Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Simon Says: Back to School with Penny Black

Happy Wednesday crafty friends that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


This week Simon Says: Back to School! The design team is featuring Penny Black products, you don't have to use them but if you have them we would love to see them! 



Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


So, I struggled with this theme and the whole part of a challenge is to get out of your comfort zone! Luckily I have plenty of Penny Black products but very few back to school items. So, I though why not make one for my niece in high school! 


I chose the Hello Gorgeous set by Penny Black and decided to add the Mama Elephant Bookworm set with the pile of books and apple. Once I decided on my images I used my Copics to color them in and used the accompanying dies with the exception of the girl. There are no dies for this PB set so I fussy cut the image.  I chose the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop in white to layer on top of a Kraft card base. I liked the way that looked so I opted for a Kraft top panel die cut from another Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop rectangle cut on the top and one of the sides to fit in the upper left hand corner. 

I place all of my images on top and then stamped the sentiments all from Penny Black sets.


I added some gel detail and various gems to finish off my project! 


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Products used are listed and linked below,
Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


A Blog Named Hero - Sparkle and Shine!

Happy Wednesday! It's the 15th of the month and therefore time for a new A Blog Named Hero Challenge! This month we are all about the Sparkle and Shine! 

I just picked-up a few of the new Hero Arts Christmas stamp sets and I just had to use the new Christmas Mice set!!! Too cute :)



I decided to pair my mouse with the new Christmas word die also by Hero Arts. I placed the die on my rounded rectangle die cut and the stamp to position everything properly.  I took the panel and used my stamp platform and picked up my mouse. I double stamped him in Copic friendly ink took the panel out and colored him in.



I then placed my die once more to position the Merry sentiment form an older Hero Arts set and went back to my platform and stamped the accompanying sentiment in Hero Arts Fresh Lawn ink.
Once that was done I grabbed a large stripped stencil and used my Versamark Ink around my stamped images and used the Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing powder.


I do like the sparkle effect it gave and proceeded to place my "Christmas" die cut. I finished everything off with some white gel pen detail and some sequins! Go check out the challenge

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Simon Says: Distress It!

Happy Wednesday crafty friends that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


This week Simon Says: Distress It! The design team is featuring Tim Holtz products, you don't have to use them but if you have them we would love to see them! 



Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!



I started with a piece of Canson Watercolor paper and placed my Simon Says Stamp Leaf Die to find the right placement for my monkey from the Simon Says Stamp Hello There stamp set. I stamped him with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink on my panel and again on masking paper. I masked the monkey and took my Heffy Doodle Unbe-leaf-able stencil with some Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink.  I went over the entire panel with a mix of Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide Inks to soften the darker leaves in the background.


I then colored in my monkey with my Copic markers in E49, E47, E44, E42 and E41. Once that was complete I added some dot detail, went over the nose and eyes with a black gellyroller pen and added some white highlights and glossy accents.


I then glued my leaves die and cut the excess and stamped a few hearts and added some red stickles and some sequins.


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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Simon Says: Make your Own Background!

Happy Wednesday crafty friends that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


This week Simon Says: Make your own Background! The design team is featuring Concord and 9th products you don't have to use them but if you have them we would love to see them! 



Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!



I decided to create my background using the Concord & 9th Happy Ballons stamp with a rainbow assortment of inks. I used the balloon add-ons also from that set and used gold embossing powder. There were some white spaces left that were bothering me so I opted to use a star cluster from the Mama Elephant Me and My Dragon set also with gold embossing powder.


I trimmed my panel to 4 x 5.25 to give a little border. For the sentiment I chose the Neat and Tangled Celebrate die with Simon Says Stamp gold glitter paper and Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock. For the additional sentiments I used sentiments from the Concord & 9th Wonderful Florals set and just cut the letters to make the Your Day.


To finish off my card I used some Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins!


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Thanks for taking the time!

Kim




Thursday, July 26, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic!

Happy Thursday! Today is new release day over at Simon Says Stamp - Friendly Frolic is now live!

I was luck enough to get to play with the new Sketch Lotus Flowers! This set has my heart not only because of the fabulous bouquet but the sentiments in this set are fantastic! I can see myself using this set ALL the time for important women in my life.


