Monday, May 7, 2018

Simon Says...Ombre

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...
Definition: Ombre is a French Word for a colour with shaded or varying tones, 
e.g. fading from dark to light purple. 
The first challenge of a new month is when the Design Team showcase a particular designer or brand and this month, it's the turn of the fabulous Dina Wakley, you don't need to used Dina's products to enter the challenge but if you have them, we would love to see what you create with them.
We are also welcoming the lovely and very talented Alison Bomber aka Words and Pictures back into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven't visited Alison's blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to say 'Hi'.
I decided to create a "Words Of Inspiration" wall panel for my craft room which I have to admit, was a little bit of a "making it up as I went along" adventure...

I began by scribbling circles with the Purple Scribble Stick on to Dina Wakley Media Cotton Watercolor Paper, spreading the colour to make larger lighter circles with a wet brush.
I wiped the Scribble Stick on to a damp baby wipe and pounced colour randomly on to the panel
 and added Dina Wakley Media and Washi Tape.
I coloured the bottom rim of a Distress Spray Stain bottle with the purple Scribble Stick, spritzed lightly with water to create random circles.
At this stage I decided to extend the colour further out to the edges of the Watercolor Paper by scribbling the Scribble Stick generously on to my glass mat and picking the colour up with a wet brush.
I applied torn strips of Dina Wakley Collage Paper using Soft Gel Matte Medium and added more circles by applying White Gesso with my finger to the rim of a bottle cap.
I scribbled the purple and black Scribble Sticks generously on to my glass mat, spritzed with water and created splatters on the background.
I added Collage Words to strips of the Cotton Watercolor Paper using Soft Gel Matte Medium and fixed to the panel.
I picked up colour from the Black Scribble Stick with a Detailer Water Brush and created shadows around the Collage Words.  I stitched around the edges of the panel to create a little bit of interest and fixed the panel to Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock cut slightly larger. I then fixed the panel to heavyweight chipboard.

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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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. Gorgeous panel Kath :-) I love how you scribbled the circles and stamped with bottles, the colours and whole effect is stunning!! I need to make me a panel with the words 'it will work out' ,,,, it doesn't always, but its fun trying :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Kath, this is fabulous!! I love the colour choice you went for, it looks wonderful with the washi tape and also your scribbles. Great words too!! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Love the scribbly circles and the fabulous bold washi use - really dynamic. It's a great page.
    Alison x

  4. This is wonderful, love the layers and wonderful design.
    Linda xxx

  5. I totally love all the circles here: black, white, those from the tape and those that you draw bu hand. Lovely and so creative! The soft an sweet pink is so cool and I see we all love the tissue sentiments by Dina! Hugs, Macarena

  6. Fabulous Kath, love that shade of pink!!! Love the circles and the hearts too, really pretty art work and will look great on your craft room wall. Hugs Ann xxxx

  7. Gorgeous pinks and super fun layout, Kath! Snuggles to Buddy from me :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. What a treat to see you go DINA! This whimsical project still packs a visual punch and I love all those shades of gorgeous pink.

  9. Gorgeous shaders of pink which work beautifully with all the little details you've added...really pretty Kath! Hugs xx

  10. Fun shades of pink, Kath! Looks like you had a great time with the tape and words and circles - play time! Definitely has a playful feel! Maura

  11. Wonderful page Kath! I love the background with the circles, and the tape and words look so great together.

  12. This is such a fantastic creation, Kath. The colors and the collaged elements are so beautiful! :)

  13. You are an eclectic artist! love this page, not your usual style but wonderful as always! Love so much your scribble circles and your use of Dina's pastels! Barbara

  14. Stunning project, Kath! Love the pretty pink and all the fabulous Dina washi tape! Hugs, Sandra

  15. I have to agree with Barbara, you definitely are eclectic! Love love love love your soul!