Monday, September 5, 2016

Stamp It...

Hi's Monday and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "It's A Stitch Up" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I'm sure you all know that STAMPtember® is a very special month in the Simon Says Stamp Store calendar and this week the Design Team are showcasing the latest STAMPtember® products.

I fell in love with the Henna Patterns Stamp Set 
and decided to make an art journal page in my Dylusions Journal. I love hot and spicy colours in my flower garden...very reminiscent of the glorious vibrant colours of exotic eastern spices...
I started off by applying Pumice Stone Distress Paint directly on to the pages and swirling it around with a slightly moist baby wipe...then I used Distress Collage Medium Matte to fix down torn scraps of Prima Salvage District papers left over from another was just a co-incidence that the papers I used tone in with the background but it doesn't matter because only faint impressions of the papers will show on the finished project. I then gave the pages an all over coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte which seals everything down and makes the surface slick...ready for some Distress Crayon colouring...
I scribbled all over with Rusty Hinge...Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Crayons from Set and swiped gently with a moist baby wipe to move them around and blend...OK I know at this moment in time it looks like a right dog's dinner but bear with me...
it's amazing how a light coat of Gesso applied with a scraper tones everything down a notch...remember I'm just laying down a background at this stage and there are going to be lots of stamped layers on top so I'm not hitting the panic button just yet...
I applied Rusty Hinge Distress Crayon through the Lattice Work Mini Layering Stencil from Set 4 and stamped one of the images from the Henna Patterns Stamp Set in Leaf Green and Black Archival...
I stamped the small circle and leaf with Versamark and heat embossed using White and Gold Detail Embossing Powders...
added Design Tape...splattered with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain...Dylusions White Linen and a very fine mist of Distress Antique Bronze Mica Spray and's beginning to look like I imagined...
I stamped the flowers and leaves with Potting Soil Archival Ink...heat embossed with Clear Detail embossing powder and cut out...
coloured with the same Distress Crayons I used on the background and added white highlights with my new favourite...the fabulous white paint pen from Dylusions...
finishing off with some alphabet stickers from my stash...
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...
just click on the links below...

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Have fun and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Stunning Kath and thanks for the step by steps xx

  2. Wow, Kath...that is sensational!! How clever are you?? I would love to be able to make something even half as good as that :)
    Bejay xx

  3. Stunning Kath. Reminds me of my sisters garden when I was staying with her a few weeks back. She loves hot spicy colours as well, and her garden is full of reds, golds, bronzes, and zingy oranges, punctuated by purples, deep pinks. Xxxx

  4. Fabulous art journal pages Kath. The colours are wonderful.
    Toni xx

  5. Fabulous journal pages Kath, love the colours and wonderful textures.
    Linda xxx

  6. WOW love love your pages !! Scrummy colours or what !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. Stunning! And I love how well the lattice stencil ties in with the stamps. Gorgeous work. x

  8. Wow! This is layering perfection! I love how you built up so much texture and kept everything in that great "spicy" color palette. Wish my own garden looked half this good, but alas! I'll just stare at your page instead of at my weeds!

  9. Wow Kath, I am loving your hot, spicy colours, they look just as beautiful on your journal page as they do in the garden! Gorgeous - and perfect to take us into the Autumn! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Morning Kath.......Totally stunning and the colours are so rich and the stencil is gorgeous xx

  11. Your journal page is amazing, Kath! I love the colors you used and all the fabulous doodling. Gorgeous!

    Cathie ♥

  12. I love your idea of the eastern spices in the garden!! Your pages really caught my eye with the colors and designs, so much that I had to get those henna stamps!! Love how you built up the layers and the stamps both under and on top. Colors are gorgeous!! xx Maura

  13. I absolutely LOVE it. I have this set of stamps and was thinking it over really long time how to use them in a vintage way and finally I just couldn't figure out anything. Watching this project I admit you're a queen! This is stunning. The background colors, the gold embossing and coloring of the flowers... everything!!! Hugs, Marzena

  14. Oh, I do love this, Kath - the layers are glorious, giving it a look of an old piece of embroidery or fabric. Beautiful, gentle colours and fabulous stamping.
    Alison x

  15. What a stunning art journal spread, Kath! Love the colors you've chosen! Along with the stamps and the gold embossed borders, is so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  16. Kath you used these stamps in a great way! I love your page, the colors make me think to the East, spices, perfumes .... amazing work! Barbara

  17. I absolute adore your pages, Kath and the colours are just sensational! A really beautiful project... Hugs xxx

  18. Oh My Kath! This is just a riot of gorgeousness. Thank you so much for the step by step. I can see why your art has so much depth and interest. Love, Love it!

  19. Wow this is so beautiful Kath! I love the deep and rich colours, and all those yummy layers.

  20. These are such gorgeous journal pages, Kath. Love the beautiful texture and colors you created on the background. :)