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måndag 20 september 2021

Simon Says Stamp Designer spotlight - Week 3 - Stitch it

 Hello and welcome, 

It´s time for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, and it´s is my third week in the Designer Spotlight. Time flies:)

I am really proud and so thankful for all the positive feedback and congratulations I have received from so many talented people. Thank you very much to everyone, and of course for the opportunity to contribute in this.

This weeks challenge is Stitch it.

So with that said, let´s start with my substrate and background. I took a Mini etcetera tag and cut some Distress Cracked leather cardstock. Sprayed it with some Distress ink´s, Distress spray stains and Oxide sprays in different colours. Then I sprayed alayer of Distress ink refresher on top. I inked the edges  then stitched around with my sewing machine. I also stamped with Archivl ink, a stamp from CMS397, Faded types. Then I glued my background to the Etcetera tag with Distress collage medium matte. 


I made two small metallic pieces as decoraation, using the Foundry 3D folder and some sanded metallic Kraft stock. then I added some Distress paint in Salved patina on top. I glued two hardwear heads to the metallic pieces and added some Alcohol ink in mushroom on the heads. I used a piece of Salvaged patina inked Linen ribbon on top of my tag.


I then made a smaller tag from Mixed media heavystock and used Tim Holtz Eroded metallic technique. You can find this technique in his Creative Chemistry classes or on his page from some of his fabulous live demos. I added some Translucent Grit paste on some random places on the tag than used some Distress Crayons on top to get that "rusty crusty" look. Mounted a piece of Salved patina inked string on top. Then I diecut the "number 3" from that tag to use as decoration. Inked the edges with Ground Espresso and Walnut Stain Distress inks. Then I sanded a Milk cap and inked the edges, also for decoration. I used a Ideaology Tiny clip on the tag as well.


Then I took a Ideaology Stencil card, (I love these cards), inked the edges and also stitched on random places with my sewing machine. I coloured a gruop of girls from Ideaology Paperdolls groups with different colors of Distress crayons. Glued some Transparent wings of their backs. I stamped "believe in the magic" with CMS394, Tiny text, with Distress Embossing ink, and used White Embossing powder on sanded Black Kraftstock. Mounted the "no3", the girls and stamped words using 3D foam for dimension. 


Here you can see details from my stitching and "rusting". 


Down in the left corner I made a small "cluster" of decorations. First I used a Ideaology ruler from Odd+Ends and "rusted" the same way as mentioned above. Then I made a heart from mixed media heavstock, The Faceted heart die, some Distress inks, sprays and Distress paint Salved patina.  Some Rusty hinge spray on top. Then I added a Quote flair. 


That was the description of this tag. I hope I have inspired you to make one yourself. 





We are hoping you will join in the challenge this week, it would be lovely to see you there and as always, there is a $25 gift voucher for one lucky winner to spend. 

The products I used are listed below;



Dies: Tim Holtz  Countdown, Faceted heart (sorry, can´t find it in the shop but you can use another decoration)
Stamps: Tim Holtz Faded typeTiny text
Embossing folder: Foundry 3D
Distress Oxide spray: Frayed burlapSalvaged Patina
Distress spray: Rusty Hinge
Distress Embossing ink
Distress Paint: Salvaged PatinaBrushed Pewter
Distress Crayons: Set 1Set 2Set 3Set 10Set 11Set 12
Archival ink : Jet black
Alcohol ink: Mushroom
Embossing powder: White


Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope I have inspired you. Welcome back.

/ Susanne




måndag 13 september 2021

Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight - Week 2 - Fun With Stencils

Hello and welcome, 

It´s time for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, and it´s is my second week in the Designer Spotlight. 

I am really proud and so thankful for all the positive feedback and congratulations I have received from so many talented people. Thank you very much to everyone, and of course for the opportunity to contribute in this.

This weeks challenge is Fun With Stencils.

I started with the background and cut some Mixed media Heavystock and used Tim Holtz mini flowerstencil and some cracklepaste. Then I used three different colours of Embossing Glaze, added to the cracklepaste while wet. I then "let the fingers do the dance" as Tim says, under the card. Then heatset with my Heat tool. Then I sprayed over it with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide spray, and spritz with water and heated. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink and then stitched with my sewing machine. Next step was the stamping, I used some stamps from CMS225 Correspondence.


Then I diecut the Perspective butterfly, from Kraft stock and sanded. 


I cut a piece of sanded green Kraft cardstock a little larger then the background and then mounted it behind the background. Here you also can see all the crackle and that I have folded the butterfly around all the other layers.


I then cut another card a little bit bigger than the background from pink Kraft stock which I sanded and stamped with a text stamp from the stampset CMS328 Entomology. 


