Monday, July 31, 2017

Simon Says...Food And/Or Drink...

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...
so we want you to look out your crafty supplies and tantalise our taste buds with your creations

I dug out my Dylusions Art Journal to create a page dedicated to my passion for coffee and whether you prefer tea or coffee...a cuppa really is the best way to start the fact I'm not really fully awake and firing on all cylinders until I've had cuppa number three so I decided to reflect the wake up properties of coffee with a BRIGHT COLOURFUL page...
I started by applying Grit Paste through the Splatters Layering Stencil and left it overnight to doesn't take that long to dry but it just so happened that the idea for this page popped into my head rather late in the afternoon...
I then applied Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks to the page with the Mini Blending Tool...
dried with the heat tool, spritzed with water and continued adding colour until the colours had blended nicely and I was happy with the look. I then stamped the Coffee Rings from Darkroom Door Coffee Time with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and the sentiment with Peacock Feathers.
I stamped the rings from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halftone and Rings with Fossilized Amber and one of the circles from Simon Says Lots of Dots with Versamark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.
I die cut the cups and tags from Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tea Time die, coloured with Distress Oxides and added details using one of the sentiments from Coffee Time and Mini Layering Stencils. I added shadowing to the edges using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and tucked the cups into each other (I love how the die cuts the slits to enable you to do this) before fixing to the page.
I added more detail on the background using a Mini Layering Stencil and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide and fixed Label Letters in place...
I coloured the edges of the small tags from the Tea Time Die with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, punched holes with the Cropadile and threaded with Eclectic Elements Thread. I poked a hole near the top of the cups with the craft pick to feed the thread through and fixed on the back of the page.
I coloured left over pieces of Distress Watercolor card with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink and punched out the stars using Fiskars Lever Punches from my stash.
I coloured card with Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber and die cut using Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Wordplay...die cut again from white card and layered to create a drop shadow. I finished off with some splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint and also used it to edge around 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...

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. This spread made me's fun, it's colorful, it's full of details...Awesome!!! ❤

  2. Absolutely stunning - and you make it all sound so easy!

  3. Brilliant Kath, what a fun start to the day...xx

  4. WOW I adore this Kath, the colours, teacups and all the texture are fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  5. Oh yes, the colors you made are very waking up! LOve the soft but vibrant pastels on the background and all the stamping. Hugs, Macarena

  6. I love all the happy colors, textures and stack of cups in this spread Kath. It also reminds me I need to get off the computer and go get breakfast and my morning coffee! ;-)

  7. I am just sitting here having a nice cuppa and your spread has really perked me up Kath! I love your colour choices and the wonderful texture you created in the background - just beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Just looking at this has perc'd me up ;-) the tower of cups is fabulous and I love the colours and details, absolutely gorgeous Kath!! :-) Reminds me of our coffee in M&S ;-)

    Lols x x x

  9. Super!!! I love the stack of cups and the bright colors!

  10. Oh my, Kath, this is so bright and cheerful. Love the background and fabulous texture!

    Cathie ♥

  11. Fabulous pages Kath. That stamp set looks super.
    Toni xx

  12. I am in total agreement, Kath, that a cuppa (or 5) is the best way to start the day! (I really just start with one) What a beautiful and cheery start to the day with these pages! Love them!! hugs, Maura

  13. Love your gorgeous journal pages, Kath. The colors, texture and those embellishments are just fantastic!b :)

  14. WOW! Totally loving this layout, Kath! The bright happy colors make me smile :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. Masterpiece Kath! This is a masterpiece! love the colors, the design and every single detail! fab work! barbara

  16. I love the bright colours of this project and the details you've used on these pages are just fabulous...wonderful work, as always Kath! Hugs xx

  17. These art journal pages are really stunning, Kath! Love the stacked tea cups and the colors are fabulous! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  18. Such a fun page Kath! I love the yummy colours, the texture on the stacked cups and the very fun sentiment. So true!