Grunge it up card

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In My Garden card

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Timeless Treasure art journal spread

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Father's day card

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Distress it card

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Monday, January 27, 2020

All Loved 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 "All Loved up".


It is almost Valentine's Day, so it's about love this week. I chose for a grungy card with a masculine feel. First I used Heavystock with the Crackle 3D Embossing Folder. What are those embossing folders amazing. With 3 different shades of Distress Inks I colored the background. I made the edges darker with Distress Crayon Black Soot and I also added foil to the edges in Pale Gold and Pewter. After I applied the washi tape, I put it through the Vagabond again with the Crackle embossing folder.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Home Decor piece 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 "Home Decor".


This one was a challenge for me, I'm more into making cards and art journal spreads. But I really enjoyed myself creating this piece, and it gets a nice new home at a good friend of mine. I started with a layer of Opal Magic Paint Blue-Gold. Because the Cathedral Window is made out of a somewhat darker material, it became a golden color. I applied Texture Crackle Paste over it with a brush, and tried to spread it out so it I would get nice crackles. And I'm really pleased with them. Because the surface was golden, you could see it a bit between the crackles.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Rusty Heart 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 "Rusty".


Have you also seen the Facebook live episodes from Tim on Facebook? I don't have any of the new products yet, but I was completely inspired to make a grunge birthday card. My wishlist is already full, but can always be fuller, so Tim, bring on the next 3 days of releases ;). I started with Heavystock as my background and used the same technique as last week,  using Distress Inks and Oxides together with Metallique Paint. This time I used multiple colors of Metallique Paints. And I added it after I sprayed the inks with water. This makes it that it mixes more and give it a more subtle effect.  

Monday, January 6, 2020

Something New 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 "Something New". We are also showcasing Darkroom Door products this week, so if you have any, it would be fun if you can use them in your project(s).


A new year has begun, 2020! I don't do new year resolutions, because I don't keep them ;). And this new year we're going to start with something new. I've used a new stencil from Darkroom Door, called Small Dots, and I've used Circle Shaker Pouches, but I haven't made any shakers ... I only used it as 3D element. I started with the background on Heavystock and played with Distress Inks and Oxides, but also with Metallique Paint, to give it a metallic shimmer, maybe an unexpected combination, right? But fun to experiment with new techniques and I like the results very much.

 

For the Pouches I have the single die set, and the Pouches are in 3, but you can easily cut them apart, you don't have to keep them together. I don't know how I did it, but I got really lucky that they aligned perfectly without meassuring and trying to make it fit. I just wanted them to be in a straight line. I should have turned it into a template, because I don't think I'll be this lucky the next time hahaha. I colored the bees and the ladybug with Distress Inks, and I used the Darkroom Door Small Dots stencil with Texture Paste and Metallique Paint Rustic Brown.

 

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Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, December 23, 2019

Party Invite 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 "Party Time".


The end of December is the time to make the annual invitation for my birthday. I was in the mood a bit more colorful one than the last cards I made, it's way more bright. First I applied a layer of Clear Gesso and then added some texture with the Texture Paste and the Ornate Lace stencil. When it was dry I started applying color. First subtle colors with Opal Magic Paint Rose Gold and Yelllow Pink, and then brighter colors with Infusions and Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

 

Building the layers takes time. And because I used Clear Gesso, the powders can't soak into the paper, and it reacts very well with water and also mixes like crazy. Sometimes it mixes too well and it becomes one solid color, but it is very forgiving. I used washi tape again, that's been a while ago and I used the Big Brush as well as Distress Crayon, because it dries up permanently, but it was a challenge to apply it the way I want, but pratice makes perfect ;).

 

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra