Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Leo hasn't been feeling well, but he is starting to get better now. It is Monday and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is up, Recycle/Upcycle. Did you see that we have four new design team members? Very welcome to Zoey, Kath, Macarena and Cathie. You can read more here.
I love the packaging of Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gears, with circle blisters, and I have used just parts of it before, such as a window to my Space Rocket. For a long time, I have been planning to use the whole piece of packaging on a project and this challenge was the perfect opportunity for that. I made an inky tag, on a clock theme, also using some idea-ology embellishments.
I started out by stamping the circles with various small stamps, such as from the Correspondence set. I later removed the 'no 5' since it covered up the Typed Token I placed underneath. You can easily remove Stazon ink by using Alcohol Ink Blending Solution.
Ink the tag with Distress Inks and and ink blending tool and mist with splatters using the Distress Spray Mist bottle. I love the splatter effect you can get with the bottle, so much easier than flicking water drops with your fingers.
The cheese cloth had been dyed with Distress Spray Stains, it was a leftover from my Pirate Zombie from last week.
I hope you will join us in our Recycle/Upcycle challenge. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily.
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a happy week!