Monday, October 8, 2018

Simon Says - Cityscape

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 "Christmas In The City" page in my Dylusions Small Creative Journal

I applied a light wash of Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Paints
but it was far too bright for a wintry sky, so I pounced on Hickory Smoke and Picket Fence Distress Paints using a paper towel to tone the colour down.
I used the Star Shifter stencil from Mini Layering Set 37 with Broken China and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxides to add some interest to the background
and stamped the music background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Music and Advert randomly on the background with Hickory Smoke
I applied Ranger Texture Paste Opague Matte and Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Metallic Silver Embossing Paste through the Snowflakes Layering Stencil. This is an old favourite, the detail on the snowflakes is awesome. I sprinkled the Texture Paste with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and the Silver Embossing Paste with Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter and once the Texture Paste was dry, I heat set.
While I waiting for the pastes to dry, I die-cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cityscape Skyline Thinlits from Black Classic Kraftstock, Silver Metallic Kraftstock and Simon Says Ultra White card
and the beautiful Christmas script from Red Classic Kraft Stock and white card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Merry Christmas Thinlits.
I fixed the wording and Cityscape Skyline die-cuts to the page with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, added a Texture Paste snowbank, sprinkled with Stampendous Frantage Chunky White Embossing Powder and heat set. I kept my heat tool on the page until it was nice and hot, sprinkled the embossing powder on the background and heated until it melted to create falling snow.
I created a small city scene in the same way using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Oval Thinlits and added foliage and a bow die cut from Classic Kraftstock using Festive Greens Thinlits.
I die-cut the remaining words from Classic Kraftstock and white card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric 1" and  Alphanumeric Thin Thinlits and added Idea-ology Christmas Remnant Rubs

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. WOW .. just WOW! Very beautiful and so creative! Love this! Thank you for sharing all the step by step details! Susan

  2. OH Kath!! this is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! The background and details are all just brilliant!! LOVE it :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  3. Oh my goodness me kath, I don't know what to say, this is so amazingly beautiful, I love your art works but this is

  4. Fantastic journal double page spread! Love the layers, textures and gorgeous layout.
    Linda xxx

  5. You have created the most beautiful winter wonderland in the city Kath. The background is superb and I love the cityscape scenes you created! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. WHat a spread! Just a WOW Kath! I LOVE the city scape all drapped in snow, and the blues and red are a knock out!

  7. What a wonderful Christmas atmosphere you have created Kath! This page carries me directly in my favorite time of year !!! Amazing design!Barbara

  8. Amazing pages! I love both cityscapes, you gave them such a real snowy look, they seems to be taken from a winter picture. great effect with the pieces of snow here and there and the different colors and textures of the building's walls are so cool! Hugs, Marzena

  9. kath I love this...especially the city on the oval. Looks like a snowy Christmas ornament. That is so clever!

  10. These are such gorgeous journal pages, Kath. The background and all the Christmas elements you created are amazing. :)

  11. Gorgeous Christmas in the city scene, Kath! Although I really don't want to think about snow yet!!! hugs, Maura

  12. This city Christmas scene is so beautiful Kath! I love it. The background is gorgeous, the red shadows to the words are perfect and the buildings all look lovely.

  13. Such a fun wintery cityscape, Kath! Love the colors and all the snow! Hugs, Sandra