Monday, June 20, 2016

Simon Says: Use Patterned Papers

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the World Traveler Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is


With all of the background stamps, stencils and paints out there patterned papers have been taking a back seat, especially in the word of mixed media, so we thought it was about time we included them in our projects!

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

Please pop by to see what our Designer in the Spotlight, Alison, has made, she truly is an inspiration!

I decorated a Mini Clipboard using Patterned Tissue Wrap

When I saw Kath's decorated clipboard a few weeks ago I just had to get one for me! I love that we inspire each other to have a go at making things that we would never have thought of! I started by painting the  Mini Clipboard with White Gesso and then blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over the top. I cut a piece of the  Tissue Wrap and blended the same ink on the 'wrong' side,  I then covered the whole board with Multi Medium Matte Glue  and adhered it in place.

I love the effect simple spritzing and splattering can give, and it's fun!
splattered with Dylusions White LinenBlack Marble and Vibrant Turquoise ink. 

I 'aged' the clip slightly with gesso and alcohol inks

For the flap I cut a piece of  paper from a Lost and Found Paper Pack and inked to match the base. I decorated the flap with Wildflowers and Botanical Remnant Rubs, I love how this turned out and think these would make great gifts!

I love my clipboard! It matches my 'loft' and is a lovely way for me to jot down what supplies I NEED ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to dig your papers out and cut into them!

 Happy Crafting

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 
Love To Create   Anything Mixed Media
Allsorts    How Does Your Garden Grow (lots of wildflowers in  mine ;-))
Ruby's Rainbow   Anything But A Card
Artistic Inspirations    Anything Goes

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

House Mouse 'Snail Mail'

This time on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge it's the lovely Beth's turn to choose the theme 

A Day Spent With Friends
of course you can always choose the anything goes option too :-)

What is nicer  thank spending a day with friends? maybe spending a few days!! :-)

I couldn't resist this gorgeous Snail Mail stamp, which is a recent release,isn't it CUTE!! 
I coloured with copic markers and kept the design very CAS, I like them to fit into a normal envelope and qualify for the lowest postage ;-)

Thanks for looking, I do hope you will join in with the challenge, we need to spread the love for these cute house mouse stamps! 

We are sponsored by
the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)

HMD is offering a Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to go shopping 



Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
Stamping Sensations   Feature A Creature
The Paper Players  CAS + Celebration
CCEE Stampers   Birthday
Crafting From The Heart    Anything Goes

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