Monday, August 8, 2022

Orange Butterfly Card

Hi friends! Summer is still here and hopefully for quite a bit longer. 

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This week we have a fun 'Spritz and Splatter' theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. I hope you will join us! Don't miss the project by our August designer Estelle Palumbo. I hope you will visit her blog Atouscrap to see the wonderful project that she has created for you.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I started with the background of this card and then later decided to also use the large Tim Holtz Perspective Butterfly. I used Distress Spray Stains to color both the background and the butterfly. It is a quick way of coloring and great for intricate die cuts.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Apply texture paste through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Squares stencil.

Start by applying texture paste with a palette knife through the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Squares stencil. Let dry.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Mist with Distress Spray Stains.

Mist with three shades of turquoise Distress Spray Stains.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

When the spray is dry, place the stencil back on the design and use a slightly moist kitchen towel to remove ink from the raised squares.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Again with the stencil in place, mist with homemade glimmer mist. Scoop a little Perfect Pearls into a Mini Mister, add water and shake.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also added some splatters with a turquoise Scribble Stick. Dip the stick in water and flick a paint brush against it to create splatters. Because of the tone-on-tone colors, the effect is subtle.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Place the stencil back and splatter with white acrylic paint. The paint will pick up color from the ink and when it is dry, the splatters won't show as much as they do on this photo.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Tim Holtz Perspective Butterfly.

Die cut the Perspective Butterfly from watercolor paper. Stamp here and there with Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass and emboss with clear powder.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Mist with Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain. Mist some Black Soot on the non-stick craft sheet, pick up with a paint brush and paint the body.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Add a piece of cheese cloth under the butterfly and glue only the body to the background-

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels.

Stamp a label with Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels and die cut with the coordinating die. It was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Surf ink. Stamp a Tim Holtz Tiny Text sentiment on top.

Layers of ink - Orange Butterfly Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also stamped the background here and there with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background, for a hint of extra texture. Here you can see the distressed effect of the Stained Glass texture on the butterfly.

I hope you will join us this week in our Spritz and Splatter challenge. You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Happy Birthday Journal Page

Hello friends! We are celebrating our 12th birthday at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! 12 years of creativity and challenges. I wish I knew how many projects that have been created in those 12 years. 

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This week we have a 'Happy Birthday' theme and I hope you will join us. Since it is the first Monday of a new month the team is showcasing products by a specific designer/company and this week it is Dina Wakley. You can find Dina's fantastic journals, stamps, stencils, paints and other media here. You don't have to use her products to join, but it is always fun if you do. 

We also have a new guest designer and during August Estelle Palumbo will be joining us. I hope you will visit her blog Atouscrap to see the gorgeous project that she has created.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made an art journal page to celebrate the 12th birthday of the Monday Challenge. The page is done on a cotton watercolor page in Dina's Blue Edition Media Journal and I used stamps, paints and sprays by Dina, mixed with some Simon Says Stamp exclusive products.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Start by applying gesso to the page.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Mist with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray.

When dry, place Tim Holtz Crackle stencil on the background and mist through it with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Turquoise and Lime. These sprays are acrylic and won't run as you continue with the page. I liked how the spray puddled under the crackles.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp the person from Dina Wakley I Am on tissue paper. Tear the edges since a torn edge disappears better in the next step.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Apply the tissue paper with gloss medium. Start with a layer of medium, carefully place the image on top and finish with another layer of medium.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Color the page with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paints. I used Tangerine and Ocean (the yellow was included by mistake). I also did some painting with the Lime spray. When dry, stamp the page here and there with a script stamp from Simon Says Stamp Document It and additional sentiments.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The page was also stamped with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background and a circle from Mix and Match Circles.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Adventure Awaits comes from Simon Says Stamp On The Horizon and the dotted border is from Mix and Match Circles. I also added Tim Holtz Design Tape Trims.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Don't worry about perfection when painting the page. I used both a paint brush and a palette knife.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Simon Says Stamp Clipping Heart was die cut from teal glittery paper.

Layers of ink - Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Here's a close-up of the cool crackle effect. Since the spray seeped under the stencil in some areas there are both negative and positive crackles. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Squares.

I hope you will join us this week in our Happy Birthday challenge. You have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.







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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Mosaic Heart Tutorial

Hi friends! I hope you are well! I have a tag to share with a paper mosaic technique. 

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Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a heart, but you can use the technique for different types of projects and surfaces. If you use larger pieces of paper it is easy to cover an entire background with mosaic. This is also a perfect use for small paper scraps. 

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Tim Holtz Faceted Heart.

Die cut Tim Holtz Faceted Heart from heavystock paper and assemble. 

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Apply paper mosaic pieces.

Mix a little Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke paint into Distress Texture Paste to create grout. Cut paper into small pieces. I used Tim Holtz Pocket Cards and Journal Cards. Work one area at a time. Apply paste with a palette knife and then press the paper pieces into the grout. You might need to cut some of them so that they fit better. 

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Continue until you have covered the whole heart. Let dry.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

If you want to, you can ink the grout slightly.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Next, add a relatively thick layer of Glossy Accents to all the paper pieces. This gives them a raised shiny surface and makes the patterns more visible. I worked one area at a time and left to dry for a while at an angle so that the Glossy Accents wouldn't be too uneven.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add Tim Holtz design tape to the background.

Cover the background with Tim Holtz Design Tape. I added a layer of matte medium first and then another one on top, to make sure they were stuck.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

White wash with gesso.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp Simon Says Stamp Stain Glass Background here and there with Faded Jeans Oxide Ink.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp a label from Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels with Guava Pawsitively Saturated ink on a piece of Journal Card and die cut with the coordinating die.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut and emboss Simon Says Stamp Graceful Butterflies.

Die cut Simon Says Stamp Graceful Butterfly from old book paper and their bodies from glossy cardstock. The glossy cardstock had been inked with Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink. Emboss in the coordinating folder.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink the butterflies with Taffy Saltwater Distress Oxide Ink and a little Vintage Photo ink. Shape the wings and glue together.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also stamped the background with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter and Potting Soil Archival Ink here and there.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The glossy mosaic pieces look almost like glass or tiles and contrast nicely with the matte grout.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I cut some of the pieces of paper to make sure that small images would show well and here and there you will find a word.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels. Add a few pieces of lace trim to the background and a Tim Holtz Mini Flair. Adhere the label with Simon Says Stamp 3D Foam Squares.

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I glued cheese cloth underneath the heart to separate it better from the background. 

Layers of ink - Paper Mosaic Heart Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The butterflies were also adhered with foam squares. This Design Tape background is fun to do, and for more inspiration check out my Tape Mixed Media Background.





Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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