The "flies" word is cut from White heavystock and then I used Distress Embossing ink and Speckled egg Embossing glaze. Then heated. 


"With brave wings she" is stamped from CMS394 Tiny text with Archival ink. Inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and then mounted on a piece of green sanded kraft cardstock with 3D foam.


Finally I mounted all the layers to a piece of cardboard, then to a black card blank. 
The size of this card is approx. 17,5 x 12 cm.


We are hoping you will join in the challenge this week, it would be lovely to see you there and as always, there is a $25 gift voucher for one lucky winner to spend. 

The products I used are listed below;


Stencil: Tim Holtz Mini Stencil set 4
Stamps: Tim Holtz EntomologyCorrespondence
Distress Oxide spray: Frayed burlap
Distress Ink: Walnut stain
Distress Embossing ink
Distress Crackle paste
Archival ink : Jet black
Kraft stock CoolWarm


Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope I have inspired you. Welcome back.

/ Susanne

måndag 6 september 2021

Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight - Week 1 - Stamptember

Hello and welcome, 

Today I have some really exciting and great news to share. I am so thrilled and very honored to have been invited to be in the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog for September, which is also the very exciting Stamptember. I am also very honored to be featured among so many talented makers.

This weeks challenge is Stamp it. I have used some of Tim Holtz stamps, and made a card for a men who turns 80 years. I think these stamps are just perfect for the occasion.


I started to cut some Distress Mixed media heavystock for the background. Inked my craft mat on my Glass media mat with Distress ink in Frayed Burlap, spritzed with water with my Distress sprayer and then dipped the background in the ink, then heated with my heat tool, repeat until happy. I inked the edges with Distress ink Walnut stain. I stitched the edges with my sewing machine. Then I used the Digits stencil and Frayed burlap Distress ink to get some numbers on the background. Next step was spritzing water and then using Embossing glaze in the new color Prize ribbon. Heat again. Then I used my Splatter brush and some watered Distress ink Prize ribbon and made some splotches. 

Now to the stamping, I stamped the "How old?" stamp from Tim´s set CMS432 Inquisitive, with Distress ink Prize ribbon, then added Embossing glaze in the same color, and heated. I also stamped the blue "crosses" from the same set, with Archival ink, Cobalt. The "poststamps" are from CMS225 Correspondence, which I stamped with Archival ink, Plum.
Now it´s time for the main characters on this card, the gentlemen from Inquisitive set, I stamped them on watercolor paper and colored them with different Distress inks and reinkers. I also stamped the "bullseye" from the same set on White Mixed media heavstock, first with Distress Oxide Barn door and one with Distress Oxide Prize ribbon, then I stamped over with Archival ink Black soot, using my Tim Holtz Stamp platform. (This technique I have learned from the very talented Emma Williams, see her blogpost here ).
In each "bullseye" I stamped a black dot from Inquisitive set, and a number from the Correspondence set with Jet black Archival ink. Then I placed and stitched them to the background with my sewing machine. I also used 3D foam under them to get some dimension.

In the monocle I used some Glossy accent. In the left corner I put an Ideaology hexfastener.
The "80" is diecut from chipboard and Mixed media heavystock, from Handmade alphabet. I inked the one´s from heavystock with Prize ribbon Distress Oxide and then Embossing glaze in the same color. Then heated.Then I glued the embossed layer to the chipboard and glued to the card.
I made three other panels to put behind the background, one from blue cardstock, one from sanded and inked Metallic Kraftstock, and one from cardboard from and old shoebox, which I inked with Prize ribbon Distress ink on the edges. I mounted all the layers using 3D foam between the layers for dimension. When mounted together I glued the card to a black card blank.
The size of this card is 14 x 18 cm.


We are hoping you will join in the challenge this week, it would be lovely to see you there and as always, there is a $25 gift voucher for one lucky winner to spend. 

The products I used are listed below;


Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope I have inspired you. Welcome back.

/ Susanne


Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink: Barn door, Prize ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress reinker: Walnut stain
Tim Holtz Embossing glaze: Prize ribbon
Archival ink: Plum, Cobalt blue, Jet black
Tim Holtz Ideaology: Hex fastener

onsdag 11 augusti 2021

Hello my friend

Hello and welcome, 

I have made a tag using Tim Holtz products including the gorgeous new Distress color Prize ribbon, a perfect blue, if you ask me.

