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Monday, 5 June 2017

Designer Spotlight for June at Simon Says Stamp!

Hello Friends

I have been quite giddy with excitement since I was asked to be in the Designer Spotlight for the month of June at Simon Says Stamp!!  I feel so honoured to be crafting along with such a talented group of designers!  A huge thank you to Simon Says Stamp!
And so, over at Simon Says Monday Challenge -


and the theme this week is Masculine!  The Design Team are showcasing Darkroom Door products this week.  You don't have to use them to join in, but if you do have them, the DT would love to see how you use them!

Mr first project uses one of the Tim Holtz Etcetera tags, along with Darkroom Door stamps.  You can see a list of the products I used at the end of this post.
I have a few step by steps to share with you.
I started with two different stamps from Darkroom Door, these were stamped onto plain manila card stock with Black Archival Ink.
Using the Etcetera tag I gave the tag a coat of gesso to give a nice base to start with.  The Oxide Inks were applied to my craft sheet and I smooshed the tag through, drying between each colour.
I wanted to add a little texture so I mixed some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide with Ranger Texture Paste, it coloured the paste beautifully.
I wanted to highlight the texture paste even more so I went over it all with Distress Crayon in Vintage Photo and rubbed it gently over the stencilled words.
To create the 'frame' around the sentiment, I stamped and cut up the Filmstrip border and added this to the edges of the sentiment.
I just love the Picture Wheel die by Tim Holtz.  I die cut it and coloured it with Distress Oxide and then spritzed it with water to give a mottled effect.  The pictures were cut from some Tim Holtz paper from my stash (apologies, I cannot remember which paper stack this came from).
I gathered all of the elements I wanted to add to my tag, including the glass dome which I placed over the lens of the camera to give it a more realistic look.  I decided to add some of Tim's Idea-ology filmstrip to the finished tag.
Another look at the finished tag.  I thought it still needed a little 'something' so I added a couple of little camera charms from my stash.

I hope you will join in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week, the team has some fabulous inspiration for you - and we all know how difficult it is to do Masculine!

There is always an amazing prize on offer....
The products I used for my project are available from Simon Says Stamp, I have listed the products below that I used.


Thanks again for looking and sharing in my wonderful opportunity to work alongside the fabulous designers from Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

I hope you will pop back next week to see my second project!

Hugs, Anne xxx



Products Used - Available from Simon Says Stamp

46 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous tag Anne! I love the whole 'film/photo' theme and the colours and embossed words are awesome! The step by step photos are fabulous too :-)

    It is so lovely to have you along with us this month! welcome aboard! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. A stunning tag Anne! Such a wonderful combination of colours and elements and all brought so beautifully together (as always!) It was fabulous to meet up with you on Friday - such a surprise! Jennie x

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    1. Meant to say many congratulations too !!!! How wonderful to be Spotlight Designer for the next few weeks. Jennie x

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  3. It's a great feeling! Congratulations and enjoy your month! This is a fabulous tag - I love the way you used the picture wheel and those fabulous textured words! Hugs, Chrisx

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  4. Congratulations on being guest designer this month. Your tag using cameras is fantastic!

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  5. Huge congratulations Anne and so very well deserved!! Well your etc tag is a showstopper! Absolutely love all your ingredients and wonderful layering, texturising, aging and embellishing. The glass dome on the camera is inspired! Stunning debut! Looking forward to next weeks already! Nicola x

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  6. PERFECT Anne - WONDERFULLY executed - FABULOUSLY creative. So proud of you :) Xj.

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  7. Wow, Anne, your tag is awesome! There are so many fun details and I love the background you created. It's going to be so much fun having you here with us on the challenge for the month, welcome!!

    Cathie ♥

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  8. Congratulations and what an awesome tag!
    I am so glad to see you are still doing such beautiful and inspiring work!

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  9. I'm so thrilled and happy for you, Annie! What an honor and so well deserved because you are so incredibly talented! I love that SSS recognizes what all your admiring fans have known! The technical and creative details of your awesome tag just blow me away and you're so kind to share the steps involved!! Can't wait to see what else you have planned for the month! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  10. This is so beautiful, Anne! I love how you made up the background with Oxides and the best part is the stencil you applied on the edges! It seems a letterpress or something. Great layout and all the details fit perfectly here. So glad to have you with us this month. Can't wait to see your next projects. Hugs, Marzena

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  11. Congratulations Anne! Love your etcetera design - wonderful oxide background with perfect stencilling. Love how you have used the stamp sets and a fabulous composition all round! Nikki x

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  12. Oh Anne! What fabulous news this is and what a smile it has put on my face this Monday! SSS was so smart to pick you to highlight these fabulous Darkroom Door stamps, and have you ever done so beautifully! WOW! That camera looks amazing paired with the cool die and embellishments you chose. I adore this and think it is the "poster project" for the ecetera tags. I love what you've done! Hugs, Autumn

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  13. Congratulations, Anne! A fabulous tag with gorgeous details and a beautiful background.

