zaterdag 30 november 2013

12 tags of 2013 - November

Hi everyone,

 
With only a few hours to go before the entry closes, I want to share this tag I made for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 for the month November. During Creative Chemistry 102 I wasn't able to try it because I didn't have the Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder. But luckily I managed to get my hands on it. But I also needed regular blackboard chalk. I work at a university of applied science, but in these advanced times they don't use chalk and blackboards any more. But I also managed to get some good old chalk.

What a super fun technique the Chalk one is! It's not difficult at all, the only thing you need to be careful with is that you don't overheat the Frosted Crystal. I saw that there were some grains overheated ​​here and there. But as long as it's a few grains you're good to go and it only adds to the effect.



To decorate it a bit more, I used some washi tape and I colored some Modeling Paste with Modern Red and Dash of Red Studio Paint. I used it with the Dot Fade Layering Stencil. Over the dots, I added some exclusive Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts  I cut out and I used the 25 of the Christmas Stacked Words and embossed it with Black Embossing Powder.



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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 25 november 2013

25 tags of Holiday Countdown

Hi everyone,

It's time, for me the Christmas season has arrived too. Maybe a bit later then for you guys, but just in time for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Fellow DT member Ashli ​​challenges us to use holiday countdown as inspiration. What a wonderful idea. For example, by making an advent calendar or perhaps making a holiday countdown journal.

I made a tag countdown calendar. It's made from #8 Manila tags. The holder is made from foam board.



The backgrounds are done with the Gelli Plate. I'm really addicted to the Gelli Plate. It really creates such beautiful backgrounds. I keep it very simple by appling only one or two layers of single color paints. With these tags I only just one color of paint. I chose or a red background with Modern Red or black background color with Charcoal Black. I just love the sort of simplicity of it.




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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 Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 18 november 2013

It's a bit of a mystery

Hi everyone,

Do you love a good mystery, just like me? Then you're in the right place, because this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it's all about mystery !

From Nancy Drew books to techniques that are hard to figure out just from looking at a finished project, DT member Andrea and her father inspire us this week with the challenge of “mystery”. Will you embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes? Mystify us with your technique prowess? Or perhaps your project ties into this week’s theme by simply mysteriously being unclear on how exactly it fits! However you choose to interpret the theme, we can’t wait to see your creations!


I think that each project contains a mystery. How it is made and the thought behind it. I like to unravel what techniques and products have been used before I read the accompanying text. Can you unravel the techniques and products that I have used fot tihs card without peeking?









The base is cut to size Manila cardstock. I've made ​​the background with the Gelli Plate and Charcoal Studio Paint with an embossed piece of cardstock made with the Retro Circles embossing folder. I love the dramatic and mysterious effect and depth that you can create with Gelli Plate and a single color. With Pewter Perfect Pearls and Versa Mark I stamped the sentiment of the exclusive You Can Do Anything stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I finally used the Mirror Sheet, that was lying around for a few months, and it's perfect for die cutting these numbers.


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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 Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 11 november 2013

Getting inky

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! And what a simple but fun one we have this week! Let's get inky! Love it! Whether you want to keep it simple or you want to go all out with a colorful project, everything is possible, as long as you use some ink.



I chose a tag for my project and went with the most versatile ink I know, Distress Ink. Distress Ink has really beautiful colors and the properties of this ink are amazing. You can emboss with it, blend, all sorts of techniques, and the reaction with water is so cool. Normally I don't actually use more than three colors Distress Ink for my backgrounds. But for this Inky challenge I went all out and I used 7. I chose 6 different kind of bright colors and one brown. They blend into each other so beautifully.



One of my favorite techniques with Distress Ink is the Spritz and Flick. The ink reacts beautifully with water droplets and gives such a nice effect. To give it a little bit more depth I used the exclusive Moroccan stencil from Simon Says Stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink in the same place I used it before. For some real texture I used some black colored Modeling Paste with the Sunset Sunrise stencil​​.



To let the sentiment pop a bit I stamped it with Archival Jet Black and embossed with Clear Embossing powder. I love it that you can also emboss with Archival Ink!



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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 Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 4 november 2013

Patchwork doodling

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week it's all about Patchwork! In the traditional way with the sewing machine and for example with the beautiful new fabrics from Tim Holtz or maybe the faux way to make stitches with a pen, or perhaps with the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy or Sew Stampers.



What inspired me was this video by Dyan Reaveley. In this video Dyan shows a doodling patchwork technique. Although I immediately wanted to give it a try, it was the challenge. I absolutely can't draw or even doodle. So I sat down late in the evening to give it a try and when I started I just couldn't stop! It's really fun to do. It's a little addictive...





I have chosen not to color it in the patterns, but to use it as a subtle background. So I gave it a coat of Gesso to fade it more into the background.



The exclusive stencils for Simon Says Stamp are really stunning, like the Ring Cluster and Moroccan. The Ring Cluster I used black colored Modeling Paste with. Immediately a very dramatic effect. Oh yeah!



I got the washers and the mesh at the local hardware store. Always fun to browse there for some random things to use for my projects.



And to give it a bright color I used the Moroccan stencil with the Neon Pink Dauber!











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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 Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

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

Hugs,
Sandra