Monday, June 4, 2018

Simon Says...All Things Bright and Beautiful

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...

It is the first Monday of the month and that means we are showcasing a particular brand/company. This week we are all using PaperArtsy Products and if you have any we would love to see them used but if you don't, then you can use whatever bright and beautiful supplies you have.then you can use whatever bright and beautiful supplies you have!
We are also welcoming back the lovely Christine Bedford aka Pear Shaped Crafting into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven't visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

and the theme for this week is...
I created a canvas using PaperArtsy Paints, Stencils and Stamps
I trimmed down a Dina Wakley Media Board to measure 6" x 9", applied a coat of White Gesso and used a brayer to apply a light coat of Granny Smith Fresco Finish Paint, followed by just a touch of Coral. (Granny Smith is not in stock at Simon Says Stamp but Slime would be a good alternative)
I applied Snowflake Fresco Finish through the PS08 JOFY stencil using a Mini Blending Tool and foam.
I applied Coral Fresco Finish through the PS001 Lin Brown Stencil and repeated with Snowflake to soften the colour.
I stamped the small icons from JOFY 64 and JOFY Mini 58 with Black Soot Archival and Coral Fresco Finish Paint. I applied the paint with my finger to the stamp and removed the paint from the stamp before it dried using soapy water and old toothbrush.
I used a Sharpie Black Pen to draw a line around the edge and to add random circles on the background and around the edge. I painted some of the circles with Coral and Granny Smith paints.
I coloured a scrap of card with Coral Fresco Finish, stamped the large flower from JOFY 64 with Black Soot Archival, coloured the detail with Granny Smith and a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and fussy cut.
added to the canvas and decorated with a double twine bow.
I coloured scraps of card with Coral and Granny Smth and stamped the sentiment from PaperArtsy Lin Brown ELB31 stamp set with Black Soot Archival
I stamped the centres of the large flower on to card coloured with Granny Smith, coloured the detail with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and fussy cut.
I timmed down the sentiments, edged them with the Sharpie Black Pen and fixed in place along with the stamped flower centres. I used the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen to add highlights to the small icon stamps and some of the stencil circles.

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. Gorgeous Kath, the colours are so fresh and funky. Love ❤️❤️

  2. Love the layering on this one and gorgeous zingy colours.
    Linda xxx

  3. I really love the whole design of this, the background is gorgeous and I love that beautiful big quirky flower!! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Gorgeous bright colours and really like the way you've used the stencils and funky stamps.

  5. Love this, Kath! I feel like I've stepped back to the days of the 60's and the flower children. Love the color contrast and the bright blooms! Such a fun piece! hugs, Maura

  6. A stunning project, Kath, the colours are beautiful. xx

  7. It's all so fresh and lovely, like a big slice of melon on a hot summer day, love it Kath...xx

  8. Love this! The design and colours are gorgeous!

  9. Absolutely wonderful Kath,I love it,and the words are so true.Hope you and The Big Furry Boy are ok.I am fine.Hugs and Cuddles xxx

  10. What gorgeous colours and I do so love that flower with its twine bow! Love it! Thanks for the mention! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. Wow, this is really bright! The happiness of the green is fantastic. I love the way you built the background and the floral stencil is so cool! Love the brave mix of green and a solid coral, looks so pretty and delicate. Hugs, Marzena

  12. So beautiful Kath! Your canvas is totally joyful! You used fabulous colors and design is perfect! barbara

  13. This is such a fun piece and as always, it's a treat to see the process pictures along the way. I love how you made this unique color palette work so beautifully!

  14. Love this fabulous creation, Kath. The patterns and colors on the background are so beautiful. :)

  15. A beautiful project with a wonderful combination of colour that reminds me of a cool 60's retro vibe...this is fabulous Kath! Hugs xx

  16. Such an amazing canvas, Kath! Love all the funky flowers and the color combo is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  17. Beautiful project Kath, the green is awesome!!