Monday, February 26

Fur or Feathers?

 



 Hello Monday, my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Not a Card  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

It's been great having Cassie Lynch aka mk_knits, back with us as our guest designer. She has such a unique style of distress and layering, and her makes have been amazing! Thanks for joining us Cassie! 

This week the challenge is:     FUR OR FEATHERS?

FUR of course!! My grands are all fur babies, including my sweet little Rowan pictured above! When I saw these fox stamps from Lesia Zgharda, they reminded me of Rowan, so I knew I wanted to play with them.


 You see the resemblance, right?? 
Rowan might balk at getting dressed in ski clothes, but not Mr. Foxy!


 Ok, now for the project...
I created three ATC's using Lesia's stamps, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored the images with Tombow Markers and a water brush.

Meanwhile, I cut and ripped papers from Pink & Main that I had in my stash (Beach Babe) and adhered them to the ATC. 


Next step was to cover the paper with clear gesso. Once that dried, I rubbed on white acrylic paint, then wiped it back with a baby wipe to reveal some of the patterned papers.  


While that was drying, I fussy cut my fox images out with Simon's Fine Detail Scissors. 


I popped the images onto the backgrounds, and added words from Tim Holtz's Big Chat stickers.  I love to get together for coffee with a girlfriend!


Mr Foxy is definitely looking good as he heads to the slopes... 


I added a bit of glitter to each with Wink of Stella. The goggles have a bit of shine here. Often my simple wish is for a hot cuppa. It's a stop we make after our workout at the Y some days, especially if it's cold outside.

I'm also an Auntie to Miss Bella...
 

And was a Mom to my sweet little Jasper...boy, do I miss him! 


And I have two more grand fur babies...Rose and Phoenix, the often elusive cats.
So, I am definitely a FUR over feathers type of gal!

Foxy ATC's

Heading out to the slopes or relaxing in the lodge with a hot cuppa, our foxy trio is ready to play! 




As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 
Supplies:

 Lesia Zgharda Fox With Coffee stamp

Pink & Main Beach Babe papers (any bright patterned papers will do)

Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink

Prima Marketing Clear Gesso

Dina Wakley White Acrylic Paint

Canson Watercolor Paper

Simon Says Stamp Foam Squares

Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors

Tombow Markers Eighties

Tombow Markers Seventies

Waterbrush

Wink of Stella Clear 

Bearly Art Precision Glue

Illustration Board ATC's

Baby Wipes


So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

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Monday, February 19

Love My Coffee!


 

 Hello Monday, my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Tie It Up  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is:  NOT A CARD

I've been watching my friend April work on her flip frame, and it inspired me to add to mine. Boy do I wish I could find another flip frame, mine is a bit stuffed at this point. I decided to focus on one of my passions - coffee! I love the Coffee and Chocolate line from Stamperia, and it was perfect to use here.


I am recycling some of my cardboard in this project. I cut a flat piece for the background, and added some corrugated to the bottom. Then, I added microbeads with soft gel medium and let it dry. 


Then, I painted over both sides with white gesso and let that dry.  


Next up, a mix of paints in brown and turquoise. 


I rubbed over the bottom section with Scorched Timber and around the edges. Next, a bit of stenciling with the ink.  


I glued the coffee ephemera on with the gel medium, and popped the coffee cup up with two layers of foam tape. 


Add more gel medium around coffee and cups, and sprinkle on brown microbeads. I like to do this in a tidy tray so it doesn't get all over the place. Let dry completely.


Tie on a bit of coffee colored hand dyed ribbon, and hang on the flip frame. 


Coffee details... 



Cup details... 


I had to finish off the back, so stenciled in coffee themed images and words. 


COFFEE IN A FLIP FRAME 





As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 
Supplies:

Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Papers

Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Cappuccino Stencil 

Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Ephemera

TIm Holtz Distress Paints - Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon

Tim Holtz Scorched Timber Distress ink

Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel

White Gesso

Palette knife

Acrylic Paint brush

 Microbeads from stash

Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape

Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors 

Simon Says Stamp Mocha Blending Brush Small

Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer

Heat It tool

Tidy Tray

Tim Holtz Flip Frame

Cardboard - flat and corrugated

hand dyed ribbon



So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in .


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