Since there are five Mondays in August I get one final chance to be in the Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I would like to thank Simon Says Stamp for having me as their guest this month, I have really enjoyed the experience!
The challenge this week is 'Oodles of Doodles'. I will admit, this was not an easy challenge for me and I spent many days over thinking it before I came up with my idea. I promise you it does have lots of doodles in it, if you know where to look!
I have been itching to use Tim Holtz's Arthur die and have seen many wonderful examples on social media. I chose to give him a rather sinister look for my Halloween themed project.
I started by using a Tim Holtz Vignette Shrine which I thought would make a perfect 'home' for Arthur. I painted the whole box in black to give me a good base to work on.
For my background I used Distress Oxide in Spiced Marmalade, using the wrinkle free technique and then splattered liberal amounts of Pumice Stone and Black Soot over the background. I die cut the doodly flowers from Tim's Media Marks die set, cut out a circle for the moon (applying a light coat of Distress Oxide in Spiced Marmalade and a couple of brushes of Pumice stone). I then covered the whole of the outside of the Shrine with Collage Paper in Typeset/Composer, using Ranger matte medium both under and over the Collage Paper to give good adhesion.
I cut the background to size and glued this into the back of the Shrine and I used Tim's new Halloween Trim Tape to give a nice edge to the Shrine. I would later add some doodles to the tape.
Next, I constructed Arthur, it took me a couple of attempts! I die cut Arthur from Watercolour cardstock and then coloured the various parts with Distress Oxides in Pumice Stone and/or Hickory Smoke and assembled him. His orange eyes and feet were coloured with alcohol markers from my stash. I just love those eyes. I attached him to the branch that comes with the Arthur die, it is painted with Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.
I added one of Tim's Ideaology older quote tokens from my stash, filling the words with Picket Fence Distress Paint to make them stand out.
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Once again, a huge thank you and shout out to Lols and the whole Simon Says Stamp Team for having me in the Designer Spotlight this month, I have enjoyed every minute!
Thanks so much for your visit too, it is much appreciated and I hope to see you again soon. I am meant to be having a little break from crafting next week, but as my new Tim Holtz Halloween stamps have arrived, I may just have to have a play!
In the meantime, keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xxx