Monday, July 4, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Red, White and/or Blue Featuring Indigo Blu Stamps

Hi Everyone! Happy 4th of July for all those in the US! I wish all of you a happy 4th and a safe and fun filled day. This week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge our theme is Red, White and/or Blue and we're featuring IndigoBlu stamps. IndigoBlu stamps are red rubber stamps deeply etched and are wonderful for mixed media. You can find out all the details for the challenge and see inspiring projects from all the designers by clicking below:




I hope you enjoy my wall hanging and that it inspires you to play along with us this week.







I begin to create my American flag background by brushing Candied Apple Distress Ink all over my 5- 1/2" x 6" piece of white chipboard.




I quickly cover the entire panel with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder before the ink dries.




I flick off various areas of the embossing powder from the panel by taping the back of the panel. Then I go over random areas of the front of the panel with a soft paintbrush and my finger tip.




I heat the entire panel with a Ranger Heat It Tool. Because the white chipboard piece is textured, you can see areas where the ink did not completely cover the panel. This is exactly what I want and will result in a very cool background.




Go over the entire area with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The areas where the embossing powder has been rubbed off will accept the ink and the areas where the powder remained will resist the ink and stay bright red from the Candied Apple Distress Ink.




To create the stars for my flag, I cut a piece of white chipboard and add stars from the Tim Holtz Stars stencil with Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste.




White the embossing paste is drying, I create the stripes for my flag. I cut three strips of white chipboard and stamp them with the script stamp from the IndigoBlu Tasty Textures stamp set with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.




Now that the embossing paste is completely dry, I go over the entire star panel with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using a mini blending tool.




I adhere all the pieces to my red background to create a US flag using 1/2" Scor Tape.





I cut a heart from Bazzill Red Hots card stock and stamp the center of the heart with the IndigoBlu Ink Splat Butterfly stamp




I distress the edges of the heart with the Prima Distressing Tool and go over the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.





I cut another heart from chipboard slightly larger than the size of the red heart. I cover this piece around the edges with vintage lace and adhere it with a glue gun. I will then place the red stamped heart in the center of the laced heart.




I create my sentiment by embossing the Tim Holtz Alpha Grunge background stamp onto Bazzill Whirlypop card stock with Versamark Embossing Ink and Ranger White Embossing Powder and set the embossed letters with my heat tool. I then cut out the letters I needed for my sentiment.




After cutting out the letters, I arranged them on a piece of double-sided Scor Tape. This makes it easy to place all the letters next to one another to form the word without them moving around.




Before adhering the heart and sentiment onto the flag I edged the entire flag with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I clipped the panel onto a Tim Holtz Display Hanger and added some metal pieces with a piece of chain link attached to the hanger. I added some mirrored stars to the center of the hanger and called this piece done.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put together my "Freedom" mixed media panel and that you join us this week for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. I can't wait to see what you create!


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24 comments:

  1. Cathie, this is fabulous!! What a beautiful heart and I love how you have stretched freedom across it. Perfect touch with the 4 hanging down! Happy 4th!

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS!! I LOVE this Cathie!!! the whole design is absolutely gorgeous! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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    1. Thank you, Lols! I'm so happy you liked it as it was a project near and dear to my heart. Thinking of my brother-in-law who was in the Air Force and sadly is no longer with us and all those who serve our country to keep us free.

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  3. What an absolutely gorgeous panel! I love all the details about how you put it together. Some techniques in there that I definitely want to try! Lou x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind, sweet comments, Lou. It means a lot to me that you took the time to come by and let me know.

      Cathie ♥

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  4. Fabulous hanging Cathie! I love it so much, especially the heart :)

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  5. Wonderful creation! I love background and all detail
    Thank for your always encouraging me

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    1. Thank you so much, Emily! I can't tell you how happy your comment made me. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such a sweet comment.

      Cathie ♥

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  6. Love this piece, Cathie! the way you've made the flag in the back and the big heart! Pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra!

      Cathie ♥

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  7. WoW! This is so beautiful and extremely creative! I adore the multilayered treatment you gave to the background. The color strenght is just perfect! Hugs, Marzena

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  8. I love all of the work you create.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Patricia! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave such a sweet comment. It means a lot to me that you are enjoying what I create.

      Hugs,
      Cathie ♥

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  9. amazing 4th July hanger Cathie...love how you created your flag and the beautiful vintage lace around the heart ...hugs kath xxx

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  10. So vibrant and GORGEOUS!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. I love this!! So Pretty!!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!!

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  12. Love your beautiful hanger, Cathie. Great design! :)

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  13. This is how red, white and blue should always look! I'm so impressed at this one because I was struggling so hard with this challenge! All my efforts ended up looking like a crime scene with red gone awry or a boring sea of blue nothingness. You really pulled these colors together with your usual fantastic flair!

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  14. Beautiful wallhanging Cathie...vibrant, full of texture and I adore that heart! As always, I love seeing the creative process behind your work and thanks so much for sharing! <3

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  15. Your wallhanging is fantastic!Love the bold colors and as always I adore to see your creative process!Great technique!Barbara

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  16. Your wallhanging is fantastic!Love the bold colors and as always I adore to see your creative process!Great technique!Barbara

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