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Monday, 26 June 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Designer Spotlight Week 4

Hello Friends!

This is my last week (sadly) in the
at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!  I would like to say a huge thank you to Simon Says Stamp and especially to Lols and the whole Design Team for making me feel welcome and for leaving me such lovely comments, I really do appreciate it.  It was a huge honour to work alongside such a talented team!!

But now,
and this week the challenge is 'Stencil It'.  For my project I used several Tim Holtz stencils and dies an Etcetera Tag and Tim's wonderful Sealife Stamp set.
I created one of my most favourite themes, an underwater scene.
I took one of the small Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags and painted it with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
I decided to use four Tim Holtz Stencils - Stripes, Dot Fade, Bubble and Splash.
Before using the stencils I used three colours of Distress Oxides, smooshing them on my craft mat and dipping the painted tag into the Oxides, several times, drying between each layer.  There were some white patches and I liked them so I stopped.

Next, I coloured Ranger Texture Paste  with Distress Oxide Re-inkers in Broken China and Cracked Pistachio respectively and applied these to the tag in a random fashion.
To create some 'greenery' I coloured some gauze with Distress Spray Stains in Broken China and Cracked Pistachio.
I stamped all of the images from the Sealife Stamp set and coloured each of these with Distress Oxide Inks and I fussy cut each of the stamped images, before coating each one with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.
Time to put the tag together, first I applied the gauze with some Dina Wakley Gel Medium.  I saved a piece of the gauze to put through the top of the tag.
I attached the octopus and seahorses to the tag along with some Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers 'there is nothing like a dream to create the future'.
I die cut some greenery and wild flowers along with a Sand Dollar and Starfish, from Tim's Sand & Sea die set, colouring them as before and applied them to the tag.  I just love that lobster!
As a final touch I added some clear droplets by Pretty Pink Posh.

Will you be joining in the 'Stencil It' challenge at:

Each week there is a fabulous $50 gift voucher on offer!

All the of the products that I used, which are available from Simon Says Stamp 
are listed below.


Thank you so much for your visit today, I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx

Products Used Available at Simon Says Stamp

45 comments:

  1. oh my goodness Anne! I had been sitting on the fence about this underwater set but now realise that I definitely do NEED it! I love the seaworld you created and it really does look like the clear blue Mediterranean, in particularly Mgarr Ix-Xini which is renowned for seahorses ;-)

    It has been absolutely brilliant having you along with us, and you are such a fabulous enabler! I have practically everything you used over the past few weeks on my wish list! ;-)

    Keep in touch XX
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. This whole scene is FABULOUS!! I love the texture, colors, and that gorgeous octopus!

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  3. Your love of this stamp set shines through Anne x love the watery background details and textures. That octopus stamp is stunning and the layout wonderful x huge hugs on best wishes
    Annie xx

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  4. The tag is beautiful. I love the sea scene you created and how perfectly you blended the colors. I love the use of gauze here, it gives so much texture and is a perfect touch. Love the crackle details too. So happy to have you this month with us and admiring your great projects. Hugs, Macarena!

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  5. The scene you created on your tag is AWESOME, Anne! The texture you along the side is dreamy and the mix of colors is absolute perfection. It has been so much fun having you with us this month. Your projects are such a delight and your attention to detail is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us and being a fabulous guest designer.

    Cathie ♥♥♥

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  6. Loving your underwater theme this week - great colours, textures and definitely seahorses!! Congratulations on your projcts in the spotlight and so looking forward to what you get up to next! ELaine xx

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  7. I love this lobster too! What a fabulous underwater scene!

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Anne!! Wow!! What a magical underwater world you've created!! The texture is fabulous!! The images are all so gorgeous!! The dimension you've achieved on them is spectacular!! And the colors are stunning!! I love, love every single thing about this!! SSS was so lucky to have you designing for them!! I hope you have a wonderful day, my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Gorgeous tag, Anne! Love, love your beautiful underwater scene! Cool use of the cheesecloth to make netting, and I like how you used it as a tie at the top too. Wonderful textures and blues, and then that pop of red is awesome! I also noticed how you've labeled your stamp pads - what a great idea. It's been wonderful to have you with us this month, and I wish you the very best. I'll be looking forward to seeing your creations! hugs, Maura

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  10. Anne that is such a great tutorial even I could recreate it. Your work and blog is so so professional. I am deeply impressed
    Lynn xx

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  11. absolutely stunning Anne - I adore your tag - these stamps are beautiful and the colours and textures just perfect - really love the added fabric - it adds a certain something - inspired! hugs rachel xx

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  12. Just fabulous! The background is amazing with the Oxide effects and all that scrumptious stencilled texture, and I love your crackled underwater inhabitants (oh, that octopus!)... Gorgeous work with the cheesecloth to add depth to the seaweed forest. Magical!
    Alison x

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  13. Amazing Anne... Love that background and a big wow to all the details on your octopus and sea horses! Xx

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  14. Oooh one of your favourite things Anne, sea horses and I can see why this is such a lovey piece from the ocean colours and aqua tones to,the wonderful texture and sea themed elements. Fabulous Anne. Have a lovely week. Tracy x

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  15. Stunning sea tag, Anne! All the details you put together are just perfect!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. Well you depart on a wonderful high Anne, but then all of your SSM makes have been outstanding! This is a real stunner. LOVE all the textures, stencilling, fantabulous fussy cutting (wow on the octopus!), design, inking etc etc. You are a STAR!! Kudos to you as always Anne. Nx

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  17. Wow! Your tag is amazing! It's a little work of art :$)

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  18. Anne,
    Wow, WOw and WOW!!!!
    This is absolutely Gorgeous!!and you fussy cut out those stamps??? impressive!
    Really a most beautiful undersea treasure!
    hugs,Jackie xo

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  19. I adore your magical sea tag Anne-pure magic!

