Monday, 10 August 2020

Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight - Week 2

Hello Friends

Thank you to all of you who visited last week, I truly appreciate it!  Week 2 has come around so quickly, I hope you are all staying safe and well.
The new challenge at Simon Says Monday Challenge this week is SUMMER MEMORIES.  

My project might look a bit odd for the theme but as a child my Brother and I spent the whole of our summers at the beach, only reluctantly going home for an evening meal.  So, I created a project to remind me of those wonderful days of swimming, canoeing, fishing and collecting treasures.... and of course I will take any opportunity to create a water themed project!
I started by creating the cover of the tin.

I used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trinket tin and I created a hole in the front using Tim's scissors to create my 'porthole'.  I then embossed some silver design foil using Tim's 3D Foundry Embossing folder, adding this to the outside front of the tin.  I distressed the foil with some Rusty Hinge Distress Paint.

I die cut the porthole frame using Tim's Steampunk Parts die and black cardstock, adding this to the porthole.  Again, I distressed the card with Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, first by dry brushing it and then adding some heavier areas of paint to give a rusted effect.  The die cut propeller was aged in the same way and added to the front.  The bird is a Tim Holtz charm from my stash, I added some Distress Paint to tone down the shine.

I turned my attention to the inside of the tin.  For the faux netting I used a beautiful stencil by Visible Image to create the fishnet look.  I used the wrinkle free technique to colour some white card and then applied Ground Espresso Distress paint to the stencil, spritzed it lightly with water and applied it to the card, dabbing it gently with a paper towel to get the fishnet look.

To complete the look I added some gauze from my stash, that was coloured with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, and I added a couple of Idea-ology bottles, glued some real sand to the bottom to give an ocean floor look.  I added some aged book page to one bottle to give the look of a message in a bottle.
For the main part of the tin, I stamped and fussy cut the seahorse from Tim's Blueprint stamp set, coloured it with Distress Inks and applied a coat of Ranger Rock Candy Distress Paint.  I die cut some greenery to add behind the seahorse and also added some Tim Holtz Tiny Lights behind my scene but sadly they do not show up well in my daylight photo.  To finish off I added some Idea-ology pearl baubles to the sea floor.

 I created a simple pocket at the back of the tin to hold the battery pack.  I punched a small hole at the base of the tin for the light string to go through.  I added a Faucet Knob to the top of the tin and to finish the outside I attached some Idea-ology Design Tape around the outside (not shown).

I do hope you will join in the challenge this week.
One lucky winner will receive a ....
to spend at Simon Says Stamp.  You have got to be in it to win it!

Thanks so much for joining me this week, I hope you will visit again next week.

Take care, keep well and stay safe.  Hugs, Anne xxx

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  1. I'm in love with this little trinket tin full of happy memories and treasures, you rocked the challenge my sweet friend xxx

  2. This is awesome Anne! I love that you cut the hole in the tin and get a glimpse of what’s inside before even opening! Such a wonderful project for the theme, so many fond memories to bring joy and it’s beautiful

  3. Sensational! The weathered porthole is fantastic and I love the little vials of sand tucked inside (reminds me of the one I brought back from the Isle of Wight on our junior school trip!). Love the layers of seaweed and oyster pearls just lying there ready to be collected... and of course your wonderful seahorse! Fabulous spotlight project.
    Alison x

  4. Oh Anne! Your childhood must have been great to have such wonderful memories to recall in your magical tin. The outside of the tin is just as lovely as the memories it contains! A truly wonderful spotlight piece! Hugs,Chrisx

  5. Wonderful WONDERFUL way to share childhood memories Anne and what a fab childhood you must have had with all that freedom to play with your Brother. Cutting the hole into the tin is such a clever concept giving us a first peek into your under the sea world. Beautifully built up with those die cuts, pearls and even sand!! Oh what a true to form treat this is.. if I close my eyes I can imagine just how those tiny lights light up your scene. Amazing creation Anne, you are really spoiling us this month.. Thank YOU.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Anne, it is fantastic, and what a lovely memory of your childhood. Must have been wonderful.
    I love the attention to detail - which you always have in your projects, love it! Axxx

  7. Fabulous!! Not only a lovely reminder for you but a great piece of work. I love the porthole and propeller on the outside and all the detail inside. It's 34 degrees here in the south and I could definitely do with a paddle in the sea!! Elaine xx

  8. An amazing make Anne, your little trinket tin really is magical. The way you have incorporated the battery pack is so neat and I can imagine the lights at night - just like Jacques Cousteau exploring the depths. Congratulations on another fabulous SSS spotlight creation.

  9. What a wonderful trinket box filled with fun reminders of your happy childhood with your brother, Annie! As always, each detail is delightful, well thought-out and well-executed! I love them all! And it lights up, too?! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Absolutely fabulous trinket box full of treasured memories!! I love how you cut an aperture in the lid giving it a window to the past!! The whole thought behind this is so lovely. I can't tell you how much I love this!! CLEVER!!!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Stay Safe my friend XXX
    Lols x x x

  11. Anne, this is a delight! Love the treasure box and story your shared. The porthole is genius and ocean scene and details are fabulous. I LOVE this!! Have a great week! Maura

  12. This is so gorgeous and I so want to scraplift it!!!

  13. ooh this is such a wonderful box of treasure and memories of your lovely seaside days! The porthole is so cool then the beautiful seahorse, bottles, pearls etc. then lights too! Wow ! Take care and stay safe my friend. Hugs xxxxxxx

  14. Beautiful and so creative! The porthole is so creative.

  15. I could pick this out anywhere knowing it's yours. LOVE it so, and the design in the box is genius.

  16. Like Anita said, this has your creative stamp all over it! I cannot look at a seahorse without thinking of you, Anne! This tiny tin is perfectly made (Another telltale sign it your make!) and the details so perfectly thought out--love that porthole and how it lights up! You're a creative genius!


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