly-piggedly I added the Paper Dolls, coloured with Distress Markers and some shading around the frame with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the image from Ornate Trims with Vintage Photo Archival ink randomly on the background and highlighted the centres of the flowers with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.
I added Quote Chips and die cut the bicycle multiple times from white cardstock, cutting off the wheels from two of the die cuts to add to the background.
I die cut the flowers using Funky Floral 1 Thinits from Distress Oxide inked backgrounds left over from a previous project and Classic Kraft Cardstock.
I added two layers of Idea-ology Lace Trimmings along the bottom of the die cut panel and fixed the Funky Floral die cuts and Idea-ology Bouquet Findings in place with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. I layered up the bicycle die cuts, coloured with Distress Markers and added Idea-ology Jump Rings to the wheels.
I added Idea-ology Tiny Text Remnant Rubs, Nailheads and Jump Rings filled with Glossy Accents to the flowers.

an Idea-ology Story Stick, a twine bow and Chit Chat Design Tape. I finished off  applying Black Soot Distress Paint to the edges of the tag using a mini round blending tool.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...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 all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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 your Road Trip creations this week
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, March 16, 2018

Simon Says Stamp...Choose Joy

Hi folks, it's Friday and I'm sharing a card I made with the Simon Says Stamp Choose Joy stamp set from the March Card Kit...

A very quick and easy card to make. I applied a wash of Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks to a piece of Distress Watercolor card using the Ranger Broad Water Brush, added a few Peeled Paint splatters and inked the edges with Worn Lipstick. I stamped the leaf image with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide using the Detailer Water Brush. I then stamped the swirly flower on to scraps of Worn Lipstick/Fossilized Distress Oxide backgrounds left over from a previous project, cut them out and popped two of the flowers up on 3D foam pads...
 added the sentiment and a few sparkly sequins
The Furry Boy has his rescheduled vet appointment at 12.45pm today so fingers crossed I will be feeling JOYFUL at the end of it and it will NOT be a repeat of the previous shenanigans.
Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday with my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You still have time to join in the fun with this week's Easter/Spring Inspiration Challenge with the chance to win a $50 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp.
Hugs Kath xxx


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