Hope you've all had a fabulous weekend and ready for the week ahead!! As always, a new week means a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and I think that this week's, is definitely going to be a popular one because it's all about "D FOR DISTRESS". So how will you distress? Will you ink the edges or use some of Tim Holtz's wonderful Distress products? Whatever you choose to do, we would love you to join in with our challenge...
As regular visitors to my blog, you'll know that I love all things Tim Holtz and I chose to use lots of Tim's Distress products to make my bright Spring canvas. As always, I hope you love what I've made...
To begin with I took a 7" x 5" canvas and covered a section on the front with Tissue Wrap, attaching it with Mod Podge. I then gave the whole canvas a covering of Antique Linen Distress Paint. I now had the base of my canvas finished and needed to add the colour...and for this, I used a combination of Mustard Seed and Picket Fence Distress Paint, which I applied along the top and then allowed to drip down the canvas. The next stage was to add some texture and so I used Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste through the Dot Fade Layering Stencil and applied it to random areas of my canvas.
Whilst that was drying, I started to create my flowers.
For these, I cut multiple layers of a lightweight card using Tim's Tattered Florals die and then inked each section with Wild Honey and Mustard Seed DI before inking the edges with Walnut Stain. I then gave them a spritz of Biscotti Perfect Pearls Spray and after a blast of heat, I layered the flowers together to create my dimensional blooms. As a finishing touch, I attached small watch parts to the centres of the flowers.
Next, I cut a piece of Manila card and using Distress Stains, which I applied to my craft sheet, I "swooshed" the card through the stains to add colour. I then dried the card and applied a small amount of Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top. I then inked up the Courage stamp with Watering Can Archival Ink and stamped the quote onto the inked card. I distressed the edges of the card before layering it onto a piece of corrugated card board, which I painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
I mounted the quote onto the front of my canvas and then added the dimensional blooms, together with twine, rusty wire coils and some of the Garden Greens, die cut from Grungepaper and inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
To complete the canvas, I added some Remnant Rubs.
So, I really hope you loved my springtime canvas and for more great ideas and inspiration, then look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my very talented Design Team members. Every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Rubber Stamp ~ Courage
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil ~ Dot Fade
Idea-Ology ~ Elements Remnant Rubs
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist Sprays ~ Biscotti
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Archival Ink
Rusty wire and twine from my craft stash
Thank you so much for all your visits today and I'll see you all very soon!!
Bye for now...love Emma xx