Monday, May 1, 2017

Simon Says...The Great Outdoors

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

and the theme for this week is...
think trees, deep blue skies, fields of flowers and stunning landscapes.

The Design Team are showcasing PaperArtsy products this week, you don't have to use them to join in the fun but if you have them we would love to see how you use them.
And we are welcoming a new Guest Designer for the month of May,,, the fabulous and very talented Dr Sonia aka Cards, Crafts, Kids Projects ...pop over to her blog, you are in for a real treat.

The great outdoors for me means spending time out in my garden or long walks in the forest with my Furry Companion and I decided to make a card for a special friend who also loves the great outdoors and has a birthday coming up soon.
I sprinkled Limoncello and A Bit Jaded Infusions randomly on to one of my favourite PaperArtsy/Eclectica stencils PS001 from the Lin Brown Collection and spritzed with water...
laid it on to a piece of thick card I had already cut to size and pressed lightly giving the Infusions time to soak into the card...
I then sprinkled Limoncello Infusions on to the circle icon stamp from ELB34...spritzed with water and stamped on to the card.
Once the Infusions were dry. I pounced a mixture of  PaperArtsy Dusty Teal and Snowflake Fresco Finish chalk paints through Stencil PS 044
I stamped the sentiment from ELB31 with Black Archival Ink on to the card using The Misti, reinked the stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.

I stamped the square icons from ELB31 twice with Black Archival moving the stamp slightly to the left on the second stamping to create a shadow effect.  I stamped the Distressed Dots with Versmark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger White Embossing Powder.
And I couldn't NOT use a little bit of Tim Holtz so I coloured a piece of Tim Holtz Plain Tissue Wrap with Infusions Limoncello and Sunset Beach and fixed to a piece of copy paper with Distress Collage Medium Matte...
and die cut using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. I repeated with Infusions A Bit Jaded...stamped the leaf image from ELB31 with Black Archival...heat embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and cut out.
I added splatters of PaperArtsy Snowflake and Little Black Dress Fresco Finish Chalk Paints...a large pearl brad from my stash to the centre of the large flower...smaller brads to the centres of the stencilled flowers and stamped circles around them using Little Black Dress and a paint bottle cap.

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. 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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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. LOVE the monoprint background Kath, it is gorgeous!! You have built up your design so beautifully, the tattered flower is beautiful and I love how you added those little brads are the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. I love your background, Kath, it's so cool! I love the way you used the Infusions to color the flower too. So pretty!

    Cathie ♥

  3. WOW Kath I simply love the layering and colours of the background. Gorgeous stamps too and I especially love the sentiment too.
    Linda xxx

  4. I love the way you layered and built this into a fabulous design, whoever gets this is sure to love it Kath...Hope you have had a nice May Day, not to much dancing round the may pole....x

  5. Fabulous Kath, I love all the layers & the flower is gorgeous!! Take care Ann & Nero xxx

  6. Just love the stencil print to start with, and the layers over that give the sense of a fertile, burgeoning garden, bursting into life - magical!
    Alison x

  7. Fab colors and collaging, Kath! I love the way this turned out :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Gorgeous card, Kath! Love the wonderful depth you create with all of your layers of color and images! Especially like how you used the Infusions with the bubble stencil! Maura

  9. Kath this is so beautiful! x

  10. Wow! What a great idea! I have never used infusions through the stencil and now I know how fontastic effect it gives! Thank you for thie inspiration, I will try it too! Great colors of the background and stunning stamps too! Hugs, Macarena

  11. This is such a gorgeous piece, Kath. The colors and texture on the background you created are fantastic! :)

  12. What a gorgeous project and I love the background, with all that yummy texture and detail! It's just fabulous Kath and all done in my favourite colours... :) Hugs xx

  13. Look at this wonderfully textured project!! I love all that texture and the pretty colors Kath. The tissue paper flower looks fantastic too.

  14. That background is TOO GORGEOUS! You are the queen of interesting techniques and this is no exception. It's always a treat to see your pieces come to life.

  15. LOVED the way you used that stencil!!!

  16. fabulous and unusual color palette! Eclectica stamps are so beautiful and my wish list is full of them!!! Love so much the design and the way you've used the stencil! Barbara


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx