Monday, May 30, 2016

Everything is possible...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Make A Wish" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
Definition: Black and White or different shades of a single colour
I decided to go with classic Black and White and made an art journal page based around Hickory of my favourite colours in the Distress Palette...a beautiful smoky grey...

I gave my pages a coat of gesso and randomly fixed down the Tissue Tape. I then applied Hickory Smoke Distress Paint using a baby wipe...
picked up the paint left on my craft mat with kitchen towel and pounced all over to create a tone on tone mottled effect...
inked the Halftone stamp with Black Archival and Hickory Smoke from the Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Palette and stamped randomly over the page.
I applied Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste through the Brick Stencil from Mini Layering Stencils Set 3 and when it was completely dry...applied Distress Collage Medium Matte over the whole page. I then rubbed the Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon  over the texture paste...rubbed it in with my finger and wiped back from the surface with a damp baby wipe.
I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Radiant Sunflower from black card and paper covered with Tissue Tape...inked the Halftone stamp with Picket Fence Distress Ink and stamped the black circles for the flower centres...

I added extra flower circles and created shadows around them using the Black Soot Distress Crayon and created splatters with the Tim Holtz Splatter Brush and Picket Fence Distress Paint...
and finished off by adding some Big Chat Stickers...
And if you're wondering about my choice of sentiment...well let's just say at one point in the creative process it was looking very likely that it was heading for the bin but I hung in there...kept stepping away and coming back to look at it with fresh eyes and finally ended up with something I was happy to share.
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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I look forward to seeing your creations this week
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous art journalling Kath! I love the hickory smoke too and the background and flowers are fabulous! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful journal pages Kath. Wish I had more time to do things. I am not joining Tim this time as I know I will not be able to manage the projects. Vertigo has been really bad in the last two weeks. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  3. Far to stunning for words Kath, I am totally in love with this....made me want to go do it....xx

  4. Love your art journal page, Kath! I love those sunflowers and have to put them on my wishlist. I have to admit it would have been really hard to make those beautiful flowers in hickory smoke but you nailed it and they look lovely. Amazing! Cathie

  5. Loving your design and the black and white looks wonderful! I love the beautiful sunflowers - your whole page is fantastic - love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Hickory smoke is such a lovely colour Kath x great background and layers of paint, tape and stencilling. Your flowers are beautiful too...great journal pages

    TFS and hugs Annie x

  7. Fabulous Kath! Love the background and different layers.
    Linda xxx

  8. Gorgeous Kath, the grey is one of my favourites too and here it works perfectly. Lovely backdrop. Tracy x

  9. Fantastic monochromatic page Kath!!! Love the fact I can "feel" and "see" colors coming through your page <3

  10. It looks wonderful Kath. The grey looks stunning.
    Toni xx

  11. Who knew that smoky gray could look so awesome! Kath, this turned out beautifully, like a black and white photo!

  12. Superb pages! Kath HS is one of my faves and whenever I think monochromatic I always think black, white and grey first and foremost so your pages are for me a perfect piece of monochrome art . Really do love x

  13. This is such a fabulous pages, Kath. Love the beautiful color scheme. :)

  14. Amazing art journaling, Kath! I love the texture!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. I'm in awe Kath! You've created an incredible journal page with grey color! Absolutely fantastic! barbara

  16. Wow! You know that someone is skilled when they make GRAY look stunning! I would've had a heart attack if someone told me to create in gray, so you really impressed me with your talents of making anything look amazing!

  17. I thought this was shot black and white ... AMAZING how you captured this look!

  18. Gorgeous spread, Kath! It's so black and white that it the finished photo looks like you've converted it to black and white! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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