Monday, September 5, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It featuring STAMPtember Products

Hi Everyone! Do you know what time it is???? It's September and we all know what that means. It's STAMPtember time!! Have you seen all the amazing products? You can find them all by clicking on the icon below:

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This week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge our theme is Stamp It. We are featuring products from the new STAMPtember release. For my mixed media panel, I used the amazing Abstract Triangles Background Stamp and Autumn Greetings stamp set. It's a quick and simple project with lovely fall colors. Enjoy!

I cut several leaves from the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Bigz die out of Ranger Manila card stock.

To create the fall colors on my leaves I used Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks. I blended each color onto the leaves with a mini blending tool.

For the stems, I pounced on Gathered Twigs Distress Ink with a blending tool and also used the same color around the edges of the leaves.

For my background, I blended Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress Inks onto a 6" x 12" piece of white chipboard.

I applied Vintage Photo Distress Marker to the Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles background stamp and spritzed it lightly with water. I then stamped the image onto my background.

I used the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to spray on droplets of water onto my panel. I let that sit for about 30 seconds and rolled a roll of paper towel over my background to lift the ink.

To create multiple colors on my stamp, I used a Misti. For my sentiment, I used the Simon Says Stamp Autumn Greetings stamp set and very gently inked it with Potting Soil Archival Ink.

I cleaned the stamp while it was still on the Misti with a baby wipe and then inked it with Sunflower Archival Ink.

I applied the leaves onto my panel with Ranger Multi Matte Medium and let that completely dry. When the leaves were dry I outlined them with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon and blended the pigment around the leaves to make them stand out. I attached a strip of burlap and added my sentiment with twine.

I hoped you enjoyed seeing the process I used to create my Falling Leaves mixed media panel using two amazing products from the new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release. Please join us in all the fun and add your project to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their amazing store.

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  1. I love all of the techniques that you've layered on this tag. Very inspiring!

  2. It is so fun to see the same products being used so differently! I had these two stamp sets and I love what you did with them! I used the triangles on my leaves and you used yours as a background for the leaves. Brilliant! And not that we are comparing projects, but yours is the COOLEST! Thanks for always giving me great inspiration!

  3. This is awesome, Cathie! I love how you use the white in the background and just parts of the triangle. The fall colors are gorgeous and the burlap wrap with the twine is a great touch!! I have been admiring all of your STAMPtember projects - you have been a whirlwind! xx Maura

  4. What a beautie! I really love the effect of the standed up leaves! This crayon edges made an amazing look. Great colors of the leaves and background! Hugs, Marzena

  5. So beautiful - the glow of the leaves against the subtle background is wonderful, and I love the touch of rustic burlap.
    Alison x

  6. What a fabulous project, Cathie! Love the leaves and the way you've stamped the sentiment. So very pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  7. I found my answer: wanted to know how you added shadows... of course!
    This is excellent. Love the complimentary colors!

  8. Blue and orange is one of my favourite color palette! You used it in a stunning way! LOve love love the background with Abstract triangles! Amazing project Cathie! Barbara

  9. Blue and orange is one of my favourite color palette! You used it in a stunning way! LOve love love the background with Abstract triangles! Amazing project Cathie! Barbara

  10. beautiful project the colours and how you used the abstract design and wow those leaves look amazing...hugs kath xxx

  11. A really beautiful colour palette and I love how you've used that gorgeous stamp to create the background, it looks wonderful as a backdrop for those tumbling autumnal leaves! Gorgeous work, Cathie... <3

  12. This is so pretty Cathie!! I love the background all those wonderful falling leaves. Great tip on the multi coloured stamped title!!

  13. Love your beautiful creation, Cathie.The background colors and the leaves are so pretty. :)


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