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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Simonsaysstampchallenge - Pooh's turn


woo hoo, I found my own challenge, and quickly gathered stash with which to complete it, before Podgy hogged the craft stash again.

I had to sneak a few bits into the lounge, as the rest of the bears were snoring in the 'bear'droom.

This challenge calls for a tag or ATC, well I think as I've sneaked both out I may as well decorate both.

I took my two favourite distress inks from the drawer, these work really well on vintage projects

Next, as the challenge called for use of Tim Holtz products, I cut the umbrella man Sizzix alterations die. Although actually I had already fulfilled the Tim Holtz requirement by using the distress inks, do I get double points then? ;)

I gathered together some suitable vintage type stash; a poster of a map that we bought while on the Norfolk Broads boat train tour last year, and some vintage looking words that were lounging unused in the stash box.

To save making a mess of the lap tray I'm working on, I thought I'd use an old magazine as a base. This way I have lots of pages to mess up, without using scrap paper.

I distressed my umbrella man and tag and ATC

Using some foam

And layered up the inks

Then I ripped the poster map

And covered the ATC

And tag

The tag and ATC were then distressed again, to lend a more aged look to the project

Like so

I chose a Carte Postal stamp, inked it with Stazon ink ( great for stamping over distressed or otherwise decorated projects) and stamped directly over the vintage map

To produce this effect

Then i glued the back of the umbrella men

And glued him to the tag and ATC

Then, in an act of extreme cruelty, I CHOPPED the legs off the umbrella man, you should have heard his screams!!!

I chose two sentiments and added to the finished project

My finished tag

My finished ATC

ATC close up

And tag close up

What a great challenge. I can see why Podgy raved about his blog challenge find now.

My only worry was that all the crafting made me extremely hungry. While waiting for a human to bring chips, I made myself some buttery bread


Ahh, the human returned with chips

Bon appetite.

With love from the bears 🐻


  1. Those are gorgeous. A bear after my own heart, ink and distressing, bliss

  2. Fabulous tag and ATC! Love the warm colors and layers! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  3. That's brill work Pooh - hope you didn't get too inky!!


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