I received my set a few days prior to leaving on vacation so I was only able to play a little bit and made one card. I can't wait to get home so that I can create more with this set. I see these flowers on Kraft with my Polychromos and more!


I opted for rainbow colors with my Copics for this card, there are just enough flowers and greenery! I used the "flicking" technique which I love for flowers, it gives great highlights. Once I was done coloring, I die cut my panel with the Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangles.  I place my panel in my stamp platform and aligned my sentiment and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.


Once that was complete I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins and some White Gel pen detail. Go check out the new release, I am so sure you will love it!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring: Art Impressions

Happy Wednesday crafty friends that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Before we get to this weeks fun challenge have you seen the Summer Kids Challenge going on now! The theme is Anything Goes with Sparkle! Click the link above or the logo below for more details!


Encourage your younger loved ones to enter for a chance to win one of three grab bags! This challenge is such fun!



This week Simon Says: Anything Goes! The design team is featuring Art Impression products you don't have to use them but if you have them we would love to see them! 



Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!



For my project I chose the Dog Mouthfulls set by Art Impressions, I mean look at that face! I love this line by Art Impressions they come with different accessories and the matching dies. I decided on the gift as the pups accessory as this card will be for my Dad's 75th birthday from my dogs!


I started by stamping my images on Neena 80lbs cardstock so that I could Copic color the dog, gift, party hat and dog bone. I used the accompanying dies and fussy cut the puppy. I then die cut my background panel with the largest die from the Mama Elephant Cloud Nine die set. I decided to use the Tim Holts Brick stencil with a mix of Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink.


 I masked off the brick near the bottom and used Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink for the ground. I sprayed the panel with my Distress Sprayer and blotted the excess water. Once the panel was dry, I stamped my sentiment and added the "s" by hand well, because, I have two pups lol


I put my card together and used an action wobble for my dog! I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze and some white gel pen detail and topped off my party hat with a pom pom from my stash!

ll of the products are listed and linked bellow!


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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim




Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Butterfly Birthday!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! Kim with you this morning sharing a quick and easy Birthday card as the challenge this month is all about birthdays!


I decided to use the beautiful Butterfly Pair Stamp and Cut for my card today. I love the detail in these butterflies! I randomly stamped the two butterflies from this set on white cardstock.



I chose a rainbow array of Copic markers and colored them in order from top right down to the bottom left.



Once that was complete I die cut my panel with one of the Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle Dies and added some white gel pen detail on the centres and the wings of the butterflies.



I chose the fantastic Happy Stamp and cut for my sentiment and die cut it from black cardstock and fun foam. I felt the sentiment was lost with all the black so I chose this gold glitter paper and added that on top of the sentiment at an angle. I then white embossed the birthday from the Butterfly Pair set on black cardstock. I finished by adding some sequins. This card was quite simple and quick to put together.

Go check out the challengeyou still have time to enter!
Kim

Sunday, July 22, 2018

MFT Beach Buds

Happy Sunday crafty friends! I am currently on vacation and therefore posting at odd times lol! Had some time this morning so I am sharing this one layer three panel card featuring MFT Stamps, Distress Oxide Inks and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.


I started by cutting my Bristol Smooth Cardstock to 5.5 x 12 and marked at 4 inches on the longest side.  I then stamped all of my images on the panel as well as on masking paper. I cut all of my masks and placed them on my fish. I masked the bottom of the ocean with PostIt tape and then used the Hero Arts Waves stencil with a mix of Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides. I removed the stencil and went over the panel again with the same inks but with a light hand to soften the background.


I used my Distress Sprayer to add some fun texture and it also added to the "water" feel.  I then removed the mask for the bottom and place it where the ocean meets the "floor" and used Gathered Twigs and Antique Linen Ditress Oxide Inks. Once the inking was all done I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and colored all of my images.


Once all of that was complete I white embossed the fish bubbles and took away some of the color in the centres with my water brush. To make the look a little more dimensional I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the bubbles. I chose the MFT Hooray die with a mix of black cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Teal Glitter cardstock. I scored my lines at four inches with my Score-pal and folded it over. I finished off the project with some white gel pen detail.

All of the products used are linked and listed below!
Thanks for taking the time!
Kim