Monday, March 6, 2017

Simon Says...Make Your Own Background...

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

and the theme for this week is...
it's the first Monday of the month when the Design Team showcase one company/designer and I'm thrilled that we are using Dyan Revealey's fabulous range of Dylusions products. And we are also welcoming a new Guest Designer for March...the lovely and very talented  Linda Kunsman aka Heartfully Inspired who will be sharing her fabulous projects with us all.

For my project I decided to get all painty and inky decorating the pages of my Dylusions Small Creative Journal...
I started off by brayering a light patchy coat of Dylusions London Blue paint on to the pages...
sprayed with Fresh Lime Ink Spray through the Letters Jumble Stencil...turned the stencil over and pressed it down to use up the little bit of ink spray on the reverse...
I applied Black Soot Distress Ink through the Luscious Leaves stencil around the edges of the page which gave me the softer look I was aiming for rather than a deep black using paint or gesso.
then it was time for my Misti magic trick...stamping one of the images from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Flower Garden and a butterfly from Flutter on to Plain Tissue Wrap with Black Archival.
I then painted the images with Dylusions Fresh Lime/Funky Fuschia and Melted Chocolate Ink Sprays..the ink did bleed through the Tissue Wrap on to the surface of the Misti and spread over the back of the tissue wrap and on reflection I should have placed paper underneath to absorb the excess but hey,,,I was cutting out the images so it wasn't a problem.
I brayered a little bit of Dylusions London Blue paint on to one the Dylusions Creative Dyary Stick-Its to tie in with the colour on the background...
stamped the word "Dream" from Dylusions Word Love stamp set on to Plain Tissue Wrap with Black Archival...cut it out
and fixed everything down with Ranger Collage Medium Matte...
added one of the Dylusions Creative Dyary stickers to the Stick It label and a hint of pink to the background by dabbing Dylusions Bubblegum Pink paint on to Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Half Tone with my fingers...
and finished off by adding white highlights to the leaf border...arrows...word...flower and butterfly using Dylusions White Paint Pen...

and a Creative Dyary Clip to the top of the page...

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...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. This is a lovely journal spread and I really like the look of the distressed background.

  2. This is just gorgeous Kath love the distressed look and colours used too! x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous artwork Kath! I am going to dig out my brayer and have a go now! ;-) the whole design of this is so artsy and fabulous! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Such fabulous journal pages, Kath. The colors and patterns you created on the background are fantastic! :)

  5. I love your journal page, Kath. The colors and patterns used work so well together.

    Cathie ♥

  6. Fabulous journal pages Kath, love the gorgeous springlike feel to this. Enjoy your week.
    Linda xxx

  7. Love that play on words from Dyan - dyary, very clever... your page is gorgeous, love the colours and those clips look beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Such lovely bright and cheerful pages - definitely a smile's worth of playtime in your dyary!
    Alison x

  9. Absolutely stunning journal pages Kath x so many fab details

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

  10. I never thought to try stamping/painting on white tissue paper! I love that idea! I also didn't know Dylusions had paints, I'm only familiar with their sprays. Excellent read. :)

  11. This is so fresh and pretty! It was a treat to see, especially since the snow has kicked up yet again in my neck of the woods and it was a very gray day! I love the creative energy this piece holds and am always impressed with your wide range of techniques!

  12. Hi Kath
    Your journal page is beautiful, I love the colours.
    Chris xx

  13. Such wonderfully bright and cheerful pages, Kath!! hugs, Maura

  14. Super cool! Love the combination of techniques you used to get these cool pages, Kath!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. Fantastic journal page Kath! Love the vibrant colours and lovely flowers. Those little heart clips are so cute, got to get some of those. :)

  16. Beautiful, bright pages full of vibrancy and detail ~ these are just fabulous Kath andI love all the different techniques you've showcased! Hugs xxx

  17. Wow KAth this page is so energetic! love it! love your use of Dylusions and all techniques you've used! Barbara

  18. Oh! How crazy is this? Lovely and vibrant! Love the stamping and the crazy mix of colors. Hugs, Marzena