Monday, February 12

Simon Says: Tie It Up

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

This week the challenge is: TIE IT UP! (Use ribbon or twine)


It all starts with some stamping...a fun stamp design from Lynne Perrella and my favorite black ink from Simon. 

I hand lettered around the stamp with a black pen... 

 I decided to stencils dots around the edge of the design using Simon's Medium Dots stencil and texture paste. I'm mixing the Paper Artsy Infusions into the paste with a palette knife. Just remember, a small amount of powder goes a long ways!

I stenciled Golden Sands with the paste at the top, then worked into Orange County, finishing with Magenta. I discovered that it's rather hard to differentiate the colors once they were down, maybe due to the intensity of the powders.  Let this dry completely. 
Clean your stencils right away after using texture paste. 

 I wanted to add some Rusty Car Infusions, so spritzed the tag with water, then sprinkled some powder onto the tag. I wiped back with a baby wipe to let the dots show. I don't think I had thought ahead to how this would darken the tag, and I was disappointed that the color of the dots got lost.

Now it's time to TIE ON some hand dyed ribbon.  

The hand dyed ribbon is a blend of Simon's Pawsitively Saturated Sweets and Citrine. inks. 

I have a VIDEO to share with you on hand dyeing your own ribbon using Simon's inks and seam binding. ENJOY!

I added the Tim Holtz Quote Chip "TRUST YOUR HEART" to the bottom of the tag. 

Well, I thought I was finished with the tag, but as so happens with me from time to time, in the night I think of a way to change it up.

I decided to stamp the image again on watercolor paper, letter around the edge, color it a bit with markers, then fussy cut and pop it up.  I really struggle to work monochromatically - I have this need to add color!


 TRUST YOUR HEART...Dance like nobody's watching

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

Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella LPM13 stamp

Paper Artsy Infusions - Rusty Car, Magenta, Golden Sands, Orange Count

Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Matte

Palette knife

Ranger Craft Sheet

Ranger Mister Bottle

Tim Holtz Quote Chips

Dina Wakley Mixed Media Tags

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink

Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots Stencil

Simon Says Stamp Everyday Scissors

Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks - Sweets and Citrine

Canson Watercolor Paper

Foam Tape

Black pen

Heat It Tool

Seam Binding (similar)

Tombow Markers

Baby Wipes

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

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


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