Monday, January 27, 2020

Simon Says - All loved Up

Hi my friends, I'm sharing my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you will join us this week to because

and the theme this week is
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I decided to look out my Dylusions Small Creative Journal and create a fun page dedicated to love using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Falling Hearts and Heartbeat Thinlits, an image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cat and big bold words using Simon Says Stamp Ornate Alphabet dies.

I began by spritzing the journal pages with water, sprayed Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Sprays, dried and added flicks of water to create that oxidised look we all love.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Falling Hearts Thinlits from a scrap of cardstock to use as a stencil, applying Festive Berries Distress Paint randomly on the background using a mini round blending tool.
I tapped a Versamark Ink pad over the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubbles Layering Stencil, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and heat to set. I inked Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Craze background from Craze and Planks with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and holding the stamp in my hands, stamped randomly over the background.
I painted Distress Watercolor card with Festive Berries Distress Paint and die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Heartbeat Thinlits.
I die-cut the word CRAZY 4 times from Distress Watercolor card using Simon Says Stamp Ornate Alphabet, layered to create dimension and over-stamped with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Craze background stamp inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink. I added Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the edges of the letters and the die cut hearts using a mini round blending tool.
I added Washi Tape to the background and fixed the alphabet and heart die-cuts in place using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I stamped the perfect image for my crazy page from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cat inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink on to Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Hickory Smoke Distress Markers using a Distress Detailer Brush, fussy cut and fixed to the page with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I die-cut the word YOU 4 times from Distress Watercolor card and card coloured with Festive Berries Distress Paint, layered and fixed to the page using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock and die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower Thinlits to complete the wording.
I die-cut the heart trace section from the Heartbeat die from Idea-ology Blackout KraftStock, trimmed into smaller sections, removed the self adhesive backing and pressed into place.
To finish I added splatters of Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress Paints and edged the pages with Black Soot using a dabber top.
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that "O" is sitting slightly askew, it must have slipped before the adhesive dried. I did think about prising it off to straighten but, at risk of tearing the page, I decided to heed the advice of my adorable Professor, embrace my imperfections and leave well alone. It adds to the crazy theme of the page, that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, 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 Stamp. You 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

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Sandra H said...

Totally stunning and creative x

Tammy said...

Beautiful journal page, I love it!

Janette said...

Wonderful work Kath, I would be super happy with it. Xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Kath, this just made me smile. What a great art journal layout! The Festive Berries is just a great red for all those hearts. And the Snarky Cat just makes the whole piece. Thanks for sharing the details with us! -- Mary Elizabeth

Kelly Kennedy said...

I ADORE this layout! Every detail is just fascinating to look at!