Monday, June 24, 2019

Land of the Free

Hi Everyone, I am posting my final project as a guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I hope you have enjoyed my projects as much I have enjoyed making them.

This week's theme is Stars and Stripes!

Today I have made a little home decor piece for you.  I started with a mini Tim Holtz Etc tag and covered it with paper from the Correspondence paper pad.  I used collage medium to adhere it to the tag and another coat on top.  Once the collage medium was dry I spattered on some Black Soot Distress Paint nand made some scribbles using a white gel pen.  A little bit of Vintage Photo Distress Crayon added some shading to the edge of the paper.
I spritzed some of the Tim Holtz Christmas Fringe with Tarnished Brass Mica Spray and glued it to the edge of the tag.

To create the center panel I used a vignette panel and covered it with paper.  I used the collage medium again underneath and on top of the paper.  Once again I added black and white details using the paint and gel pen.
Using metal tape I made several lengths of the Mini Provincial 3d Impresslit.  I painted them white and then used Distress Crayon in Walnut stain and Vintage Photos to grunge it up a bit.  I also pounced on a bit of Mushroom Alcohol Ink.  I removed tha backing from the paper and stuck the tape around the edges of the panel creating a frame.  I glued the panel to the center of the tag.

The paperdoll was given a coat of clear gesso and then I added Distress Marker in Faded Jeans and Festive Berries to give her a pop of color.  A teeny star was added to her sash for some bling.  A metal star was added to the top of her flag.   She is popped up on the panel using foam tape.

The stencil chip was painted with Dina Wakley Media Paint in Ancient.  While the paint was still wet I dripped on alcohol ink in Mushroom and Patina.  Because the paint was still wet it looks like it corroded the metal.  A vintage ticket was layered underneath and then the chip was glued down using foam tape.

I used letters from the Tim Holtz Halloween typography set to make the word "free.'  I  sanded the letters and painted on some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint, then wiped it off before it was totally dry.  I used collage medium to glue the letters to the panel.

A flashcard from the Tim Holtz Elementary was added to the bottom of the panel.  The card was dinged up a bit by running it along the side of my media mat.  I added some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint to the edges and glued it down using collage medium.

The clip on top was coated with clear gesso and then alcohol ink in mushroom and patina was added to age it.   A large star completes the clip.

I hope you were inspired to enter the challenge or at least bust out your supplies and make! Have a happy and safe Fourth of July. 
Happy crafting,

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

All of the products I used on today's project that are available from Simon Says Stamp are linked below.

Tim Holtz Christmas Fringe
Tim Holtz Mini Etc Tag
Tim Holtz Vignette Panel
Tim Holtz Mini 3d Impresslit Provincial
Tim Holtz Stencil Chips
Tim Holtz Elementary Flashcards
Tim Holtz Halloween Typography
Tim Holtz Paperdolls
Tim Holtz Vintage Clips
Tim Holtz Paper Pad Correspondence
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Marker
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Marker
Tim Holtz Collage Medium
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Mushroom
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Patina
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Picket Fence
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Black Soot
Tim Holtz Mica Spray Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz Star Adornments
Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen
Prima Clear Gesso
Dina Wakley Media Paint Ancient
Dina Wakley Media Paint Umber


  1. I love your version of the "flag girl!" The layers in the background and the sparkling metallic details make such a festive and patriotic piece. I will miss your guest designer pieces for SSS; they were wonderful! Happy crafting!

  2. Fabulous piece of home decor - love all the detail!! Lynn xx

  3. Gorgeous tag Jess :-) the image is perfect and I love the ticket and all of the details! Fabulously patriotic! LOVE it :-)

    Thanks so much for being in the spotlight! It really has been awesome to have you along with us and I am sure we will get to do this again soon, if you're up for it ;-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  4. Very festive and inspiring, Jess! I love the stencil chip and adding the Christmas fringe is genius! Great tag! Hugs!

  5. Gorgeous tag! Love the special RWB touches. It's been great having you with us this month Jess! hugs, Maura

  6. Love your fantastic creation! Jess. All the details and embellishments are so beautiful on this tag. Thank you so much for being our guest designer at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this month. Your projects are amazing. :)


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.