Monday, September 14, 2015

Simon Says: Love This Technique


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

This week we are challenging you to


 This week we want you to share a project that features one of your favorite techniques!

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

One of my fave techniques is stencilling! I think its exciting to remove the stencil and see how it looks underneath, you are never totally sure what it will look like and every background you make will be a little bit different. There are so many ready made stencils available, or you can custom make your own to suit your project!

For the background I used a Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil and Pumice Stone Distress Ink for the base and then used a Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil with some Embossing Paste over the top. 

The very cute Bird Crazy chick with his bright yellow plumage and the yellow ribbon are a perfect contrast to the grey background. I think I will give this to my hubby one day when we're in the middle of a thunder storm  haha. 

I coloured the Crazy Chick and some Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon with Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink Pads. 

Did you know that there is a Crazy Things  Stamp Set and there will also be a Coordinating Die Set, which will be shipping mid November, to go with there birds!! The stamp set is winging it's way to me over the pond at this very minute! :-D  I am stalking the postie :-)

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 
The Corrosive Challenge    Mixed Media
MAWTT   Cute Animal
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes

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


Words and Pictures said...

Such a cute card!
Alison x

Sue said...

Although I can't get into "the birds" myself, they are all the rage, and I love what you did here. The sentiment is fun to go with your little guy and card, and the stenciling is fab.


KandA said...

Fantastic card Lols. Love that crazy bird and the colour combo is super xx

Dotty Jo said...

Love it! I recently also discovered stencilling in this way... such a fun technique, Jo x

Sharon said...

These birds do make me smile. He is so bright and beautiful and I love the sentiment.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Marci said...

This is adorable! Love the color combo you used.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an endearing card! This would absolutely cheer my day if I got it. I love how you've combined the yellows with all of that beautiful gray to convey that sense of happiness and hope.

Sue from Oregon said...

I must ink up my birdies...such inspiration!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

Stephanie said...

Stenciling is so fun! I love it with texture too... so cool!

Simon Says Stamp!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a cute card, Lols. Love it! :)

Barbara said...

I love so much stencils and texture paste! This color combination is beautiful and delicate! love your "crazy" card! BArbarayaya

Barb Turpin said...

Awesome little card! That bird set is so cute. The stencil has me inspired...I purchased some Tim Holtz stencils but haven't had a chance to play with them yet.

Maura said...

Such a sweet little card, I love the grey and yellow you chose!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy gray and yellow colors which are perfect with your sweet sentiment! Adorable silly bird and card!

Sandra said...

Such a fun card! love the crazy bird. And the combo of light gray with yellow is perfect! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

Such a cute and fun card, Lols and I love the grey and yellow colour palette, it's one of my all time favourite combinations! :) xx