Monday, February 19, 2018

Simon Says 'Grunge It Up' On The Monday Challenge









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

Thank you for joining us for the Take Note Challenge and we hope you will join in with us this week too!

This week we are challenging you to create distress your project and give it a grungy look.

GRUNGE IT UP 
definition: informal Grime; dirt. .You can achieve this by simply distressing the edges and adding inks

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Please pop by to see what our fabulous gust Stacy  and the DT have made! Grunge-Tastic Creations! ;-) 

I made a set of 3 tags using Tim Holtz's new Side-Kick Side Orders, the Birthday tag being the most grunge worthy I think ;-)

 I love these die and embossing folder sets, a perfect size for tags!! LOVE them!! 


First up is the Birthday Side Order .I used Distress Oxide Inks in Walnut Stain, Broken China and Faded Jeans  smooshing them individually onto a craft sheet and dabbing the tag into the ink, drying between each layer with a heat tool. 


I coloured some White Embossing Paste with the Faded Jeans Ink and used a new Tim Holtz Stitches Layering Stencil to add some texture, while the paste was still wet I sprinkled a little Prisma Glitter, well every birthday should have sparkle don't you think ;-) 

I blended Faded Jeans Ink  and a little  Walnut Stain onto a 2nd strip of paper and used the little embossing folder that comes in the set to add some more texture. I added a couple of strips of washi tape and then popped the heat embossed 'wish' on top. 

I used scraps of paper from a Tim Holtz Paper Pack for the he party hat and balloons and popped a Star Adornment near the top to finish.


Next up is a tag made using a Side-Kick Travel Side Order . I think I will attach this to my hand luggage the next time I travel! ;-) 

I used the same techniques as above, using Broken China and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped a design using a 49 and Market Adventures Stamp Set  with Archival Ink. I love the design of this, like tiny splatters with a star burst. 

I inked the little embossing folder, which comes with the set with Versafine ink and debossed the design directly along the bottom of the tag. 



I used White Embossing paste and a Tim Holtz Dashes Layering Stencil for this one. While the paste was still wet I sprinkled WOW Cloud 9 Embossing Powder and heat set 


and last but not least for this one I used a Springtime Side Order and a combination of Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks. I then sprinkled with a few grains of 'A Bit Jaded' Infusions 


I think this one is my fave ,,, ;-) 



Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Challenges:
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media 
Make My Monday.   Messy Backgrounds 
UnstampaBelles.  Anything Goes without stamping, options twist, use something new 
Crafting From the Heart.  Anything Goes 

Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
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Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink
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Tim Holtz Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink
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Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6 Paper Pack
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Versafine Onyx Black
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Tim Holtz Birthdays Side-Kick Side Order
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Tim Holtz Travel Side Kick Side Order
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Tim Holtz Springtime Side Kick Side Order
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

20 comments:

The Bumble Bee N' Me said...

I like the green one as well!

Catherine said...

Great use of those side kick dies, Lols. Each design is lovely with all the different textures and awesome colors.

Cathie ♥

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Beautiful set of dies! Love them all!
Makes me want to get these Side orders!! Theya re so versatile!

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous grunge tags- x 3!! You managed to get so many elements on each and I like each one equally:)

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous tags x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fabulous tag trio! I loved seeing the variety you brought to the table. These are unified, yet they each have their own personality. I think the words you chose to incorporate were especially powerful and I find these both lovely and empowering!

Macarena said...

Yeah the B-day one seems to be the most grungy but I love them all. Great set of tiny sweeties. Lovely colors and the textures on the backgrounds. You go, girl! Hugs, Marzena

Susan Hogan said...

They are ALL fabulous - and grungy in their own way! I really like the last one and the bright green - an Easter tag! The b/day one is fabulous though - and just right for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles and hope to see you back soon!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

This trio of tags is SO cute! I love the colors and how you put each of them together so precisely but yet kept the trio cohesive.

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Your tags definitely show grunge can also be colorful and fun, Lols! I like the textures you've made, and also the fun images you chose to go with them. hugs, Maura

Andree said...

A fabulous set of tags. Wonderful textures and details.
Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Good luck x

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful trio of tags! I love the textures that you created and the distressed grungy edges ๐Ÿ˜. Happy Weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sian said...

A great set of tags! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Ine Creaine said...

Looks great! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Emma Williams said...

Such a great set of tags and I love the backgrounds on each of them and how it makes them so individual and unique! Fabulous project, Lols.... xx

Meihsia Liu said...

All these three tags are fantastic, Lols. The colors and texture on the background you created are so beautiful! :)

Kath Stewart said...

a fabulous trio of grungy gorgeousness Lols, hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous tags Lols! They are all stunning and I love the soft colors and all the wonderful details.

Sandra said...

Fabulous tags, Lols! Love the mix of cute with grungy! So much texture and distressing! Hugs, Sandra

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous trio set of tags..Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles Challenge.Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT
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