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  14. Love this tag Anne - right up my street! Great to see you on Simon Says Stamp - very well deserved. Many congratulations! x

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  15. Wow, Anne!! Fabulous tag! Love, love the vintage feel and the way you used the reel and film strips - very cool! Great touches with the words on that great background, and the boy and the dog - oh my! Welcome, welcome for the month of June! hugs, Maura

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  16. Huge congrats, Anne and so deserved!! Your work is always, always spotlight-worthy and amazing!! Your tag is spectacular!! I loved seeing how it came together!! The details are fabulous!! The camera is so awesome!! Love the sentiment, too!! Absolutely stunning, my sweet friend!! I love, love it!! Huge congratulations, again, Anne!! They are so lucky to have you for the month of June!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  17. Fab masculine tag Anne and congrats on your Designer Spotlight status!! Love the colour scheme and all the bits and pieces you've added to it. Off to have a look at the other tags. Elaine xx

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  18. Awesome tag! Love the background and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for being our June guest!! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  19. Anne that tag is stupendous! LOVE the choice of images for the picture wheel, the clever combination of images and that lovely oxide background. Huge congratulations on your well deserved spotlight my friend. Thrilled for you xx

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  20. Huge congrats Anne. I think this must be my new all time favourite tag of yours, adore the design.
    Julie x

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  21. totally love your tag Anne with the most wonderful details xxxx Love the background and that rusty clock xxx Congratulations on being asked to be Guest Designer too.
    Huge hugs
    Annie xxx

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  22. Ooh congratulations on being asked to be in the Designer Spotlight! How cool and utterly well deserved my friend! Wonderful tag - love the Distress Oxide background and all the fab elements you have used in such an amazing way! The quote is awesome and you have reminded me I have the picture wheel die and haven't ever used it! Hugs. xxx

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  23. Anne, what a wonderful work of art featuring those gorgeous stamps! Adding the film strip image along the edges of the quote is so clever and really sets it off--and I LOVE that quote! Great work on ALL of the elements that make this huge tag a new favorite of mine!

    Congratulations on your Designer Spotlight at SSS; they couldn't have chosen a better artist! I am looking forward to all you create this month! Thank you for the step by step for your tag--I'm so inspired! Sending big hugs!

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  24. WOW Anne!!! What an amazing TAG!!! I am in love with what you did! Love the way you combined all these stamps!
    Kudos to you! x

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  25. Yayyy! SO happy to have you as our Guest Designer this month! You have such a great aesthetic and you've certainly started things off with a bang! I love the detailed shots you shared that show all of your incredible techniques. The composition is perfect and this whole tag is a stunner! I especially love the detailed camera. Amazing work!

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  26. Big congrats to you Anne for being Guest Designer! I just LOVE your photo themed tag! I had a little Brownie camera just like the one on your tag when I was young! What memories that brings back - your design is just awesome on this - love the tinted paste through the stencil and the photos clipped for the wheel! Julia xx

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  27. Congrats on being in the spotlight. Your tag is fabulous. What a super make.
    Toni xx

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  28. Totallt awesome tag and a well deserved spolight!

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  29. What an outstanding job you did with this tag and congratulations. I am really in awe of the design job you did with this tag. Really Anne it is perfect and everything is so balanced. You are among the best of the best! I really love your use of the little clip to attach a charm or two. Really Anne, your tag is exceptional!
    Sandy xx

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  30. So love this tag Anne and what a great set of stamps. The whole tag is perfect. Congrats at getting the spotlight. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  31. I love everything about this Tag Anne, you did an awesome job! Congratulations for the Designer Spotlight...absolutely well deserved!

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  32. When I saw this on FB I totally fell in love with it Anne, it is beautifully layered and designed and a fantastic project for your designer spotlight spot. Huge congratulations xxx

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  33. Congratulations on being in the spotlight ..... so well deserved.
    Your tag looks amazing, there's so much to look at, lots of gorgeous detail and texture. Great step by steps too xx

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  34. Love your stunning creation, Anne. The colors and the embellishments are fantastic on this tag! It's so great to have you create with us this month. I can't wait to see your next creation! :)

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  35. So pleased to see you join us as our Guest Designer, Anne...how exciting and what a wonderful first piece you've created ~ it's stunning and I love how you've mixed the Darkroom Door stamps with Tim's products, they've blended seamlessly! Can't wait to see what else you create this month... :) xxx

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  36. oh Anne - I am so very pleased for you - wow - what an achievement! And what a wonderful piece you have made - absolutely brilliant. So much to look at - so many different techniques and wonderful elements - I love this! Hugs rachel x

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  37. Congratulations Anne! I like your tag a lot! The background, the texture and the entire design! Awesome!

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  38. I'm absolutely thilled you are our Designer in the Spotlight for June my friend and wow you have kicked the ball right out of the park with your stunning Camera tag...I love every little bit of it and can't wait to see what treats are in store for us for the rest of the month...hugs kath xxx

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  39. This is such an amazing tag Anne. Love those stamps too. You're always so busy my friend, I wish I had more time to craft. Lots of new things still not used. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  40. I love this tag Anne! The background is so stunning and I absolutely love how you used the Darkroom Door stamps here and all the camera related detailed. The stamped camera looks amazing and the filmstrips as borders to the sentiment was a really great idea. I am so happy you are our guest designer this month!!

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  41. First I'm so happy you are our Designer spotlight!!! Your tag is simply fantastic! Love every little detail, love the neutral palette, love your design, so beautiful! Barbara

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  42. Deep sigh of delight! This is a complete knockout, Anne. Colours, composition, rusty detailing - just complete perfection. I'm in love!
    Alison x

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  43. Congratulations Anne on your Designer Spotlight this month! So pleased for you. An absolutely superb debut project. LOVE ( and thats a whole lot of love) everything about it. A real Stunner!
    hugs x

    Sincere apologies for my late arrival -a few curve balls ......I'm off to sit on the naughty step now for my tardiness, hoping you will forgive me . xx

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