Monday, March 7, 2016

Simon Says 'Make Your Own Background' Challenge


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Take A Leap Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week we are challenging you to


There are so many different techniques and products we can use to create our own one of a kind backgrounds! From Stencilling to Gelli Printing, Embossing and Stamping, the list is endless and we will be looking forward to seeing what products and techniques YOU decide to use!

We are showcasing Darkroom Door Products this week, you don't have to use them to join in, but if you have them we would love to see them used on your projects!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I am getting ready for the lovely days of Spring and used a Carved Birds Vol 2 Stamp Set 

 I have been buying quite a few bird stamps lately and I just couldn't resist adding this cute Carved Birds Vol 2 Stamp Set to my collection! I inked some Watercolor Paper with Tumbled GlassMowed Lawn and Stormy Sky Distress Inks and then used a Hero Arts Polka Dot Background Stamp, inked with the same inks to add some more interest. When that was completely dry I used a Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background Stamp and White Embossing Powder to add another layer. I colored the birds with Distress Inks and fussy cut them out, popping them on the front with 3D foam.

While I had the stamp set out I just HAD to make another card! 

This time I stamped the birds with Archival Black ink and masked before using a stamp positioner to stamp the next bird. I then masked all of the birds before inking, stamping, stencilling and embossing the background. 

Can you see the little bird did actually reach the stars!! ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get all inky and artsy!
 Happy Crafting


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

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

Come And Get It   Fave Technique, I think I would have to say stencilling.
Craft Rocket   Feathers Or Fur
Mod Squad   Feature A Creature
Use Your Stuff   Lace Ribbon or Twine

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

House Mouse and Friends Easter/Anything Goes Challenge

I am here with a Mid Way reminder for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 

you can always choose the Anything Goes option too if you prefer.

I used this gorgeous 'I Got It' image

This stamp was part of the last House Mouse Stamp of the Month before  Stampabilities stopped manufacturing the stamps and has been discontinued. It's a shame because it is cute isn't it! This is the first time I am inking it up too!! 

I paper pieced all of the eggs and smothered them with glossy accents, making sure that any touching eggs were dry before smothering the egg next to it. this makes sure that they are egg shaped and not one big gloopy mess ;-)

I used a little bit of egg paper which was in the March Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp, perfect!

We are sponsored by Pink Gems Designs

The winner can choose 2 Single digi images OR 2 card Topper Kits (or one of each) 

Challenges :
4 Crafty Chicks    Easter
Aud Sentiments   Easter 0r Spring
Crafting From the Heart   Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion   Anything Goes
Ooh La La    Add A Sentiment

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x