Monday, May 29, 2017

Simon Says...We're Going Around In Circles

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...
you could say that is the story of my life at the moment...I seem to be on a never ending wheel going round and round in circles with the cubbyhole make-over so it was good to take some time out from all that DIY and make a card...
I love circles and dots so I started off creating a bit of Picket Fence Distress Crayon Resist on Distress Watercolor card using the Splotches Stencil...rubbing the crayon through the stencil and then smoothing it out with my finger...very therapeutic. I like to leave the crayon to air dry but if you're impatient you can use a heat tool but be careful...keep it moving because you don't want to melt the crayon and you'll know that it's dry when it no longer feels tacky...
then a little Distress Oxide ink blending using Iced Spruce and Worn Lipstick...
I spritzed a paper towel with water and rubbed gently in a circular motion over the Distress Crayon areas to remove the colour and then spritzed again to create that water droplet effect.
I replaced the Splotches Stencil over the Distress Crayon sections and stamped one of the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Documented Stamp Set with Black Archival
inked the stone stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Slate & Stone with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide and stamped randomly over the background...
and inked one of the circles from one of my favourite stamp sets...Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide...
then it was time to play with my new best friend...the fabulous Stamp Platform. I know lots of folks are still patiently waiting for theirs to arrive but hang in is well worth the wait. I stamped one of the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Illustrated Garden twice with Black Archival...
and coloured with Distress Oxide Reinkers using Ranger's Detailer Brush...
at this point I was thinking the background was looking a little bit too pretty so I added Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to the edges using a blending tool...inked the butterfly image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flutter stamp set with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and stamped second generation and added Dina Wakley Printed Media Tape with those gorgeous retro circles. I fussy cut the flower image and added extra flowers to create dimension...
but once I added the Idea-ology Linen Ribbon...the flowers looked a little lost so I re-stamped the image several times...fussy cut the flowers and leaves and added them to make my bouquet slightly larger...
and finished with Idea-ology Quote Chips

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 lovely Guest Designer 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 what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Your card is so pretty, Kath! I love the soft colors.

    Cathie ♥

  2. Gorgeous card Kath :-) I love the techniques you used for the background, I never think to stamp though a stencil but will have to remember to do that, and the distress crayon circles are fabulous too. The whole design of this is so pretty! LOVE it :-)

    Hope the cubby hole is nearly finished now, I have been seeing pics on FB and it is looking FABULOUS! I am sure you are going to be spending many a happy hour in there ;-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Thanks Kath... you're always so original!
    Love this card ❤️

  4. I love the colour of this Kath - very spring like.

  5. Oh, I am loving the gorgeous background you created and the bunch of flowers is so, so beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Fabulous Kath, love the colours and wonderful textures you have added. Have a fabulous evening.
    Linda xxx

  7. I'm a sucker for dots, love 'em, this is gorgeous Kath and the pink is a nice pop of extra colour...xx

  8. thanks for posting the tutorial for those of us that need it!! great layering of the textures Kath - you are always an inspiration!

  9. SO pretty! Love the combination of Worn Lipstick and Iced Spruce.

  10. Just beautiful Kath...I'm gonna try the Distress crayon resist technique right away!!! Thank you for the inspiration...hugs xxx

  11. Fabulous make Kath. I love the colours.
    Toni xx

  12. Wonderful card, Kath! Love the colors and the way you used the media tape - great touch! Also the little bouquet with the burlap ribbon :) xx Maura

  13. Wow! This color palette is gorgeous and I really love that stencil/crayon technique! I'm excited to see how your cubby hole turns out!!

  14. Love beautiful soft colors on this piece, Kath. The flowers are gorgeous! :)

  15. Beautiful project Kath! I love the background with all the circles and all the stamping. The bouquet of flower is so pretty!

  16. Beautiful card and I love the pretty background which compliments the gorgeous flower stamp perfectly... Hugs xxx

  17. Wow! So many different circles! Love the combination of all of them! Lovely calm colors and black stamping. Hugs, Marzena

  18. Cathie this is a wonderful card!!! Love all the circles, the background turned out just amazing!!

  19. KAth this is a masterpiece! I love that card is so delicate and absolutely sophisticated! Love the flowers, love the backgrouns, love .... everything! Barbara

  20. I love this card, too and I am late commenting so I can't add much to what everyone else has said. It is just so harmonious, it just feels right. Soft and subtle and elegant, even


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