Wednesday, April 23, 2014

12 tags of 2014 - April

Hi everyone,

Wow what a gorgeous tag Tim made for the month of April. It's really stunning! This time I'm a little less late ... It's getting better. To my defense, I wanted one of those cool frameworks dies and I finally purchased the Tattered Pinecone die. They arrived this weekend, and couldn't wait to put them to work.
The background is really cool and I so fun to make. I really like washi tape and I never use it this way. It's so beautiful how the Distress Distress Ink and Paint go together.



It remains a challenge for me to make that tattered pinecone and in this case into florets. Although this is the first time that I have made them with this die. But I've made them before with my Silhouette Cameo.




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

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer in Bloom

Hi everyone,


A new Simon Says Stamp Challenge Monday is always a nice start of the week. This week we have another fun challenge for you: Big Stamp! Whether it's a big background stamp, a large pattern or just a big stamp in general. As long it's a big stamp you're good to go!



When I saw this beautiful stamp from Prima, I wanted it right away. It's so cute and cheerful! Perfect for the Big Stamp Challenge. As you know, I absolutely love my Gelatos and I didn't played with them for a little while. My favorite Gelatos technique is the drippage effect. So I covered the pages with Gesso. Then picked out the colors picked that I wanted to use.



It's so easy, but so cool how you can remove the Gelatos with stencils and with a baby wipe. Or even can apply some color with a "dirty" colored wipe.
The title Summer's in Bloom is a cool Reef song, I've listen to it a lot in my teens. Even went to a couple of their concerts back in the day. The letters SUMMER are stamped with the exclusive Simon Says Stamp big Sketched Alphabet stamps.



I've experimented a bit with black colored Gesso. It's a lot thinner than modeling or embossing paste. But I find the effect quite nice, although I do like the look of the paste more.



The Prima Joy Bloom stamp needed to be the focal point and have therefore only colored a few elements. I've done this with Gelatos, Distress Markers and Water Brush.


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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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Time is on your side

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. DT member Tracy suggested a "winged things" themed challenge. What do you think of? Fairies, birds or perhaps airplanes. Love to see what you'll come up with.



One of my favorite stamps is the Wings stamp from Tim Holtz. This is also one of the first stamps I bought when I started paper crafting. I wanted to combine it with the Time Traveller stamp, with the thought that time flies, but not for a Time Traveler. I found the contradiction very funny. Hence the sentiment.



First I stamped the Time Traveler on my card base, then again on a piece of masking paper. After a bit of fuzzy cutting I placed it over the stamped image. Over it I stamped the wings. I didn't masked those off. With some Pumice Stone Distress Ink, I started to make the background.



The Clockwork stencil fits perfectly with my theme. I applied it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I've made the edges darker with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. To give it more depth I used the Crackle and the Curious text stamps.



With this card, I've tried to create a lot of depth and layers without applying actual dimension. Such as the wings behind the Time Traveler and the Washi tape that runs behind him.

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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

Monday, April 7, 2014

Love the journey

Hi everyone,

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog has another challenge for you! This week it's all anout the journey! The creative journey, your life journey of maybe a vacation. Love to see what you'll come up with!



When I think of a journay I think of travel. When I go on vacation, I usually do a citytrip. This year I'm going to Barcelona! I think it's a very beautiful city and can't wait to go. For the base of my tag I used Teresa Collins Far Away paper. This paper is very thick and heavyweight paper, perfect to make a tag out of. The colors are neutral and have just applied some more color with Peacock Feathers and Crushed Olive Distress Ink.



I've made the edges darker with Walnut Stain. The travel tag is also cut out of the Far Away paper collection. 'Destination' is a rub on from Tim Holtz, which fits perfectly on the tag.



The hearts and stars are die cut out of adhesive cork with the exclusive Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die. I thought that the cork would fall apart with the littlest shapes, but it seems that the adhesive backing holds them together.


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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

Monday, March 31, 2014

Taking notes

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week there are no rules. It's an Anything goes challenge! Please join us!


 If you know me a little bit, I'm the person who writes everything on little notes. That causes that I often loose or misplace them. Now I needed a place to write down my groceries, so I know what to buy when things I'm almost out of it. A perfect time to make me one. As covers I used canvas boards. I covered them with a layer of Gesso. I think the exclusive Simon Says Stamp Sketched Alphabet Stamp set is really gorgeous. And to get a crisp image on an uneven surface, I have stamped the letters one by one on tissue paper. I cut them out seperately and adhered them with Multi Mediaum Matte.



With the Cork Sheets I've made this cork heart. The cork combined with the exclusive Simon Says Stamp Large Heats Die and exclusive Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Stencil makes such a fun embellishment.



The tabs I made by covering a piece of cardboard with washi tape, fold it and cut it out with the My Favorite Thing Tabs. Note that you place the folded edge just below the top cutting edge of the die. This way you get a folded tab instead of a single tab.



The inside I made in Abobe Illustrator and printed it on plain printer paper. To give it a little color, I've applied Picked Raspberry Distress Ink with the exclusive Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles Stencil.



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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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

12 tags of 2014 - March

Hi everyone,


Why do I always wait until the end of the month to make time for the amazing 12 tags in 2014? Oh well, as long as I finish before the deadline, I'm okay with it! And the tag for March is so beautiful! This technique we also done in CC102 and it's such a cool technique!


Unfortunately I don't have the stamp set that Tim used. I used the Seamless Experience set instead. I think the stamps combo with a solid one are so cool, but there aren't much of those combo's. So I have made a stencil ​​by stamping on a piece of cardboard and cut it out with a small edge around it. This way, you can make a solid background for each stamp.



I was overly excited with applying the color and is therefore way too dark. Next time I'm keeping in mind the use lighter background colors, because the text is almost unreadable.

 





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

Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, March 24, 2014

Transparency

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. The theme of this week comes from Anna- Karin and it's "Transparency". What comes to mind when you think of transparancy?


For my project I used only transparent or semi-transparent products. For the background I started with making a pattern from different washi tape. It was a little too bright for me, and I wanted to tone it down and bring it more into the background. So I watered some Gesso and applied a layer of it over the whole page.



I hadn't more in mind other than transparent when I started. During my quest to find transparent things, I came across the Scripty Word "Love". I love rub ons and when I was browsing through them I saw the Jar from Jenni Bowlin. Despite Valentine day has passed a while ago, I found "Love Potion" a fun theme anyway.



The Retro Circles are fabulous and so versatile! I have used the XOXO Doodle Stamper once again. The ink of those stampers takes a long time to dry, so that's why I don't used them that often.



The sentiment is stamped on tissue paper, so I can put it where I want it very easily. I cut it in half and collaged it where I wanted it. The rays around the jar I made with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and the Rays Stencil.


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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