Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Other Creations: Vintage Kid Collage

The theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is Inky Backgrounds.  I whipped out some of my favorite inks and went to work!  This is the result, which is also part of a project I was invited to make for Tim Holtz's 2015 CHA booth.  He's got some amazing new products on the horizon, including these "Elementary Flashcards" with everyday phrases.  Can't wait for them to officially hit the market!


One of my favorite inky background techniques is to smudge ink onto already-existing patterned paper to enhance the pattern's designs.  Here I did that with some Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed Distress ink.  Then I added the trellis piece, the components of which I also inked around.  I love, love, LOVE the versatility of Tim Holtz's Found Relatives set, too, and gave one girl a little bit of added oomph with some fabric scraps.


Here's a list of the fab supplies I used that you can buy from Simon Says Stamp...except for Tim's new flashcards, which we will just have to be patient for (patience is SO not my forte)!




I can't wait to see all the inky loveliness you create for the backgrounds of your projects.  Don't forget to 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!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

15 comments:

  1. Absolutely in love with your page! so colorful!!! For me too patience is so not my forte!!! BArbarayaya

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  2. Fantastic artwork! Love the use of the framework die, the colours are gorgeous! Xx

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  3. Sweet! I love the happiness of the colors and the way you mix up the images with the fun touches. Lucky you playing with the new Tim Holtz products!

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  4. Love the beautiful background colors and patterns you created, Andrea. Great project! :)

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  5. You've demonstrated the perfect use for the Buddie bottle cap--mighty clever, you are! I think the Found Relative version of this family is much happier than the stamped version.

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  6. This is gorgeous, Andrea! You're so lucky to been invited to create a project for Tim's CHA booth! Your style is so pretty and really unique! Hugs, Sandra

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  7. I just love your quirky style. I am always drawn to your projects! Congrats on working with Tim!

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  8. So very pretty Andrea! Your inky background looks wonderful! Beautiful color palette!

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  9. Hahaha! So fun! I love your style :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. Inky Goodness, for sure!
    Thanks for the heads up about the great flash cards. They are playful and really gave those little urchins amusing personalities. But my favorite element is the dress, which I LOVE. That girl is stylin'!

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  11. Beautiful project with such a wonderful colour palette and as always, they is just so much to admire about this project! It's just stunning, Andrea! :)

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  12. It is so beautiful Andrea! Love the inky background you created, the frameworks pieces and of course the children. The dress was a great idea.

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  13. She's a lucky girl to be clothed in that gorgeous yellow! I love how she shines out from your project! The words certainlly describe her! TFS!

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  14. The textures on d backgrd and colours make a really nice backdrop for d images.

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  15. So cool , so fun; love how you used the die in the background.... and the found relatives... OMG ... way too much fun !!

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