Monday, October 3, 2016


Hi Everyone...can you believe it's October already and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Powder Power" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
the Design Team are showcasing Memory Box Products this don't need to use them to join in the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you do with them.

I created an art journal page where a very Crazy Bird aka Count Spooktacula has a scary encounter with a family of Memory Box Swirling Ghosts in a moonlit Twiggy Tree forest.
I started by applying a coat of Distress Collage Vintage Medium to the page and when it was dry dabbed on Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint with my fingers. When the paint was almost but not quite dry I used a piece of dry kitchen towel to remove a little of the paint and create a bit of texture (the reason I used the Vintage Medium in favour of the clear Matte was simply to reveal a yellowish brown tone instead of the white of the page). I tore strips from the Materialize Stash Paper Pad...fixed to the bottom of the page with the Vintage Distress Collage Medium and rubbed Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edge and lightly on the page to create some depth.
I applied Grit Paste through the negative space from a die cut circle to create a moon and used the Twisted Edge Stencil from Mini Layering Stencil Set 23 with the Black Soot Distress Crayon to create some spooky branches...
I die cut the Twiggy Trees from the Materialize Paper Stash Pad and coloured with the Black Soot Distress Crayon...
stamped my images to check on placement and fixed the trees in place with Vintage Distress Collage Medium...
stamped the spooky mansion from Mini Halloween 5 twice...
I stamped Count Spooktacula and his top hat on Ranger Watercolor Paper, coloured with Black Soot...Carved Pumpkin and Wilted Violet Distress Markers using the Detailer Water Brush, die cut with the matching Thinlits dies...
and fixed him on top of his broomstick.  I used the Picket Fence Distress Crayon to highlight the Twiggy Trees...stamped the sentiments from Mini Halloween randomly over the background and added the "BOO!" sentiment...
I die cut the Swirling Ghosts...created shadows around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink...added Materialize Design Tape and created splatters with White Gesso and a small paintbrush...
added Small Talk Stickers...

and an Incantation Word Band coloured with Carved Pumpkin Distress Crayon and threaded with Halloween Jute String...

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 our Guest Designer for October...the lovely and very talented Nikki Acton. 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...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

Have fun and happy Halloween Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous Kath, that warm orange background is fabulous, wonderful depth and inlove the stencilled branches and memory box trees. Lovely design. Tracy x

  2. Fabulous creation, I love it Kath...x

  3. Fabulous journal page Kath, I love Count Spooktacular haha, the background and hovering ghosts are perfect :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Fabulous journalling page Kath. I love the elements and gorgeous texture.
    Linda xxx

  5. These journal pages are fabulous, Kath. Love the beautiful background you created. The embellishments are awesome. :)

  6. This is such a fun journal page, Kath. Love all the bright colors and adorable characters!

    Cathie ♥

  7. Kath, what an awesome page!! LOVE Count Spooktacula! The wee ghosties and bare trees add fun elements to your scene! And what a scene it is!! Maura xx

  8. What a fabulous bright, spookilicious page! You have reminded me I have that fab tree die! xxx

  9. Kath this is beautiful the colours are so rich and l like your trees everything you have done to create this is amazing x

  10. Count Spooktacula is an absolute delight and he looks wonderful against the spooky background, love that scary branch stencil, it really adds to the spook and those little ghosts are so, so sweet! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Stunning pages Kath! love the mix you've created: Crazy bird, little ghosts and the haunted house! Amazing colors! Barbara

  12. What a super page layout. So much to see and lots of texture and interest. Love it Kath.

    Toni xx

  13. LOVE that Twiggy Tree! Fantastic fabulously fun and festive!

  14. This is great and full of details. Love the colors of your pages with this mix of orange and purple. The broomstick rulez :-) Hugs, Marzena

  15. What a neat layout, Kath! I love the way you built the whole scene off the orange base!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  16. What a wonderful layout you've created here! I am so impressed at how well you were able to combined so many different products to build your scene. It has realistic images and whimsical images and you've made it all work together perfectly! Well always!

  17. I absolutely love these pages, Kath ~ it's such a fun Halloween project and I adore all the imagery and details, it's spooktacular! Hugs xx

  18. This is so cool and fun Kath! I love that you paired the ghosts with the crazy bird. All the details and all the words stamped on the background looks stunning.

  19. Fabulous art journal spread, Kath! Love the vibrant orange for your background! The crazy bird looks amazing! The whole sppoky scene screams Halloween! Hugs, Sandra

  20. Have been a visitor of your blog for a long time. Love the newest Halloween art, cards & such. Really Love your dog too!