Monday, September 10, 2018

Simon Says - Use More Than One Stencil

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...
Use More Than One Stencil
This week I returned to my Dylusions Art Journal, a large space, perfect for indulging my love of stencils. I used Tim Holtz Shifter Layering and Mini Layering Stencils to add soft layers of colour and details to the background.

I applied a light coat of White Gesso to the pages and added pieces of the gorgeous Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Collage Paper, fixed in place with Distress  Collage Medium. I know this is going to be another favourite and obviously not just for Halloween.
I applied Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink through the Stripes Shifter Layering Stencil randomly over the background using a mini round blending tool, avoiding the Collage Paper sections.
I cleaned off the stencil, lined up the grid markings and applied GatheredTwigs to create that cool striped effect
I coloured the Collage Paper with Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distess Oxide inks using a small paintbrush.
I repeated the stencilling process with the Diamonds Layering Stencil using Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint,spritzed with water and blotted off the excess with a paper towel to soften the stencilling slightly.
Then I used the Honeycomb Mini Layering Stencil from Set 8 with Spiced Marmalade.
I stamped the script background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology inked with Ground Espresso Archival randomly on the background
and for the final stencil, I used the Bubble Mini Layering Stencil from Set 5 with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide.
I stamped one of the insect images from Entomology inked with Black Soot Archival
and added Transparent Alpha Tiles and Quote Chips

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


  1. Gorgeous Kath this colour is so warm and inviting and really draws the eye into exploring the pages details. Tracy ❤️❤️😘

  2. This page is really stunning: love colors and how you used the stencils!

  3. Beautiful nature page, Kath! I love the warm colors you chose, and the beautiful designs. The stenciling is awesome and goes so well with the images! hugs, Maura

  4. Fabulous journal pages, love the colours, layers and design.
    Linda xxx

  5. What a superb composition Kath x Love those florals and the wonderful stencils/colours

    TFS Annie xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Kath, the warm colours and your wonderful use of the stencils. I love how the Shifter makes such a great base. Love this so much!! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. What gorgeous pages, Kath ... the delicate ink layering and stamping create such wonderful depth ... and the warm, rich colours are gorgeous! Anita :)

  8. Beautiful journal pages Kath, the stencilled background is fabulous and I love the flowers and all of the colours, so gorgeous!! this really is awesome!!!

    hope you have a great week
    Lols x x x

  9. I did not recognize the Collage Paper till I checked out your tutorial. Such a beautiful page and a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing all the steps.

  10. What a wonderful work Kath! These pages are so beautiful and colors perfect for the season! Barbara

  11. This are totally SWEET pages and smells like honey. I love all the shades of yellow and the tissue flowers are so perfect here. Hugs, Macarena.

  12. Wow, what stunning pages! I love how you built up the design with the stencils - beautiful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

  13. Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing journey to see how you created that gorgeous background! It has so many layers and I always appreciate your detail pics to see how you created your project.

  14. This is such a fabulous journal page, Kath. The colors and patterns you created are awesome. :)

  15. I am in love with this art journa spread..the background is fantastic and the bright colors just makes me so so so happy on the inside!!
    THANKYOU for always sharing your awesome vibes!!

  16. Fabulous pages, Kath! Love the way you've use the collage sheets and the bright yellow is so cheerful! Hugs, Sandra

  17. Gorgeous page Kath! I love all the shades of yellow and all the stenciling. The flowers are super pretty too.


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