Monday, October 29, 2018

Simon Says -Take Flight

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 page in my Dylusions 8" x 8" Black Creative Journal, reminiscent of a beautiful old Christmas Story Book I had as a child but this story features Santa's standby team. Of course, someone as organised as Santa would have a team in reserve should Rudolph and friends get sick, so here they are, the team of Merry Moose  practising their take-off skills in a blizzard, just in case they are required to help out on Christmas Eve.

I gave the pages a couple of coats of White Gesso and one of Antique Linen Distress Paint and added sections of the gorgeous Idea-ology Holly Collage Paper from Tim Holtz fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I brushed a light coat of Antique Linen Distress Paint over the Collage Paper sections and applied Ranger Texture Paste Opague White through the Falling Stars Layering Stencil.Once the paste was dry, I gave the pages a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte ready for some Distress Crayon colouring.
I scribbled the Faded Jeans Distress Crayon on to the pages, rubbed it in with my fingers, leaving the outer edges darker and wiped the crayon off the stars with a slightly damp cloth. I then added lots of splatters of White Gesso and Tarnished Brass Distress Mica Spray.
I die-cut the Moose from Idea-ology Classic and Metallic Kraft Stock and the trees from Simon Says Stamp #120 Ultra White card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Merry Moose Thinlits.
I added trees die cut from Classic Kraft Stock slightly offset to create a snowy highlight and die-cut Simon Says Stamp Believe 4 times and layered to create dimension.

I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sleigh Ride BigZ die which is now retired but is still one of my favourite Christmas dies
I painted the sleigh with Festive Berries and Vintage Photo Distress Paints, covered the top section with Holly Collage Paper and added more splatters of White Gesso.
I used my Tim Holtz Craft Pick to poke holes at the head of each moose and threaded Red Eclectic Elements thread through to create the reins, fixing the thread on the back of the pages with double sided tape and added a bow. I applied Distress Collage Medium at one or two places under the threads, held the thread down with the tip of the Craft Pick until the medium dried.

I die-cut stars from white card and Metallic Kraftstock using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Swirling Stars Thinlits and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte
I completed the wording using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Word Play BigZ die, Simon Says Stamp Big U die and Label Letters.

To make the pages look more like something out of a storybook, I trimmed around the edges and fixed to the pages behind with Distress Collage Medium Matte which also hid the double sided tape holding the threads. I finished off by adding faux stitching around the edges with a Signo Uniball White Pen.
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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. FANTASTIC moose in reserve take off practice pages!

  2. HAHAHA!!! LOVE this Kath :-) the reserve Christmas Mooses!! BRILLIANT!! :-) I just love everything about this!! ❤️

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  3. Whimsical and magical, I love this!

  4. This really does make me smile Kath, I love the merry moose (and his pals) and I love the thought of them practicing just in case - what fun. The background is gorgeous too with the beautiful stars and it really does look like it is a snowy night. Fabulous!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Oh my goodness, Kath! I love this SO much!! The starry sky, the snowy background, the moose as reindeer... all so PERFECT!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. WOW, Kath, this is a masterpiece! I bet you had fun putting it together!!

  7. This is wonderful! I almost wish it was on paper so it could be framed!! It would be great to hang up at Christmas!

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE and pinned! This should be in a frame and then in a wreath!!! It would be fabulous wrapping paper too...I would buy it! LOVE every FUN and FESTIVE detail! I need that moose die!

  9. Love this pages. The mooses are the cutest ones I have ever seen and can't wait for mine to come. Love the tissue patterns kinda hidden in the fog on the edges. Beautiful winter scene!

  10. Wow, your art journal pages are stunning! I adored this Merry Moose die set as soon as I saw it and you have used it to create the most magical pages - I love it ๐Ÿ˜€. Wishing you a happy new week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Love the colours and all the great christmas goodies new and old. Absolutely luscious layered pages.

  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Oh, Kath, this is wonderful! I really love those reindeer, and your scene of them traveling across the pages pulling the sleigh. Looks great on the black! One of my faves! hugs, Maura

  13. This is lovely! I had to smile at the wonderfully creative way you interpreted the holidays. This is full of energy and joy and the snow that you made is absolutely incredible!

  14. Such a wonderful idea for the challenge theme Kath! I love the reindeer and how cheerful they look. The background is magical.

  15. Such stunning holiday journal pages, Kath. Love all the details and the whole design! The reindeers and the background are fantastic! :)

  16. Fabulous art journal spread, Kath! The moose reindeer look stunning and love the background. Hugs, Sandra

  17. Wow wow wow! Fantastic pages Kath! this die is incredible and you use it in a fantastic way! As always my friend! Barbara


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