Monday, October 9, 2017

Simon Says....Not A Card...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...


and the theme for this week is..
NOT A CARD
I created a snowy Christmas scene using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tiny Houses die and lots of the new Idea-ology Holiday Collection...
I die cut the houses from Matboard and the gorgeous new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas 8 x 8 Paper Stash...
and added Idea-ology Christmas Design Tape to the edges
I then moved on to the roofs decorating them with gorgeous shimmery Idea-ology Tidings Design Tape...
I die cut the snowy edges and windows from white card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix BigZ Village Winter Die...
fixed to the houses, dabbed on Studio 490 Embossing Paste and sprinkled with glitter...
spritzed the Idea-ology Woodland Trees with a mix of  Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough Spray Stain and painted the bases with Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray...
dabbed on embossing paste and dusted with glitter.
I covered the Idea-ology Decorative Deer and Jingle Bells with Collage Medium Matte and sprinkled with my favourite Christmas Glitter...Ranger's Stickles Platinum Dry Fine Glitter...
and while all the sparkly bits and pieces were drying, I turned my attention to creating a base for everything to sit on. I cut a polystyrene pizza tray in half and used layers of crumpled tissue paper to create texture. Once dry, I applied a thick layer of Embossing Paste...
and placed the elements on my Christmas base...the embossing paste will hold everything in place once it dries.

I threaded the bells with Electic Elements thread, fixed Fluted stars to the thread and hung between the houses using a dot of Glossy Accents...added thread bows and a dot of embossing paste to hide the adhesive. I added Idea-ology Christmas Alpha Dice and Idea-ology Pearls coated in Texture Paste to create a pile of snowballs and sprinkled the whole scene (including myself) liberally with glitter...

and Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit from an Idea-ology Salvaged Santa painted with Distress Paints and distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon
and while I waited for all the sparkly stuff to dry so that I could take photos...I put the kettle on and enjoyed a cuppa which I suspect also contained a generous dusting of glitter but I'm still here so no harm done...

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

24 comments:

Lorraine A said...

aww what a cute Christmas scene Kath! Santa is fabulous and I love the sparkly deer, adorable! The whole scene is fabulous! LOVE it :-)


ooh a cuppa, just what I need now, will pop the kettle on before hopping any further ;-)

luv
Lols x x x

Susanne said...

What a fabulous Christmas scene you have made. So many beautiful details. Cute.

misteejay said...

Kath this is fabulous. What a super décor piece for Christmas.
Toni xx

Jess M said...

This is a Christmas wonderland! Every detail is perfect.

Sandra H said...

Oooh my goodness it's like being in a sweet shop Kath your project is absolutely stunning l just love every part of your Christmas scene truely beautiful!! xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Kath this is stunning! Love all the gorgeous glitter and design of your beautiful Christmas scene.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Deb Lorence said...

This is fabulous Kath! Love your Santa.

Redanne said...

I always think it is amazing where I find glitter in our house near Christmas! I just LOVE your beautiful little scene, the snowy and sparkly roofs look amazing and I just adore Father Christmas (not painted mine yet) and those glittery reindeer! A fabulous make Kath!! Hugs, Anne xx

Catherine said...

Your Christmas scene is amazing, Kath! I love how everything is covered in snow, it's an absolutely lovely scene.

Cathie ♥

Paula Cheney said...

thanks for the tutorial Kath - good to see how you did it all. Such a clever idea to use the Tiny House die!

Macarena said...

Oh, this scene is so cozy and warm even with the snow all around. I love the traditional colors and a lot of white which brighten the scene. Love this. Hugs, Marzena

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Oh, Kath!! What a gorgeous decoration!! Your attention to detail in this piece is outstanding! And totally unrelated to your project, your cup/mug is too cute!! : )


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Wanda Hentges said...

Totally fabulous project, Kath!!!

Janette said...

I did spy this beauty on FB Kath and then forgot to pop over....senior moments and all that....anyway, so glad I got here, looks even better if thats possible, a work of art, very festive and pretty...x

simo said...

Wow Kath...the details in this Wintery scene are incredible! I'm quite speechless at the gorgeousness of the final results...kudos my Friend! Hugs xxx Simona

Let's Art Journal said...

Your Christmas scene is so beautiful and sparkly! I enjoyed seeing how you made it too, it looks like you had lots of fun 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

utahrose said...

What a wonderful scene! I just love visiting your site and seeing all the fun things you do! You are truly one talented lady! Thank you so much for sharing the joy!
-Maggie

Maura Hibbitts said...

Truly a delightful Christmas scene, Kath! Love your little houses with the string of stars between them and all the snow! Very cool! That's a great coffee mug you have there :) hugs, Maura

Emma Williams said...

What a wonderful Christmas scene and I love how you've used the Tiny Houses to create the focal point and surrounded it with so much sparkle and so many of Tim's gorgeous seasonal products...it's definitely got me in the mood for all things Christmassy! :) Hugs xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Oh my goodness! This made me so excited for Christmas! I love your attention to detail and how you implemented so many of Tim's products in such imaginative ways. The touches of snow are perfect and I also like the bits of bling. The banner is an especially lovely component and I couldn't help but smile as I saw this!

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

such a lovely Christmas project!!! Love it Kath!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a fun and awesome holiday creation, Kath. Love all the beautiful details on this snow scene. :)

Sandra said...

This is so sweet, Kath! Love the cute houses and cute sparkly deers. The vintage santa is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Barbara Schiassi said...

Adorable piece ! Love Christmas project and this is absolutely fabulous, so sparkle! Barbara

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