Monday, July 30, 2018

Simon Says: Wild Things


Hi all!Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


This week we are walking on the wild side with the theme:

Wild Things 

This can be interpreted in so many ways! You could use some wild animals, wild flowers, or maybe you would prefer to use wild and funky colours!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

This is Karolina's last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your fabulous makes over the past month! It has been such a great pleasure to have you along with us!

I made a card using a  Tim Holtz Hipster Chimp and Coordinating Die Set


I blended Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide Inks over the background and inked a  Botanical Background Stamp with Green Apple and Green Leaf Inks. 

 I wanted to add some more interest and colours, and I also wanted to use my new Funky Florals Die Set so I blended some Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin and the green oxide inks I used previously onto some watercolour card and die cut the flowers. 
I sprayed some repositionable adhesive spray onto the back of a  Simon's Exclusive Leafy Frame Stencil to make sure that it was well applied to the Watercolor Paper and then used Distress Resist Spray to completely cover the paper. When it was dry I used the same green oxide inks for the frame, I love how this has turned out! 

 I finished with a Snarky Small Talk Sticker and some machine stitching around the edges and a little zig zag to 'ground' the plant ;-) 

I simply finished the inside to coordinate with the front, not worth photographing though ;-)


Did you know that 'Not my circus, not my monkeys' is a Polish proverb?  

Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy :-) 

I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink and Clear Embossing Powder for his specs and a scrap of  Tim Holtz paper for his waistcoat. I think he looks quite trendy! What do you think!? 

I have to say I love this card and am sorely tempted to keep this one for me ;-) 





Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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

Challenges:
A Vintage Journey.  Get Sentimental 
Creative Knockouts.  Sew It Up 
MAWTT.  Wild Animals 
Shopping Our Stash.  Get Krafty 


Tim Holtz Hipster Cling Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Hipster Cling Stamp Set
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Tim Holtz Hipster Chimp Die Set
Tim Holtz Hipster Chimp Die Set
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Tim Holtz Botanical and Batic Background Cling Stamps
Tim Holtz Botanical and Batic Background Cling Stamps
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Tonic Craft Tool Set
Tonic Craft Tool Set
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Dies
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Tim Holtz Funky Florals 1 Die Set
Tim Holtz Funky Florals 1 Die Set
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads
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Simon's Exclusive Leafy Frame Stencil
Simon's Exclusive Leafy Frame Stencil
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Krylon Easy Tac Re Positionable  Adhesive Spray
Krylon Easy Tac Re Positionable Adhesive Spray
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Tim Holtz Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive Chocolate Card Stock
Simon's Exclusive Chocolate Card Stock
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
Crafters Companion Heat Resistant Acetate
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Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
Scotch 3m Double Sided Foam Tape
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Neenah Desert Storm #100
Neenah Desert Storm #100
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray
Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray
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Tim Holtz Snarky Small talk Stickers
Tim Holtz Snarky Small talk Stickers
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

26 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally brilliant! Jo x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hee hee, what a fabby Chimp!! Love it, H x

Margreet said...

Love your card with the fab monkey!
xxx Margreet

Redanne said...

That chimp always makes me smile! His blue glasses are so trendy and the jungle background you created for him is beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Super design Lorraine, love the fabulous accessory!

Thank you for joining our challenge at MAWTT

Happy crafting....

June/DT

Diane said...

Just fab Lols, but he does look grumpy.........

hugs Diane xx

Mimi said...

Stopppittt! So cool, or should I say *hip*?! Your framing of this card is nothing short of professional, and the dimension achieved rocks! You'll have to make another to share with a friend of you keep this because it is too radical. Thanks for sharing at SOS this week.

Doreen said...

What a fab image,love your card.xxx

Cheryl S said...

Too cute! And I learned something new, I didn't know that sentiment was a Polish proverb :)

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and beautiful card, Lols. The sentiment and the whole design are fantastic! :)

Redanne said...

Just popped back to say thanks so much for joining in our Get Sentimental challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a fun card, Lols! I love how you've framed the chimp, and tucked in the colorful flowers. Great saying! hugs, Maura

Wendy L said...

Super chimp image, great card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Donna said...

That is my all time favourite saying...sadly more times than not, they ARE my monkeys and it IS my circus lol
I just love those hipster images!
Thanks for getting KRAFTY with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card and love the paper pieced image -love how you framed it in the aperture too
Carol x

Macarena said...

Oh my! I am delighted! It's absolutely my favourite project of yours. What an amazing frame!!! I am crazy about frames so this card is my fave. Love the combination of background with greens and leaves, what a cool effect! And those tiny flowers on one side! Hugs, Marzena

Sara Barker said...

Lois, I can see why you may be tempted to keep this one for yourself! Your card is brilliant in it's design and in all of your techniques. I love how you made the frame and colored the Funkie Florals! Thanks so much for joining in our Get Sentimental challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Hehe! PERFECT sentiment! Love the blue color you picked for his specs and the way you created the tropical scene around him :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

butterfly said...

Love the depth in your layered frame and those jungle plants peeking into the centre. Fabulous hipster!
Alison x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a great project! I love how you perfectly mixed subtle elements with bright bold colors, too. This has elegance from the botanical components and a lot of oomph from the hipster! I also really like the square shape you used to frame the whole thing out.

Emma Williams said...

A great card and love how you've used the cheeky chimp in that frame, he looks right at home surrounded by all that greenery! x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fabulous card! I love the botanical background that you created and your handsome hipster monkey and the fun quote made me smile 😁. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

Kath Stewart said...

woohoo, great minds think alike. Love how you framed that cheeky chimp with fabulous stamped greenery and I love those flowers peeking out and the use of the perfect sentiment hugs kath xxx

Barbara Schiassi said...

So happy to see my favorite hipster again! Fabulous card, love how you arranged all the elements of this card!!! Wonderful! Barbara

Michelle said...

Such a fun card.
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck!!
Michelle (DT)

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

I absolutely love how you created dimension in this card!! This is fantastic!!