Monday, September 19, 2016

Umbrella card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about being inspired by music. Music in general, a musical instrument or a song.

It was fun to go for a song title this time, in these kind of challenges I'm normally inspired to do a project in general and in this case a music inspired one. I was going back and forth between Set Fire to the Rain by Adele and Rihanna's Umbrella. That's why the background colors are red and yellow/orange to represent fire. But finally I chose for Umbrella as I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamp Umbrella Shaker die.

 

The colors I used for the background are Barn Door and Amber Fossilized Distress Ink, along with a little Ground Espresso and some Black Soot Distress Crayon. I'm still absolutely in love with the effect of the effect it gives.
tI went around the edges of The umbrella with black and white for extra contrast. I also made umbrella transparent with Glossy Accents. The letters I cut out foil cardstock that I had found when I cleaned my craft room the other day.



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Monday, September 12, 2016

Night at the Cinema card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about At the Movies, it's a film inspired challenge and we are showcasing Spellbinder Products. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

For this challenge I was not inspired by a particular film, but by going to the movies. Every week I go to the cinema and watch a movie with a friend of mine. The Spellbinder product I used was the Picnic Embossing Folder as a background for my cinema. It was a bit scary, because I didn't realize Spellbinders doesn't work with the standard Sizzix sandwich. I nearly wrecked my Vagabond ... Whoops!

 

I had to think of a moment about what color I would give this stone wall, of course it had to be Fired Brick. For a bit of the distressed look I used Ground Espresso. The edges are done with Distress Crayon Black Soot.

 

The Pediment (Thanks Marzena!) I painted black with a Dabber made some texture. After the paint was dry, I applied Distress Crayon  Picket Fence to create the look as if it was concrete. The edges I made darker with Distress Crayon Black Soot.
The lightbox is simply made with a piece of white cardstock and darkened the edges with Black Soot Distress Crayon.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Stampin it for STAMPtember with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! I am sure you all know that STAMPtember® is a very special month in the Simon Says Stamp Store calendar and this week we are asking you to use a stamp, no digi images allowed.

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/category/Shop-Simon-Releases-Stamptember

This month Simon Says Stamp is giving away an amazing prize, a dream craft room! Click here for more details.

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It's been a while since I've used washi tape for the Monday Challenge, andthe Henna Patterns Stamp set made me think of washi tape. So I used that on my take alon with actually washi tape. I've colored it in with Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon and Peacock Feathers Distress Marker.



The background I made by using Schoolhouse with Grid Paste. When it was dry, I applied the first coat with Bundled Sage Distress and Paint Peeled Paint Distress Stain. Then applied a few Distress Inks to create more depth.

 

The Thankful and Cottage Stems dies are also of the new STAMPtember release. I both painted them black with the Pitch Black Paint Dabber. On the Cottage Stems I've applied the Rust Paste from Prima Marketing. If this paste is still wet, the color is more intense than when it is dry. Then it gets a matte finish so it really looks like rust.

 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

12 tags of 2016 - August

Hi everyone,

End of the month  it my Tim time, and this August tag is really a combo of amazing techniques. The Brayed Stain of July 2013 and Frameworks of April 2014. Is it really been that long that I've done those techniques?! Time really flies!

Frameworks dies are amazing, but I use them not a lot. It really gives the project such a cool effect. I'm so happy that Tim chose this technique!


 
The Brayed Stain is actually a technique that I only used to 12 tags, at least that I can recall. Love that it made it's come back for this tag. The edges have I done with Distress Crayon black soot. That's a technique that will come back many times! LOL!


 

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Stitch up card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about It's a Stitch up! Are you in for a felt project or stitching some paper? Or maybe some faux stitching like me.

This Bo Bunny Stitches stamp set I've got for ages and it's one of my favorite stamps to give interest around the edges of my projects. Of course I had to use it for this challenge.


 First I stamped the Time Traveler with Archival Ink and MISTI tool, otherwise I don't get a good result on watercolor paper. Once the ink was completely dry, I've colored him in with a bunch Distress Markers and waterbrush. Between layers, I dried the paper.

 

After I had finished coloring, it was time to protect my colored Time Traveler and I've used MicroGlaze to seal it. I picked the same colors that I've used for coloring the Time Traveler for the background. It was a big muddy mess. But a bit more blue helped a lot. With a tissue I dabbed away the excess ink and that was a big difference.

 

I darkened the edges with Distress Crayon Black Soot. I absolutely love this effect. With the Bo Bunny Stitches stamp, Versamark and Pewter Embossing Powder I made a stitched edge, love that it really pops, but not too much.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Under the Sea Birthday card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Go Fish.


This week I had quite a bit of trouble figuring out what to do with this challenge. Fishing is not really my thing, but then I remembered that the world under water is so pretty, and that got me excited to do this one! The Kaisercraft Mermaid Tail stamp set is perfect for creating an underwater world.

 

The experimenting of the CC103 techniques continues and I mix and match everything together to see what it brings me. I need to remind me all the time that when I'm experimenting and it looks like it's not going well, I've got to keep going. Most of the time it works and the result is extra special and I'm extra happy! LOL! While making this card I had a few moments like that, but glad I kept going, because I love the end result.



In my future projects, I think I'll use the Distress Crayon Picket Fence and Black Soot lots more applying high and low lights. It gave everything so much more depth.

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