Monday, April 2, 2018

Simon Says Stamp...A Trio of Something

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...

We are welcoming the lovely and super talented Paula Roomer aka PaNaRoo into the Designer Spotlight. Paula is very new to blogging and I am sure she would love to see some people pop by her blog to leave some love and to become a follower too. Lets all give this talented designer a real big Simon boost!
and the theme for this week is...
this week the Design Team are showcasing products from the fabulous Dyan Revealey, you don't have to use them to join in the challenge, but if you have them we would love to see what you make with them.  
I needed no excuse to have some fun with my Dylusions Small Creative Journal creating a page with a trio of words from one of my favourite Dylusions stamp sets...Word Love.

I had a notion in my head that I wanted the page background to be PINK but not quite as in your face PINK as Bubblegum Pink, so I mixed it with London Blue and started rather gingerly, using my brayer to create a patchy effect, adding White Linen to the mix to soften it all down.
I added Dylusions Creative Dyary Stickers and applied Dylusions Fresh Lime and Black Marble paints through the Number Jumble stencil using a mini round blending tool. I know the green stencilling looks a bit lost on the background but bear with me...I had a plan and fingers crossed...all will be well.
I stamped the leaf and circle images from Dylusions Clearly Borders stamp set on to Tim Holtz Plain Collage Paper with Ranger Letter-It Black Archival ink, flipped the paper over in my Stamp Platform and painted the reverse of the images with Fresh Lime and White Linen Dylusions paints.
I trimmed round the images and fixed them in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I didn't like the positioning off that one on the right but managed to quickly remove it before the Collage Medium had dried and added a few more Dylusions Creative Dyary Stickers.
Time to add some detail and shading using Ranger Black Fude Ball and Sakura White Gelly Roll Pens. Now I'm happy with how those green stencilled numbers pop right off the page.
I used the Ranger Black Fude pen to create a border around the page, painted it in with Dylusions Black Marble and added white dots...
I stamped the words from Word Love on to plain collage paper with Ranger Letter-It Black Archival, cut them out and fixed to the page with my go-to-everytime ahesive, Distress Collage Medium Matte
and added white accents with the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

and to finish off the background I used circles and dots from Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots stamp set, applying the White Linen and Black Marble Dylusions paints to the stamps with a mini round blending tool and foam.

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...

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. I really love your page Kath!!! I need that words stamps too!!! it is perfect for art journals!

  2. A very happy Dylusions page, the sun is just peeking out to see what you've shared!

    Sally x

  3. Love this Kath :-) I think I need to get me some of the collage paper! I love the background and how you added the leaves and words, the whole design is gorgeous! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Gorgeous journal page, so bright and beautiful, I Love this Kath, this is just what we need to brighten another wintery feeling day.
    Alexandra xx

  5. I think the pink and green look pretty amazing together but the black and white really do make a big difference and bring the colours to life... love this page Kath!! Hugs, Anne xxx

  6. Oh, what a sweetie! Love the amount of pinky shades and the combo with green, this is one of them I have never tried to mix. Love the stamping and the numbers stenciled. Hugs, Marzena

  7. This is fabulous! I love the pink and all the different elements to this double journal page spread. I hope you had a good Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate.
    Linda xxx

  8. Kath, I'm totally loving this funky and fun design on your art journaling pages! The pop of color is fabulous too!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. Totally stunning creation Kath as always your so talented x

  10. Delicious pinks and greens, Kath! What fun and colorful pages - they have me believing in Spring! hugs, Maura

  11. Love your fabulous journal pages, Kath. The colors and patterns you created are so beautiful. :)

  12. These journal pages are wonderful and I love the colours and the overall design you've really is such a fun piece! Hugs and have a great weekend... xx

  13. Such a pretty journal spread Kath! I love the colours, all the leaves and of course the dots and the words.

  14. These colors are so yummy and I love the wonderful whimsical feel you achieved here. As always, I am impressed at your mastery of so many different materials and techniques. I'm pretty sure that someone could hand you a Sharpie and a burlap sack and you could make it look phenomenal!

  15. Stunning page Kath! perfect Dylusions style, love the colors and the stamps, words are fantastic!Barbara

  16. Stunning art journal spread, Kath! Love all the Dylusions products you've used, it's so whimsical! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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