Monday 16 May 2016

Simon Says Stamp Guest Art - 'Sunny Days'

Awe Hi there lovelies

It's time for another Monday challenge up over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog

And YeY!!!  I'm still guesting over there!!!

This weeks fabulous challenge is 'Felt That'  and I went with the awesome black wool felt - or to give it it's full name Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush Wool Felt Sheets - black - go take a peek at the full range, there are some lush, lush color combos - PRESS HERE

As you can see above I started out rough 'n' quick painting my background with various (what I call 'hot toned' shades) of Tim Holtz Distress Paint - there's a few splatters in there too!

This is the reverse side that i painted with more vibrancy, just so there was a difference, I used the Distress paints again and added a little green and golden hue, plus a few splatters with water mixed with the tiniest amount of Dina Wakley White Gesso

I stamped out probably 8 to 10 of these beautiful flowers from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden Cling Stamp Set using Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival Ink - I looooves fussy cutting so cutting them all out was a pleasure whilst watching tv (hahaha)

Gesso'd a hunk of wood I found in my shed and added a few splatters with one of my fav tools - Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush eeeeeep!

Above and below you can see how I layer and bend the layers of petals - I also added a few black cotton stitches in there too with my sewing machine :-)))

You can see how the TimHoltz Sizzix Mixed Media Thinlits Die easily cut through the Spring Plush felt...

and the Tim HoltzNewsprint and Type Cling Stamp with Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink.

I randomly stamped the background and pop everything into place before i adhere anything - I like to see the balance building.

Once I had adhered everything in place I coated the 'Felt' with a random and light coat of Gesso.

And once the Gesso on the felt had dried i applied a few different colors of Distress Paint.  Also I dotted some Distress Paint right at the top of my wood and then standing my wood block vertically spritzed with water, eeeeep! Drip heaven!!!

splatter fun and doodle time - out came the uber amazing Tim Holtz Distress CrayonsRanger Fude Ball (which i find works perfectly over the Distress Crayons) Ohhhh and not forgetting Tim Holtz Ideaology Occasions Small Talk Stickers

Here are a few more 'beauty shots'...

Awe i soooooo can't wait to see what you all create this week - I hope you've enjoyed my Sunny Days' inspiration and for some more amazing inspiration go see all the artwork by the Design Team - tis droolworthy...
And of course as always Simon Says Stamp will give away $50 voucher to shop at their store!

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  1. Gorgeous Karen, I am a real gardening enthusiast so this really appeals to me, love your flowers and textural piece of wood. Love how you incorporated the felt too. Lovely. Tracy x

  2. Oh my! I'm absolutely impressed about what can be done with a piece of wood! This is a masterpiece! I love the colors and the stamp layeres so perfect. Amazing project! Hugs Marzena

  3. This is amazing, Karen! I enjoy your creations so much and always learn something new. I am in love with those gorgeous flowers! Cathie <3

  4. Love this Karen, and as always your colours are yummy :) xxx

  5. You have transformed this piece of wood into a wonderful art piece! I love it!

  6. This is gorgeous!! Love the layering of the flower!

  7. Absolutely amazing and thank you for the step by step
    Carol x

  8. Stunning! I love the gorgeous flowers with the black and white and gray!

  9. Abfab from start to finish, love, love, love this piece!!!!

  10. I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful 'hunk of wood' - love your gorgeous project! xx

  11. This is fab, Kassa! Loving the dimension and background!!

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  12. This is brilliant! WOW!!!

  13. Hi Kassa, lovely Roy from CandyBox Crafts sent me to have a look at your amazing blog - and I am so glad he did - I love this! Your artwork is beautiful - sheer genius designs. I love your colourful designs and the way you add texture and dimension. Total gorgeousness.

  14. I absolutely LOVE this Kassa!! so creative and beautiful! I would never have thought about making something like this, you are a true genius!! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  15. I'm lost for's beyond amazing...hugs kath xxx

  16. Kassa, this is one amazing decor piece! It is fabulous! Love the wood texture and the wonderful colors of your flowers!

  17. Love the beautiful colors and textures on your creation! Gorgeous! :)

  18. Fabulous project, love the gorgeous flowers and the colorful splatters. Hugs, Sandra

  19. Kassa, you have transformed an ordinary block of wood into a masterpiece! I love this project, brilliant, totally brilliant!! Barbara

  20. This is beyond amazing! Who in the world would envision a project with such absolutely different elements? You are a visionary and I love swinging by to see what incredible things have been brought to life!

  21. This is amazing!! I love how you altered that piece of wood into this absolutely stunning piece. Gorgeous colours and details.


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