Monday, March 12, 2018

Simon Says...Easter/Spring Inspiration

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...
and our lovely team mate Zoey made a gorgeous mood board to inspire you
I can't wait for Spring to arrive and I'm looking forward to drinking my first coffee of the day out in the sunshine with the birds, bees and my Furry Partner for company and that was the inspiration for my art journal page in my new Dylusions Journal.
I started off by spritzing Distress Resist Spray through the Hive Layering Stencil (remember you need to spray within some sort of container and either wash your stencil immediately or place it in a container of water.
I coloured the pages with Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks using mini round blending tools and added Idea-ology Remnants Design Tape.
I stamped the Slate background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Slate &Stone randomly on the pages using Vintage Photo Archival Ink.
and the script stamp from Entomology with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide.
I roughly cut out the images I wanted to use from the Idea-ology Botanical Collage Paper and coloured them on the reverse using Distress Oxide inks and a waterbrush. I then traced around the edges of each image with the waterbrush and gently teased away the excess with my fingernail but you can use scissors if you feel more comfortable with that.
I fixed the beautiful botanical images in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and wow wow wow...I had a real "I'm in love" moment. I then applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Bricked Mini Layering Stencil from Set 3 and once it was dry, created shadows in the crevices with a Walnut Stain Distress Crayon.
I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and the Mosaic Mini Layering Stencil from Set 28 to add more interest in the background and to tie in with the pink flowers at the bottom of the page
I used the Stamp Platform to stamp the words on to Idea-ology Collage Paper using a selection of letters from Idea-ology Cut Out Lower, Block Lower and Block Upper Cling Foam Stamps inked with Black Soot Archival Ink
cut them out and fixed to the pages with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
and highlighted the letters with dots using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.
I also stamped the bees from Entomology on to Collage Paper, coloured the bodies from behind with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink, cut them out (I love fussy cutting and luckily they all still have six legs) and fixed to the pages.

I created splatters with Evergreen Bough and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides and White Gesso.

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. Gorgeous art journal pages Kath, the flowers and insects are fabulous and I love the background details, the whole design is stunning!! I need to get my journal out now and have a play! Love this :-)

    Spring has sprung here, lovely weather :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Your journal pages are lovely, Kath! I love the colors and the whole design.

    Cathie ♥

  3. Love your spread, Kath - really delicate and pretty, but with some great techniques :-)

    Cath x

  4. This is fabulous Kath, love the textures and wonderful layering too. I am ready for spring now, had enough of being cold.
    Linda xxx

  5. The mood board is beautiful and your page is gorgeous Kath, I love what you did with the tissue wrap, the bold yellow flower is a real stunner. Loving the bold lettering too! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Wonderful tribute to spring, Kath, and may it arrive soon! I like all of your vintage images you used, and the touches of white. hugs, Maura

  7. I am SO ready for Spring weather too, Kath!! Lovin the flowers, yellows, blues, and greens and all the texture... these pages are fabulous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. This art journal page is lovely Kath! I love the pretty detailed flowers and the gorgeous background you created.

  9. These are such lovely pages Kath and I love the flowers against that pretty background, they just look fabulous! Hugs xx

  10. Beautiful spring themed page Kath! I love you also used tape to create the walls effect! Love this idea, it's so brilliant!

  11. Love your fabulous art journal pages, Kath. The background colors and the flowers are so beautiful! I love the great sentiment, too. :)

  12. Stunning pages, Kath! Love the botanical feel of it, and such pretty colors. Hugs, Sandra

  13. Wow Kath! this pages is outstanding! Love love love the flowers, fantastic! The whole design is incredible and colors so beautiful and springy! Barbara


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hugs Kath xxx