maandag 28 december 2015

12 tags of 2015 - December

Hi everyone,

It's time for the last tag of December 2015. Tim has made another super beautiful tag. It's such a fun challenge to make a Tim tag every month. I hope he continues this in 2016!


The only thing I had that he uses the flourish stencil and Ground Espresso. For all the other products I used alternatives. Like the Postbox Red spray. Wow, what a super super super colorful red that is. As a focal point, I've use the Woodland die. To give it some extra dimension I cut a second out and cut it into pieces and adhered it on the back of the tree. To give it more the fullness as the wreath Tim made.

 

I don't have the bow die, but I drew the bow shape roughly and cut it out with scissors. I printed the banner. That font is so cool!



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Sandra

maandag 21 december 2015

Winter Wonderland with a little Village Dwelling

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! It's all about Winter Wonderland this time. The holidays are a just a few days away. It's a two week long challenge!


Are you also in awe of the Village Dwellings die cutting sets? Aren't they amazing? So glad that Tim has made videos about those, which I find much easier to follow then the instructions on paper that are included with the dies. I made this little house in the colors of my interior. Mint green, but sometimes it tends a bit to aqua blue, with warm gray and dark brown. So this sweet house will fit perfectly as a home decor piece for Christmas.



All the pieces I cut out of a sturdy Kraft Cardstock. The walls I painted gray by mixing Picket Fence and Black Soot to make it seem like cement. I wanted mint green stones, and I mixed Texture Sand with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to make that happen. I've used a brick stencil to apply the stones.



For the roof, I used Texture Crackle Paste and colored this brown with Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed, so I got a muddy brown. This I applied with the Stripes stencil to create the effect of a thatched roof. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled some Rock Candy Dry Glitter. Unfortunately, the crackle effect doesn't come through the glitter. With Walnut Stain Spray I made the roof a bit darker.



I had put everything together, when I thought it wasn't wintery enough. So I cut out the snow elements of the Village Winter die. I had already installed the chimney and had to cut a hole in my roof snow element. To create the snow effect I used the Texture Sand again. It looks so much like real snow when it's dry.

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Sandra

donderdag 17 december 2015

You have my heart release at Simon Says Stamp

 http://simonsaysstamp.com/category/Shop-Simon-Releases-You-Have-My-HeartHi everyone,

Today Simon Says Stamp has new release called "You have my heart". It's a Valentine themed release. To see the whole release click here.

I've created this birthday tag in bright red. I used Festive Berries to do so. My camera doesn't want to pick up the true color, but I think you know how bright Festive Berries really is.  The Big U stamp set is from this new release. Don't you just love it? It's so versatile, and that is such a big plus.

   

To see more inspiration for this new release, look for #SSSYouHaveMyHeart on social media, like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook!

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Sandra

maandag 14 december 2015

Just a pinch of foil and Brusho 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 adding just a pinch to your project. What will you add? Share it with us at our challenge blog.

I thought of two pinches that I wanted to use for the birthday card I made. A pinch of foil and a pinch of Brusho powder. I noticed that not all Brusho colors have the same pigments in it. For example Prussian Blue consists mainly of blue tints pigment, but Grey, Black and Olive Green consists of many colors. That limits me in the use of these multi colored powders and techniques I can do. As long as you mix it with water before using it, you get the actual color.

 

For this time I've used a pinch of black and mixed it with water. With a brush, I applied it on the stamp and stamped it. With this technique, it's important to think about the water and pigment ratio. When you use as little water as possible in combination with the pigment, this will give you get a cleaner image definition. More water will get you a more watercolor effect.



In the video below you can see beyond the whole process from start to finish.



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Sandra

maandag 7 december 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas 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 Holly Jolly Stamping. The Christmas season is around the corner, so we need to get those Christmas stamping done. If it's Christmas cards or maybe some Christmas Decor.



I always love to make Christmas cards for family and friends. Every year surprise them with a card that I made. The last few weeks I'm getting more and more drawn by the dark blue tones. I think it's such a beautiful color for the dark winter days.

 

This time I tried a different technique with the Brushos. I wanted it to stamp with it. With a little powder you can go a long way, and the amount of water determines how intense the color is. In the video below I show the whole process. Unfortunately, some parts were a bit off camera.



I applied some Prussian Blue Brusho to an acrylic block and with some water and a brush I mixed the color. With the brush I applied the color to the Tree Line stamp and stamp with it. It's just regular cardstock, no watercolor paper. I then mixed by the existing color with more water in order to make the color lighter and again apply the ink to the stamp with the brush to stamp the second layer of trees. I repeat this process for the third time for a few scattered trees.




The snowflakes are made with Texture Paste Transparent Gloss and Pale Silver Mica Powder. I mixed that together. With the Snowflakes stencil I applied it. And used a heat tool to make them bubble. If you let them air dry for a little while the bubbles will be smaller, if you heat it right after applying then the bubbles will be bigger.

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Sandra

maandag 30 november 2015

A Gentlemen 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 a Gentleman caller. It's a masculine themed challenge.


Because of the theme I used dark blue as the main color of the card. I think it works for a masculine vibe. It's the first time I've worked with Brusho powder. Such cool stuff. The pigment powder is extremely colorful, and it gets messy very quickly. But that shouldn't spoil the fun.

 

To see the process from start to finish, watch the time-lapse video below.







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Sandra

zaterdag 28 november 2015

12 tags of 2015 - November

Hi everyone,

Yep, I did it again, waited till almost the last day with the November tag from the 12 tags of 2015. Tim has made yet another awesome tag. I like the background technique, it's really cool. But the golden edges are absolutely my favorite.

 
My tag isn't inspired by Autumn. Especially since I don't have a good autumn stamp that I can color in. So I've grabbed the time traveler's set.



For coloring I used no water color paper, but normal cardstock. I've coated it with Multimedium Matt so I can color and blend easily. The only downside of this method is that you can't really build up the color. It makes it a bit more difficult, but that's okay.



The letters Traveler on the black background with the golden edges, reminds me of a comic book logo. As if the Time Traveler is a comic hero. That might very well be true.

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maandag 16 november 2015

Giving thanks tag with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This time it's all about Giving thanks! This is a TWO WEEK long challenge! So you can enjoy the holiday!



With all what's going on in the world, like last Friday in Paris (my heart's go out to all of those who are affected), it's so important to be grateful for so many things in our lives. I think it's such a great tradition of Americans that they have a day proclaimed to express what you are grateful for. I know the herritage of this holiday, and I love that it's developed into this beautiful day.



For this tag, I was inspired by autumn, the beautiful warm colors, the leaves and so many more things. I started with making a woody background using Antique Linen Distress Paint and Wood stamp. To give it the warm brown color of wood I used Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso. It's almost magical when you go over it with a baby wipe and the wood grain appear.



While making the leaves I almost felt like a child again who was finger painting. Actually, that's exactly what I did. With the use of my fingers, I have a little more control over the blending the colors.

To see the whole process click on the time lapse video below.



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

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Hugs,
Sandra