Monday, December 14, 2015

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Just A Pinch


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

This week the challenge is

Just A Pinch

This week we are adding just a pinch of something perfect to give our projects a lovely finishing touch. Whether it is a pinch of glitter or powder, a splatter of ink or glimmer. You could even use the pinch of salt technique to create a beautiful background, the choices are endless! We will be looking forward to seeing what delights you cook up this week!

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


I took this challenge with a pinch of salt ;-)

and created a background using the salt technique!

I inked a piece of Watercolor Paper quite generously with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and sprinkled with sea salt. I then spritzed with water and waited for the magic to happen! I just left it to dry naturally and then brushed the salt off and it had made a lovely bokeh effect design. I then smothered the whole piece with Micro Glaze to seal the ink before splattering with White Linen Dye Ink. 

I used a Framelits Tag Die and Festive Scribbles Die to make a decorative focus, I added a pinch of glitter on the tree and star, well you have to have a bit of sparkle at Christmas don't you!
I used Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks to color the ribbon.

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 

CAS on Sunday    Stars
Crafting With Dragonflies   Anything Christmas
Crafty Calendar   Let It Snow
Crafty Friends    Christmas
Crafty Catz   Sparkle and Shine

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


Tracy said...

Really lovely card, and yes of course you have to have sparkle at Christmas :)
I love the salt technique and haven't used it in SO long ! xxx

Wynn said...

Fabulous card. I love the colour. The background technique is inspirational. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Sarah said...

What a great technique and so effective. Lovely card all round xx

Sandra H said...

Aww wow this is truly a beautiful card xx

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, it's always amazing to see how many products we use to make a card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. I love that blues on your holiday card so serene and lovely. The salt technique adds a lovely little detail in the background!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful creation, Lols.The texture and colors are awesome! :)

Stephanie said...

I love the blue, Lols! And salt? How clever!

Simon Says Stamp!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a great technique! I've wanted to try this for a while now, but your card has inspired me even more! It looks fantastic and that color palette is dreamy!

butterfly said...

I love the inky effects the salt gives - and the cool blue colour palette here is lovely.
Alison x

Maura said...

Beautiful blue background with the salt, Lols! Kudos to you for trying out a new technique - looks fab!

Emma Williams said...

I love the technique you've used with the salt and will definitely have to try that out ~ it creates such a cool effect on your beautiful card! It's wonderful, Lols... :) x

Barbara said...

Fab card! Love the blue and the technique is interesting! I'll try it! Beautiful work as always! Barbarayaya

Planetsusie said...

Great card Lols - love that tree and as for the background - now that is just the bees knees! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Let it Snow) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

Anna-Karin said...

That is such a fun technique and a great idea for the challenge! Love the tree.

Sandra said...

What a fun Christmas card, Lols! The glittery tree is amazing! Love the big bow on top of the tag. Hugs, Sandra

Unknown said...

A stunning creation,perfect for our Christmas theme.

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

Hope you join us again soon.

Tracey DT xx