Monday, May 30, 2016

Everything is possible...

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

and the theme for this week is...
MONOCHROME
Definition: Black and White or different shades of a single colour
I decided to go with classic Black and White and made an art journal page based around Hickory Smoke...one of my favourite colours in the Distress Palette...a beautiful smoky grey...

I gave my pages a coat of gesso and randomly fixed down the Tissue Tape. I then applied Hickory Smoke Distress Paint using a baby wipe...
picked up the paint left on my craft mat with kitchen towel and pounced all over to create a tone on tone mottled effect...
inked the Halftone stamp with Black Archival and Hickory Smoke from the Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Palette and stamped randomly over the page.
I applied Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste through the Brick Stencil from Mini Layering Stencils Set 3 and when it was completely dry...applied Distress Collage Medium Matte over the whole page. I then rubbed the Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon  over the texture paste...rubbed it in with my finger and wiped back from the surface with a damp baby wipe.
I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Radiant Sunflower from black card and paper covered with Tissue Tape...inked the Halftone stamp with Picket Fence Distress Ink and stamped the black circles for the flower centres...

I added extra flower circles and created shadows around them using the Black Soot Distress Crayon and created splatters with the Tim Holtz Splatter Brush and Picket Fence Distress Paint...
and finished off by adding some Big Chat Stickers...
And if you're wondering about my choice of sentiment...well let's just say at one point in the creative process it was looking very likely that it was heading for the bin but I hung in there...kept stepping away and coming back to look at it with fresh eyes and finally ended up with something I was happy to share.
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


I look forward to seeing your creations this week
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


Exciting News...

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend Everyone....the weather's been absolutely glorious but the forecast for the coming week ain't good...there are no guarantees when it comes to our British weather but one thing's for sure...we're guaranteed a Summer of fabulous fun and creative inspiration in the company of our much-loved Professor of Distress...
woohoo...exciting news...throughout June and July Tim will be revisiting Creative Chemistry 101 and 102 refreshing our technique knowledge and then on August 1 you can take your seat and join Tim for a one-to-one not to be missed experience...jam packed with inspirational creativity and fun in the Creative Chemistry 103 classroom and if you haven't already signed up...you'll find all the details HERE
And if you need to stock up on supplies ready for class...Simon Says Stamp has a fabulous 20% off Ranger Sale only until 11.59pm EST today...so don't delay
And the Furry Hooligan is chomping at the bit for his morning trip to the forest but I'll be back soon with my project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...toodle-oo for now.
Hugs Kath xxx

Friday, May 27, 2016

Woohoo...it's Friday...

Morning folks...woohoo...it's Friday...the end of a busy old week in the cubbyhole. Thanks to the "not at all seasonal" weather...the garden plans haven't progressed much beyond planting up a few pots...

instead I've been confined to the cubbyhole trying to get ahead of the game with DT projects so that when Summer does finally arrive I'll have lots of time in hand to spend outdoors...that's the plan...wishful thinking or completely delusional...take your pick...

and I may be cutting off my nose to spite my face but I really don't mind if Summer holds off until next week because my Simon Says Stamp DT parcel has arrived...
and I'm looking forward to a hot weekend date with the Friday Girls and a rather dapper gentleman or two...
Have a great weekend whatever the weather and I'll see you all on Monday with a new project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and you still have plenty of time to join in this week's  "Make A Wish" challenge with the chance for you to win a $50 spending spree voucher.
Hugs Kath xxx

Thursday, May 26, 2016

we have a tag...yeah

Hi Everyone...we're heading towards the end of the week and nearly the end of another month but there's good news...I may be skidding in by the seat of my pants again but better late than never...yeah we have this month's tag in the bag for...

I'm really enjoying the Technique Remix idea that Tim is using for the 2016 tags
and Tissue Tape Resist is one of my favourites...
I do have the Lady Rose Stamp Set that Tim used but hang on to your galluses for shocking news...I'm ashamed to say that although this beautiful lady from Nature Walk took up residence in the cubbyhole some time ago...she has never been inked. Now is her time in the spotlight and seeing as it's a very special occasion...a little bit of lippy doesn't go amiss.


and who doesn't love the adorable and cute Tiny Tattered Florals...
Enjoy whatever you're doing today...I was planning a day in the garden but OOPS...the weather may have other ideas.
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's Time For A Give-Away...

Hi Everyone...I don't know about you but I'm feeling more than a little bit fed up of the "can't make it's mind up" weather...what is going on..for heavens sake it's almost the end of May and it feels more like February...the garden make-over has ground to a halt in favour of lazy sofa days curled up with the Furry Hooligan...a cuppa and a browse through this month's issue of Simply Homemade...which just so happens to feature someone you may know "Packing a Punch" with products from Fiskars...
using some of my favourite Squeeze Punches...Hexagon and Butterfly Large and Medium
which reminds me that it's time for a give-away...
so if you would like to win...
a pair of Fiskars fabulous Classic Universal Purpose Scissors
a copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft with a 3D Paper Ball Die
a copy of Papercraft Essentials with 2 stamp sets and matching embossing folders
all you need to do is leave your name below with Mr Inlinkz before 8pm on Tuesday 31st May and I'll be back on Wednesday morning to announce the winner.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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