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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about the BIG stamp! Whether is is a background, large image, pattern, or maybe just a big stamp pad ~ the week is all about the BIG stamp! I love to create backgrounds and add faux texture to my projects using big stamps.

I was so excited because the big stamp challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to ink up both of the Tim Holtz Cracks and Specks big stamps. 

I added a faux crackle appearance to the die cut and painted Artful Dwellings using the Cracks big stamp along with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I added texture and design to the canvas background using the Specks big stamp along with Picket Fence Distress Paint and Jet Black ink along with a variety of BOTANICAL REMNANT RUBS
Each dwelling features a combination of  BOTANICAL REMNANT RUBS:
various Tim Holtz metal embellishments such as TIMEPIECES:

and the three houses are attached to each other using Tim Holtz HINGES:
In case you are interested, here are a few step shots I took along the way. I started by 
creating a collaged background using FRENCH INDUSTRIAL patterned paper and Mod Podge:
Once dry, I applied wild honey Distress Paint:
followed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink:
For more interest, I randomly stamped the Specks stamp using both picket fence Distress Paint and Jet Black Archival Ink:
For the houses, I die cut chipboard from my stash using Artful Dwellings then applied picket fence Distress Paint:
Followed with broken china then forest green Distress Paints:
Once dry, I inked up the Cracks stamp using vintage photo Distress Ink then stamped on the die cut pieces:
Followed with randomly applied vintage photo and weathered wood Distress Inks. 

I adhered the chipboard houses to the canvas then embellished with a variety of items all listed below. Thank you for visiting! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!


 Comments

44 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you used those BIG stamps, Mona, and love how the cracks turned out! FAB embellies, too! Great creation!

Lori said...

Love your work, Mona! Just amazing piece! Those TH embellishments look amazing! What a wonderful project! Gosh!

Gale Evans said...

So incredible, Mona! Really amazing to see how you create such beautiful pieces! Thanks so much for the tutorial! That crackle paint looks awesome!

Christine L said...

Hi Mona

Such perfect use of the extra large crackle stamp on this fabulous piece Mona... and I enjoyed your tutorial of 'how' too! Love all the interesting details you've used.. they all come together so well.

Hope you had a lovely Easter..
Christine x

Anna-Karin said...

This is fantastic Mona!! Altered Dwellings is a favourite die of mine and I love the crackle effect here. Very pretty colours and background too. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous piece, Mona! Love the large texture stamps you've used! The colors are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Petra Swart said...

WOW, absolutely beautiful, Mona!! TFS on how you did it.

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous!! I love seeing your step by step ... this is really eye catching ... love the embellishments as well ..

Suzanne C said...

Ohhh how beautiful! Lovely mix of colors and texture from the stamps. Gorgeous canvas!

Silvia Gonzalez said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love everything!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! I love the faux crackle look!! The colors are so beautiful together!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial, too!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!! Happy Monday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Doudou said...

Very cute project! Beautiful

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO pretty, Mona! I love the big crackle stamp, that adds so much texture to your houses!

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful creation! Mona. Love the beautiful soft color scheme and the fabulous texture you created. :)

Lisa said...

Marvelous project Mona, love those pointy little houses!

Mirna said...

Lovely project, Mona! Love all these products you used!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful Mona. ~Diane

Carol McCready said...

Love your canvas.

martina's kaartjes said...

wiw, lovely creation ! thanks for sharing !
thanks for leaving a nice comment on my blog
greetings from belgium
martina
x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Love love LOVE the textured big stamps! They are so cool and I would imagine a time saver on big projects :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Greta said...

Wow--what an artistic & gorgeous creation, Mona! Do you generally apply the Distress Paints with a paint brush instead of the applicator? I really need to use mine instead of having them for a shelf decoration--LOL! Hope you had a lovely Easter.

Julia Aston said...

What a cool project, Mona! Love the houses with the crackle stamping - what is your base? A canvas frame??

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Gorgeous! Love that crackle background and thr pretty embellishments!

Crystal said...

Absolutely incredible, Mona! Love that background and I also love all the pretty stamps you used! TFS!

Lynette said...

You are the queen of technique in my book. Another stunning project. Thank you for showing the steps you followed to create this beauty.

BethieJ said...

Mona this is FANTASTIC!!! Love it!!!
Have a GREAT day!

GabrielleH said...

Amazing project! Love these Altered Dwellings! So many beautiful techniques! TFS!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Mona, I adore the background and warm Distress Paint in the backdrop. The crackle is so effective on the dwellings and I love the remnant rubs too. Beautiful . Tracy x

Bethany said...

Love this piece and thank you so much for including the step shots; I learn so much from them! I never realized just how many layers go into creating a piece like this. No wonder it has such dimension :)

Lisa S. said...

AWEsome canvas! I love the crackle effect and the terrific design Mona. So inspiring! xx

Carol Reisner said...

Fabulous project! Love the details and techniques you used! Really creative and so amazing! Thanks for sharing!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I LOVE how you used these big stamps! What an enabler, your are!!!

MichelleZ said...

I love that background! And that color combination is lovely. Such a beautiful project!

barbarayaya62 said...

Absolutely wonderful project! The Cracks stamps are beautiful, your little house are incredible! Amazing work as always! BArbarayaya

Fiona said...

Really gorgeous project! Love the crackle stamps you used! Looks amazing!

Constance said...

Amazing!! Love the faux crackle stamp! Looks amazing! Really love this Altered Dwellings set! You really make it special!

Emma Williams said...

I LOVE the crackled effect that you've achieved using the big stamp, it looks so real and is just the perfect background on your wonderful project...beautiful as always, Mona! :)

Kerry said...

How beautiful, Mona! Love the crackled stamp and the muted colors! Really amazing to see how you create such incredible projects! TFS!

butterfly said...

Absolutely brilliant! The faux crackle is so effective, and I love all the cool metalwork, especially the hinges joining your little houses into a triptych - love this!
Alison x

Mary Reidel said...

Absolutely amazing once again, Mona. Just love your work!

Heather Jensen said...

What a fabulous canvas and great step by step tutorial. :)

Cataleya said...

WOW! Mona, it's so cool! I love it!!!
~Olga Kovalchuk

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Beautiful piece with a divine color palette. You are always so knowledgeable about products and mediums and techniques. I walk away feeling inspired every time I view your blog!

soapHOUSEmama said...

THis is such a fun piece! Love the color combinations and that crackle!


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