Grunge it up card

Click on the image and see how this was made. There is a video tutorial of the process.

In My Garden card

Click on the image and see how this was made. There is a video tutorial of the process.

Timeless Treasure art journal spread

Click on the image and see how this was made. There is a video tutorial of the process.

Father's day card

Click on the image and see how this was made. There is a video tutorial of the process.

Distress it card

Click on the image and see how this was made. There is a video tutorial of the process.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Spooky Starry Night Halloween card with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

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


Oh yes,  this card is also in Halloween style... Hope you're not tired of my Halloween projects ;). This time it's the view from within a haunted mansion looking outside at the starry night. For the wallpaper I used a sheet from the Halloween Paper Stash. And the window is made with the Window and Window Box die. I stamped it with the Woodgrain stamp with Versamark and used it with Black Embossing Powder. To give it color I used Distress Oxide Ground Espresso.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fun and Festive SSS Release Halloween card

Hi everyone,

Today Simon Says Stamp is celebrating a new release called Fun and Festive! Check out the new release at Simon Says Stamp store!



Because it's the month of Halloween for me, I made a Halloween card with the Big Picture Book Raccoon that I got. I love that it was really easy to transform him from cute raccoon into a vampire raccoon. Isn't he fabulousy spooky now?


Monday, October 8, 2018

Cityscape at Night Halloween card with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

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


This month is Halloween all the way for me. So I went for a cityscape Halloween style at night time. I started using a page from an old Dutch book and glued it with Collage Medium on a piece of Neenah cardstock. As a top layer I used Clear Gesso. This is really amazing stuff, it's almost impossible to notice that there is a layer  of Gesso on it. The effect on a layer of Clear Gesso with Distress Ink is almost the same as Distress Oxide, it gives it a chalky look. The only difference is that Oxide has Pigment and therefore has a covering property.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Just a Note card


Hi everyone,

Playing along with another Frilly and Funkie that's called "Just My Type".
The rules for this challenge are: create a vintage or shabby chic project and include a typewriter, typewriter keys, typeface.


I love the look of old vintage typewriters, but never used it as inspiration for a project. So I had lots of fun to do so this time. I used the typewriter from the Purveyor stamp set and colored it with a water brush and Distress Ink. I cut out a simple rectangle frame and covered it with Grit-Paste. Painted it black and went over it with Bronze Age Metallique Wax.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Halloween tag with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Tag it". We are showcasing Tim Holtz products! So if you have any, we would love to see them used!


This month is the month of Halloween, so I had to make a Halloween tag. I started making a collage background using Collage Medium. I applied Distress Crayon Black Soot on all the edges. To bring everything to the background, I used Black Knight Infusions.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monochrome Halloween card with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

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



A little more than a month and then it's Halloween. Too bad we don't celebrate it in the Netherlands, but that doesn't stop me from making Halloween cards... I like that darkness of it. I started to apply a piece of Collage Paper Halloween with Collage Medium. I immediately wrinkled it while it was still wet to create texture, but it could use a little more texture and for that I applied Grit-Paste around the edges. When it was dry I made it darker with Gunmetal paint.

 

To make it even darker I used Infusions Black Knight. This works very nicely with the Grit-Paste. Especially using Metallique wax on top of the texture makes the Grit-Paste look fabulous. I used the pluses of the Mixed Media 6 die set and gave them a metal look with Nuvo Mousses. These dry out very quickly in their packaging. I use them regularly. Don't know why this is happening ....

 

I first painted the Drip Drop Edged die set with Brused Pewter, but wanted to make it stand out even more. So I applied a layer of Black Soot over it. Then I went of it with an Embossing Dabber and Bonding Powder and Fab Foil. But the foil doesn't  work so well in all places. I don't know if it is the foil, because this was the first time I used this brand, or that it was because of all layers of paint and the royal applied Embossing Dabber. I'll experiment with it again another day. I cut the Happy Halloween from black vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo and adhered it on a transparent sheet, that I attached with the Tiny Attacher to the card. If you don't have a digital cutting machine but you do have a laser printer, you can print on the transparent sheet and achieve the same effect.

VIDEO:



SUPPLIES:


50dollar_voucher_600px
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!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

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

Hugs,
Sandra

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Creatures Great and Small art journal spread


Hi everyone,

Challenges that has something to do with nature are one my favorites. So I had lots of fun playing in my art journal for the "All Creatures Great and Small Challenge" at Frilly and Funkie.


I started with a background full of washi tape and used some Americana paints to start giving it some color. To create more depth in the colors I used mica pigment powders like Nuvo Shimmer Powder Green Parade and Perfect Pearls Perfect Gold and Blue Raspberry.