Monday, April 30, 2018

Simon Says...Time Out

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 a fun funky colourful Art Journal page in my Dylusions Creative Journal dedicated to my favourite pastime, taking time out to sit in the garden with a cup of coffee, in the company of my Furry Cubbyhole Companion and the resident birds.
I started off by stamping the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 on to Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper with Hickory Smoke Distress Archival and tore the paper into 3 strips.
I applied a light coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint to the pages and fixed the stamped strips in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I painted the pages with a light coat of  Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough Distress Paints. I didn't clean my brush between colours so that the colours would blend across the page instead of having harsh lines
I applied Picket Fence Distress Paint through the Idea-ology Splotches Layering Stencil with a mini round blending tool, stamped the image from Inventor 1 again on to plain Collage Paper, inked with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
At this point I realised that the original Inventor images didn't show through the paint and stencilling very well so I re-stamped them with Black Soot Distress Archival on to plain Collage Paper and fixed on top of the original stamping using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I die cut the tea cups using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tea Time BigZ die, coloured them with Abandoned Coral and Evergreen Distress Oxide inks and used Grid Dot and Stripes Mini Layering Stencils to create a pattern on each cup.
I die-cut the flowers and foliage from Distress Watercolor Card using Funky Florals 3 and Garden Greens and coloured the die-cuts with Distress Oxide re-inkers using the Detailer Water Brush.

I die cut the words from Distress Watercolor card and black card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits and layered them to create drop shadows
I finished off by adding Idea-ology Numbers Remnant Rubs and used Black Soot Distress Paint to edge the pages and to create splatters.

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


  1. Fabulous, love the colours and all the different stamps used, oh it's gorgeous..xx

  2. I love your work and this is such a bright and cheery page. Thank you for sharing your step by step work. You inspire me!

  3. So pretty in the Spring colors. This just makes me happy!

  4. Gorgeous journal pages Kath! :-) I love the background and the colours and whole tea theme is fabulous!! A beautiful and perfect interpretation of the theme! absolutely stunning! :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. Fabulous journal pages and love the teacups abound with beautiful flowers. Love the sentiment too.
    Linda xxx

  6. I know how much you enjoy your cuppas, accompanied by the gorgeous Buddy and this journal page reflects it beautifully - I love those cups and the wonderful colours you used throughout. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. So much gorgeous details-simply beautiful!!

  8. Kathy, you always make such fun and inspiring projects, and you share your process with marvelous and clear instructions. This is a particularly fun page for me, and you have stirred ideas within me, something I can do in my HUGE journal. This is the one place that gives me angst because not only are the pages huge, it is such a beautiful journal. I feel like I need to have a page all planned, which is not how I usually work. Doing something like what you have shown as an example, although planned in process, Helps me create with what I have, and Then, I would have 4 spreads completed! I truly enjoy your posts.

  9. Hi Kath!! I love the fun, bright colors and the sentiment contains such powerful words to live by!!! The textures are so interesting and on point!! Give an extra snuggle to Buddy from me :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Excellent advice and such lovely bright colours. Brilliant work with the stencilling on the background as well as the cute teacups. Love this page spread.
    Alison x

  11. I love these pretty spring colours that you've used on the background of this wonderful layout and adore the teacups with the gorgeous bright flowers spilling out ~ it's fabulous Kath! Hugs xx

  12. Wonderful spring colors, Kath! Your background is a gorgeous setting for the tea cups and flowers, just a delight! I think I need to go make a cup of tea and head out into the sunshine now! Happy May! Maura

  13. This is so pretty Kath and I love how you divided the double page into three parts with the stamped tissue paper and the colors. The cups of flowers look wonderful!

  14. Love this page Kath! These colors are perfect for spring and love the fabulous florals you've created.

  15. It's always such a treat to see your process shots and how you go from Point A to Point B! I love how many layers you have here and the colors are so fresh and inspiring. Great incorporation of flowers, too!

  16. Your art journal pages are fantastic! Kath. Love the delightful background colors. Those flowers are so beautiful! :)

  17. Kath I'm speechless! these pages are incredible, spring colors, design and ... details...details are fabulous! Stunning my friend! barbara

  18. Such a gorgeous art journal spread, Kath! Love the cups with flowers, so colorful and fun! Hugs, Sandra

  19. beautiful page with a beautiful meaning! Love the quote!


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