Monday, October 16, 2017

Simon Says....It's A Dog's Life

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 created an Art Journal page featuring the motley crew of canine friends that I and my Furry Companion meet on our morning stroll in the forest, a bunch of lovable hooligans and each one a character...
I created the journal page from Distress Watercolor card and used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Ovals Thinlits to make the apertures...
then it was time to add some colour using Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks...the usual smooshing, drying and spritzing with water...
I continued to smoosh, dry and spritz until I was happy with the coverage and then added Vintage Photo Distress Ink randomly on the background using a blending tool...
I stamped the dog lead image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Crazy Dogs using Ranger Potting Soil Archival Ink around the edges...
and used Layering Stencil Pines with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to add trees randomly on the background.
I selected scraps of paper from the Idea-ology Memoranda Paper Stash to fit behind the apertures...
and stamped a selection of Crazy Dogs with Ranger Potting Soil Archival Ink.
I die cut the dogs using the matching Tim Holtz/Sizzix matching set of Framelits, trimmed them down to fit the apertures and coloured them with Distress Inks, just simple colouring using a blending tool...
Once I had the dogs in place, I fixed the scraps of paper behind and created faux stitching around the apertures using a Faber Castell Pitt Black Pen.
Let me introduce you to:
Molly the Golden Lab, Bruno the Chocolate Lab and Jake the Schnauzer...
Scruff, the Heinz 57 Varieties gentleman of the group and Minnie the Daschund...
and last but not least, Bella, a mix of Schnauzer and Border Terrier, hence her unusual colour...
I covered the dogs with scraps of copy paper and splattered White Gesso over the background (I know, should have done it before I fixed the dogs in place). I stamped the page title with Black Soot Distress Paint using Idea-ology Lower Block Cling Foam Stamps...
continued the stitched theme on the letters using a Signo Uniball Opaque White Pen, added Idea-ology Label Letters and an Idea-ology Typed Token.

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


  1. AWW!!! how cute is this!!! I love that you have used Buddy's pals for the journal pages! I think you should frame this and have it up on the wall LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Fabulous! I so love the blended colors on your forest background and the idea of making the oval wondows is genius. I love how the dogs are looking through them. Lovely coloring of the furry hooligans too :-) Hugs, Marzena

  3. I love this, Kath! You colored each pup amazingly and the design is so awesome. Love your background and the leashes around the edges give it the perfect finishing touch.

    Cathie ♥

  4. This is so fun Kath! I love how the dogs are peeking out the oval shapes! The background is so fun with the great color and the dog leash stamped all around!

  5. Oh my goodness this journal page is fabulous! I love the dogs and wonderful design.
    Linda xxx

  6. So beautiful the dogs are almost life like x

  7. Your page is fabulous, I love each of those little characters, they are just adorable. The colours in the background are so, so beautiful. Brilliant work, as always!!! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. PINNED!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pages with all those CUTE pups! Excellent!

  9. How fun is this! I love how you have those cute pups peeking out of the circles, Kath! Such a delightful spread. Hugs, Maura

  10. Love, love, love this. What super pages showing off those fabulous dogs.
    Toni xx

  11. Absolutely adorable art journaling, Kath! I love the texture of the background and the way you colored and placed the dogs into the scene :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. I echo everyone else's comments about this being off the charts when it comes to cuteness! And I love the way you arranged the dogs, too! So clever to have them all peeking through! And, as always, your coloring skills are remarkable.

  13. Love your journal spread!!!! The apertures are a great idea and the colors/coloring are fabulous!!!!

  14. Your journal pages are beautiful! I love how you created the pages and also the different characters of the dogs - amazing 😁. Wishing you a happy week! J 😊

  15. This art journal spread is fantastic Kath! I love the die cut windows with all the dogs peeking out, such a fun idea! Gorgeous colours and details.

  16. These pages are fabulous Kath! The way you used Oval dies is totally clever! Fab colors too! Barbara

  17. Love these super awesome journal page, Kath. The background colors and the die cut windows are fantastic! :)

  18. I LOVE the colours you've used on these pages, Kath and that background looks amazing with all those cute little puppy faces poking their heads through the oval die's gorgeous! Hugs xx

  19. What a fabulous art journal spread, Kath! Love the gorgeous background colors. The dogs are so cute, love them! Hugs, Sandra

  20. OMG.I LOVE this it's Awesome in every way.Huggles and Cuddles for


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