Thursday, September 18, 2014

DS169 - Let It Snow

Welcome to this week's addition of the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #169!
I have to admit.  I was stumped by this sketch.  I stared at it for a few days.  Nothing.  
Then, I flipped sketch and VOILA!  The mojo started flowing!  

I inked up one of newest stamp sets from the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember 2014  release called Winter Friends.    I paired some PP from the My Mind's Eye Be Merry 6x6 paper pad with some MFT kraft, black licorice, and wild cherry and gumdrop green CS.  

I use dthe MFT Die-namics Circle STAX and Pierced circle STAX to create the rim around the opening.   I used the Simon Say s Stamp Poinsettia Parade Die to create the flower.  I added a gold sequin to the center of the poinsettia.    I used the Lil Inker Designs Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag set die to create the sentiment panel.

Here is the sketch:

Ready to play along with us?  Before you head on over to link up your entry on the Deconstructed Sketch blog, be sure to check out some crafty inspiration from the Deconstructed Sketch Girls!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simon Says.................Tag It!

I have the honor of being this month's Simon Says Stamp Designer in the Spotlight and so today I am playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  This week's theme is "Tag it!"  The DT is featuring some Tim Holtz products.  It's not required that you use Tim Holtz projects to play along this week, but we would love it if you did! 

I have to say that this month of guest designing has caused me to step outside my comfort zone,but you know what? I am having a blast!   I love trying new things and playing around with Tim Holtz products is relatively new for me! 

Here's my tag featuring the Tim Holtz Trick of Treat stamp set.

Simon Says Stamp
I used the MFT Die-namics Traditional Tag STAX to die cutmy tag frmo some white CS.  I then stamped the skeleton from the Trick of Treat stamp set  in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with the Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder.  Next I stamped the web with MFT black licorice hybrid ink.   I then sponged on some Tim Holt rusty hinge, mustard seed, pumice stone, and black soot distress inks.   I then spritzed the tag with Perfect Pearls Mist in mandarin and pewter. I wiped the skeleton down with a baby wipe before continuing.   I heat set it and then stamped the MFT Romantic Script background in MFT sweet tooth ink.  I stamped the bats in black soot distress ink.  I added the sentiment and                                                     sequins and ribbons to complete the tag.

Here's a close up:

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!  You can enter up to FIVE times, as long as they are all NEW creations (no backlinking)!  Head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog to link up your creation!  Have fun!

Monday, September 15, 2014

SPDSS011 - Thankful for You

Calling all sketch-o-holics!  There's a new SugarSketch up and ready for you to tackle!
I played along with the newly released SugarPea Designs Bountiful Blessings stamp set!

I chose some PP from the Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection 6x6 paper pad and paired it with some MFT hot fudge, whip cream, paver red, and orange fizz CS,   I embossed the orange panel with the Darice basket weave embossing folder.  I matted my layers using the Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Mat.   Use code KIM5% when you purchase yours for 5% off your order!  

I stamped my image in MFT black licorice hybrid ink and colored her with copics.  I used a white gel pen to add the freckles to her cheeks and the polka dots on the heart and the handkerchief,   I added some ribbon that I got from last month's ribbon kit by Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Here is the sketch:

The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS011 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs Blog.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  
  • However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!

If you would like to make the Bountiful Blessings stamp set your own, you can buy it HERE.