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  20. Hey Sugar! We have been out of town for almost 3 weeks and I have decided not to even try to catch up. My daughter and 3 of her kids are here right now. What a whirlwind! I am exhausted!!
    Your tag is wonderful Anne - you are so dang talented!!!! I am keeping this on my computer so I may learn a thing or two!!
    Sandy xx

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  21. Wow, what a fabulous tag. I love all the texture and the colours are beautiful.
    Toni xx

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  22. Gorgeous tag. The under the sea scene is truly fantastic! Stunning work!

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  23. What a wonderful tag Anne! I just knew you would have this new stamp set of Tim's! Love the stenciled background you created and the gauze adds such great texture! Wonderful projects all month for SSS! Julia xx

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  24. I finally made it over here to see the deets on this stunning underwater tag you posted on FB, Annie! I think it is so cool how you used different stencils on different portions of the background - creating so much more interest that way - and, of course, how you designed the rest of it, too! It's incredible! Your tenure in the spotlight was a pleasure for everyone! You should be very pleased and proud of the inspiration you brought!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Love your gorgeous underwater scene my friend. The wonderful background layers are perfect for the gorgeous sea creatures who look right at home. You've been a brilliant guest designer at SSS and created some fabulous projects xxx

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  26. Ooh wow and wow again! This is beautiful - the background is wonderful, the sea creatures stunning and the die cuts fabulous! The gauze looks so cool too! Love the whole thing and the drops finish it off perfectly! You have been an awesome guest designer my friend! Hugs xxx

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  27. Oh, my word, Anne! I think you may have outdone YOURSELF on creating an underwater scene! (I cannot look at a sea horse without thinking of you!) This background is artist genius and your creatures look so beautiful at the work of your coloring! Love the choices of stencils to bring depth and texture and the addition of the gauze makes this even more textural. Love this to bits, and you have been an amazing Guest Designer at SSS this month! Congratulations! Hugs!

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  28. Oh my, I LOVE this tag. There is so much dimension to it. This stamp set is fabulous.

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  29. I just had to pop over and say how wonderful this is! I love it!

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  30. Your projects have been wonderful & inspiring!!

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  31. I could have sworn I left you a long comment here... I have so enjoyed your time as GD at SSS! I'm ever so happy for you. This is my favorite project yet. Your stamping is perfection and the tag is so filled with interest and texture, all in perfect harmony. I just love it! Hugs, Autumn

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  32. This is fabulous Anne...you've created the perfect underwater scene and I love the colours you've used, they blend together seamlessly! It's been such a pleasure to have you as part of the team this month and thanks so much for joining us and sharing your beautiful work... xxx

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  33. I forgot to send you a huge congratulations on being the guest designer for Simon Says Stamp. What an amazing honour that you truly deserve! Your tag is incredible! I love all of the textures you used in the background, and the water colours are divine! All of your sea creatures are fantastic, that octopus creates a real sense of motion with his tentacles flowing about! Wonderful design and layout, another beachy winner for me! Hope you are enjoying your summer Anne, sending hugs from across the way! :)

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  34. Anne, it has been AMAZING working with you! Having you in our team was a truly bless! Love your art and love your love per people who surrounds you. Your comments have been so sweet and dear! Thank you for being amazing!
    hugs x

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  35. I love this underwater tag Anne! The coloors, texture, crackle and sea creatures are all amazing. I am so glad you were our guest this month and all your projects have been fantastic and so fun to see. Thank you!!

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  36. How beautiful is this Anne. I just love it. The colours alone look wonderful and lots of interesting sea creatures. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  37. What an absolute stellar job you've done on our team this month! It was a treat to see your work and this is no exception. I love the bright colors in this and how you brought this scene to life. And you created texture in such unique ways! Thanks for the inspiration you've shared with so many...including me!

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  38. Fantastic work and superb projects you've shared throughout the month! Congrats on your GD spot and thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

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  39. Stunning project Anne! I love so much the sea theme! Your sea creatures are fabulous and your background ... wow wow wow! As always an amazing work! It was a pleasure to have with us this month! barbara

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  40. I do so love this tag Anne…and no idea where my first comment disappeared to! Chrisx

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  41. Anne + Underwater scenes always makes for a fabulous result . This is no exception, Anne. An amazing creation and fantastic use of all your chosen products.
    LOVED all the projects you have created for your time with SSS- each one imho was an absolute winner and a true representation of your creative talent .
    hugs x

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  42. Hi Anne, been so busy that I almost missed this. Great tag and those creatures are so much fun. Love it xXx

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  43. Under the sea
    Darling it's better
    Down where it's wetter
    Take it from me!

    Yeppers! You totally make me want to live in the sea and have fun swimming with all the amazing creatures. Hot diggity this design is spectacular Red! Amazeballs and awesome sauce! Huge congrats on your special play with the SSS DT! Hugz to you muffin!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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