Guesting at SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenges - Week 1

Hi everyone,
I was invited by lovely Lols to guest this March and share five projects throughout the month linked to their Monday Challenges. It's so honored to be as Spotlight Guest Designer at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge theme is :

Tag It

Since it is the first Monday of a new month, the team is featuring products by a specific designer/company and this week it is Tim Holtz. You don't have to use their products to join, but it is always fun if you do. I've created a Tim Holtz Etcetera Mini Tag Thickboards this week using Distress Oxide Spray.

To begin, I cut a panel of paper from the Idea-ology WALLFLOWER Paper Stash and adhered it to the tag with matte Distress Collage Medium. Then, I gessoed the entire Tag. I sprayed the tag with Distress Oxide Sprays and used the baby wipes to remove the inks from the tag randomly.

When it dry. I began to add the patterns from the Fragments Stamp Set and I applied a layer of  Crackle Paste to the edges of the Tag. When they were dried and crackled, I blended on some Walnut Distress Stain and Distress Crayon into the cracks with a damp finger.

I used a Blender Brush to add Distress Inks over the Lace Baseboard Frames surface and used a Blending Tool to distress the edge. To create the ribbon I like to use the Distress Stains. I sprayed the white ribbon with water, then added the colors, and dried between the layers of color with my heat tool. I simply gather the ribbon together to create 4 or 5 loops on either side and leave a good length on the ends. Then I cut an additional piece of ribbon and tie it in the middle to create the bow.

I adhered all the background parts with Distress Collage Matte Medium then let it dry and set overnight. The next day I began arranging all the additional parts.
I applied white paint to the back of  Transparent Wings and adhered to the back of Baseboard Dolls. I adhered Adornments Floral and the doll to the frame, pearls inside the frame and a Quote Chips to the bottom of the tag. Then, the tag was complete.

Don't forget, if you would like to see more inspiration from the talented teamies over on the challenge blog and I can't wait to see what the "Tag It" theme inspires you to create for this week's challenge over at

Every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp and you can join in up to 5 times, which means you could have 5 chances to win. Good Luck to everyone! You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a nice day!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,



Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous - Fragments(CMS368), Etcetera Mini Tag Chipboard(ETC004)

Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Walnut Stain

Distress Stains - Walnut Stain, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose

Distress Oxide Sprays - Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo

Distress Paints - Walnut Stain, Picket Fence

Distress Crayons - Walnut Stain

Tim Holtz/Ranger - Opaque Crackle Texture

Tim Holtz/ Idea-ology - Wallflower Paper Stash, Transparent Wings, Baseboard Dolls, Adornments Floral, Quote Chips

Archival Ink - Jet Black, Acorn

Tools/Mediums - Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Blender brushes, Distress Collage Medium matte, Studio Gesso, Glossy Accents

Others - Hug Snug Seam Binding, Pearls

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  1. Gorgeous tag with feminine touches, Ann! Love the pearls! hugs, Maura


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