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, June 1, 2020

Paint Marble Background 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 "Make Your Own Background".

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Paper Rose. 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.


The Tim Holtz Q&A Facebook lives are great for dusting off techniques and products that you haven't done or used in a long time. Last Saturday it was about Distress Paint, and the Marble  Paint technique is so fun and I hadn't done it for ages. I used Distress Paint Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo, and for some shimmer I added Metallique Paint Rustic Brown and Stormy Ocean to the mix. Unfortunately I don't have any dabbers and not the flip tops yet, so getting it on the craftsheet was bit of a challenge.

 

I ended up applying  two coats, and when the paint was dry, I was using Distress Ink Ground Espresso along the edges to darken them. The other times I used the Minc with foil, I noticed that there was also foil sticking in places was no Distress Resist Spray, but it adhered around the Distress Ink drips here and there. As part of "What if" I run the card through the Minc with Rose Gold Foil without adding anything that should stick to the foil. And to my surprise, the foil stuck to lots of places on the card, much more than I expected, actually a bit too much.
With the Paper Rose Hub Stencil, and the Emboss It Dabber, I applied some texture with Distress Embossing Glaze Walnut Stain, but the foil still dominated.
With Washi Tape I managed to remove / reduce the foil in some places.

 

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Foil Circle 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 "Going Around In Circles".


I'm completely in love with the Minc Foil technique in combination with Distress Resist Spray! I even used a die to stamp with. And I'm really happy with the result. It creates an edge around the die cuts (of the same die), because the cutting template is just a bit wider, a perfect combination! I first started with the background to give it color. I did that with Distress Ink Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo and Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.


Monday, May 18, 2020

Bee Happy Foil 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 "We're All A-Buzz".


All the crafting demos are so inspiring, and I was completely blown away by the Minc demo with Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp a few days ago (check Heidi Swapp Instagram). Unfortunately I don't have the Minc Toner Ink, but I do have Distress Resist Spray, Minc Foil and the Mini Minc. I did some experimenting first, and I have several brands of foils, but Heidi's really works the best. The GoPress from Couture Creations stick in many more places than just the Resist Spray, which can be a really cool effect, but it's really unpredictable and therefor really hard to use.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Dog's Life 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 "Dog's Life".


For this week I was inspired by this cute pug stamp from Oddball and from the Facebook Lives of Tim Holtz. I finally took the plunge and bought all but one of the Distress Embossing Glazes, I actually wanted to get them all, but I wasn't paying attention when ordering... And I did a technique with them that I saw in the Tim Holtz Demos. I also experimented a bit with my "own" technique with Distress Oxides.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Spritz and Splatter card

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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 "Spritz and Splatter".
As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Paper Artsy. 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.


I absolutely love Paper Artsy Infusions and I wouldn't know how to use them without some Spritz and Splatter! So this wasn't a difficult challenge for me. I started applying some color with Washi Tape and I used Botanical Collage Paper on top of that. I applied this with Soft Matte Gel, with a few creases here and there for extra texture. After that I used some scraps from an old book. I applied a layer of White and Clear Gesso on top. The White to tone down the background, and the Clear because I like the effect of it better to play with color on it then White Gesso.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Explore tag 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 "Not a Card".


The theme of my tag is explore. Not in the traditional sense of the word, but in these times, there is plenty to explore. New ways of interacting with each other, keeping ourselves busy, etc.
I started with the Collage Paper Typeset and adhered it with Soft Matte Gel, along with all kinds of scraps I still had from a previous project and had saved together in a bag. Such as Pattern Paper, a page from an old book, Matte Wax packaging and lace. After also applying some Washi Tape, I first gave it a coat White Gesso and then another layer of Clear Gesso.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Scenic Route art journal spread 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 "Create a Scene".


I was in the mood for an art journal spread, that's perfect to create a scene. I was inspired by a few live shows for this project, as there are so many at the moment, and I'm loving it. The art journal was inspired on Finnabair Youtube live and on Tim Holtz Facebook live. I placed a big order after seeing those.