Monday, June 26, 2017

Simon Says...Stencil It

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...
I love stencils...they are truly my go-to favourites when it comes to creating depth and interest on backgrounds so I looked out my Dylusions Journal for some fun playtime with Distress Oxide inks. I started off with a light wash of Cracked Pistachio applied with a baby wipe and then smooshed (technical term) Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber on to a small piece of non-stick craft mat, spritzed with water and pounced the mat on to the pages...dried with the heat tool and repeated until I was happy with the coverage.
I then applied Ranger Opaque Texture Paste through the beautiful Circular Lace stencil from Simon Says and left to dry.
Time to look out some of my favourite Idea-ology Mini Layering Stencils...Mosaic from Set 28 using Fossilized Amber...
Ringer from Set 7 using Worn Lipstick and the beautiful Roses from Set 25 using Cracked Pistachio...I just love how the Distress Oxide colours layer over each other...
I die cut flowers from Sizzix/Tim Holtz Wildflowers 2 Thinlits and coloured with Worn Lipstick...Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio...
fixed to the journal page with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I also stamped the background with the script stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Victorian using Potting Soil Archival Ink...
added Idea-ology Butterfly Design Tape...
and created shadows around the Wildflowers with the Walnut Stain Distress Marker using Ranger's Detailer Brush...
I used my favourite stamping trick...stamping the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Way With Words on to Plain Tissue Wrap using Potting Soil Archival Ink.
cut the sentiment into sections and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte...

And if you love Distress Oxides as much as I do...Tim will be sharing  with us the 12 new colours joining the Oxide family soon on Facebook Live today...9.00am PT/12.00 noon ET/5.00pm if you're in the UK and 6.00pm in Europe...woohoo...I've got my front row seat booked...hope to see you there.

You can find all the products I used on my project 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 fabulous Guest Designer Anne. 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. What fabulous texture for this gorgeous journal page!!

  2. Looks fabulous Kath, just love all that texture and wonderful colour, brightens the day....xx

  3. I love how you used that fabulous doily stencil Kath and your Oxide background is beautiful. You really did achieve wonderful texture and dimension with your further stencilling and those gorgeous wildflowers too. The sentiment is just perfect!

    Thank you too for the opportunity to work alongside you, Lols and the DT at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, it has been such an honour, it has made my year so far!! <3 :) Big hugs, Anne xxxx

  4. Gorgeous journal pages Kath, I love the background, the stencilling and the flowers, she whole design is fabulous!! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. love that doily stencil Kath and the fabulous details you have incorporated within your beautiful journal pages. So much to look it xx

  6. What a fantastic texture! I love this stencil by Simon a lot. It gives such a romantic look. Lovely color combo and great sentiment! Hugs, Macarena!

  7. I love your journal page, Kath! The colors are so pretty and the background is fabulous with all the stenciling. I love the sentiment too!

    Cathie ♥

  8. Beautiful art journal pages, Kath! They remind me of spring with the colors you chose. Love how you worked the lace stencil on yours, and now I know I have to get that mosaic stencil! hugs, Maura

  9. Gorgeous journaling, Kath! I love how you added texture with your stenciling!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. this art journal spread is so soft and beautiful looking-lots of wonderful layers of texture and colors! Must see if I can find the TH video:)

  11. Wonderful pages Kath. The texture and colours are fab.
    Toni xx

  12. Loving the great textures! Simply beautiful work!

  13. I love all the textures on these beautiful pages, Kath and that lace stencil looks creates such a gorgeous effect! Fab work as always... Hugs xxx

  14. I love your page Kath!!! Love all the textures you created!!! Another awesome project of yours xx <3

  15. Gorgeous journal page Kath! I love all the layers and details and those pretty flowers of course. Great way of colouring the flowers before removing them from the rest of the paper.

  16. This is such a beautiful project! I especially love the technique you used for the sentiment. It blends so perfectly and the whole thing looks restful and happy!

  17. Fabulous design and fabulous colors Kath! Your journal pages are always inspirational and these are no different! love how you used the stencil!