Monday, January 20, 2020

My Other Creations: Magnetic Memo Board using Inky Antics' Encouraging Words and Tim Holtz's Photobooth Images

We are making home decor items this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!  I made a magnetic memo board to display different quotes, like this one I designed for Inky Antics' Encouraging Words stamp set.

I started with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper that I stamped and painted on.

Next I stenciled some white polka dots onto the background and glued on some photobooth pictures from Tim Holtz.

I added some acrylic paint in various colors as well as some Washi Tape.


I painted a square picture frame I had and added some brown around the edges of my background page.  Next I cut out a piece of sheet metal into a square the same size as my background page.  I put the page in the frame with the sheet metal square behind it so that magnets could stick to it.  

I put the whole thing together and glued a magnet to the back of a Tim Holtz clip.  Then I stamped this quote onto a piece of patterned paper, which I cut out.  All that was left was to clip the quote to the board.



I wrote this quote for everyone (myself included) who may be going through something hard.  It's a reminder to be grateful of what we do have in the present and not waste time or energy wishing for something that can't be.  That's easier said than done, but no matter how dark things get, there's always something to be thankful for NOW.


Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


I'm excited to see how you'll incorporate your craftiness into your home decor this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


Monday, January 13, 2020

My Other Creations: Journal Page using Inky Antic's Encouraging Words Stamp Set

"Rust it Up" is our theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  It seemed like the perfect time to use the Encouraging Words stamp I designed for Inky Antics.  One of the quotes refers to the beauty of rust, so I used that as my journal page focal point.


This page was a whole mess of stenciling, stamping, pattern-paper-scrap-gluing, painting and drizzling.  The quote was stamped on a piece of deli paper and glued on top of it all.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


How will you show your rust-love this week?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!