Monday, July 2, 2018

Simon Says...Red/White And/Or Blue

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's the first week of the month and that means the design team are showcasing a particular brand/company. This week we are all using products from the fabulous Darkroom Door. If you don’t have any of their products, that’s OK, you can still join in with the challenge but if you have some we would love to see what you make with them.
We are also welcoming the lovely and very talented Karolina Bukowska into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited Karolina’s blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please pop by and give her a warm welcome!!
and the theme for this week is...
I looked out my Dylusions Art Journal and Coffee Time, one of my favourite stamp sets from Darkroom Door

but I have to apologise for the lack of step-by-step photos for this project. I was happily snapping away not realising that the SD card in my camera was not playing ball and only saving the odd photo here and there.
I started off by applying a coat of White Gesso to the pages and once it was dry, I spritzed with Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain, mopping up most of the colour with a roll of kitchen towel in true Dyan Revealey style. I fixed Idea-ology Remnants and French Design Tape in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and applied a light coat of White Gesso on top with my finger. I stamped Darkroom Door Grid Texture inked with Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink randomly over the background.
I repeated with the script stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology inked with Ranger Red Carnation Archival.
I stamped the clock image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 with Black Soot Archival on to Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I stamped the Coffee Rings image from Darkroom Door Coffee Time with Versamark ink, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and heat set.
I stamped the coffee cups from Coffee Time with Ground Espresso Distress Archival 3 times on to Distress Watercolor card and twice on to Simon Says Masking Paper.
I fussy cut the cups, masked off the saucer on the bottom cup and painted the cup with Candied Apple Distress Paint. I stamped the small flower image from Simon Says Spring Flowers with Versamark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. On the middle cup, I used a mini round blending tool to apply Faded Jeans Distress Paint to one of the dot stamps from Simon Says Lots of Dots and painted the handle using a small brush. On the top cup, I used the same technique with Candied Apple Distress Paint and another small flower image from Spring Flowers.
To continue the dot theme, I stamped Candied Apple Distress Paint dots randomly on the background. I coloured a piece of watercolor card with Candied Apple Distress Paint and stamped with the script image from Entomology using Black Soot Archival. I dusted the card with a powder tool and stamped the sentiment from Coffee Time with Versamark, sprinkled with white embossing powder, heat set and trimmed to create sentiment strips.

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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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. Love the red, white and blue Kath worked in conjunction with the cups, clever idea and gorgeous backdrop too. Fabulous idea to use the clock image too. Tracy ❤️❤️

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, love it kath and love the pop of is very well 'put together' if I may say so....
    enjoy the rest of the day, wow what a boiler again...xx

  3. Ooh this is perfect!!! I love the whole coffee theme,, YUM!!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. What a fabulous spread. Love the fresh colors and the stamped background. So cool you used the tissue for stamping. The coffee cups stamp is really cool. Hugs, Marzena.

  5. Fabulous double page spread, love the layers and textures.
    Linda xxx

  6. Love this page spread!!! The red is amazing against this wonderful background!!!

  7. I can smell the coffee from here, Kath, and it smells delicious! Love these pages, and how you stacked the cups. The words are calling to me :) hugs, Maura

  8. I always love seeing your journal pages, the coffee cups look amazing stacked and the background you created is wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Absolutely gorgeous page!! Love this!!

  10. Take time to smell the coffee?! YES, please!! Love the way you incorporated the RW&B and the texture added on the pages! Snuggles to Buddy.xx

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Absolutely love this in every way.xx

  12. Gorgeous page Kath! I can smell the coffee! Stunning background and patterned cups.

  13. I love how this turned out! I like the coffee theme you went with and especially loved how you incorporated the brown portions to look like coffee grounds. So clever!

  14. Another masterpiece Kath! these pages are incredible, design and colors are amazing and I could spend hours to see every detail! Barbara

  15. Fabulous pages, Kath! Love the background, so much detail and the cups are so cute, love the patterns! Hugs, Sandra


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