Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Emboss It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is
Using felt is very ‘on trend’ tight now and being the trendy bunch that we are we thought we should use some too!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Kassa transformed an old plank of wood into a beautiful piece of art!
I die-cut the Simon Says Stamp Black Spring Plush Wool Felt Sheets using Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media Thinlits Die, the dimonds easily fell out of the die creating a beautiful texture to my background. The felt looks cool coated with a thin, random layer of Dina Wakley’s White Gesso , which when dry colorises perfectly with various shades of Tim Holtz Distress Paints. I am in love with this Tim Holtz Flower Garden Stamp which I’ve heavily layered and added stitches here and there.
Andrea ‘felt’ like making some cute little baby booties.
Last time I followed a sewing pattern was when I was in junior high or high school and made one of those satin-backed floral vests that was all the rage in the 90’s. And even then, I did it totally wrong. Needless to say, it was terrifying to follow a pattern again! But I couldn’t resist trying to whip up some baby booties using white, pink and blue felt along with some great die cut flowers from Avery Elle.
Anna-Karin made a summery felt tag.
We are showcasing the wonderful Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush collection this week, but my parcel got held up somewhere along the way and didn’t arrive here in time (I bet I will get it today), so I had to improvise a bit. If you back it with paper, felt works great as an entire background for a card or, as in this case, a tag. I had fun combining felt and Sizzix Paper Leather for my sunflower, die cut with the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Radiant Sunflower die. The paper was coloured with Prima’s Classics watercolour set. You can die cut even detailed wafer-thin dies, such as words, from felt.
Barbara has mixed paper, distress inks and felt!
Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush release is absolutely a sweet collection! It’s beautiful and well suited to those who like me is not really a specialist in sewing! For my card I used SWIRL FLOWERS AND LEAVES Wafer Dies : it’s amazing, very easy to do and beautiful to see. I also used a card from Simon Says Stamp SUZY’S WATERCOLOR EVERY OCCASION NOTES painted with Distress inks in colors matched to the felt!
I used the Simon Says Stamp Pastel Felt Sheets to cut out a bunch a hearts using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Heartfelt die. I stamped my sentiment from the Handwritten Thoughts set and created a background around the sentiment using gesso through a mini Stencil from the Mini Stencil 7 set. I applied Distress paints using my fingers in Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade and Dried Marigold to color my background, then adhered the felt hearts to the card front.
Kath decorated a calico bag with lots of die cut felt flowers as a gift for a girlfriend who’s a keen gardener.
I used Taylored Expressions Felt Peach Green and Pink Bundles along with the Plush Blooming Heart die from Simon Says Stamp Spring Blush release to create the border, flowers and leaves. I created the decorative stitching using contrasting colours of floss and added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins for a bit of girly bling. I created the tag from Ranger Natural Sticky Back Canvas.
Lols made a ‘Welcome Banner’ for her garden
I have been thinking about making a banner for my garden for quite a while and when this theme came up I thought it was a perfect opportunity to get on with it! I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners Die to cut scraps of cream colored fabric then stamped the rings using Aquamarine Archival Ink and a Tim Holtz Halftone and Rings Cling Stamp. I cut the letters out printer paper using a Silhouette Cameo and used them as a pattern for cutting the felt. I used a pack of Simon Says Stamp Pastel Felt and the bright pink sheet from a Lipstick Party Felt Pack. I used the same colors of felt and a Tattered Florals Die to make a decorative finish.
Macarena felt a strong temptation to go out her comfort zone!
This project is my very FIRST adventure with felt, ever! This canvas panel is so far away from my comfort zone! Anyway, please take a look and maybe it inspires you somehow. Take a canvas panel, cover it randomly with White Gesso, let it dry. Smooth the background with Distress Stains, spray with water and blend colors. Put randomly sone colors of Distress Inks through the stencils. Stamp any patterns with Black Jet ink, moderate with White Gesso. Splash with Black and White Paint, paint the edges with Black Paint. Apply a layer of White Paint on the top of a bottle and stamp some circles. Accent the circles with a Black Chameleon and here you have the ackground! Cut out a heart from White Felt. Spray Dylusions on the mate and dip it in each color randomly. Cut the heart into two, make holes and pass the twine through them. Stamp Ponderings on clear acetate with Emossing Ink and cover with White Embossing Powder. Adhere with clear double sided tape.
Maura’s thinking about how to combine felt and alcohol inks.
Do you have supplies in your stash that you haven’t used in forever? Well, I know I do, and when rediscovered, it’s playtime for certain. I pulled out my Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks to play with on Yupo Paper and boy, did I have fun! I used my Simon Says Stamp Plush Daffodil and Daisy die to cut some flowers out of Simon’s Pastel Felt. Then, I hung it in my Tim Holtz Flip Frame which I love. Ah, a breath of spring.
Meihsia loves to experiment with different materials on her art journal.
I always love to experiment mixed medias and colors. This week, I had so much fun to die cut and sew these felt hearts on my art journal using these Heart Wafer Dies. Some Tim Holtz metal embellishments and Big Chat Stickers were attached on this page. To create a vibrant color scheme, I dabbed Distress Paints on this page.
Sandra had fun using felt on her card
Felt is so trendy right now, so I love that we’re challenge to use it in our projects. I used it like I normally would use cardstock, or another type of material like cork or burlap. I’ve used White Felt along with the Big Hugs Die from Simon Says Stamp. The background I’ve made with the Simon Says Stamp Leaves Mask, Faded Jeans Distress Ink and Prussian Brusho. The explosion of color effect of the Brusho is so pretty.
I added color to the Manila Tag blending a bunch of Distress Crayons together – I die cut the top and two smalls rain drops with the Simon Says Stamp Plush Puffy Clouds and then I decorated the tag with stamps and tissue tape. I also die cut the same Puffy Clouds with Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Black and glued it down in the top to create a Bookmark!
So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!
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