I started with the background, cut a tag from Distress White heavystock and inked my craft mat with Crushed olive Distress ink. Dipped several times and dried between layers. Then I took the THS156 Metropolis layering stencil and Micro glaze. This is Tim’s Microglaze technique which I love. Next step was the Prize ribbon ink, used the ink pad on my craft mat, spritz with water and dipped and dried with heat gun. 
Then I inked the edges with Distress Oxide ink in Prize ribbon, used the same color of embossing glaze and heat set. 
I stamped the new “bullseye” stamp from CMS432 Inquisitive, with Oxide PR and then the same embossing glaze here as well. Heated with my heat tool. The cat is from one of my favourite stamp sets from Tim, CMS392, Snarky cat. I stamped him on watercolor paper and colored him with Distress inks, then fuzzy cut around the image. Adhered him to the tag with 3D foam. 
I made two other background panels, one with Crused Olive and one with Prize ribbon, with inks on my mat, spritzed water and heat set between layer until happy. The big texts are from CMS433, Bold sayings. Stamped with Oxide Prize ribbon on the “Crushed olive” panel, and then using Embossing glaze in Prize ribbon. I inked all the edges with Prize ribbon Distress ink. Then mounted all the text pieces on the blue background with 3D foam for dimension. 


The text “Guess who?” is from CMS 432 Inquistive. 

I will try this tag over at Simon says stamp Monday challenge  - Heat emboss. 

Hope you have a nice day, and thank you very much for visiting.

/ Susanne




lördag 24 juli 2021

Guess who? tag

Hello and welcome, 

Today I have another tag to show, made with Tim Holtz new stamps CMS432 Inquisitive and Metropolis stencil. 

I started with a Mixed media heavystock tag, “smooshed” some Frayed burlap Distress ink and spritzed some water on my craft mat, and dipped the tag. Dried between layers and repeated until happy. I sprayed some water drops to the background and dried again. Then I used some Distress ink Frayed burlap on an ink blending tool and used the new Metropolis stencil THS156. I used my sewing machine around the edges. 

I stamped the numbers with Barn door Distress Oxide and then stamped again with Black Archival ink (This technique is from Emma Williams see link to her blog (http://stickydots.blogspot.com/2021/07/guess-who.html)). I love that look. 



Then I stamped the image with the three smaller men with Archival ink. I stamped them again on a scrap paper, cut out close to the edges and used as a mask. Then I stamped the Bullseye stamp the same way as the numbers mentioned above. Then took the mask away. Then I used the “faux bleach” technique, which I have learned from Dyan Reaveley, on the men. A very cool technique. You can see that their faces are “almost white”. ( I considered to color them but I decided not to.)
Then I used the dot stamp in the same set, and stamped them on the bullseye with black Archival ink. 


I took another piece of Mixedmedia heavystock and used Frayed burlap Distress ink the same way as the tag background, then I stamped “Guess who?” With black Archival ink and used Crackling campfire Embossing glaze (that was what I had closest, and I are on a trip with a limited amount of craft supply for the moment). Then heated. I cut a piece from Black Kraftstock, which I sanded, slightly bigger than the “Guess who?” panel. Mounted them together with 3D foam and then mounted on the tag. 

I bought this stamp set for the bullseye and the numbers, but now when I have tried the stamps with the men, I think they are pretty cool. 

I mounted the tag on a piece of sanded Black Kraft cardstock. 

Thank you for visiting my blog, much appreciated. 

Have a nice day and take care, 

/ Susanne 






fredag 23 juli 2021

Focus on the good tag

Hello and welcome, 

I have been playing with Tim Holtz new Distress colour Prize ribbon. I love blue colours and I was very pleased last Saturday when Tim introduced the newest member in the Distress family. It is gorgeous! 💙.

I made this tag on mixed media Kraft heavystock, with Prize ribbon Distress ink and Oxide “smooshed” on my craft mat , then spritzed with water, dipped and dried. Then repeated until I was happy. I also used some Salvaged patina ink and Oxide. Then I stitched around the edges with my sewing machine, and finally inked the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink. 

Then I stamped the new men from CMS432, Inquisitive, coloured them with Distress inks and cut them out. 

Then to the bullseye, I followed the instructions on Emma Williams blog, (follow the link) I loved the look she showed on her blog and wanted the same look.
On the bullseye I stamped the “Focus on the good” text from CMS433 with Distress embossing ink and added black embossing powder, and heated. I inked the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink. I stitched the bullseye to the tag with my sewing machine. 
The small label is a Mixed media heavystock piece, inked with Frayed burlap, then I stamped with Prize ribbon Oxide and then used the same colour Embossing glaze, with CMS394, Tiny text. Inked the edges with Ground espresso Distress ink. Adhered it to the tag with 3D foam. 

“Stay tuned”, more tags are coming. 🤗

Thanks for visiting, 

/ Susanne.