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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Tag You're It! - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!

My DT project this week turned out absolutely nothing at all like I intended!


It's Wednesday which means -
 at
& this week our challenge is
Tag You're It!
 this week the design team are featuring some fabulous
Ranger logo
products on our cards this week.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

I have always had an issue about making things that I have no use for as I've always thought it a waste of time & products for something that would end up in the bin! Originally I started off by colouring a Stamping Bella image to use & intended making a card with a tag on for this challenge, but when I started rummaging around in my craft room deciding which Ranger products to feature & I decided to attempt something totally different for me! 
I'm pleased to say I have at last got over the "no use" issue I had as I just really enjoyed creating this tag which made me realise it doesn't matter if it goes in the bin, as long as you enjoy creating :)

I started off with a large Prima Watercolor paper tag which I gave a light wash of watered down Broken China distress ink. I stamped my French Script stamp with Faded Jeans & randomly stamped this in a couple of places on the tag & then started flicking distress ink over the tag. I kept giving my tag a quick blast with my heat tool as I am too impatient to wait for ink to dry! I then stencilled on some staggered brickwork using white Gesso & once dry spritzed the tag with Perfect Pearls & then added a few more flicks of distress ink & gesso to finish the base.
I've used lots of embellishments & Simon die cuts on my tag & gave everything a white wash with watered down Gesso except for the butterflies which were die cut / punched with SSS Sea Glass card stock.

The Prima roses were white washed & once dry dusted with Perfect Pearls Confetti White powder which is so pretty & sparkly, but not content with that the edges of the petals were also given the Stickles treatment.
While looking through my stash I discovered a small tub with a few quilled shapes in which I made years ago when I thought I would learn how to do quilling but never got around to doing, so I also added the quilled shapes to my tag for some different texture.

I did think after I had finished that I should have googled & watched some tutorials how the mixed media experts create theirs but I think I "winged it" ok for a first attempt lol.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 






That's me finished for today, thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Anything Goes! Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon lovely peeps!
It's a cold blowy day here & I have just got home from taking flowers to the crematorium as it's my dads anniversary today, so I am ready for a coffee & a chilled out blogging session & maybe even a little doze along the way after working a long day yesterday :)

It's Wednesday which means -
 at
& this week our challenge is
Anything Goes
 this week the design team are featuring our very own fabulous

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/category/Shop-Simon-Releases

goodies on our cards this week.
If you have them we would love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to use them to enter our challenge.
Don't forget you can enter our challenge 5 times and there is no limit to how many challenges you combine your entry with.
Do you use Instagram?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 


My card for this weeks challenge features two different Simon Says Stamp dies & the very pretty Roses For You stamp set (all linked at the end of my post).
I randomly stamped a selection of stamps from the Roses For You stamp set onto Ranger Inkssentials stamping paper using my Versamark Watermark ink pad & then sprinkled some SSS white embossing powder over it & heat embossed to set.
I also stamped a few of the flowers & leaves onto a scrap piece of Inksssentials paper and heat set them ready to colour & cut for the centre of my card. I used a variety of distress inks to water colour the flowers & leaves & I also blended some of the blues and pinks onto Inkssentials stamp paper ready for die cutting once dry. I used the blue piece to die cut the SSS Birthday circle as my sentiment & die cut my favourite Leanna butterfly from the pink. I fussy cut some of the flowers & leaves which were on the scrap paper to pop in the middle of my card & was pretty much finished!
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 voucher for the fabulous 





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